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THE COSBY SHOW FINALE

The contradiction between how I was treated behind the scenes on the Cosby Show and how I was treated away from the show was never more clear, or more true than during the Cosby Show finale. That Martin Kendall was...

ABSOLUTE SCRUBBINESS

My complete and utter scrubbiness, my absolute expendability, was made crystal clear to me toward the end of my second season on the show. One of the good things that came from my staying out of my dressing closet,...

TEMPESTT AND HER F-ING HORMONES!

The only cast member I had friction with was Tempestt Bledsoe, (Vanessa). The cast of the Cosby Show was a family knit as tightly as one of Cliff Huxtable’s famous sweaters. There was no way that I was just...

WELCOME TO THE HUXTABLES

True, I had some fun at Lisa’s expense. However, I also liked Lisa a great deal. She tended on the quiet side, but was sweet and I thought, very kind. She went out of her way to make me...

MEN BEHAVE LIKE COMPLETE IDIOTS

It is simply a fact of life that beautiful women make men behave like complete idiots. I know first hand. Along with the rest of America, The Cosby Show had become my favorite television program. Every Thursday evening, I was parked...

DAMN! I LOOK SEXY IN ALL THIS SPECIAL TREATMENT

There is a great deal of wisdom in that old saying: “Fame is written in ice and the sun is always shining.” Celebrity is fleeting. Sure, special treatment is nice and there’s no reason not to enjoy it. The...

Broke, Broken-Hearted, and Depressed Is No Way to Go Through Life

I have no idea where I was when I first heard that producers were looking for an actor to play opposite Lisa Bonet on the Cosby Show. I was probably standing on a street corner in Manhattan wondering why...

Olivia’s Daddy: Cruising Through New Jersey with Ralph

Cruising the streets of West Orange

Cruising Through New Jersey with Ralph It was the summer after the Cosby Show had ended.  The walls of my new home in New Jersey were closing in on me and I paced the floors in a spiritless malaise....

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