10 Kinda Fun Facts About 'The Cosby Show'

Rudy was supposed to be a boy? Phylicia is only 10 years older than her daughter?

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Think you know everything about The Cosby Show? As the show celebrates its 25th anniversary, here are some facts you may find surprising:

1. Phylicia Rashad is only 10 years older than Sabrina Le Beauf, who played her daughter, Sondra.

2. Speaking of Sondra, a 21-year-old Whitney Houston was in the early running for the role.

3. Originally, Rudy was supposed to be the Huxtables’ youngest son, but when producers had trouble finding a boy, they went with a girl, played by Keshia Knight Pulliam.

4. Before the opening credits of a 1989 episode, Olivia walks up to Cliff wearing a Bart Simpson mask. The sly nod was a reference to The Simpsons (FOX) gaining continued viewership against The Cosby Show.

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