Phylicia Rashad is one of the most iconic mother figures in television history. Her turn as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show helped it become "TV's biggest hit in the 1980s," according to TV Guide, which added that the series "almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes."
Clair was every bit the breadwinner that her husband Cliff was on the program, and really elevated (in my opinion) the place for a woman in a sitcom, beyond just being the wife/mother figure. Twice Rashad was nominated for an Emmy award as the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
With a resume like that, Rashad's comments about reality TV moms have more meaning. Appearing today on The Steve Harvey Show, Rashad criticized these women, including Kris Jenner, Mama June on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the ladies of the Real Housewives empire.
"I don't know mothers who act like that. Do I really want to sit here and watch that? Is this what I want to do with the moments of this life?" Rashad said.
Rashad stars on NBC as a doctor on Do No Harm - at least at the moment, as that show's debut set records (of the bad kind) last week.
Do you agree with what Rashad said?