Last night, I thought I’d look for some classic TV sitcoms to watch with the kids, since, to be honest, I’d rather watch Game of Thrones with my kids than subject us all to Wizards of Waverly Place.
(Just kidding. Mostly. Don’t hurt me, sanctimommies, I would like, totally skip over the naked prostitute stuff.)
After a brief misstep with Gumby, which they begged me to turn off about 15 seconds in, we settled on The Cosby Show.
Good lord, do you know what it’s like trying to explain all those 80’s references to your kids a full 30 (gulp) years later? Here were just a few of the questions I found myself struggling to answer over the course of two short episodes:
-Why Theo cut the sleeves off his sweatshirts
-What developing a photo means
-What “take a message” means
-What “boy crazy” means
-What a beeper is
-Why you couldn’t see who was calling when the phone rang.
-Why the phone was attached to the wall
-Why the whole family had to share one phone because that seems really inconvenient
-Why a six-year-old boy in New York City was allowed to leave a playdate and run home by himself
-Why a teenager would ask for “five bucks” from her dad when you can’t even get a Beanie Boo for that.
-Why they danced so funny.
Thank goodness for Rudy who remains timelessly awesome and required no explanation whatsoever. Sage wants to be best friends with her. I don’t have the heart to tell her that Keisha Knight Pulliam is 35 and now looks like this.