Talk:Ghost Dad

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Moved from article[edit]

Moved from article A widower is a man whose Wife has died. In this case, I think Cosby's character had died (thus, his Wife would be his Widow).

In the film Cosby's character's wife had died a few years before, so he was a widower. Dmn 13:34, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I love Ghost Dad. Best bit is when Bill comminicates with his t(h?)ree children

The funniest part in the movie is when Bill Cosby goes through the phone and talks to his son's friend. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.94.55.36 (talk) 12:42, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually, he goes through the phone to talk to his daughters would-be boyfriend. He floats up to the window to talk to the son's friend. 173.48.117.217 (talk) 15:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Wow. This article is really tiny. -Yancyfry jr

Was this the best movie since Leonard Part 6? 12.41.204.3 (talk) 20:21, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Plot[edit]

I've written the meat of what I can remember of the plot, but I frankly don't remember the end. I encourage anyone else with a better recollection to finish and/or edit the plot. Bantosh 17:27, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Removal of "needs infobox" tag[edit]

This article has had its infobox tag removed by a cleanup using AWB. Any concerns please leave me a message at my talk page. RWardy 19:55, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Real Ghost Dad Sightings[edit]

Many people have confirmed what have become known as Ghost Dad sightings, in which a recently deceased father is seen in a telephone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.93.190.31 (talk) 15:46, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

What are people doing looking for ghosts in telephones? 24.91.98.255 (talk) 20:03, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Copyright concerns[edit]

Questions over the edit summary were raised at WP:CP on July 20 2008. Evidence suggests that the violation is the other way around. The IMDb synopsis currently displays indicates, as of July 27, 2008, that "Page last updated by smiley-32, 1 month ago". When the plot section was introduced to Wikipedia, here, it had significantly different language than the one currently displayed. The editor who introduced the material made a series of incremental edits, including this, which brought the plot closer to the current (and copied) form. Some of the other subsequent changes that brought it to its current state include [1], [2], and [3]. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:38, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Fixed some details of the plot[edit]

Happened to be on TV and I wanted to know who one of the actors was, and realized the plot description had some errors, so I fixed what I could. Also fixed some spelling errors.

And I'm very disappointed in Sidney for making this god-awful mess of a movie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.79.107.162 (talk) 19:12, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Plot seems to be missing something[edit]

As it stands, the plot doesn't make much sense or seems to be missing something. In the first part, it seems to imply no one can see him except for his children who can't hear him and can only see him in a very dark room. A bus can also go through him so it seems like he couldn't wear clothes or makeup or anything. He is then whisked away to London. Perhaps something happens here besides being told his soul won't cross over or something I'm not sure but after this it describes how he struggles to balance work and family life, how he leaves a meeting with his boss who fires him and how he tells his love interest he's a ghost. None of this except for the family part sounds like something he can do when the only people who can see him are his children who can't even hear him and he also can't I presume hold or touch anything. (Albeit with the typical ghost norms of not falling through the fall.) Although since this is widely seen as the worst movie of 1990, I guess it's possible the real story also made zero sense. Nil Einne (talk) 12:29, 8 March 2016 (UTC)