Over the last few months, one of the things I’ve seen said from the idiots who defend Bill Cosby is that we’ve “let them put Dr. Huxtable in jail.”
For starters, Heathcliff Huxtable is a fictional character. Bill Cosby isn’t Dr.Huxtable any more than Pierce Brosnan or Sean Connery are James Bond (Roger Moore is the best Bond until Idris Elba gets the role anyway, but I digress).
The thing I don’t think enough people realize is that Heathcliff wasn’t really a perfect father anyway:
- he constantly harassed Theo over his grades never once checking to see if he had any kind of learning disability, which is weird considering DOCTOR Huxtable is, you know, a DOCTOR
- he seeks to blame his kids for his own misdoings. Have we forgotten the time he broke one of Clair’s mugs then fixed it poorly to make it seem like one of the kids did it? Or the multiple times he stole food that wasn’t meant for him and looked to blame his kids for it (most likely poor Theo)
- do you remember the eloquent soliloquy Theo gave about how Cliff should love him in spite of his less than stellar grades? No? You probably remember Cliff shitting all over him, though:
Poor Theo, but back to what I was saying, Bill Cosby is a likely rapist finally paying for his crimes. Heathcliff Huxtable was a doctor who saw his (mostly) female patients in the basement of his house where no one could hear them. They’re not the…wait…