Sunday, July 08, 2007

Huxtable Family vs. Banks Family

A Grudge Match (tm) between two superstar sitcom families:

The Huxtables (The Cosby Show) vs. The Banks Family (Fresh Prince of Bel Air).

Will and Geoffrey, of course, count as members of the Banks family, so that's two teams of seven: for the Huxtables, Cliff, Clair and the five kids; for the Bankses, Uncle Phil, Vivian, Will, Geoffrey, Carlton, Hilary and that youngest girl whose name nobody remembers.

Will Cliff perform some malpractice on the Bel Air clan? Or will Carlton find that it's not unusual to dance on the Huxtables' graves?

My comments: This is a tough one to call, because both teams have different combinations of strengths and weaknesses. The Bankses have Uncle Phil, who could probably sit on several Huxtables, and Geoffrey, a former Olympic athlete. But the kids are huge weak links, not just Carlton and Hilary, but Will, the wimpiest guy in West Philadelphia (he got in one little fight and had to be bailed out by his mommy). The Huxtables have fewer obvious super-fighters except Clair, who is so evil that she could destroy an opponent merely by saying "Let the Record Show...", but they don't have any obvious weaknesses either. So I give it to the Huxtables, but with heavy casualties.


Anonymous said...

You are so right. Clair Huxtable is one of the scariest ice queens TV has ever known.

Ricardo Cantoral said...

The youngest girl's name was Ashley.You're also right about Will,he pretends to be tough but he really isn't.

Anonymous said...

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