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Old 02-09-2017, 08:15 PM   #16
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I was looking at the recent thread where someone did a set of surveys covering sitcoms 1950-1980s. I thought it was interesting that The Cosby Show still finished in the top half, while The Bill Cosby Show was nearly at the bottom. I was wondering if maybe people were hammering The Bill Cosby Show as punishment, since to hate The Cosby Show penalizes everyone else attached to it, too.
I'm sure that it had more to do with The Cosby Show being about 100 times more popular than The Bill Cosby Show.
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I suppose. You can think someone is a reprobate but still think they have talent. But I never thought he was all that to begin with, so I've never watched his shows, guest appearances etc.

But given all that's transpired, at this point, HE REALLY TURNS MY STOMACH.
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Now imagine he was in something produced by Harvey Weinstein...
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I was looking at the recent thread where someone did a set of surveys covering sitcoms 1950-1980s. I thought it was interesting that The Cosby Show still finished in the top half, while The Bill Cosby Show was nearly at the bottom. I was wondering if maybe people were hammering The Bill Cosby Show as punishment, since to hate The Cosby Show penalizes everyone else attached to it, too.
That has to do with The Cosby Show being syndicated a whole lot more. I have never gotten the chance to see the 60s Bill Cosby Show. I have also never seen I Spy.
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Yes it is ok. There are a lot of actors who have bad skeletons in their closet. Cosby's life got more publicity. The actor is also separate from the character they play. I don't approve of what Stephen Collins did, but 7th Heaven will always be one of my favorite shows.
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That has to do with The Cosby Show being syndicated a whole lot more. I have never gotten the chance to see the 60s Bill Cosby Show. I have also never seen I Spy.
"I Spy" is a great drama series with some great use of humor blended in - it's not a comedy outright, but the use of comedy in the drama is very well placed. It also shows Cosby as a rather good dramatic actor, which gets overshadowed by all of his comedy shows. And the on-screen chemistry with Robert Culp is wonderful.

Start with Season 3's "Home To Judgment", which was written by costar Robert Culp. Then move to season 1 with "A Cup of Kindness". "So Long Patrick Henry" is the series opener, and it's good, but the show doesn't need a definitive pilot to set up the premise as any episode one can just watch and know off the bat they're spies doing undercover work as global tennis pros. But season 1 has the most classic episodes.

The first show with a black lead (Cosby), the series also shows racial equality that was ahead of its time for the 1960s or even nowadays. While technology has moved forward, a lot of episodes really hold up - and the location filming is sumptuous. Even the studio sets are better than typical 60s TV shows for trying to blend in with the location work.

Then hope a blu-ray release comes out. The show is very much worth it.

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Yes it is ok. There are a lot of actors who have bad skeletons in their closet. Cosby's life got more publicity. The actor is also separate from the character they play. I don't approve of what Stephen Collins did, but 7th Heaven will always be one of my favorite shows.
^^this. At times it can get uncomfy depending on severity of some of the alleged actions or why, but there's still a difference.
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Thank you so much for this topic. Personally I have been unable to bring myself to watch anything of his after the number of accusers passed ten, or to want to. I would watch any of the shows with someone if they really wanted.

The Cosby Show was a very great favorite but not until all this went down did I realize how much it really influenced me. At least several times a week some situation reminds me of a quote I sadly realize was from that show, and every time I feel uneasy and kinda creeped out.
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