Julius Kane: Why Good Times is Far More Relevant than the Cosby Show Will Ever Be

By Julius Kane

Stop playin’ ‘Good Times’ was better than ‘The Cosby show’ for real; the first three seasons before the father’s character was killed off, anyway. You can run around town and act like you’re embarrassed of ‘Good Times’ but I sure as hell ain’t. A couple of so called critics even said ‘The Cosby Show’ was a "real depiction of a Black family." Again, stop playin’. How realistic is it even in WHITE AMERICA for a doctor to be married to a lawyer, have half a dozen kids and they all go to college? What did ‘The Cosby Show’ teach you? Sure, it made you wish for a better life and smashed a lot cultural stereotypes. But ‘The Cosby Show’wasn’t the best Black television show of all time; not by a long shot.  In actuality‘The Cosby Show’ was the best Black television show for White folks to watch. It allowed White folks to see a different side of the Black experience and gave Black folks faces, places and images they could finally be proud of.



Posted on July 24, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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