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Cosby show or Martin
« on: December 12, 2008, 11:07:55 am »
Which Black old sitcom you prefer? Martin or the Cosby show. I have a great deal of respect for the Cosby show, but i think Martin was funnier.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 12:16:18 pm »
To me the Cosby Show was a classic.  While I enjoyed Martin, I watched it off and on and never really considered it in the same league as Cos. 

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 12:24:37 pm »
cosby.
classic.
nuff said.

what martin episode can stand up against the "Real World" episode (theo learning how the real world works...) or how about the grandparents anniversary where the family sings?

Hmm?
Shall i continue?

(i cant hate...bruh man from the 5th flo' was a good character)


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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 01:25:08 am »
Come on man dats not a fair comparison, unless Dr. Huxtable is delivering a baby and it shoots across the room.  They're both great shows for entirely different reasons. I know those people on the Cosby Show, that's my family. Martin's "buffoon antics" (as Pam calls em) on the other hand are hilarious. Sure he's over the top but it's blood raw funny. Cosby had a strict agenda he never deviated from and ultimately elevated our race. Martin just wants to make us laugh. Eunice Chantilly and Brotha Man from the 5th floor can both coexist peacefully within our culture.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 04:39:13 am »
I have to pick The Cosby show since I've never seen an episode of Martin. Shoot me.. I'm on another country plus at that time there was not cable tv.
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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 07:08:35 am »
Come on man dats not a fair comparison, unless Dr. Huxtable is delivering a baby and it shoots across the room.  They're both great shows for entirely different reasons. I know those people on the Cosby Show, that's my family. Martin's "buffoon antics" (as Pam calls em) on the other hand are hilarious. Sure he's over the top but it's blood raw funny. Cosby had a strict agenda he never deviated from and ultimately elevated our race. Martin just wants to make us laugh. Eunice Chantilly and Brotha Man from the 5th floor can both coexist peacefully within our culture.


I agree 100%.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 08:15:32 am »
The Cosby Show.  That is all.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 12:31:48 pm »
triplex, u r cool with me becuz of that Eunice chantilly quote.
hahahhaha


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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 02:34:10 pm »
lolz Yeah, I didn't think anybody would get the Eunice Chantilly reference. (She was a woman of ill repute Cliff used to chase after before he started dating Claire.)

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2008, 03:20:30 pm »
The doesn't even require a brain cell ~The Cosby Show hands down!

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 07:47:01 pm »
Martin. Cosby didn't really stand the test of time. It's hard to believe that Martin debuted over 15 years ago; it's just as fresh and funny today as it was then. But I will say that it went WAY downhill when it became "Pam's breaf so stank" jokes. Pam and Martin were at their funniest when they were equals.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 07:45:06 am »
Martin.

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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2008, 09:21:22 am »
Cosby.
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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008, 09:07:17 am »
Let me just add:

'The Cosby Show' doesn't hold up for the same reasons that Perry Tyler's 'House of Payne'  won't hold up 15 years from today:
  • Antiquated TV family values
Do you really believe 2 dark-skinned, African American parents can produce a set of biracial girls?
'Martin' works today like it did yesterday because it was a one-on-one that dealt with themes that all relationships (hetero, homo, and trans-gender alien species) can relate to:
  • Jealousy
  • Infidelity
  • Trust
  • Extended Family
  • Inherited Friends
  • Financial Security
Yes, I believe a dark-skinned, brutha can pull a light-skinned sista!
Indeed, it's a hard choice considering that both shows were comedies that had similar virtues. Both had a cast of black folks.  However, the former gave viewers a point-of-view of what happens when monogamy works, the latter gave a point-of-view of the trials & tribulations that a monogamous relationship endures.


I had to go with 'Martin'  on this one.
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Re: Cosby show or Martin
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2008, 09:55:35 am »
Let me just add:

'The Cosby Show' doesn't hold up for the same reasons that Perry Tyler's 'House of Payne'  won't hold up 15 years from today:
  • Antiquated TV family values

Antiquated? Or timeless?
Can you expand on that a little?
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