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(BET) — It’s rare that a week goes by where I don’t catch an old episode of “The Cosby Show.” I talk about the Huxtables a lot. During “The Cosby Show’s” eight-year run, it was one of the most-watched shows on television, breaking stereotypes as it introduced America to the black, educated, upper-middle class. I used to talk about it because of the main characters’ careers. Cliff is a successful doctor, and Clair is a big-time lawyer. The couple taught their kids the importance of education and culture. To say it had a big effect on me is an understatement.
But more and more, I find myself watching the show because I appreciate the relationship between Cliff and Clair. You just don’t see black marriage on television anymore unless you’re watching old episodes of “My Wife and Kids,” “Everybody Hates Chris” or “Good Times.” Oh wait, I guess there’s “The Cleveland Show,” the lone black family on network television. And they’re animated. It’s sad.