At his audition, he played the role in a very bratty way – hands on hip and rolled eyes. I clicked away, away, away, so that I was no longer in Theo’s messy teenage bedroom, no longer watching his authoritative, kindly father at the foot of the bed. You have to understand: my father too has a kind face.

In his high school and college years, he was an athlete who wrestled, played football, and ran track. And then he married into the Kardashian family and things got as vivid and incoherent as one of Cliff’s Van Den Akker sweaters. The Huxtables were not only blacker but also smarter and stranger and more specific than other television families. Dominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. So often, Cosby humor arises from Cliff and Theo playing fools to the older women’s competent straight “men.” The boys attempt to hide their hunger for things they shouldn’t have: food, money, markers of status. Cosby was partly impressed by her because she is well-educated just like Sondra, as LeBeauf was a recent graduate of Yale, just like the character he had in mind. I was, like, 10, 13, 15 years old when the show was a thing. Someone has reedited it so that it involves Theo asking his father for a definition of sexual assault. I couldn’t have known how vertiginous the entire Huxtable project was. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Yes, Vanessa says.
The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

I have no idea how we ended up like this, dear, Cliff Huxtable says when she wakes him up, and it seems innocent and sweet. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an African-American upper class family, living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. However, Cliff eventually broke his losing streak at pinochle against his father and his friend Homer Dobson with the help of Dr. Foster (played by Roscoe Lee Browne), who also happened to be his and Clair's literary professor at Hillman College. I’ve lived them. Theo, he says, that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, and you are going to try hard at school because I said so. I’m a black man, so I am them.

I gave one away when I moved. Mr. Cosby was the patriarch of “The Cosby Show,” which ran for eight seasons. Mr. Cosby in 1966, the year he won an Emmy for “I Spy.”, Max B. Miller/Archive Photos, via Getty Images, a blizzard of tweets that included an expressed affinity for President Trump. Clair asks.

At some points, Clair had to be away at a conference or confined in bed, which had a specially constructed mattress that was scooped out so her tummy wouldn’t protrude under the covers. In addition, Cliff Huxtable was named as the "Greatest Television Dad".

It also can’t undo what he once did for me, which was to make me believe in myself. Our mission is to amplify the power of storytelling with digital innovation, and to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture by supporting writers, embracing new technologies, and building community to broaden the audience for literature. We know now that some women entering Bill Cosby’s real home say they were in danger.

Both Cliff and Clair attended the fictional Hillman College.

All the candidates were tested on how they would argue with Theo, but unlike the others, she didn’t wag her head or place her hand on her hip – instead, she simply gave Theo a look that is frightening enough to get a child to submit. Is it possible to see the show this way? Now I am horrified that I ever thought of these two men in the same way. He ruminated on names that didn’t seem, to him, like Bill.

He could be romantic. There is also more than a chance that we saw my brother in goofy Theo, the only Huxtable boy among five children. When he emerges from his OB-­GYN practice, I wonder at his profession, which involves closely examining women’s bodies even as it gives him the safe veneer of someone interested in the lives of children.

Clair Olivia Huxtable, ESQ.

Keshia Knight-Pulliam came in and charmed everyone that the director moved her to the top of the shortlist, and switched the character into a girl.

This resulted into a pinched nerve in her back. The Cosby Show is an American TV sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1992. Mr. Cosby told lots of jokes. “None of this would have happened if you weren’t so rich,” she wails at her parents.

Cosby made me his ardent viewer by showing a kind fatherly figure, one who deployed his authority and his wealth to help and protect his family — when in his real life he used those things to endanger and lie to people.



Eight-year-old Jaleel White had auditioned so strongly that his agent told his parents to start looking for apartments in New York, where The Cosby Show was filmed. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy. Much. Theo, who had said he wanted to be a “regular person,” ends up with no money at all. Bill Cosby has incorporated names from his own real-life family to his sitcom relatives.

I, in turn, once the faithful viewer, seem to have outgrown my television. When he emerges from his OB-­GYN practice, I wonder at his profession, which involves closely examining women’s bodies even as it gives him the safe veneer of someone interested in the lives of children. To his dismay, he returns home one afternoon to find them on the couch, clearly about to make out. Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers to help make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. He can be offensive and rude and self-aggrandizing. This was his sickest one. For Jaleel, of course, the role of Urkel in Family Matters went to him, so he did just fine. This is how the spin-off.

(This is still true.) It was the television I’d inherited, a television I could afford. Cosby’s sparring partner, the indomitable Phylicia Rashad (née Ayers-Allen), is a notably gorgeous woman, but more importantly, the writers made the character of Clair smart and sexy.

Going back in time and television to think about why I loved this family so much, and why I felt they had been taken from me, I found a YouTube clip of that same conversation from the pilot between Theo and Cliff. When actress Tempest Bledsoe wanted to go to college, the writers wrote it into the show that her character Vanessa would go to college as well. 1978), Cliff enjoys live jazz, has an extensive collection of albums, and tries to eat junk food whenever he can get away with it. Didn’t she? Mr. West began his career as a kind of black-sheep Huxtable. It also showed revived the family sitcom genre, as most family sitcoms in the early 1980s involved kids smart-mouthing their parents and getting their own way without any repercussions. With its swift elevation of children to powerful status, the episode highlights exactly how little they know about how the world works.

Back then, Bill Hank’s wife was Camille Olivia Hanks, and Clair Huxtable’s maiden name was Hanks.

With Mr. Cosby, though, these are questions worth seriously considering. “It just makes me feel more secure when I’m in the kitchen.

As a kid watching The Cosby Show, I imagined my body in a space with their bodies — a safe and loving space.

It features the patriarch Cliff Huxtable (played by Bill Cosby), an obstetrician and son of a famous jazz trombonist, and his wife attorney Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad). I couldn’t finish watching.

The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an African-American upper class family, living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. While filming season three, Phylicia Rashad was pregnant. The pair often counsels their offspring as my parents did, inviting them to have private conversations that give the young people a modicum of dignity, even when they misbehaved.

Cliff, playing the role of a building super, tells Theo — aghast at the sight of his bedroom bereft of furniture — that he needs a reference, and will have to get his own replacement bed and chairs.

Eight-year-old Jaleel White had auditioned so strongly that his agent told his parents to start looking for apartments in New York, where The Cosby Show was filmed. I’ve seen them. And nothing I’ve watched since has quite matched it.

Many of his accusers relate experiences that fall outside the statute of limitations for prosecution; there is one exception for which he recently stood trial. He was born in October 1937 in Philadelphia, making him 47 years old at the beginning of the series. They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy. I can see why my parents liked this show so much. Vanessa was carrying a suitcase back then, because it was revealed that she attended summer classes so that can graduate high school early.

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With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed, and all that crap and all of them are in jail.” Maybe this was Cliff unplugged — and unhinged. “Best behavior” blackness. But white people wanted to matriculate, too.

But we could throw our allegiance to Cosby’s fictional black family and see some things that we recognized. You’d think that all of that would make them the Howard University of African-American family life. I didn’t miss it.

He is an OB/GYN, and is married to Clair Huxtable. That sums up why the guilty verdict Thursday is depressing — depressing not for its shock but for the work the verdict now requires me to do.

1973) and Rudy (b. Cliff breaks back in. She had. We could throw our allegiance to Cosby’s fictional black family and see some things that we recognized. When Cliff Huxtable whirls Clair around, I imagine a chorus of women next to her. “Those people are not Africans, they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. The show had parallels to Cosby's actual family life: like the characters Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Cosby and his wife Camille were college educated and financially successful, and they had five children. My mother, it turns out, does not remember her own Cosby Rule. In Italy, the surname “Huxtable” was so hard to pronounce, so the family’s name was changed to The Robinsons for their convenience. The Cosby Show Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Also, when Lisa Bonet eloped with musician Lenny Kravitz on 1987, she announced that she was with child by 1988.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/TheCosbyShow. Cosby had to consider the younger TV siblings and the audience, so he thought it would be better to send the character Denise into college.