Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »
"The Cosby Show" centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy.Written by
Although the name of the medical school Cliff attended is never mentioned, it is alluded to that it was possibly Temple University School of Medicine. In his medical office located in his home's basement there is a framed logo of the "T" that is the same symbol used by Temple University. The fictional Hillman College is known as the college he attended undergraduate school. Also, Bill Cosby earned his bachelor's degree from Temple in 1971, so this allusion could be homage to his real-life alma mater. See more »
Cliff Huxtable is an OB/GYN in New York City who is successful enough to have his practice in the basement of his home and yet he has no office staff and especially no nurse on staff. Worse he has a single examine room and apparently no waiting area, See more »
The first season of the Cosby Show made it one of the finest shows on television. However, I do feel that as the show wore on it became a little bit preachy. However, it still had its moments. I really enjoyed the episodes that dealt with Theo and his struggles with school. I could relate to that because I had troubles with school at times. I also could not get how people could begrudge the show because it showed African Americans that were part of the upper class and as positive images and not the negative stereotypes that were so prevalent. Also, you could see the evolution of the various characters, especially Rudy who went from a precocious five year old to a teenager throughout the course of the show. All in all though, it still was a good show.
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