Bill Cosby hates dumb TV parents, which probably means he’s not particularly enamored by Family Guy.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a fake Bill Cosby rant titled “I’m 83 and I’m Tired” made the rounds on the internet, making the real Bill Cosby fairly angry.
Speaking at the Temple University in Philadelphia recently, Bill Cosby spoke about the importance of education, but he also made it quite clear he’s not finished with entertainment.
“I’ve had a great deal of success,” Bill Cosby said. “I’ve enjoyed what I’ve done, but I’m not done yet.”
Bill Cosby also has a thing to say about parenting and current pop culture icons:
“I based the [Bill Cosby] series on two important things: Number one … I hated those series where the children were brighter than the parents, and those parents had to play dumb.”
So why does Bill Cosby hate dumb TV parents? Bill Cosby believes that if we create entertainment “at the expense of parenting, at the expense of keeping children out of harm’s way to get these laughs, to make these parents look stupid, to make kids look like they are ultra-bright but still lost, then we have a problem.”
Bill Cosby believes parents should want to be well-liked, but not at the expense of “some kind of judgment.” Bill Cosby believes in tough love parenting, saying that in order to keep children safe it’s better to be right than liked. Which explains why the Bill Cosby character was nothing like Homer Simpson, Al Bundy, Peter Griffin, or Phil Dunphy, who are often only perfect examples of how not to be a parent.
Do you agree with Bill Cosby that dumb TV parents are a bad trend in pop culture?