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21 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About "The Cosby Show"

Because you missed those colorful sweaters.

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6. Bill Cosby was inspired by I Love Lucy and wanted Clair to be Dominican, so she could go off on Spanish tirades when angry.

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Phylicia Rashad, who was fluent in Spanish, won the role by demonstrating her language skills, but this idea was dropped before the pilot was taped.

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18. Peter Costa, who played Rudy's playmate, suffered from stage fright and always forgot his lines.

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Bill Cosby utilized this nervousness, having Peter’s character run out of the house at awkward moments.

Facts courtesy of IMDB.