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The Bill Cosby Show – Season Two (1970 – 1971/Shout! Factory DVD Set)


Picture: B-     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B



NOTE: This DVD set is only available exclusively from Shout! Factory at their on-line website store.  You can find the link to that site below.



Though it only lasted two seasons, The Bill Cosby Show was a groundbreaking comedy with decent ratings and one that along with Room 222 and Julia was redefining African Americans on dramatic television.  You can read more about the show and its debut season at this link:





The episodes this time are as strong and entertaining for this Season Two set, as the First Season, including:


1)     Any Time You’re Ready, CK

2)     Open House (with guest star Barbara Perry & Richard X. Slattery)

3)     Is There A Doctor In The Hospital?

4)     There Must Be A Party

5)     The Old Man Of 4-C (Will Geer, Darlene Conley)

6)     The Lincoln Letter (Rupert Crosse, Jerry Fujikawa)

7)     The Runaways (Lynn Hamilton, Gloria Hill, George Spell)

8)     The Artists (Michael Ansara, Janet MacLachlan)

9)     The March Of The Antelopes

10)  The Deluge (two-parts/two episodes; Parley Baer & Gloria Foster)

11)  Swann’s Way (Don Knotts, John Amos, Bartlett Robinson)

12)  The Poet (Ric Carrott (Space Academy), Mark Hamill, Isabel Cooley)

13)  Teacher Of The Year (Jay Adler, Stanley Bennett Clay, Helen Funai)

14)  To Each According To His Appetite (Barbara Clarke, Hilly Hicks)

15)  Viva Ortega (Frank Campenella, Joaquin Martinez, Ref Sanchez)

16)  Miraculous Marvin (Dick Van Dyke, Mary Frann, Edward Crawford)

17)  The Sesame Street Rumble (Pedro Pedro Gonzalez)

18)  The Generation Gap

19)  Tobacco Road (Herb Edelman & Donald Ein)

20)  A Dirty Business (Alberto Isaac & Darrell Larson)

21)  The Barber Shop (Antonio Fargas & Isabel Sanford)

22)  The Power Of A Tree (Elsa Lanchester, Pat Morita, Penelope Gillette)

23)  The Green-Eyed Monster (Otis Day & Kim Weston)

24)  The Long Road Back (John Marley)

25)  The Saturday Game (Milton Selzer & Barry Miller)



Picture and sound are the same as the previous set and once again, this proves to be a very good-looking show as shot in 35mm film.  Cosby did a new interview for the set and after a little bit of a delay, the rest of the show is finally available and no matter which set you get your hands on, you will not be disappointed.  All in all, this is a minor classic of TV comedy and worth your time to rediscover it.



This second set is an on-line exclusive from Shout! Factory at their website, where you can order at this link:





-   Nicholas Sheffo


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