Its Only Show Business…get over it…

The Cosby Show…

The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family, living in an brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. The patriarch is Cliff Huxtable, an obstetrician, son of a prominent jazz trombonist. The matriarch is his wife, attorney Clair Huxtable.

They have five children, four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Despite its comedic tone, the show sometimes involves serious subjects, like Theo’s experiences dealing with dyslexia, inspired by Cosby’s dyslexic son, Ennis. The show also deals with teen pregnancy when Denise’s friend, Veronica (Lela Rochon), becomes pregnant. Source, Wikipedia…


The Cosby Show was a learning, moral, and a how to center for good upstanding family life, that was portrayed as a role model to be envied and followed. The program was fixated on education, the family was better off than most hyphenated American families living in Brooklyn, New York. TV-Guide ranked it 28 among the top 50 greatest shows, it even sold well in reruns. Well, nothing is good for ever, or even last as long as good will allow it to last. As soon as rumors began stirring about Bill Cosby’s legal affairs, the show began to be cancelled everywhere almost overnight. So, what happed to all that good moral upstanding message the show was supposed to be projecting, it was still there, it was its star that became tarnished, Americans never could separate the real-life person from their fictionalized character. It’s as if a favorable story line in a television show reflects a person in real life, meaning, the devil in a play is a devil in real life, nothing could be farther from the truth, a good television show is a good television show nothing more, nothing less. So, why can’t the lessons taught in The Cosby Show continue to be taught with some sort of disclaimer like, ‘Mr. Cosby is a son of a bitch and has no bearing on the character in the following photoplay’…but only after a conviction for his affairs of course…so until then, enjoy The Cosby Show on a network with balls enough to begin to start showing it again…   


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