A few years ago, we got the S_____s a copy of The Cosby Show to add to their cache of 50s-80s family television. It's been a challenge keeping up with their desires (no witches, monsters, talking animals or PORN like Frasier).
Gary checked back with his Dad after a week and asked, "So, did you like The Cosby Show?"
"It was bad," his Dad said.
Then Gary said, "Oh! I'm sorry." Then he came home and squawked,"Who doesn't like The Cosby Show?" We had a serious discussion about the Only Type of People Who Don't Like The Cosby Show.
Gary was pretty sure his parents aren't racist. Luckily, we realized the Cosby kids sassed their parents a lot, and we know his parents don't like that back-sass. (That Darn Cat. Couldn't watch it. Too much back-sass.)
So, years passed and we mourned that his parents didn't like The Cosby Show because of the sassy kids, but we also subconsciously gave Sanford and Son, Good Times, and The Jeffersons a pass as well, just in case.
The Jeffersons was a spin-off of All In the Family, but that was tarred by association with Maude. ("Would my parents like Maude?" "Oh, yeah, Especially the ABORTION episode.") So all of the Norman Lear oeuvre was too controversial.
Gary was then surprised when his parents asked this weekend specifically to see The Jeffersons and Sanford and Son.
"But I thought you might not ... be able to relate to that. Because ... you know, you didn't like The Cosby Show."
[Flashback Music] ... [We return to the conversation years before] ...Gary asks, "So, did you like The Cosby Show?"
"It was bad," his Dad says.
[End Flashback Music]
[montage of present-day conversation with Gary waving his arms and his Dad shouting and everyone doubled over laughing]
The DVD was deficient in quality. BAD. Evidently it only played one of the episodes (which they loved, bwah, so funny).