Theodore Huxtable

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Theo Huxtable
The Cosby Show character
First appearance Pilot
Last appearance And So We Commence
Created by Bill Cosby
Portrayed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner[1]
Information
Aliases Teddy andTheodore "Theo" Huxtable[2]
Gender Male
Family Cliff Huxtable[3] (father)
Clair Huxtable (mother)
Sondra Huxtable (sister)
Denise Huxtable (sister)
Vanessa Huxtable (sister)
Rudy Huxtable (sister)
Nationality American

Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable is a fictional character who appears in the American sitcom The Cosby Show, portrayed by actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.[4][5][6][7]

Conception[edit]

Theo Huxtable was based on Bill Cosby's only son Ennis Cosby.[8][9] He also gave the character dyslexia as his son also suffered from the condition.[10][11][12] Theo's disablity is revealed in episode "Theo's Gift".[13]

Role[edit]

Theo Huxtable was the middle child.[14]

Reception[edit]

Theo Huxtable has had a mostly positive reception from viewers.[15][16][17] The character also won praise about discussing dyslexia.[18][19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'". NPR.org. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (3 November 2017). "Television Series of the 1980s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ Craig, Steve (26 February 1992). "Men, Masculinity and the Media". SAGE. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ "'The Cosby Show's' legacy in South Africa". Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "The 40 Biggest Hip-Hop Moments in Pop Culture History30. Theo Huxtable Raps on The Cosby Show". Complex UK. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  6. ^ Radloff, Jessica. "The Best Episode of The Cosby Show Aired 27 Years Ago Today, and I Dare You to Disagree! What Do You Think?". Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Hupp, Stephen; Jewell, Jeremy (23 February 2015). "Great Myths of Child Development". John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  8. ^ "Business - How America `Knew' Ennis Cosby -- In Sitcom, He Was Theo Huxtable - Seattle Times Newspaper". community.seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  9. ^ BRAXTON, GREG; HUBLER, SHAWN (17 January 1997). "Ennis Cosby's True Story Was of Triumph". Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via LA Times. 
  10. ^ "Bill Cosby did a disservice to dyslexic people with the..." 12 November 1989. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via LA Times. 
  11. ^ Kussman, Eric (12 August 2011). "De-Comprehensive Politics: Getting America Back to the Basics". AuthorHouse. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  12. ^ Kushwah, Dushyant (1 July 2009). "Children With Dyslexia: A Handbook for Parents & Teachers". Readworthy. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  13. ^ Whitaker, Mark (16 September 2014). "Cosby: His Life and Times". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 28 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  14. ^ McGuire, Sr Dr Jesse R. (27 July 2017). "Raising Doctors on a Patient's Salary". AuthorHouse. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  15. ^ Craig, Steve (26 February 1992). "Men, Masculinity and the Media". SAGE Publications. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  16. ^ Bryant, J. Alison (27 July 2017). "Television and the American Family". Routledge. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  17. ^ Matthews, Dr Levi M. (13 January 2016). "Our Stories of Overcoming "Homosexual Behavior"". WestBow Press. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  18. ^ Whitaker, Mark (16 September 2014). "Cosby: His Life and Times". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  19. ^ Tropiano, Stephen; Buren, Holly Van (1 November 2015). "TV Finales FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Endings of Your Favorite TV Shows". Hal Leonard Corporation. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books. 
  20. ^ Neal, Mark Anthony (1 February 2013). "Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic". Routledge. Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Google Books.