When I was younger I sort of wanted to be a Huxtable. Ok, I did.
I wanted Cliff and Claire to be my parents.
I wanted to live in that row-house.
I wanted that banister than Rudy shimmied down when she sang her part in the song for the grandparents.
I wanted to dress like Denise.
Most importantly, who wouldn’t want to get in trouble from parents who were calm, collected and cool?
The way I see it, The Huxtables were the finest family on T.V.
The other sitcom runners-up for, “Where I’d like to live” were:
1.) The Facts of Life. Remember when they lived in the cool room with the four of them? And then when they ran that store/shop where George Clooney would stop by? Um, fun.
2.) Who’s the Boss. I think Sam would have been a cool sister. And, Tony just looked like he was a good cook.
3.) The Golden Girls. Who wouldn’t want to live with The Golden Girls?! I mean, REALLY.
4.) Charles in Charge. Where were their parents?! Charles was in charge 24/7. Um, that was the house to be in.
5.) Silver Spoons. Ricky Shroeder has SUCH a fabulous setup: train in his house?! arcade games?! Hello?!
Other sitcoms that I would NOT have wanted to live on:
1.) Family Ties. Mallory kind of annoyed me. Jennifer wasn’t cool either. Alex P. Keaton was the only thing cool about the family. (In a very 80’s/I ♥ President Reagan way.)
2.) Growing Pains. Again, I’m not sure I could handle that dynamic. Mike Seever got way too much attention; Carol didn’t. Then that Crissy and Leonardo di Caprio moved in and stole even more of her attention. Pass.
3.) Full House. OMG. Can you IMAGINE? Sharing a room with DJ and Stephanie would have been a NIGHTmare. Then living next door to Kimmy Gibler would have been, and I underscore, the pits. Then those Olson twins. Oh no. OH NO.
4. Mama’s Family. Horrendous. Absolutely horrendous. Everyone on that show was ridiculous.
5.) ALF. I couldn’t stand that show. Or my sister’s two ALF dolls. That talked. Blech. An alien living with a family? Um, let’s just say that Harry and the Hendersons was more believable. (And a fine family film, at that.)