The Cosby Show’s Rudy Huxtable was the ultimate feminist icon and none of us probably even realized it at the time. Most of us just watched Rudy and identified with her youngest sibling struggle, or loved how she bossed around friends like Peter and Bud, but for real, she knew what she was talking about when it came to life and love, and we could all take a lesson from her these days. And by “we” I mean the women of Love & Hip Hop, who all seem to have man problems, whether it’s being cheated on, dumped, fired, or a part of a life partner gang/pentagon. Rudy would never stand for any of that, so we assembled some of her best moments in a Rudy Huxtable Guide To Being A Boss B. Starting with the quote above, Rudy offered more wisdom in her youth than any us ever realized.
Do not, under any circumstances, take s—t from any man. Especially not Bud. In this now-classic scene, Rudy drops some wisdom that every woman must abide by: “You have to earn my love.”
Sometimes you should just let your friends be responsible for the turn up.
You can’t fake stage presence — if you’ve got it, you’ve got it.
When you call a man “Daddy,” you should only ever be referring to your father. It’s a little creepy in any other context.
Be 100% sure of yourself. Rudy always is.
Don’t be afraid to wear your hair naturally.
Love shouldn’t be taken so seriously.