If President Obama seems insanely likable, that's because he's getting his moves straight from another lovable dad: Cliff Huxtable. For example, both Barack and Cliff are married to hot lawyers and both have inexplicably cute daughters.
In fact, this isn't the first time Obama has been linked to the Huxtables. People believe that the show — which some argue was about a family that happened to be black and not about a family being black — impacted views about race in a way that made some Americans more open to electing a black president.
Since I'm a huge fan of The Cosby Show, I got a kick out of this segment from Tuesday's Daily Show episode. Check it out!
Happy Mother's Day, Buzz readers! How fitting that for this lovely occasion I happened to come across a clip that has both one of TV's best moms, Clair Huxtable, and Stevie Wonder singing a tune you might be repeating today, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Aww!
In this clip from The Cosby Show, Stevie and the Huxtable children coax Clair into singing the song along with Stevie, and then by the end, they've all joined in. Even if you've already had a lot of sweetness and love today, this clip is too heartwarming to pass up. And if you're looking for more fun Mother's Day stuff, try your hand at my TV moms' quiz and movie moms' quiz. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Tax day. We saw it coming a whole year ago, but as always, it managed to sneak up and scare the living wage out of most of us this past Wednesday. Were you rummaging through boxes of receipts and frantically scrambling to the post office at the very last minute? Shame on you! (Me too.) So how 'bout we get a head start on next year's day of dread and learn a thing or two about financial responsibility now? From a comedian.
When I think about memorable sweaters from my childhood — and I know, you're thinking, "why is Buzz talking about sweaters?" but bear with me — two folks immediately come to mind: Bill Cosby, who as Cliff Huxtable inflicted no shortage of brightly patterned '80s knitwear on unsuspecting children in his viewing audience, and Mr. Rogers, whose cozy cardigans are forever burned into my memory. So, imagine my surprise when newsy items about both sets of sweaters popped up recently. Check it out:
I might just have to wear my sweater with some sneakers, just like Mr. Rogers always did. To watch a video about Sweater Day starring everyone's favorite mailman, Mr. McFeely, just read more
Father's Day is fast approaching, so what better time to honor some of the most memorable television fathers? I've compiled a list of my top 10 dads (and a few father figures) to go along with my great movie dads list from the other day. There were so many stern, sweet and just plain goofy men to choose from, ranging from Sandy Cohen on "The OC" to George's dad on "Seinfeld" to Al Bundy on "Married with Children," so be sure to let me know your favorites. Here's who made my final cut:
No. 10: Philip Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes"
Philip Drummond often went around with an expression of good-natured surprise. He was utterly patient with his one natural child Kimberly and his two adopted boys Arnold and Willis. The three kids somehow found their way into crazy stressful situations (riding in cars with strangers, bank holdups, learning how to "just say no" to drugs, etc.), and then there were the hand-wringing moments, like when Philip was in the hospital after a car crash and had amnesia! But the sweet, even-tempered Philip Drummond always bounced back, and provided a supremely healthy living environment for all his kids — both adopted and natural.
No. 9: Joey Harris and Michael Taylor, "My Two Dads"
Nicole's hot city apartment with its spiral staircase and giant high-heeled chair more than made up for her strange and awkward situation: With her mother deceased, joint custody was awarded to both Joey and Michael, both of whom had had a thing with Nicole's mom. The way I saw it, Nicole had the best life, living with two dads who were remarkably opposite. There was the hot, free-wheeling dad (Greg Evigan) who could totally show her how to lighten up and party, and the uptight nervous dad (Paul Reiser) who could help her with school and who was great for anxious comedic relief. Plus, if Nicole ever needed womanly advice, "Night Court"'s Judge Margaret W. Wilbur was there to lend a hand. Besides having lost her mother, she had an awesome arrangement!
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