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Posted: 6:51 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014

Phylicia Rashad says current shows don't compare to The Cosby Show. 


Phylicia Rashad played Clair Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" photo
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Phylicia Rashad attends "Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" Broadway opening night at The Richard Rogers Theater on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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Members of Bill Cosby's television family, the Huxtables, get together in NBC's Today show studio for an interview with co-host Katie Couric, in New York on May 2, 2002. From left are Sabrina Le Beuff, Tempest Bledsoe, Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Raven-Symone and Malcolm Jamal Warner.

By Art Terrell


While talking about her new film with Halle Berry, "Frankie and Alice", Phylicia Rashad was asked does the current group of sitcoms compare to the Cosby Show and without hesitation she shouted, “Oh! No comparison,”. Mrs Rashad went on to say drama appeals to emotion while comedy appeals to intellect. I would have to agree. Phylicia Rashad is an amazing actress. 

It's been 22 years since the universally-acclaimed "Cosby Show" went off the air, and sitcoms just haven't been the same since, according to Phylicia Rashad, who played family matriarch Clair Huxtable.

When Rashad stopped by HuffPost Live to chat about "Frankie and Alice," her new film with Halle Berry, host Marc Lamont Hill asked for her thoughts on television comedy today, and Rashad didn't hold back.

"Oh! No comparison," she said. "I'm sorry, there just isn't."

Rashad also complimented the "Cosby Show" writing staff and the way they allowed her character to organically grow and change as both a mother and career woman. Unfortunately for fans of TV, the medium's writing is not as cohesive these days, she said.

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