What may have been one of the most beloved
shows of the 80’s graced our television screens for the first time in
1984. The name of this funny and wholesome family show was The Cosby Show
and we welcomed the Cosbys into our homes and hearts right from the start.
If you didn’t watch The Cosby Show, you may
think it was a
show about the typical American family – and it was if the typical
American family has an abundance of income, no financial woes and
absolutely no marital struggles.
Let’s take a look at the typical American family if you live life the
Cosby way. Dad’s a doctor and Mom’s a lawyer (Christmas presents must have
been great). Then you have the five Cosby children. Of course the oldest
daughter Sondra is a Princeton student. The other four children, Denise,
Theo, Vanessa and Rudy, were all great kids even though they did get into
I loved the Cosby Show – I truly did. I just think it made “normal”
families view themselves as seriously dysfunctional. I mean, really, how
many guys can say the worst thing they did in their teenage years was
pierce their ear without asking their parents, and what teenage girl never
once snuck out of the house? I think Mr. and Mrs. Huxtable would have
instantly died of a heart attack had their children displayed any
seriously bad behavior.
However, if you want to escape back to the 80s and spend some time with a
wholesome family that makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, try to
catch a syndicated episode of The Cosby Show. It’s good for the soul.