Black History Month: Cosby Show

28 Feb

The Cosby show (and A Different World) were show that some people hated because they felt like it did not depict a REAL Black family. Situations like in the TV show Good Times (1974) were more of a lifestyle that the 1984 Cosby’s. Looking back, the Cosby show paved a way for people to believe that YES this could be a lifestyle (most of them live in DC, Syracuse and Minnesota now but whatever). I personally never liked the Cosby show. A different world was more my speed and it was the first instance I saw of Blacks in college life. *Then came that field trip to Cheney University but whatever*.

Shout out to the Cosby show and A Different world directors and writers for showing a lifestyle worth attaining for Blacks, African-American and minorities in general for the most part.  What’s next, a Black African American President? Well Richard Pryor mimiced what he thought would be the 40th President, which the demeanor was close to Obama (44th). (here)

 

Cosby Show

Series Directed by
Jay Sandrich (101 episodes, 1984-1992)
Tony Singletary (43 episodes, 1986-1990)
Carl Lauten (16 episodes, 1987-1992)
John Bowab (16 episodes, 1990-1992)
Chuck Vinson (9 episodes, 1988-1992)
Reggie Life (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Neema Barnette (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (5 episodes, 1990-1992)
Ellen Falcon (3 episodes, 1990)
Oz Scott (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Bill Cosby (199 episodes, 1984-1992)
John Markus (69 episodes, 1984-1990)
Carmen Finestra (57 episodes, 1985-1990)
Gary Kott (54 episodes, 1985-1990)
Michael Leeson (45 episodes, 1984-1992)
Ed. Weinberger (45 episodes, 1984-1992)
Janet Leahy (18 episodes, 1987-1992)
Matt Williams (17 episodes, 1984-1988)
Matt Robinson (10 episodes, 1985-1991)
Mark St. Germain (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Gordon Gartrelle (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bernie Kukoff (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ehrich Van Lowe (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elliot Shoenman (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Lore Kimbrough (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Kline (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Courtney Flavin (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Hugh O’Neill (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Adriana Trigiani (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bryan Winter (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Earl Pomerantz (3 episodes, 1984)
Chris Auer (3 episodes, 1986-1988)
Walter Allen Bennett Jr. (3 episodes, 1991)
Jerry Ross (2 episodes, 1984)
Elaine Arata (2 episodes, 1991)

A Different World

Series Directed by
Debbie Allen (83 episodes, 1988-1993)
Ellen Falcon (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Neema Barnette (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Henry Chan (5 episodes, 1991-1993)
Glynn Turman (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
John Rago (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kadeem Hardison (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Blackwell (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kim Friedman (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tony Singletary (2 episodes, 1988)
Art Dielhenn (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Peters (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bruce Kerner (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
Peter Werner (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Writing credits
Bill Cosby (146 episodes, 1987-1993)
Susan Fales-Hill (23 episodes, 1987-1993)
Yvette Lee Bowser (17 episodes, 1989-1992)
Thad Mumford (11 episodes, 1987-1990)
Glenn Berenbeim (11 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jeanette Collins (11 episodes, 1990-1993)
Mimi Friedman (11 episodes, 1990-1993)
Cheryl Gard (10 episodes, 1987-1990)
Gary H. Miller (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Margie Peters (5 episodes, 1988-1990)
Reggie Rock Bythewood (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Judi Ann Mason (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gina Prince-Bythewood (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Scott Spencer Gordon (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jeffrey Duteil (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rob Edwards (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kevin Kelton (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Adriana Trigiani (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jasmine Guy (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Dominic Hoffman (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Felton (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Daryl G. Nickens (2 episodes, 1989)
Mike Scott (2 episodes, 1989)
Orlando Jones (2 episodes, 1991)
Kadeem Hardison (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ron Moseley (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Scott Sanders (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
James E. West II (2 episodes, 1992)

 

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