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Reminder: Recast "The Cosby Show"

Reminder: Recast "The Cosby Show"

For this week's Recast challenge, I 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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intern07 intern07 8 years
Dr. Huxtable- Jesse L. Martin Claire Huxtable -Tracee Ellis Ross Sondra- Essence Atkins Denise- Zoe Kravitz Theo- Chris Brown Vanessa- Keke Palmer Rudy- Willow Smith
blogsap blogsap 8 years
here's my recast: Dr. Cliff Huxtable (Will Smith) Clair Huxtable (Jada Pinkett Smith) Sondra (Christina Milian) Denise (Jamiee Foxworth aka Judy Windslow – the one that disappeared) Theo (Nick Cannon) Vanessa (Aleisha Allen) Rudy (Nia the 5-year-old Youtube sensation)
BellaCalla BellaCalla 8 years
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!)
stinkylulu stinkylulu 8 years
Keeping the whole thing in the mid-1980s, casting actors who would have been close to the correct age circa 1985... THE CHUNGS Pat Morita as Cliff Emily Kuroda (Mrs. Kim from Gilmore Girls) as Claire Margaret Cho as Denise (Margaret would be discovered doing comedy in SF, but would be fired before the second season for being "difficult." The role would then be recast with either Kelly Hu or Tamlyn Tomita...) Jonathan Ke Quan - that kid from Goonies - as Theo Irene Ng (aka Shelby Woo) - as Vanessa ...and some adorable Asian moppet as Rudy
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