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The Cosby Show - A Good Laugh for the Entire Family

Updated on March 5, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.


You know the really sad feeling you get when something is over, you still wish you had more and you know it won’t happen again? Well that’s how the end of ‘The Cosby Show’ felt to me.Good, clean, sensible Black comedy forever gone.

The Cosby Show portrayed really good family values and real family life and situations in the form of a situational comedy (Sitcom). The family issues dealt with in each episode were real, diverse and had varying levels of complexity, just as in real life; things anybody whose been a part of a family, no matter their race, could relate to.

But the lovable Dr. Heathcliff Huxatable, lovingly called 'Cliff' by his wife, Clair Huxtable in the show, always found a way of making you, his wife, his children, his parents, his children's friends laugh.

He wasn’t all comedy, though, as he helped his children deal with challenging situations at school; whether it was falling school grades, friends, relationships, racial issues, a young love, going away to college or getting married, Dr. & Mrs. Huxtable (so expertly portrayed by Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad from 1984-1992; 8 great years) always showed great emotional intelligence in dealing with the issues.

Dr. Huxtable was everything you wanted in a black man and more; educated, a loving husband, dedicated doctor, caring father, a good provider for his family. Mrs. Huxtable was every bit the poised, cool headed, strong, loving, ‘no nonsense’ woman you wanted to be.

All five (5) of the Huxtable children - Sondra (played by Sabrina Le Beauf), Denise (played by Lisa Bonet), Theo (played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner) Vanessa (played by Tempestt Bledsoe) and Rudy (played by Keshia Knight Pulliam) - had real diverse characters and experienced sibling rivalry as can be pretty much found in any family.

There’s a lot more that I can say but just go watch it!!! You’re bound to LOVE it.

To this day, I still watch reruns. I want that model Black family back!!!

A 'belly full' of laughter. You'll surely keep the doctor at bay.

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    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      4 years ago

      This way quite a fun show.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: Yes, the oldest and youngest in that family always made me laugh too. Thanks for your usual visit and for sharing your thoughts on the show. Have a blessed week, poetvix.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @esmonaco: Well you heard the man esmonaco. He says he's 'Far From Finished' :) Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts on the show. Have a blessed week.

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      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      i don't have it but I really enjoyed it when it was on air. Dr. H. always made me smile and Rudy was adorable!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      One of the Greats, I never missed it, Just saw Bill Cosby on the Tonight Show a couple of weeks ago, he still has it!!! Very nice review :)

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @shay-marie: :) Thanks for visiting shay-marie. Have a blessed week.

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      Shay Marie 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      I love me some Cosby. mm-hmm.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @SheGetsCreative: Glad you liked that show also Upon-Request. Have a blessed week.

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      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      It was a great show that I definitely enjoyed!

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @bdkz: Thanks for visiting bdkz. Have a blessed weekend.

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      4 years ago

      Love this show!

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @MarathonRunning: Gald you liked my review, MarathonRunning. Yes, I guess we'll have to settle for re-runs. Have a blessed weekend.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @ayannavenus: Thanks for visiting and telling us how much you loved the Cosby Show, ayannavenus. Have a blessed weekend.

    • sousababy profile image


      4 years ago

      It was (is) hilarious - I also enjoyed the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @sousababy: Glad you loved my favorite Sitcoms too sousababy. Have a blessed weekend and thanks for visiting.

    • MarathonRunning profile image


      4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Nice review! I like this series and I don`t mind watching reruns neither :D

    • ayannavenus profile image


      4 years ago

      Loved it !


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