Show: The Cosby Show
Kids: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy
Known for: Funny voices, ugly sweaters
Sometimes we wish Cliff Huxtable was our dad. The Cosby Show turns 25 years old on Sept. 20 and yet the out-of-touch-but-still-kind-of-hip TV father is just as beloved now as when Bill Cosby debuted him in 1984. Working from home gave the successful obstetrician plenty of time to console a lovelorn Theo, reprimand Vanessa for doing something annoying or give Rudy and her friends piggyback rides. But Cliff wasn’t just a great dad, he was a funny one too. Cosby imbued the character with his best impersonations, dance numbers and comedy routines, turning Cliff into a the kind of father everyone wanted for their own. Oh, and did we mention his hot lawyer wife, Clair? She’s even cooler than he was.
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