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Why This Former Cast Member Says “The Cosby Show” Should Be Back on TV?

Why This Former Cast Member Says “The Cosby Show” Should Be Back on TV?

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By: Evette Champion

There are currently close to 60 women who accuse Bill Cosby of some form of sexual assault over the past years and decades, and because of this the hit television show we all grew up with, The Cosby Show, has been taken out of syndication on numerous networks. These networks include TV Land, Bounce TV and Centric, a network owned by BET.

THE COSBY SHOW -- Pictured: (l-r) Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theodore 'Theo' Huxtable, Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy Huxtable, Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable Kendall, Tempestt Bledsoe as Vanessa Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad as Clair Hanks Huxtable -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
THE COSBY SHOW — Pictured: (l-r) Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theodore ‘Theo’ Huxtable, Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy Huxtable, Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff ‘Cliff’ Huxtable, Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable Kendall, Tempestt Bledsoe as Vanessa Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad as Clair Hanks Huxtable — Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

The future of the show’s syndication still remains in limbo, Malcolm Jamal Warner, he played Theo Huxtable, had an interview with The Huffington Post. In the sit down, he said that the television show should still be on television and also wants to say that the previous reports where he said the show’s legacy was “tarnished” was taken out of context.

“The legacy of the show being ‘tarnished’ was not my words. That was the word that the interviewer used,” he told HuffPost. “The legacy could never really be tarnished, because there are generations of young people who went to college and became doctors and lawyers because of ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘A Different World.’”

Of the December 30th arrest of Bill Cosby, Warner says that it was “surprising” and these turn of events and the legal proceedings leave some question in regards to whether the show will even be available on streaming platforms like Hulu and the like.

Whatever happens, Warner feels that the classic NBC television show has been a positive influence on the black community and black families throughout the years.

“There are so many young people who have gotten married and had families and are loving parents who communicate well with their kids because of that show,” he said. “So all of the good that show has done that can never be reversed — that can never be taken away.”

Warner lamented about the lack of a positive image representing black families on television and maybe he has a point…

“When we had images that perpetuate the negative stereotype of people of color, we’ve always had ‘The Cosby Show’ to hold up against that, and the fact that we no longer have that kind of leaves us not in a great place in terms of having the wide scope of the images of people of color,” Warner said.

What do you think about what Warner said? Do you think the show should be taken off the air simply because of the dark cloud that now surrounds Bill Cosby, or should the show remain on air?

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  14. Unfortunately we will never see The Cosby Show or A Different World type of shows on tv ever again. Instead our enemies will continue to broadcast visual poison like, Empire, Blackish and Real housewives of Atlanta. Our enemies are the people that run this country (This includes Obama). If you want to see positive black images, you will have to produce them yourself and upload them onto the internet.

  15. “The Bill Cosby Show” and “A Different World” are exemplary shows that show people of African Descent in the most positive posture and light! Of course these shows must go back on television, and preferably on every network! These shows raise up the greatest demons!!!!!!!!!! Our greatness “fucks with the mine of these devils” who have always projected the myth that we were inferior to them! No, we are absolutely superior to these devils! These racist assholes elected to the congress have done nothing to earn their pay for many years now, but now they want to take time to get involved in the “bogus cases” against Dr. Bill Cosby? The fact is that Dr. Cosby has not been found guilty of any crimes, but most of the asshole members of the congress are committing crimes of inaction and obstruction every single day as they are indeed an acute disservice to the American people! Many asshole members of congress are nothing more than “legal crooks” as they take bribes, lie, cheat, steal and commit a multiplicity of crimes that are too numerous to identify at this point in time! Dr. Bill Cosby earned his Medal of Freedom, but what in the hell have these assholes in the congress done to advance the important issues, causes and concerns in this extremely racist country? Do these assholes, colorless devils in the congress serve as our moral compass? Hell No! Dr. Bill Cosby, this outstanding and proud African-American man, has done many great things for many deserving people in this country, but the colorless, asshole devils in the congress, and in the general population, are doing nothing but destroying this country! Still wondering why all the people around the world hate you colorless, asshole devils so much? You colorless, asshole devils are the reasons why all of the people around the world hate you americans, in particular, so much! You are palefaces, demons, devils! You are devils being devils!

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