- Cliff: You graduate from High school; let's say you just slide by. Now you gotta find a job. Now what kind of salary do you expect for a regular person?
- Theo: Uhh, $250 a week.
- Cliff: Sit down. [giving Theo Monopoly money] I'm gonna give you $300 a week. Yes indeed. $300 a week, $1200 dollars a month.
- Theo: Great! I'll take it!
- Cliff: Yes you will, and I will take [takes some of the money] $350 for taxes.
- Theo: Whoa!
- Cliff: Uh, yeah. You see, the government comes for the regular people first. Now how much does that leave you with?
- Theo: $850.
- Cliff: : All right. Now you have got to have an apartment, because you are not going to live here. [taking more money] So an apartment in Manhattan will run you at least $400 a month.
- Theo: I'll live in New Jersey. [takes back $200]
- Cliff: All right, you live in New Jersey, you've got to have a car. [takes $300]
- Theo: I'll ride a motorbike. [takes back $100]
- Cliff: You need a helmet. [Cliff takes $50] Figure $100 a month for clothes and shoes. [takes $100]
- Theo: Figure $200 a month, I want to look good! [give Cliff $100]
- Cliff: So what's that leave you with?
- Theo: $200. So, no problem!
- Cliff: There is a problem, you haven't eaten yet! [Cliff takes $100]
- Theo: I can get by on bologna and cereal. [takes back $100] So I've got everything under control PLUS $200 left for the month.
- Cliff: You plan to have a girlfriend?
- Theo: For sure.
- Cliff: [takes the remaining $200, pointing at Theo's empty hand] Regular people.
The Cosby Show | Season Two Opening Credits
For this season, the opening credits changed from the Huxtables in the park to a gray room with the cast dancing. The song was changed for the first time keeping the show’s theme signature and featured a sort of jazz tone. Each cast member, in descending age of their characters, dances alongside Cosby as his/her name is shown in the credits. Midway through the season, following her marriage to NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, Phylicia Ayers-Allen’s name in the opening credits is changed to “Phylicia Rashād”.
Elvin: Sorry, Mrs. Huxtable, I didn’t know you did that kind of thing.
Clair: What kind of thing?
Clair: Serve? Serve whom?
Elvin: Serve him. [referring to Cliff]
Clair: Ohhh, serve him? As in serve my man?
you have been learned.
The Cosby Show
On this day, 20 years ago, after 8 seasons and 197 episodes, The Cosby Show aired the final episode on NBC. I want share 10 facts about the show that you might not know.
1. Bill Cosby was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity through the Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter in White Plains, New York during the 5th season of The Cosby Show.
2. Phylicia Rashad (Clair Huxtable) was pregnant throughout much of the third season. As a result, her scenes were greatly reduced and what little she was used in, she had to hide her condition, such as sitting behind a desk.
3. Earle Hyman (Cliff’s father) is only 11 years older than Bill Cosby (Cliff).
4. Ethel Ayler (Clair’s mother) is only 14 years older than Phylicia Rashad (Clair).
5. Phylicia Rashad (Clair) is only 10 years older than Sabrina Le Beauf (Sondra, the eldest Huxtable daughter).
6. 26-year-old Sabrina Le Beauf got the role of Sondra, over 21-year-old Whitney Houston. Le Beauf’s theater experience won her the role. When creating the character of Sondra, the Huxtable’s eldest daughter, it was decided that there should be another child that represented the results of a good upbringing, hence a daughter in college.
7. Rudy was originally going to be a son, but when a suitable boy could not be found, girls were allowed to audition.
8. The character of Cliff Huxtable was ranked first in TV Guide’s list of the 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.
9. Bill Cosby insisted that the show be filmed in New York due to his dislike of working in Hollywood.
10. The show was initially rejected by ABC but later picked up NBC where it became a huge success.
The Cosby Show | Season Two Opening Credits
Let me tell you something, Elvin.
You see, I am not serving Dr. Huxtable, okay? That’s the kind of thing that goes on in a restaurant. Now I’m going to bring him a cup of coffee just like he brought me a cup of coffee this morning. And that, young man, is what marriage is made of - it is give and take, 50-50, and if you don’t get it together and drop these macho attitudes, you’re never going to have anyone bring you anything anywhere any place any time ever. Now… what would you like in your coffee?
Raven Symoné’s fried chicken, biscuits, and gravy looked delicious
But I worry that people are automatically thinking “Where’s the water melon.”