Bill Cosby - VW - San Francisco - Hilltop car lot
November 20, 2012 10:29 PM   Subscribe

Can someone point me to the routine where Bill Cosby talks about driving a VW in San Francisco, stops on a hill and can't get going because of the clutch? "Go around" he yells to the person behind him, but that person, too, is driving a VW...?
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posted by edgeways at 10:32 PM on November 20, 2012 [2 favorites]

From the very funny Why Is There Air?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:19 PM on November 20, 2012

"Come around idiot, come around". I still say that.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:00 AM on November 21, 2012 [4 favorites]

tink tink tink (hehehe) tink tink tink
posted by davejay at 8:15 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

As the former driver of a VW bus with a stick, I feel Bill's pain. Narrow road, steep uphill grade, and the RR crossing you see up above you suddenly starts to flash and clang and the bar comes down. Definitely a "Why Me, Lord?" moment. I did have the knack of getting started again in such a fix but it involved revving that little lawnmower engine and slipping/burning the clutch in a really cringe-inducing way, especially if you badly needed to get a couple more years' use out of clutch. Thanks for the reminder of the Cosby bit!
posted by jfuller at 11:24 AM on November 21, 2012

Wow here it is:
posted by Infinity_8 at 12:13 PM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

(Accidentally posted before I could say: Bill Cosby taught me to laugh.)
posted by Infinity_8 at 12:14 PM on November 21, 2012

Love this bit too!
posted by latkes at 6:26 PM on November 21, 2012

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