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The show was also perfectly cast for mass appeal, from the irresistible precociousness of Keshia Knight Pulliam (as the youngest and most charming Huxtable daughter, Rudy) to the stylish adolescence of Lisa Bonet (years before her controversial role in Angel Heart) as 16-year-old Denise; Malcolm-Jamal Warner as outspoken teenager Theo; Tempestt Bledsoe as sensible younger daughter Vanessa; and Sabrina LaBeauf as college student and eventual mother of twins, Sondra. Combined with the effortless chemistry of Cosby and Rashad (credited in Season 1 as Phylicia Ayers Allen), the entire cast forged an easygoing, loosely-rehearsed dynamic that was genuinely familial.
Given The Cosby Show's immense popularity, it's deeply regrettable that the exorbitant cost of original music rights resulted in this DVD release of edited episodes that were shortened, with different music cues added, for perpetual syndication. Fans eager to see the original NBC broadcasts were understandably outraged, and this shortcoming should be addressed in DVD releases of subsequent seasons. In truth, the episodes (including "Goodbye, Mr. Fish," a perfect example of the show's universal appeal) are not significantly diminished by the careful editing; for casual fans, the difference is barely worth mentioning. And while the 90-minute bonus feature "The Cosby Show: A Look Back" (a clip show originally broadcast May 19, 2002) suffers from the conspicuous absence of Bonet (who by then had mostly retreated from show business), it duly conveys the long-term value (and moral values) of the series, which singlehandedly restored the fortunes of NBC while embracing familial togetherness that would inform many of the popular sitcoms that followed its noble example. --Jeff Shannon
We love "The Cosby Show" but the first season on DVD stinks. The episodes on the DVD's are not in the order that they originally aired on television. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gameshw306
I like it. would by from the seller again came in before time. I bought it as a gift and they really seem to like it
it was in great shape. exactly what it looks like
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|HOW BAD IS THE EDITING????||
3 to 4 mins is a lot especially when you say that's about 80 mins. I think I'll get season two and hope that the redo season one at a later date.
Nov 23, 2006 by G.G. | See all 7 posts
|Timeframe for upcoming seasons||
Seasons 3 and 4 were released on June 5. Seasons 5-8 will be released on TBA(to be announced) dates.
Jun 13, 2007 by andy8047 | See all 2 posts
|what season is the stevie wonder episode in?||
Season 2 holds the gem episode that is Stevie Wonder. Baby, Baby, B-B-B-B-B-B-B-B Baby!
Dec 6, 2006 by Andrew E. Bickerton | See all 2 posts
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