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Recast "The Cosby Show"!

Recast "The Cosby Show"!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I'll ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. This week, I've decided to tackle a sitcom that many of us grew up watching obsessively: "The Cosby Show."

This series, which debuted in 1984, introduced a multitude of characters over its 8-year run: Cockroach, baby Olivia, cousin Pam, and on and on. But let's just recast the original core members of the Huxtable family, from Bill Cosby's classic grumpy Cliff all the way down to spunky (and slightly annoying) Rudy.

Leave your entry us in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature next Tuesday, March 7, complete with a "new" cast photo.

Characters to recast:
Dr. Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby)
Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad)
Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf)
Denise (Lisa Bonet)
Theo (Malcolm-Jamal Warner)
Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe)
Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam)

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BellaCalla BellaCalla 9 years
(Posted on the reminder too, but then realized I should probably post it here) Had so much fun with this one: Dr. Cliff Huxtable – Will Smith
 Clair Huxtable – Mary J Blige Sondra – Brandy
 Denise – Kyla Pratt
 Theo – Lil’ Romeo Vanessa – Keke Palmer Rudy – Kyra K Freeman (Look her up - perfect!)
dropstar dropstar 9 years
Fun! My recast family is a little salt-n-peppa! Dr. Huxtable: Jack Nicholson Clair: Patti LaBelle Sondra: Parker Posey Denise: Rosario Dawson Theo: Jesse L. Martin (he's sooo smiley & cute in Rent) Vanessa: Drew Barrymore Rudy: Abigail Breslin
happygirlhehe happygirlhehe 9 years
Dr. Huxtable- Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show) Mrs. Huxtable- Jasmine Guy (A different world) using her normal voice of course Sondra- Joy Bryant (Antwone Fisher) Denise- Raven (Thats so Raven) Theo- Shad Gregory Moss (better know as Bow Wow he is 20 now) Vanessa- Aleisha Allen (Are we there yet) Rudy- Dee Dee Davis (Baby Girl from the Bernie Mac show)
brazilnut brazilnut 9 years
Dr. Huxtable- Bernie Mac Mrs. Huxtable- Oprah Sondra- Gabrielle Union Denise- Persia White Theo- Corbin Bleu Vanessa- Raven Rudy- Imani Hakim
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I swear I did not cheat and look at anyone's picks - But here are mine: Cliff ( Jamie Foxx) Clair ( Angela Bassett) Sondra ( Brandy) Denise (Alicia Keys) Theo ( Jaleel White) Vanessa ( Nicole Richie) Rudy ( Jaden Smith) - To make it a boy as originally planned for the show.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Dr. Cliff Huxtable - Danny Glover Clair Huxtable - Alfre Woodard Sondra - Aisha Tyler Denise Gabrielle Union Theo - Nick Cannon Vanessa - Raven Symone Rudy - Dee Dee Davis
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Cliff - Wesley Snipes Clair - Whitney Houston (That would make for an awesome comeback!!!) Sondra - Tyra Banks Denise - Beyonce Theo - Donald Faison (I think that's his name from Clueless??) Vanessa - Jennifer Hudson Rudy - China Anne McClain
careyjr3 careyjr3 9 years
Cliff- Steve Harvey Claire- Vivica Fox Sondra- Rosario Dawson Denise- Eva Pigford (america's next top model) Theo- Chris Brown Vanessa- Jennifer Hudson Rudy- China Anne McClain
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
Cliff: Wayne Brady Claire: Janet Jackson Sondra:Kerry Washington Denise:Jurnee Smollett (She was great in Full House and Hanging with Mr. Cooper!) Theo: Orlando Brown Vanessa:Kyla Pratt Rudy:China Anne McClain
daiseechain daiseechain 9 years
Cliff: Eddie Murphy Clair: Halle Berry (and perhaps they adopted...) Sondra: Sandra Oh Denise: Beyonce Theo: Ashton Kutcher Vanessa: Amanda Seyfried ('Karen' on Mean Girls) Rudy: Abigail Breslin
chancleta chancleta 9 years
Ok I love these sort of challenges. I honestly ask my self who I would try to hire if I was in charge of casting and I take age in to account. So here’s my choices: Cliff-Denzel Washington (1954) Clair-Angela Bassett (1958) Sondra-Ashanti (1980 but she looks much younger) Denise-Zoe Bonet (1988) daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz Theo-Nick Cannon (1980 but looks younger as well) from “Drumline” Vanessa: Keke Palmer from (1993) from “Akeelah and the Bee” Rudy-China Anne McClain (1998) from “Medea’s Family Reunion” and “Daddy’s Little Girls” Grandpa-Morgan Freeman or Sidney Poitier could makes guests appearances as Cliff’s dad
chancleta chancleta 9 years
Ok I love these sort of challenges. I honestly ask my self who I would try to hire if I was in charge of casting and I take age in to account. So here’s my choices: Cliff-Denzel Washington (1954) Clair-Angela Bassett (1958) Sondra-Ashanti (1980 but she looks much younger) Denise-Zoe Bonet (1988) daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz Theo-Nick Cannon (1980 but looks younger as well) from “Drumline” Vanessa: Keke Palmer from (1993) from “Akeelah and the Bee” Rudy-China Anne McClain (1998) from “Medea’s Family Reunion” and “Daddy’s Little Girls” Grandpa-Morgan Freeman or Sidney Poitier could makes guests appearances as Cliff’s dad
schar schar 9 years
Cliff-Wil Smith Claire-Holly Robinson Peete Denise-Mya Theo-Mario Vanessa-Tatyana Ali Rudy-Keke Palmer (Akeelah from Akeelah and the Bee)
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