Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)
Cosby, who faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with allegations brought by Andrea Constand, addressed people gathered outside and wished them a happy early Father’s Day.
Breaking News!! Cosby speaks! Thanks supporters pic.twitter.com/mHrHnmefHW
— DeMarco Morgan (@DeMarcoReports) June 17, 2017
“Wishing all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day,” Cosby, 79, said in a Twitter video taken by a CBS News correspondent. “And I want to thank the jury for their long days and their honest work,
Cosby’s defenders (seemingly a dwindling contingent) have often suggested that this is a money grab, directed at one of the world’s wealthiest entertainers. But that argument feels weakened by the weight of actually seeing so many women explain not only how they were victimized but why
Cosby is hardly the first public figure whose private behavior has cast clouds over his persona and career; indeed, he’s merely the latest celebrity to reveal the perils of blind hero worship. Still, even compared with, say, the many athletes accused of crimes and misdemeanors during or after their playing days, Cosby represents an unusually uncomfortable situation, thanks in part to the fact his standup act was moored in exaggerated recollections of childhood.
In those early Cosby routines,
Simon began his career in television working on animated features such as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a storyboard artist. Having an interest in writing as well, Simon submitted a spec script for the television show Taxi, which subsequently led to the hiring of him as a writer and eventual showrunner for the series’ final season, where he first worked with James L. Brooks.
His path through television led him to the writing rooms of other luminary TV shows such as Cheers, Barney Miller, and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, ultimately leading him to be a writer and producer on The Tracey Ullman Show, where he once again worked with Brooks.
Simon, Brooks, and Matt Groening eventually worked together to make The Simpsons,
“Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean also confirmed the news with a tweet on Monday.
Simon shared seven Emmy Awards for “The Simpsons” and two for his work on “The Tracey Ullman Show.”
In 1989 he developed “The Simpsons” with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, and he subsequently co-wrote nearly a dozen “Simpsons” episodes during his tenure on the animated comedy, also serving as co-showrunner, character designer, creative consultant, creative supervisor, developer, and writer. He left the show in 1993 while retaining an exec producer title.
The animated sitcom, he said, gave him more freedom than live action. “You
Age: Seventee-eeee … six.
Appearance: With the smiles and the twinkly face thing and the slightly heftier body and the no longer as much hair ...
What? This iii-iis. Myee. Bill Cosby impression. Now! There is a. Topical reeee-son. For me. To be doing the Bill Cosby impression.
I daresay. But is there a reason for you to do it all day? I think there is.
Oh no. Yes! Now! The reason for me to do-ooo the Bill Cosby impression is bec-o-oz he is developing a new sitcom programme for the television machine, you see?
Wow! You mean a return of the Cosby Show? I do not. However, there are a great deee-al of, what you call, similarities with the Cosby Show programme. With
As Cosby himself (along with other key collaborators from the show’s history) details in the excellent “Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s the Story of Fat Albert,” this was no ordinary cartoon. It came from a true place — Cosby’s own childhood — and it came from people who refused to sugarcoat the increasing danger of life on
"I based the series on two important things: Number one ... I hated those series where the children were brighter than the parents, and those parents had to play dumb," he tells ABC News, via Yahoo News. "Number two was that I wanted to 'take the house back.'"
Compared to similar TV dads of the time like Homer Simpson and Al Bundy, Huxtable was a breath of fresh air. But beyond just changing up the TV landscape, Cosby felt a strong parent on television set a good example for children at home.
He says that if you want
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