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The Cosby Show

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample's Album Credits: 1964-75

    Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    The NFL's Quest For World Domination Continues As CBS Buys 8 Thursday Games In 2014

    Going all the way back to a time before the world of television exploded into a universe with hundreds upon hundreds of channels, Thursday night television watching has practically been its own living, breathing organism. Ever since NBC usurped the decade of the 80's with The Cosby Show and Family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The Cosby Show's Five Greatest Musical Guests

    I'm not sure if you're aware, especially if you're younger and only know him from Family Guy jokes, but Bill Cosby is one of the funniest comedians ever to tell a joke. His 1983 special Bill Cosby: Himself is one of the all-time great and influential stand-up comedy films, and his '80s NBC show is r ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    The Nacirema Society

    The Ensemble Theatre opens the season with a bang and a laugh.

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    July 16, 2012

    Wait a Minute! Who Is That? Top 10 Videos With Famous Actor Cameos

    When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    RIP Earl Scruggs: 4 Other Icons For Odd Musical Instruments

    Rocks Off was saddened to hear this morning that bluegrass great Earl Scruggs passed away Wednesday in a Nashville hospital at age 88. It's safe to say that the North Carolina native, best known for his fruitful partnership with guitarist Lester Flatt, was the most famous banjo player in the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    A Drunken Wade Boggs Channels Garth Brooks (w/ VIDEO)

    We interrupt your Texans-versus-Ravens coverage for some drunken quasi-karaoke video! Let's face it, there's only so many different angles you can take with analysis of a football game over the course of seven days. I'm a little Texan-ed out at this point, and besides, I won't have anything more in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

    Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where the new episodes of Arrested Development will eventually air, and that news more or less made up fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Calling All Sluts

    Time to fight back

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    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    What Is The Best TV Show Of All Time? Martin? Really?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Montana, Kyle Hubbard, Thurogoo ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Commitment Problems

    Readers disagree that involuntary commitment is a bad thing.

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Director of the Decade

    Clint Eastwood talks straight about his prolific career.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Other TV Moms That Might Be Lesbians

    I was all set to continue riding the Tiger Woods gravy train for one more day. I even had an idea for the Fallen One's eventual triumphant comeback -- not to give too much away, but the training sequence from Rocky III figured prominently.But then the Meredith Baxter story hit, and I realized the po ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Old Faithful

    Neighborhood bars like Bill Hicks's old haunt Cecil's Tavern never go out of style.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks: Things I Learned From Television

    Despite being a college graduate and having a wealth of useless knowledge stored away in my brain (Who is Kafka? What is Hegelism? Where is The Bering Strait? Blah blah blah)...anyway, despite my mind being littered with trivia from school days, I must admit that my biggest education has com ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    Bill Cosby and the Houston Symphony

    Don’t expect Dr. Huxtable – today it’s all about his storytelling stand-up

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    August 19, 2004

    Family Man

    Christopher Titus turns dysfunctional into comical

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    July 22, 1999

    Sitcom Survivor

    Margaret Cho

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    April 29, 1999
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    March 25, 1999
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    November 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 26 - December 2, 1998

  • Music

    September 24, 1998
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    April 6, 1995
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