Baly decided to watch the show again and still very much enjoyed it except when

Baly decided to watch the show again and still very

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allegations towards Bill Cosby Surfaced. Baly decided to watch the show again, and still very much enjoyed it, except when Cliff Huxtable was on screen, Baly says “His knowing smile, his playful teasing and his witty one-liners all felt disjointed and out of place.” An argument could be made that you should separate the person from the persona, but Baly disagrees, stating that the 2 are intrinsically linked, and that Bill Cosby used his persona as leverage to rape young women. Baly argues that the meaning and significance the show had in the 1980’s is different from its impact today, and that The Cosby Show has already made all the changes to the views of African American’s that it’s going to make. I think that this article has persuaded me to lean on the side of de-sterilizing the show. The show has made all of the social changes it’s going to make. Also, it’s not like The Cosby Show is banned or anything, people can still watch the show, it’s just not doing reruns on T.V. anymore. Also, you grew up with the show, great, but you didn’t grow up with the same shows your parents watched, and the next generation won’t grow up with the same shows as you. DeVega, Chauncey. “How ‘The Cosby Show’ Duped America: The Sitcom That Enabled Our Ugliest Reagan-Era Fantasies.” , Salon.com, 13 July 2015,
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Sahipour 3 bled_our_ugliest_reagan_era_fantasies/ . Accessed 4 May 2018. DeVega talks about how in childhood, they would always watch The Cosby Show and would think that everyone should have a dad like Cliff Huxtable. He argues that the reason people are angry at Bill Cosby is not because of the crimes he committed, but because he robbed them of their innocence and youth. DeVega states “‘The Cosby Show’ existed inside a bubble that was outside of the day-to-day lived experiences of the vast majority of black Americans. The events in bubble were white fantasies of black folks’ lives.” He argues that the show wasn’t realistic
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  • Spring '18
  • Robert Luce
  • English, Bill Cosby, Cosby, The Cosby Show

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