Star”, Mary, and her husband had a famous boxer stay with them and Mary promised to her husband that she would keep a secret from her neighbors and friends that he was staying at their place. This episode went on to show us that no matter how big of a deal something is, it is hard for some people to keep a secret. Some people have trust issues nowadays due to situations like these. In the fifth paragraph, I mentioned a part in The Cosby Show from the “Pilot” episode that no matter what you try to teach Theo, things will go through one ear and out the other. Theo thinks that he will get all these nice things with just an average job. Theo doesn’t get that he must go above and beyond just like other people to go get an education, a degree, and a good job to be able to have the nice things he wants in life. The Cosby Show experienced many great things over the years it aired on television. It gained so many titles from the most watched show in television history to the sitcom genre reviver. The Cosby Show served as the reality show for most people for as long as it aired. People were able to relate to some of the things that The Cosby Show presented to its audience. Although the show is not aired on television anymore due to unfortunate reasons, it can still be watched on different apps, television websites, and movie websites. However, I’m sure it would still be watched by many people if it was still aired on national television today, but it probably wouldn’t be as popular as it was back when it aired. The Cosby Show is still recognized as a life changing television show for generations of African Americans and other people of all colors. I think it is upsetting that I didn’t, or any other future generations didn’t get to experience The Cosby Show during the eight-year span that it aired. I would have loved to experience the excitement and see the anxiousness of some people for it to come on every week. The Cosby Show embodied many reality situations for people that watched it.
Morrison 5 Works Cited Flanagin, Jake. “Why 'The Cosby Show' Still Matters.” The New York Times , The New York Times, 24 Sept. 2014, op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/why-the-cosby-show-still-matters/. Innis, B. Leslie, Feagin, R. Joe. “The View From the Black Middle Class.” The Cosby Show , The Debate Over the Cosby Show, July, 1995. Cosby: Pilot 227: Hide the Star
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