The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show was one of my favorite shows EVER! I felt like I grew up with the Huxtable kids. I looked forward to it every week! I had a crush on Theo, wanted to be Denise, and thought Rudy was the cutest thing ever! I remember when Sandra brought Elvin home, all of Denise’s boyfriends and will never forget the anniversary and birthday episodes when they did the musical numbers.
I just found out that they still syndicate them and I have to find out where! I want my kids to see the show. At current my kids LOVE Full House. Yes, Full House. You remember? It’s where we all discovered the Olsen twins! Danny, Jesse, Joey, DJ, Stephanie, Michelle, Becky, Nicky, Alex and even Comet. Yep. I remember. It was a favorite of mine, too. But The Cosby Show was the best!
It’s All Relative
I think we could all relate to something about The Cosby Show. Sibling rivalry, marital troubles and arguments, teen angst, true love and even social and economical issues were addressed. There was never a black couple on television in such a positive and enlightening role. I do not think there has been one, since, that has had such an impact on a generation. At least not in my opinion.
The roles that African Americans played, at that time, were mostly very stereotypical. The Cosby Show and the Huxtable family were far from stereotypical. A doctor and a lawyer with a large family…and they were black. It was unheard of. I truly believe that color lines were broken by this show. It let “outsiders” see that the stereotypes were anything but stereotypical!
Did You Love It
Did you LOVE The Cosby Show as much as I did? How about A Different World? I watched every episode of that, as well. If you have kids, do they watch any of your old favorites? Share your thoughts and memories with me!
My new favorite TV family is the Robertsons from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. I love that show!