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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Cosby was great for many reasons. But one reason is that, unlike almost every other show with African American characters, it didn't re-enforce the usual stereotypes to get cheap laughs.
    It actually portrayed African American families in a positive light. Which was a life affirming experience for anyone who watched it. The show found humor in the human condition. Not cheap stereotypes.
    Bill Cosby always got it with the example he has set.......for all of us.


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    Shakeandbake, please read this over and over.

    Tyler Perry is an example of someone using stereotypes and sexism to get laughs. Almost all of his plays/movies are about a pity black woman raising a kid by herself, and looking for a man. Or she has a man, but he's a violent criminal of some sort.

    The Cosby Show is refreshing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    American Idol was the number one rated show for years too
    Are you comparing a talent show to The Cosby Show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    Are you comparing a talent show to The Cosby Show?
    I didn't bring up ratings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    American Idol was the number one rated show for years too
    Go Google the many lists of the all time sitcoms. Cosby is high on every list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    Shakeandbake, please read this over and over.

    Tyler Perry is an example of someone using stereotypes and sexism to get laughs. Almost all of his plays/movies are about a pity black woman raising a kid by herself, and looking for a man. Or she has a man, but he's a violent criminal of some sort.

    The Cosby Show is refreshing.
    I never said it was a bad show, I am a fan of the show actually, I just don't think it deserves a spot in the top 50 shows ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    I didn't bring up ratings
    Sir, that did not answer my question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Go Google the many lists of the all time sitcoms. Cosby is high on every list.
    The list is all time television shows, not sitcoms exclusively

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    I never said it was a bad show, I am a fan of the show actually, I just don't think it deserves a spot in the top 50 shows ever.
    I know, and how does it not deserve it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    Sir, that did not answer my question.
    Are they both television shows? I thought this list encompassed all TV shows, not just sitcoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeandBake View Post
    The list is all time television shows, not sitcoms exclusively
    I would love to see the 50 shows better than the Cosbys.
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