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Classic family sitcom offers fun with its lessons.
 

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Adult Written byRockybalboa211 February 20, 2011
 

POSITIVE LIFE LESSONS!

PERFECT SHOW FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
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Educational value
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Educator and Parent Written bychristian-witness June 29, 2012
 

awesome!

Kissing between teenagers and their significant others, but nothing more. While not explicitly educational, kids might pick up on a few things about jazz or the civil rights era, plus great social lessons. Strong families, the importance of positive communication, the value of quality time spent with kids, taking responsibility for your actions, being proud of who you are, treating people fairly, etc.
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Parent of a 7, 11, and 13 year old Written bywildhearts_3 January 27, 2013
 

Caution

though in general this show seems fine. I think that you should sit down and watch it with your kids. What may be appropriate for some kids at a certain age may not be for another. There is an episode I just watched recently where Vanessa plays a drinking game with her girlfriends.
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bycooldude1234 November 28, 2010
 

claassic

The Cosby show is a great show that any kid can watch
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Educator and Parent of a 15 year old Written byredjed December 19, 2009
 

Great for all Ages

GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Adult Written byRyanD 1 July 23, 2015
 

Cosby had great lessons to teach back then but not anymore.

The show was a hallmark of African American comedy. It highlights common family problems like conflicts among siblings, children having bullying problems, a dad meeting his daughter's new boyfriend, a teenage son moving off to college, etc. You can learn many valuable lessons. It used to be played on Nick @ Note but don't expect to ever see Nick endorse anything Cosby nowadays. The allegations brought against him that claim that he was a seriel rapist have incriminated him. He went from America's Dad to America's Celebrity Criminal. If your kids have heard about Cosby's misconduct from the news, please keep this one away from them. The show is perfect for any age but Cosby's lacsivious advances toward drugged women make him a questionable role model for anyone!
Teen, 13 years old Written byKeds43@aol.com April 9, 2008
 
Adult Written byddue2be April 9, 2008
 

Its an okay show for the family.

There has been some questionable episodes, it has mild humor, but a great lesson.
Adult Written byclarence August 5, 2015
Teen, 14 years old Written byCallie00 August 3, 2015
 

A Great Classic TV Show

It may be considered outdated and old-fashioned to today's kids and teens. But I think it's great! Not as good as Full House and Saved By the Bell, IMO, but still great. It's humorous, but nothing inappropriate or adult-oriented. Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxable is absolutely hilarious. The kids are terrific and relatable. They go through things many kids and teens go through today. First relationships, kisses, first days of school, learning the true meaning of death, smoking, failing a class, etc. The kids do things they're not allowed to do behind their parents' back, but they ALWAYS learn a lesson at the end. So yeah it's a terrific TV show. It's on Hulu Plus and it still show reruns on cable. If you haven't watched it, watch it! I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Adult Written bydeb2 July 31, 2015
 

Cosby? I don't think so.

Cosby is a serial rapist. We will not watch this.
Parent of an infant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bymykidsarebabies April 14, 2015
 

10+

UNLIKE RACIST STUFF LIKE THE CLEVELAND SHOW THIS SHOW IS BETTER FOR FAMILY.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byLowe's man December 14, 2014
 

one of the best shows ever made

Bill Cosby knew exactly what he was doing. Although it's more common to see black people in professional jobs on tv now than it used to be, when this show premiered in 1984 this was rare. As for family shows about black families, this was one of the first such shows, and probably the first, to show the parents in upper-middle class jobs. While there are occasional episodes about the civil rights movement and other issues of importance to blacks, as well as occasional displays of African art and the like- all of which provide great insight and a potential springboard for viewers to find out more- most episodes are about things that can happen to any kid or family of any race, ensuring the show's extremely broad appeal. Cliff and Clair are calm with their children- most of the time anyway- and instill in them such values as hard work and honesty. There even were a few episodes where Bill Cosby's creative approach to education was seen. And, while Cliff and Clair introduce their children to jazz, they also let them listen to "their own" music. In other words, they know where to draw the line. The only honest criticism that can be made- if indeed any can be made- is the parents' attitude toward working class jobs. On one hand, whenever such characters appear on the show, they're portrayed in a positive light. On the other hand, the parents talk their children out of such jobs. This inconsistency makes it hard to tell what the parents- and Bill Cosby and the show's producers- think about such people and such jobs. A bit of inconsistency here. Still, that's just one small problem in a great show. Children ought to discover this show.
Kid, 11 years old August 5, 2014
 

Great Show!

This is a great show for families! There are a FEW sexual refferences, but overall it's wonderful seeing Cliff Huxtable teach his children how to be good people throughout the series.
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Kid, 10 years old August 7, 2013
 

awesome

i love this show i watch it all the time its hilarious Bill Cosby makes the show very funny it is very educational like the vanessa and her girlfriends lie to their parents about a sleepover at Susan's they actually go to baltimore the parents find out and vanessa was in big trouble, the kids call each mild names but i love it too bad the show has stopped
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Teen, 15 years old Written byJennypenny123 April 1, 2013
 

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is a great show any kid of any age could watch this show. It teaches a lesson almost at the end of every episode.
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Kid, 11 years old November 20, 2012
 

The Best Family Show

Great family show. Hilarious but has lessons.
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Kid, 11 years old July 26, 2012
 

Good show but some episodes not appropriate

In the last season the cousin and her boy friend are considering getting busy
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Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written bynajjahanderson April 27, 2012
 

One of the best

This is a all time favorite. My mom grew up on the Cosby show and so did I. Its a great family show
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Adult Written byAl Jackson April 21, 2012
 

Keep up the good work Cosby!

I love this show! It is REALLY funny.

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