Bill Cosby

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Theo Huxtable

Many characters in the Homestar Runner universe seem to be fans of Bill Cosby's work, especially the shows The Cosby Show and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

[edit] Appearances

  • Second Games Menu — The description of Homestar Talker, "Homestar says the darndest things", is a play on the name of Kids Say the Darndest Things, a show originally co-hosted by Art Linkletter and later revived with Bill Cosby hosting.
  • Pumpkin Carve-nivalThe Cheat dresses as Russell, one of the characters from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
  • Email mile (DVD commentary) — Mike says his PBTC Bubs impression is pretty much his Fat Albert impression.
  • Email car (DVD commentary) — There is a discussion of NBC's Thursday night sitcom lineup including The Cosby Show.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jigCoach Z dresses as Theo Huxtable from The Cosby Show. The shirt Coach Z is wearing is from the first-season episode "A Shirt Story", in which Denise tries to hand-make Theo a designer shirt and butchers it in the process. Malcolm-Jamal Warner played the role of this character.
  • Email alternate universe — The pronunciation "ohbee kaybee" for "okay" was frequently said by the character Mushmouth on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. It also made an appearance during a bit about Novocaine and the dentist's office in Bill Cosby: Himself.
  • Weclome Back — The city of "Thuxtable" is a reference to Theo Huxtable, a character on The Cosby Show.
  • Quote of the Week — In the quote for May 17, 2007, which expands upon a quote from Homestarloween Party, Marzipan notes that she found a worm in her garden and named it "Fat Albert".
  • Email yes, wrestlingHomestar Runner thinks Strong Bad's costume is Rudy, from Fat Albert.
  • Email winter pool — Homestar Runner is surprised that a swimming pool full of gelatin isn't naturally attracting oiled-up Bill Cosby. This is also reference to the fact that he was a spokesman for the Jell-O brand.
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — After the "out and spit takes" in which Strong Bad accidentally pronounces "priceless" as "pwiceless", he tells an offscreen Homestar, "This is your fault, Mushmouth!"
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