The two decided in order to get a sitcom to sell for their fledgling company, they needed a big name behind it. Bill Cosby, who starred in two failed sitcoms during the s, produced award-winning stand-up comedy albums, and had roles in several different films, was relatively quiet during the early s.
Like Cliff and Claire Huxtable, Andre and Rainbow Johnson played by Anthony Anderson and Tracey Ellis Ross, the daughter of Diana Ross are successful black professionals: an advertising executive and a doctor, raising their three children in an affluent mixed neighborhood.
Martin Luther King Jr. But in spite of the acknowledgement that this was the type of episode the audience had seen before, it also reminds the viewer of why. Carsey and Werner were convinced by Cosby later on, as a change of heart to make the family well-off financially, by making the mother a lawyer and the father a doctor.
However, Williams was recently crowned the first black Miss America and pageant officials would not permit her to play the role while she was representing the Miss America pageant. Claire Huxtable was never racially profiled while she shopped in an exclusive boutique or high end retail department store in Manhattan.
Some episodes could have nothing to do with race; others could revolve around jazz, or black art, or remembering the March on Washington.