Macho attitudes


Elvin Tibideaux: I’m sorry, Mrs. Huxtable, I didn’t think you did that kind of thing. 
Clair Huxtable: What kind of thing? 
Elvin Tibideaux: You know… serve. Serve him. 
Clair Huxtable: [with a tense smile] Oh, serve *him*. As in “serve your man”? 
Elvin Tibideaux: Well, yeah. 
Clair Huxtable: [now visibly indignant] Let me tell you something, Elvin. You see, I am not *serving* Dr. Huxtable, okay? 
Elvin Tibideaux: Okay. 
Clair Huxtable: That’s the kind of thing that goes on in a restaurant. Now I am going to bring him a cup of coffee just like he brought me a cup of coffee this morning. And *that*, young man, is what marriage is made of: it is give-and-take fifty-fifty. And if you don’t get it together, and drop these macho attitudes, you are never gonna have anybody bringing you anything anywhere, any place, any time EVER. 
[pauses, then smiles graciously

 

“The Cosby Show: Cliff in Love (#2.4)” (1985)

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