The show avoided the boorish setup or punch line that many sitcoms fall victims

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victims, and this was the significant reason for the program’s success.The airing of Cosby show changed the manner in which people viewed gender roles on television. In reflecting gender stereotypes television reinforces them by introducing them as the norm and television still preserve traditional gender stereotypes (Ferguson, 121). The Cosby
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Surname 3show dared to challenge the overriding social morals of its time period, challenging the typical gender stereotyping of television. The Cosby show reconceived the representation of male and female characters in television, in its contest of the prevailing social view. It reevaluated the gender role in the workplace, social outlooks, and household responsibilities. Freidan observation of “castigating the phony happy housewife heroine of the women’s magazines” (Downing, 58) was supported by the show. Commonly known as Cliff, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the Cosby show is an amazing sitcom about him and his family. The show runs around the daily state of affairs faced by Clair and Cliff Huxtable and their five children. The Cosby show had a different perspective and went away from one-liner that various sitcoms focused on the humor of real life circumstances regularly happen in a typical middle-class family. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable was a prosperous obstetrician who actively participated in domestic chores the same as his wife Clair. Cliff had a
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  • Comedy, Bill Cosby, The Cosby Show

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