Cosby Essays

  • Cosbys Ebonics

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    Cosby on Ebonics In 1996, the Oakland School District proposed the inclusion of what is known as "Ebonics" into its curriculum. Ebonics, or Black language, has been referred to in various ways over the years: "African American Vernacular English," "Pan-African Communication Behaviors," "African Language Systems," or "West and Niger-Congo African Language Systems." By any name, Ebonics, when studied over the years, has been proven to be a real language with its own phonology, syntax, morphology, sentence

  • Bill Cosby

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    Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1937. He was the oldest of four boys. He had three brothers, and their names were: James, Russell, and Robert. His father ran away near Christmas time when he was very young and he had to get a job to help support the family. In school he was the class clown and was sent to a special school for rowdy boys. In his new school his teacher was Mary Forchic. She saw that he was a great comedian and she put that into her lessons to make them

  • The Cosby Show Essay

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    How The Cosby Show Addressed Issues in American Television The Cosby show was an NBC sitcom that lasted eight seasons from 1984-1992. Starring Bill Cosby, the show was centered on an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York, and were known as the Huxtable family with that being their last name. The members of the family included the father Cliff (Bill), mother Clair, five children (four daughters and one son); Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy. This show

  • The Huxtables In The Cosby Show

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    The Huxtables used tough love to encourage them to watch the choices they make. Before I begin with a particular episode of The Cosby Show, I just have to say how the Huxtables handled their middle daughter Vanessa with her traveling to Baltimore, Maryland and not telling her parents. I know my mother would have been very mad with me, because I did not tell her where I was going. As well as lying to her about what I was going to be doing. I know I would definitely get into a lot of trouble with my

  • Racial Stereotyping And Racism In The Cosby Show

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    movie, he reveals that race is not relevant anymore. In Michael Omi’s “In Living Color: Race and American Culture,” he argues how racial stereotyping and racism still exist in America. The Cosby Show seeked to change racial stereotyping in television by portraying an upper-middle class African American family. The Cosby Show attempted to break barriers for African Americans in television and did so by paving the way for other major African American based sitcoms. “The End of Post-Identity

  • Bill Cosby: Hero Or Villain?

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    either make them seem like a hero or a villain. Bill Cosby was known as a person who was able to break down walls between white and black people in his shows and was a known hero dad. Even though he did a lot of good things, he has done a lot of things that were wrong with his life to make him a villain. From raping and sexual harassing 60 women to forcing them into silence, His Actions have made him more of a hero than a villain. Bill Cosby was a great person was a great actor who could mend the

  • Bill Cosby Fatherhood

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    Bill Cosby is an entertainer, a national father figure, a comedian, he is a person who is loved and known by many, including an entire generation. Throughout his career he was in movies, a television series, wrote books, and made commercials. His face was everywhere during his career. Although Cosby accomplished many things in his life, his childhood was not the greatest. He grew up in a housing project in north Philadelphia with an absent father, a mother who worked 12 hours a day cleaning white

  • Two Comedic Television Families, The Cosby Show and Rosanne

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    other and comparable to real American families as well. In this paper, the Cosby show and Rosanne will be compared. The Cosby Show episode portrays the Huxtable family to possess a formal inclination regarding appearances. Denise invited her husband Martin’s ex-wife Paula to join the Huxtable family for Thanksgiving dinner. This decision resulted in expressed concern from Martin and Denise’s mother, Mrs. Huxtable. (“Cosby”). In the show, the piqued interest of remaining guests and played ou...

  • Argumentative Essay: Bill Cosby As A Role Model

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    Bill Cosby, was once known around the world as a role model to African American families, and loving father and husband of the Huxtable family, featuring on The Cosby Show. Cosby is now fighting hard to gain the positive reputation that he once had back. After being in the limelight for approximately the past year or so for accusations of numerous counts of sexual assault charges, Bill Cosby may finally be able to see justice. According to ABC News, “Cosby, 78, was arrested and charged in December

  • Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show

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    Fighting Charges of Assimilation in Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and The Cosby Show The critical reception of The Cosby Show, an enormously popular television sitcom in the 1980's, roughly paralleled that of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's highly acclaimed play of the 1950's. Both the television series and the play helped change the way Blacks are portrayed in the entertainment media. But despite being initially greeted with critical praise, both subsequently fell under heavy

  • Socially Constructed Stereotypes in All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show.

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    internalized by witnesses who render opposing viewpoints. This analysis will compare the depiction and rejection of socially constructed stereotypes relative to race and ethnicity in three situation comedies: All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show. Norman Lear, a political and social activist, teamed up with Bud Yorkin and formed Tandem Productions which developed and produced the sitcoms All in the Family and The Jefferson’s, among others. All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and The Jefferson’s

  • Analysis Of What Bill Cosby Taught Me About Sexual Violence And Flying Article

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    In the article, “What Bill Cosby Taught Me about Sexual Violence and Flying”, Kiese Laymon’s main pitch is that racial issue and sexual violence are intermingled issues that are still current in our nation today. The way the author styled this article makes it very unique, but also encourages the reader to want to read this piece all the way to the ending. The way that this essay is styled is a personal narrative. This article responds to sexual violence and racism in our nation and makes his issue

  • Commentary on Bill Cosby´s Dr. Spock Never Promised Us a Rose Garden

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    mother and father’s role. As a father of five children, you would think of having the parenting “thing” down packed, but raising children doesn’t get easier, you will just become more advanced into raising the child you have. That being said, Bill Cosby mentions “in spite of all the love, joy, and gratification that children bring, they do cause a certain amount of stress that takes a toll on parents.” Meaning even though children are all fun and games, sooner or later those games come to a halt and

  • Bill Cosby

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    Bill Cosby is a well-known actor, comedian, writer and producer that was born on July 12, 1937. Cosby is originated from Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is well known mostly for the good things that he did for television and society, but also well known for some terrifying actions towards several women. He is known to be one of the best comedians, and one of the first African-American’s to break the racial barriers on television. Cosby grew up in a stable home in the suborns of Germantown, with his

  • What’s in a Name?

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    What’s in a Name? My dad has this old Bill Cosby record that he used to listen to in the age of record players (now he's got the very same in CD version). It was a comedy routine in which Cosby describes his childhood. He reminisces in particular about how he could tell when he was in trouble. His father would say something to the effect of "GODDAMIT, GET OVER HERE!", and then Cosby throws out the punch line of the story: Up until he was about ten years old, he thought his name was "GODDAMIT

  • College Admissions Essay: Man of the Year

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    turned on him. He begins opening the envelope... "This year's winner is..." a final tear, and out comes the coveted document, "Sam Cosby!" Like the silence before a sneeze, a hush falls over the crowd before a riotous cheer fills the air. I stand up and my legs begin to carry me toward the stage as the announcer continues, "Many of you may not know Mr. Cosby, but he has made remarkable advances in the realm of biotechnology. He has received this award for his development of a revolutionary

  • richard pryor v. sinbad

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    the eye of Bill Cosby who put him on his new show “A Different World” in which he played a kind dorm director at an all black college. This led him into a few starring and co-starring roles in major motion pictures and made the name Sinbad, a household name across the country. If I were to describe Sinbad’s style of comedy, I would have to say it to be much different than that of Richard Pryor. Sinbad’s humor is more family oriented. His homegrown humor is comparable to Bill Cosby, and his good hearted

  • Black and TV

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    McDonald pointed out, comedies such as Petticoat Junction and The Andy Griffith Show both set in the South portrayed all-white worlds in which prejudice did not exist. (http://www.africana.com/tt_178.htm) In 1965-a movie that came out starred Bill Cosby and Robert Culp both African Americans. The name of it was I Spy. The movie was directed to race mostly. By the late 1960s television began to come out from its fantasy world to present programming more in touch with the reality of the present times

  • defamation

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    libel began previous to the American Revolution. In one of the more significant cases New York publisher John Peter Zenger was accused and brought to trial on charges of libel. In 1734 the German immigrant published an article “attacking” Governor Cosby of the New York Colony. His case was won and the trial aquitted. This case showed the oppsite side of the spectrum, on how to fight aginst defamatory charges. Another important case occurred in 1964 in New York Times v. Sullivan. This case set a preesident

  • Television and Media Essay - African Americans and TV Shows

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    It is estimated that African Americans spend about four to five hours more than the general public on watching television a week. Yet still with these findings, there are only 18 shows that feature an African-American cast or lead character out of the 115 that air on the six major broadcast networks. Even with this imbalanced ratio, there are reasons why there are so few programs featuring leading African Americans, despite the great amount of blacks that are consistent television viewers