Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Cosby Show: A Retrospective

I remember it clearly. I was seven years old when my sister stuck her small pink radio filled with a blank cassette in front of my face, pushed the record button and started her own impromptu interview. It's been a long time since then, but one question stands out to this day:

"Derek, what's your favorite TV show?"

To which I replied, "The Cosby Show!" Of course!

More than 15 years later, it still remains one of my all time favorite shows. The cast was impeccable, combining hilarity and sincerity, honesty and tragedy. Every person in the cast was relatable in some way. I always looked up to Theo in some way to fill in that "no older brother" void that my sister (regardless of surgery) could not provide. He was good for some laughs, but didn't compare to Cosby. Cosby was funny, stern, sincere, and honest, qualities which I see inherent in my father and grandfather.

Don't forget Lisa Bonet or Phylicia Rashad. Without either one, the show wouldn't have been worth a dime. Bonet was the eclectic woman of the show, oozing cool from whenever she stepped onto screen. Rashad, on the other hand was the smart and sincere attorney that matched perfectly with Cosby. I've never told anyone, but I always thought Phylicia Rashad was one of the sexiest women alive. Of course, when you're seven or eight, you are automatically infatuated with any older woman on television. It's a rule I think.

The Cosby Show stands the test of time, and every time I watch it, I get those good nostalgic goosebumps that take me back to a time long past, 1991.
So next time you're laying on your couch, flipping through the channels, be sure to watch for the loveable Huxtables, you're very likely to get a good laugh.


Dana said...

OMG, I do not remember that. I can't beleive that you thought that Claire Huxtable was sexy? What were you thinking?

Dalinda said...

Dont listen to her Derek. I have always liked the cosby show. I only wish that I could be one of their kids too. They were always doing cool things.

bill said...

omg the cosby show xD
amazing. i used to love that show too. and Doogie Howser MD. Though I'm pretty sure that was later.

Off topic, you remember the movie Flight of the Navigator.

Oh and Buji is a friend of mine from a forum I use. He's pretty cool and wanted a blog so I hooked him up with one. =)