This book refers to:
September 20, 1984 - April 30, 1992
This show is mentioned when discussing children's names and the terrible names some parents give. Chapter 6 talks about a judge who asked a woman why she named her child "Temptress". The woman said she liked the name of the actress who played Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Her actual name is "Tempestt Bledsoe".