Film and TV

The Cosby Show's Five Greatest Musical Guests

I'm not sure if you're aware, especially if you're younger and only know him from Family Guy jokes, but Bill Cosby is one of the funniest comedians ever to tell a joke. His 1983 special Bill Cosby: Himself is one of the all-time great and influential stand-up comedy films, and his '80s NBC show is regarded as one of the greatest, most progressive sitcoms of all time.

So it's a pretty big deal that last week the 76-year-old Cosby announced his first special since Himself, to be aired on Comedy Central in November. To celebrate, I thought I'd take a look back at one of my favorite things about The Cosby Show: the myriad musical guests that abounded on the show throughout its long run, something even The Simpsons took a jab at.

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Corey Deiterman