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The Bill Cosby Show: Win Cosby’s First Sitcom

Bill Cosby ShowThe cast of The Cosby Show recently reunited for TV Land Awards, where they were given the Impact Award. That TV series was incredibly popular in its day but many don’t know that it wasn’t the first sitcom to bear Bill Cosby’s name.

The Bill Cosby Show was the comedian’s first foray into television after his successful run on I Spy, costarring with Robert Culp. It debuted in September of 1969 and ran for two seasons, totaling 52 episodes.

In the show, Cosby plays bachelor Chet Kincaid, a physical education teacher in Los Angeles. Most episodes revolve around Chet’s experiences around the school, sometimes substituting for absent instructors. Unlike many other comedies of the era, The Bill Cosby Show didn’t use a laugh track.

Mill Creek has released a DVD set of 10 selected episodes from the first season of The Bill Cosby Show You can purchase the DVD set or you can also try to win a copy here. To enter, you need to merely post a comment below.You can enter once per day.

FacebookIf you’d like an additional chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page under the wall post about the contest. You can enter once per day.

You can also follow us on Twitter and tweet “@tvseriesfinale Hope I win Bill Cosby on DVD! http://tvseriesfinale.com/?p=20113“. You can enter once per day.

If you don’t have Facebook or Twitter accounts, you can email us as another way to enter.

Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only. (International readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Those who do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest ends June 12, 2011.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Chris Chan who won this DVD set in our contest (via a Facebook entry). Thanks to everyone who played and we’ve got more contests coming!

 

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Brian Phillips June 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

Quite an interesting show. The theme song was a funky tune, with nonsense syllables and the official title was, “Hikky Burr”.

Cosby’s first show was quite the departure, but since he had some cache built up from his run on “I Spy”, he was allowed to run the show as he wished. It was guaranteed to run two seasons, however, bad ratings sank it. Not all the material was original: the “Rigor Mortis” routine was recycled for the show.

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Shane Freile June 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Good luck to everyone!

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Shane Freile June 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

Back again!

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Chris June 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

One last chance!

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