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The Cast Of ‘The Cosby Show’: Then, Now, And Forward Unto Eternity

Remember “The Cosby Show”? Of course you do! We checked in to see how the cast was doing now, though “now” is but a flicker in the great arc of all that was and shall be.

We all loved Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable…

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Well, here he is in 2014, still going strong!

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And, in time, he shall join the nebulas and the novas in the grand cosmic waltz.

What ’80s kid didn’t want Phylicia Rashad as their mother?

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In 2014, she’s more beautiful than ever.

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And when her body falls to dust in the twinkling of an eye, she’ll rejoin that ever-sounding universal harmony some choose to call God.

Look at Theo, all the way back in his Cosby Show days.

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And here is Malcolm-Jamal Warner today, all grown up and so handsome!

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His light will shine ever onward—pure light, that binding, blinding lattice of all things, soaring endlessly toward the corners of infinity.

Once, a moment ago, we glimpsed Lisa Bonet as she was.

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A moment later—as she is.

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So vast is time’s roiling ocean, and so deep.

Who could forget Vanessa, the star student?

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Today, she’s happily married and a reality star!

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No matter how bright her star burns, though, she’s merely a stitch in the luminous tapestry whose warp and woof consciousness strains to discern.

Remember Little Rudy?

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Well, she’s not so little anymore!

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And yet, how tiny we all are, merely cells in the unknowable and forever expanding cosmos, doomed to live and die in but a single brief flash.