She taught me about feminism before I knew it had a name. She was a successful lawyer, a partner at her firm. She was always the smartest woman in the room. (Fun fact: Phylicia Rashad spoke fluent Spanish, so they gave that trait to her character.) She was elegant and cultured, but wasn't afraid to dig in the dirt or play dress-up with her kids. She was kind and understanding, but she was never hesitant to speak up for herself. Her marriage with Cliff was based on a rock-solid foundation of trust, respect, and admiration. She's exactly the kind of mother I aspire to be someday.
In honor of The Cosby Show's 30th birthday, let's take a look at some of Clair's greatest hits.