It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since The Cosby Show went off the air. The classic family comedy remains just that: a family comedy. Forget the racial and cultural impact that this picture of an upper middle class African American family had in the mid- to late ’80s. It has stood the test of time and remains something that even my kids can watch and enjoy.
Everyone has opinions on how the show evolved as the five Huxtable children grew up, got spouses and kids of their own. But at the heart of it, we’d all already fallen in love with Cliff and Claire’s brood. Regardless of race, many of us wanted to be one of them — to have warm, caring folks, or just live in that cool brownstone, and join in all that fun. Tell me you didn’t practice lip syncing Ray Charles’ “Night Time Is the Right Time,” while doing the Cosby shuffle. I dare you.
What’s your favorite episode of The Cosby Show?