When The Cosby Show hit the airwaves in 1984, it was the first time in history that viewers turned on the TV and saw a black, educated, upper-middle-class family. Creator and star Bill Cosby played Cliff Huxtable, a successful doctor. Phylicia Rashad played Clair Huxtable, a lawyer. Together, they were a loving couple raising five kids.
In 2008, The Cosby Show kids reunited on The Oprah Show stage, transformed into an exact replica of the Huxtables' living room—right down to the artwork on the walls. Oprah was joined by Sabrina Le Beauf, who played eldest daughter Sondra; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played only son Theo; Tempestt Bledsoe, who played Vanessa; Keisha Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy; and Raven-Symon , who played Olivia. Lisa Bonet, who played Denise, wasn't able to make the reunion because she just had a baby.
Malcolm said the set brought back great memories. "One of the reasons why the Huxtables came off so well and worked so well on camera is because we all really, really liked each other," Malcolm said. "People would come to the set and talk about how that was such a rare thing."