There seem to be more family comedies that we are constantly living in. While caring for a child of Clive's patients, Claire decided she wanted to have another child. On the other hand, Vanessa in the school orchestra plays clarinet. Unfortunately, it's not good at that. While exercising at home, family members put the noise they make. In school, during the show, it has a solo performance.
The fact that swaths of the population were engaging with an African American family, every week for half an hour, was massively important for popular culture. Never mind the specifics about what this engagement was about.
Perhaps it was the characters' close proximity to real people; perhaps it was the skill with which Cosby was able to mix big laughs with real truth and subtle life lessons. But people identified with the Huxtables.
Of all its legacies, the one most noted when discussing The Cosby Show is its depictions of race and class. Nothing like it had been seen before on television, and nothing has had its level of impact since.