Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Does it Matter the Race?

After the success of The Cosby Show, there have been several other Black sitcoms to successfully internationally play on television. The article we read for class showed how successful The Cosby show has been internationally and how this middle-class African American family is portrayed. If you think about it, this is not what one would normally assume a ‘Black Show” to be like. There aren’t any stereotypes that are strongly played out in the show and the show is similar to several other sitcoms with white families. If you take race out of the picture, there are so many sitcoms that can directly relate. For example, Family Matters, Full House, Step by Step, Sister Sister (more modern), etc. These sitcoms all have the exact same basis to their shows, disregarding race.

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