Imagining the 'Cosby' episodes that never were

March 13, 1992|By John Barry | John Barry,Knight-Ridder Newspapers AJB

Now that "The Cosby Show" has taped its final episode, let it be said the show was indeed a good thing, very positive, inspiring, constructive and wholesome ... but ... really, wouldn't a tiny, just barely perceptible streak of perversity, have made it more interesting?

Advertising Age asked its readers for piquant themes for "The Cosby Show" and they pounded out:

* Mike Tyson, William Kennedy Smith and Clarence Thomas, guest-starring as themselves, gang up on Rudy on the playground during recess and beat her up.

* Dr. Huxtable buys a Harley, joins the Hell's Angels, becomes known as "Dr. Death" and terrorizes Doogie Howser.

* Theo appears on "American Gladiators."

* Theo appears on "American Gladiators."

* Dr. Huxtable becomes official gynecologist to the Swedish Bikini Team.

* In a dream sequence, Dr. Huxtable and Madonna play "Truth or Clair."

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