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Family Guy Cosby Show intro

The series imagined what the credits would look like ‘knowing what we know now’

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Family Guy skewered Bill Cosby and The Cosby Show once again, but this time, the show opted to reimagine the popular ’80s sitcom’s opening credits in light of, as the announcer says, “what we know now.”

When the Griffins watch the show before Thanksgiving dinner, an episode of The Cosby Show begins to play. It’s a straightforward, animated version of the show at first — until Cosby’s female costars are shown knocked out while Cosby dances alongside them. The “updated” intro shows Phylicia Rashad knocked out in her chair, guest star Bea Arthur walking through without pants on, and even the NBC peacock stumbling to the ground in front of a gleeful Cosby. 

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The twisted moment is a clear, sharp jab at the news around Cosby, as the comedian has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women and repeatedly maintained his innocence. 

Family Guy airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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