Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Baha'i Cosby Show?

I just read a fascinating piece on The Root with an interview with Bill Cosby about what a good "Muslim Cosby Show" would involve. It got me thinking about what a Baha'i Cosby Show might be like as far as introducing the American public to the Baha'i Faith. Perhaps you could have the parents be played by Omid Djalili and Eva La Rue with the occasional guest appearance from Andy Grammar or Rainn Wilson and a hip theme song from the Dawnbreaker Collective or maybe Eric Dozier and JB Eckl. I'd have to recommend my son as the Baha'i "Rudy" (the show has to have a precocious-kid-scene-stealer you know) for the show, but I'm a little biased.

You could have some interesting episodes dealing with the kids addressing racial prejudice, or participating in their first junior youth group, or some kind of comic antics related to planning for Ayyam-i-Ha or having to give parental consent.

So let's hear it Baha'i Thought readers. If you could produce/write/direct a Baha'i Cosby Show what would your show be like?