I chose the sitcom My Wife and Kids which first aired in 2001. The characters of this show were Daman Wayans, Parker McKenna Posey, Andrew Mc Farlize, George O' Gorell and Tisha Campbell. This show was about an African American family where Daman Wayans was a loving husband and he ruled the household. He wanted to teach his kids about real life lessons in a comedy nature.
There are many similarities between the two sitcoms. Both sitcoms are of an African American family. Both sitcoms are family oriented and the husbands both rule the home. Both sitcoms are about real life stories but presented in a comedy nature. Both sitcoms are where the husbands such as Bill Cosby and Daman Wayans both tend to their children and stir them in the right direction. Both sitcoms have story lines of pregnancy and their children get married.
The cultural difference immediately recognized between the two I would say would be back in the 80's teen pregnancy was not a major issue. Back then it was a family oriented generation as opposed to now where teen pregnancy is an issue. Back in the 80's there were not that many African American sitcoms as opposed to today there are many.
The cultural changes that made The Cosby show so different than the show My Wife and Kids are back in the 80's there were not that many children born out of wedlock as opposed to today many people are having children out of wedlock. The whole family generation has changed more people today are very busy in their lives rather than with family.
This assignment was very educational and when reading about the shows there were many things I did not know about the sitcoms. With Bill Cosby he added in the Dyslexic, his son in real life had Dyslexic. I think it is important for shows to add in real life stories and educate people. In today's generation there are more drugs, teen pregnancy and killings. Shows need to educate people to change society for the better and get this generation back to a better fun, loving lifestyle.