September 19, 2007

The Cosby Show

Heathcliff Huxtable. Claire Huxtable. Sandra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, Rudi...Huxtable. What show were these characters all on?

The Cosby Show.

Why wasn't it called, "The Huxtables"? Ok, you lose the Cosby name recognition. Then, why didn't they keep the last name? Ok, 'cause that would be weird since they weren't his real family. But, you know what's weirder?

Having the Cosby Show be full of Huxtables. And what's weirder is that I never really thought of that before.

1 comment:

Justin Elder said...

The Cosby Show was probably trying to bank off the success of Bill Cosby's name like you said. It also was following in the footsteps of other successful shows in the 60s and 70s, The Mary Tyler more show, in which she starred as Mary Richards. The Dick Van Dyke Show, starring of course Dick Van Dyke as Robert Petrie. Bob Newhart show is another, and I'm sure there are more.

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