Phylicia Rashad’s portrayal of Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show has earned her a spot as one of the most beloved television moms in TV history. Because of this, Phylicia’s a bit of an authority when it comes to TV sitcoms and recently she weighed on modern day TV and guys, she doesn’t think today’s shows can hold a candle to the shows of yesteryear.
While promoting her new movie Frankie & Alice (in which she co-stars with Halle Berry and Chandra Wilson), Phylicia said there was “no comparison” between The Cosby Show and modern day sitcoms.
“I’m sorry, there just isn’t,” she admitted, adding “the difference between Mr. Cosby’s humor and a lot of what you see today … appeals to the intellect.”
Phylicia adds that the interaction between writers today is not at all like what it was in the days of The Cosby Show.
“We had a team of writers who were paying attention,” she explained. “This is something else that’s different in television today. I just recently was on another television show and I wondered if the writers were ever in the same room together. Yeah, because they work differently today. But then, the writers were in the same room all the time, and they’re paying attention and they’re growing and they’re moving together. Today it’s a little bit different.”
While we do believe there are quite a few shows today that are destined for greatness, we have to admit that The Cosby Show is definitely in a class of its own.
What do you think about Phylicia Rashad’s views on television today? Do you agree or disagree? Sound off in the comments below!
Source: Huffington Post Live