Since the same folks made all three shows they also made them all part of the same joint reality.
The situation comedy, which ran on the NBC network from September to Aprilwas based on the standup comedy routine of its star, Bill Cosby. The show focused on an affluent black family without presenting racial stereotypes or standard one-line jokes to generate audience loyalty.
The series was not initially expected to survive against its competitor Magnum P. The Cosby show inspired other successful sitcoms including Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Roseanne, which were also based on standup comedy routines.
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The show was conceived by executive producers, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, who left the ABC network to start their own production company. Nonetheless, a comedy based on the lives of an upper-middle class black family was new territory for the producers.
They hired noted black psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint as a consultant to help The Cosby Show exude a strong yet subtle racial pride based solid middle class values.
Still the show drew criticism from whites and blacks alike who accused the Huxtables of being a black family in white face. That criticism opened an important national conversation about race and class two decades after the civil rights movement challenged the place of African Americans in U.
Mostly devoid of overtly racial themes, the show was able to present a storyline revolving around the trials and travails of a middle class family that happened to be African American.
Many leading entertainment figures, such as Lena Horne and Stevie Wonder made guest appearances while jazz and blues music either sweetened the soundtrack or were integrated into the storylines. Clair was often seen reading a book by a noted black author while paintings and other artworks by African American artists were displayed on the set.
After an eight-season run, which included more than episodes, the Cosby Show ended in When Los Angeles, California erupted on April 29, over a non-guilty verdict following the brutal police beating of Rodney Kingthe finale was slated to be pre-empted.
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradleyhowever, convinced NBC to air the series finale on April 30, in hopes that it would symbolize the ability of the nation to move beyond its racial divisions. Fuller, The Cosby Show: Audience, Impact, and Implications Westport, Connecticut:Cosby Show, Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond were shows, like All in the Family, that debunked and destroy the traditional family archetype by showing overweight actors, children becoming the target of parent jokes, and more realistic families.
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom television series created by Philip Rosenthal that aired on CBS from September 13, , to May 16, , with a No. of episodes: (list of episodes).
"Everybody Loves Raymond" turns all those '50s comedies on their heads. It's not the Donna Reed Show, not Leave it to Beaver, not Father Knows best.
It's family life with all its good points and bad, all the love and frustration, and all the individual foibles. Cosby Show, Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond were shows, like All in the Family, that debunked and destroy the traditional family archetype by showing overweight actors, children becoming the target of parent jokes, and more realistic families.
The Cosby Show had generated $ billion in television revenue, including $1 billion from TV advertising, and $ billion from syndication. Broadcast history and ratings. The Cosby Show aired on Thursdays at pm for all eight seasons.
Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, King Of Queens and Cosby were not all connected to start with like the NBC shows (although there were some ties between Everybody Loves Raymond and King Of Queens). But when asked to crossover with each other they seemed to do so happily.