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Bill Cosby discusses his Shelby Super Snake – Click above to listen to audio after the jump

"Ladies and gentleman, I was idling... I was idling... the car had not moved, I had not put my foot on the gas pedal... and it was killing people..." - Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby and Carroll Shelby are friends. The builder of racecars once asked his comedian pal why he drove Ferraris and insisted that he switch to American built sports cars. Cosby took Shelby up on this offer and was soon the proud owner of a Shelby Cobra Super Snake. It's claimed that the output on the Super Snake was 462 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque, which is probably a bit more than the lightweight racer actually needs.

Bill Cosby apparently agreed with this notion, as he turned the story of the Cobra into a skit named "200 MPH." His description of the Super Snake's delivery is hilarious. During an appearance on The Tonight Show in more recent years, Jay Leno prodded the Cos to tell the Cobra story for the audience as well. What ensued was an impromptu version of "200 MPH" that might actually be even funnier than the original routine. You can judge for yourself. Both are posted after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Luke!



[Source: YouTube]
"200 MPH"


Cosby on The Tonight Show


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Cosby was always the funniest comedian, without resorting to cheap humor. Really, the first time I heard a seinfeld routine, I thought this guy must have grown up listening to Cosby. Take something, anything... and make it the funniest story ever.

      Brilliant man.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There were two of these, both pretty much destroyed, so once again we have a completely rebuilt car from an apple crate. I'm sure someone will pay big bucks for a csx # and a story.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cosby's Super Snake was wrecked and badly damaged. Shelby's car was driven fairly regularly for years. It was owned by a dealer in Pittsburgh for a number of years. After he sold it the car was completely restored and sold at auction for $4.5 million a couple of years ago. I still have pictures of the car when it was in Pittsburghand our Mustang Club took a tour of the collection of the owner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      search bill cosby "to russell my brother whom I slept with" funniest stand up ever
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ibought that tape back in 69 . Loved Cosby ever since . A car crazy brother .
      • 4 Years Ago
      ‎"Ladies and gentleman, I was idling... I was idling... the car had not moved, I had not put my foot on the gas pedal... and it was killing people..." - Bill Cosby

      I about pissed myself laughing. I read that in his voice, too. A+++
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is ANCIENT (used to listen to my dad's LPs of it before I was 10) but awesome none the less.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish there was film of him when he got the car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's good to remember that Cosby wasn't always a grumpy old man.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have always loved Bill Cosby. I still faithfully record The Cosby Show every weekday. No matter how many times I see an episode I still laugh. I miss the days of the sitcoms. CBS is really the only network that still has sitcoms with actual audiences.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the supersnake made 800hp from its twin super chargers not 462hp fyi
      • 4 Years Ago
      On Bill Cosby, his stock just went way up in my book!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's really hilarious, this guys is a legend, here's the link.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Fpqi698Do
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is a longer story, but the same story. The link I just posted is IMO a little more funnier.
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