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By Robert Orben

Hundreds of thousands of jokes offer a funny point of view on airways, paintings, activities, gardening, lodges, collage, urban lifestyles, the government, inventory industry, marriage, playing, and the economy

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As one might argue would be the case with The Cosby Show, the significance of the series was not necessarily the content of individual narratives but the construction of both Cosby’s sitcom persona and the televisual milieu in which he existed. ”30 During its run, The Bill Cosby Show, despite its aversion to directly addressing the sociopolitical milieu of the late sixties and early seventies, was not viewed as an extension of the Super Negro televisual representations of either Cosby’s first television outing, I-Spy, or the series’ sitcom contemporary Julia.

Being] darn funny,” thus acknowledging (and helping to inscribe) a separation between Cosby and his comic brethren (black and white). qxd 26 10/24/2006 9:59 AM Page 26 L au g h i n g M ad revolved around nostalgic visions of growing up in his Philadelphia neighborhood. His comic bits on his friends and family are inflected with semiautobiographical detail, but specific issues of race and/or black culture are notably absent. 25 Cosby gives voice to his mother, the doctor, and his fellow patients and explains the comic details of his treatment, such as the doctor’s explanation of his malady: “Your tonsils, which we’re going to have to take out, guard your throat.

It was old slave plantation humor—that dis, dat, dem and dos [humor]. . I said Wow . . Uncle said this would make me rich but this is terrible. But he came all that way struggling and he said that it was in that book and he’s my hero. It must be here so I must find it and I found my blackness. qxd 38 10/24/2006 9:59 AM Page 38 L au g h i n g M ad came of comic age, more than a touch conflicted. It does, however, directly make clear why and how Wilson would cull any material to find the funny— without judgment and without hesitation.

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