Jim Goad writes:
Bill Cosby is the first black person that I ever remember my family liking. (…)
Although Lear’s other black-oriented sitcom, The Jeffersons, depicted a family that was “movin’ on up” out of poverty, George Jefferson was brash and loudmouthed and impenitently black. By contrast, the Huxtable family of The Cosby Show was so straitlaced and bland, you almost wished that one of them would start smoking crack just to make the show interesting.