History Trivia / TheCosbyShow

28th Apr '18 11:00:31 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** However as of April 2018 Bounce TV has announced it will again pull reruns after Cosby was ruled guilty of all charges that same month.
26th Apr '18 3:44:29 PM ooh
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* BannedEpisode: Thanks to the rape allegations, ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' now gets this treatment on cable networks, including [=TVLand=]. It may become permanent depending on how Cosby's situation plays out. It was not immediately known whether or not other programs starring Cosby are or will be included. However, at least on the Viacom-owned [=TVLand=] (and its related networks), mere references to ''The Cosby Show'' have been removed from the website altogether.[[note]] (often, even shows that formerly aired on the network and not currently accessible from the main page can be accessed if one knows how to search the site)[[/note]]
** [=TVOne=] is now airing the first three seasons.

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* BannedEpisode: Thanks to the rape allegations, ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' now gets got this treatment on cable networks, including [=TVLand=]. It may become permanent depending on how Cosby's situation plays out.[=TVLand=]. It was not immediately known whether or not other programs starring Cosby are or will be included. However, at least on the Viacom-owned [=TVLand=] (and its related networks), mere references to ''The Cosby Show'' have been removed from the website altogether.[[note]] (often, even shows that formerly aired on the network and not currently accessible from the main page can be accessed if one knows how to search the site)[[/note]]
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site)[[/note]] After Cosby was sentenced to prison in 2018, Bounce TV, which started airing reruns ''after'' these allegations came to light, pulled the show from their schedule. As of this writing, reruns are still on [=TVOne=] is now airing the first three seasons.and Amazon Instant Video.
17th Apr '18 7:03:03 AM GunarmDyne
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Cosby Show'' was, for a brief period of time, completely pulled from syndication due to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. However, this has only been brief; reruns can now be regularly seen on Bounce and TVOne as of April 2017.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Cosby Show'' was, for a brief period of time, completely pulled from syndication due to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. However, this has only been brief; reruns can now be regularly seen on Bounce and TVOne [=TVOne=] as of April 2017.
12th Feb '18 7:20:33 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/WhitneyHouston auditioned for the role of Sondra.

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** Creator/WhitneyHouston Music/WhitneyHouston auditioned for the role of Sondra.
10th Nov '17 11:49:32 AM mcgrew
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* HideYourPregnancy: Phylicia Rashad was visibly pregnant for much of season 3, and the writers ended up having her baby bump obscured by various props (most notably having Clair hold a giant teddy bear for no explainable in-universe reason).
** Bill Cosby hilariously lampshades this in some behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes where he continually pointed out the baby belly and even planned to have a car in the living room to hide it in one episode.
27th Oct '17 2:52:59 PM glickmam
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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process. Alternatively, however, some accounts claim that Bill Cosby actually devised the show for NBC right off the bat at the request of then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, who had happened to tune in to an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' guest-hosted by Cosby while he and his wife, Lilly, were taking care of their sick daughter, Calla, and was immediately struck with awe over Cosby's opening monologue, which centered around observations of his family life.

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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process. Alternatively, however, some accounts claim that Bill Cosby actually devised the show for NBC right off the bat at the request of then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, who had happened to tune in to an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' guest-hosted by which Cosby was guest-hosting while he and his wife, Lilly, were taking care of their sick daughter, Calla, and was immediately struck with awe over Cosby's opening monologue, which centered around observations of his family life.
25th Oct '17 7:53:01 AM glickmam
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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process. Alternatively, however, some accounts claim that Bill Cosby actually devised the show for NBC right off the bat at the request of then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, who had happened to tune in to an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' guest-hosted by Cosby and was immediately struck with awe over Cosby's opening monologue, which centered around observations of his family life.

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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process. Alternatively, however, some accounts claim that Bill Cosby actually devised the show for NBC right off the bat at the request of then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, who had happened to tune in to an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' guest-hosted by Cosby while he and his wife, Lilly, were taking care of their sick daughter, Calla, and was immediately struck with awe over Cosby's opening monologue, which centered around observations of his family life.
12th Oct '17 1:18:23 PM DanDruff
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** Vanessa Williams first appeared as the LargeHam Jade in season 5, then returned as Cheryl, an exchange student from Barbados (which led to a fair amount of WhatTheHellIsThatAccent when the episodes aired there) and Theo's LoveInterest for season 7.

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** Vanessa Williams A. Williams, best known as Rhonda in the first series of Melrose Place, first appeared as the LargeHam Jade in season 5, then returned as Cheryl, an exchange student from Barbados (which led to a fair amount of WhatTheHellIsThatAccent when the episodes aired there) and Theo's LoveInterest for season 7.
12th Oct '17 1:16:12 PM DanDruff
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** Averted by most of the other kids. When the show started, Lisa Bonet (Denise) was 17, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo) was 14, Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa) was 11, Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy) was 5 and later addition Raven-Symoné (Olivia) was 3; everyone's actual age was also their age on the show. Erika Alexander (Pam), on the other hand, was 21; Pam was supposed to be 16.

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** Averted by most of the other kids. When the show started, Lisa Bonet (Denise) was 17, 16, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo) was 14, Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa) was 11, Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy) was 5 and later addition Raven-Symoné (Olivia) was 3; everyone's actual age was also their age on the show. Erika Alexander (Pam), on the other hand, was 21; Pam was supposed to be 16.
20th Aug '17 9:42:08 AM glickmam
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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process.

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** Initially, the show was originally pitched to Creator/{{ABC}}, since executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner had previously worked there as programmers. ABC, however, turned the show down for three reasons: they felt that a wealthy African-American sitcom to be unrealistic, not many sitcoms at the time featured stand up comedians in the lead role, and finally, the sitcom in general was considered a dying genre at the time. NBC, on the other hand, picked the show up right off the bat and scored a major windfall in the process. Alternatively, however, some accounts claim that Bill Cosby actually devised the show for NBC right off the bat at the request of then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, who had happened to tune in to an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' guest-hosted by Cosby and was immediately struck with awe over Cosby's opening monologue, which centered around observations of his family life.
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