We've recreated an exact replica of the Huxtables' living room—right down to the artwork on the walls and The Cosby Show kids—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 the bossy Rudy; and Raven-Symone, who played the youngest child, the Huxtables' stepgrandaughter Olivia. Lisa Bonet, who played Denise, wasn't able to make the reunion because she just had a baby.
Malcolm says the set brings back great memories—his mom even started to cry when she saw it. "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 says. "People would come to the set and talk about how that was such a rare thing."
Tempestt says shooting the show in New York City was a positive experience for the cast. "Mr. Cosby's family was based in New York, and there was never a question of taping in Los Angeles," Tempestt says. "We were in Brooklyn, in Queens, and all these other kids were out [there] and exposed to all the things that Hollywood has. We were ensconced in these incredible little communities, and we had these incredible families, and our parents were there and were very supportive."