Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I see the future, and it's all mine

I have two favorite sitcoms that I think I have seen every episode of and they are: The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. If you have digital cable you will notice that these two shows can be seen pretty much hourly so if you want to master the "Carlton" or that strange gassy dance that Bill Cosby does during the intro...you are good to go. One thing I looked forward to every new Cosby season was that intro. They changed it up every season, and it was a great way to attract viewers. The opening credits evoked such great questions like this every season: What constipated dance was Bill going to ride out this season? Will Theo or Alvin have an even longer rat tail this season? Will Rudy lose the puberty moustache? Will Vanessa ever get some soul? What white kid will they befriend this season?
I recently saw one of the greatest episodes in the history of time. Not just one of the best Cosby episodes ever, but one of the best half hours in televison history. It's the episode when all the kids put on a show for the Grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. They all lip synch a James Brown song, but I just can't remember the name of the song.
All of the girls are lined up those iconic stairs before the music starts while the grandparents can harldy contain themselves waiting for what comes next...BAM! Theo comes crashing down on us all as he trots down the steps doing one of the sickest James Brown impressions I have ever seen. The three older sisters were dancing on the stairs like no other while Theo held it down. Vanessa and Sondra had the least amount of rhythm and the hippie sister just danced like a hippie. Then Theo starts spinning so effortlessly you look at his feet to make sure he isn't rocking socks on the hardwood floor, but he isn't. He is just that smooth.
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable comes out when the song goes instrumental and does his best Louie Armstrong while Theo plays a mean air bass. Then ladies and gentleman the soul crushing encore by Rudy Huxtable (the most dominant child actor in TV history besides the robot girl from Small Wonder : http://whytheluckystiff.net/i.content/small-wonder2.jpg ) .
Rudy comes out and the end of the song and just KILLS it...she nails it. She does a sub par lip synching job but that makes her even cuter. This further proves my theory that Rudy was so much better than that egotisical Raven Symone : http://www.dreamstarlets.com/features/!bios/raven22.jpg . Raven was too good at ther job. She tried to makes us all forget about Rudy being a little amateurish, but we didn't. She was too mature and professional to play a 4 year old. I don't want to see some sassy little kid with good vocab. I want to see a toothless cutie who relys on her smile and dimples. Raven knew she was hot shit, but Rudy just had it.
This episode is just amazing and it should be looped continuously at one of the Smithsonians. Next up: The curse of the Cosby Show.


Just a disaster:

"We are a jamacian steroetype team!"



John Spartan said...

Cosby...Beast. I was always more of a fan of the Fresh prince though. Best episode was when Queen Latifah wanted him to take her out and at first he was a bit scared of the Queen but then he realized that heavy girls can be alot of fun. Oh how I loved that episode

KC said...

Great call...the queen went to school with him and he actually got caught making fun of her...he felt really bad about it