“Dadsplaining” has been a thing on TV since at least the days of Ward Cleaver. But few TV dads have managed to indulge in the often irritating practice as endearingly as Bill Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable. For children of the 1980s, no one on the small screen seemed wiser, funnier, or more charming, even when telling us to eat our vegetables.
The Cosby Show premiered 30 years ago this week, and so we decided to assemble the Top 5 dadsplaining moments from its creator and star. Enjoy.