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The Cosby Show (1984)

The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes". Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows based on people of African descent, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby's standup act, which were based on his family life. Other sitcoms, such as Home Improvement and Everybody Loves Raymond, would later follow that pattern. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.

Writing:
  • Michael J. Leeson
  • Bill Cosby
  • Ed. Weinberger
Stars:
Release Date: Thu, Sep 20, 1984

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 24

Bill Cosby
Heathcliff Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe
Vanessa Huxtable
Sabrina Le Beauf
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux
Raven-Symoné
Olivia Kendall
Geoffrey Owens
Elvin Tibideaux
Phylicia Rashād
Clair Huxtable

Season 8:

With This Ring?
Episode 1: With This Ring? (Sep 19, 1991)
18 year old Vanessa reveals that she is engaged to a 29 year old Head Caretaker of her University ... and has been for six months. First appearance of William Thomas, Jr. as Dabnis Brickey.
There's No Place Like This Home
Episode 2: There's No Place Like This Home (Sep 26, 1991)
Cliff announces plans to add a new room to the house for Clair ... and only Clair. Sondra and Elvin are on the verge of purchasing their first house.
Particles in Motion
Episode 3: Particles in Motion (Oct 03, 1991)
During his first parent-counselor meeting, Theo and a single mother discover mutual attraction. Rudy meets Stanley and the two are immediately smitten with each other, much to the chagrin of a jealous Kenny.
Pam Applies to College
Episode 4: Pam Applies to College (Oct 10, 1991)
Pam begins to realize that, because of her below average grades earlier in high school, she will not be able to attend the same college as her best friend.
Warning:  A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown
Episode 5: Warning: A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown (Oct 17, 1991)
Anxious to see a famous rapper, Rudy and her friends lie to their parents in order to get into a club for 16 year olds and up. Cliff and Clair secretly send Pam, Lance and Charmaine to keep an eye on them.
It's Apparent to Everyone
Episode 6: It's Apparent to Everyone (Oct 24, 1991)
Winnie and Nelson drive Cliff and Clair crazy around the house while Elvin and Sondra wait to move into their new house.
The Iceman Bricketh
Episode 7: The Iceman Bricketh (Oct 31, 1991)
Vanessa's grandparents Russell Huxtable and Carrie Hanks are desperate to meet her fiancé Dabnis, who bonds with Cliff over a plumbing job.
Olivia's Field Trip
Episode 8: Olivia's Field Trip (Nov 07, 1991)
Cliff chaperones Olivia's field trip to the museum; Theo falls victim to a scammer while ordering T-shirts for the community center.
For Men Only
Episode 9: For Men Only (Nov 14, 1991)
Cliff teaches a class "for men only" at the community center.
Olivia Comes Out of the Closet
Episode 10: Olivia Comes Out of the Closet (Nov 21, 1991)
Olivia tries to delay Martin's return to Asia. Last appearance of Joseph C. Phillips as Martin.
Two Is a Crowd
Episode 11: Two Is a Crowd (Dec 05, 1991)
Vanessa and Dabnis have relationship problems, as do Rudy and Stanley.
Clair's Place
Episode 12: Clair's Place (Dec 19, 1991)
As Christmas approaches, Clair gets a wonderful present: the completion of her special room.
Theo's Future
Episode 13: Theo's Future (Jan 02, 1992)
Theo is accepted to graduate school at NYU, but faces a tough decision when he is unexpectedly offered a chance to interview for a corporate job in San Francisco.
The Price Is Wrong
Episode 14: The Price Is Wrong (Jan 09, 1992)
Pam, Lance, Charmaine, and a group of senior citizens protest a grocery chain that gives preferential treatment to customers in wealthier neighborhoods.
Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle
Episode 15: Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle (Jan 16, 1992)
Kenny pretends that he is dating another girl, in order to make Rudy jealous and force Stanley out of the picture.
Eat, Drink and Be Wary
Episode 16: Eat, Drink and Be Wary (Jan 30, 1992)
Rudy and her friends want to go on the subway.
The Getaway
Episode 17: The Getaway (Feb 06, 1992)
Sondra, Elvin, and the twins finally move into their own house in New Jersey.
Cliff Gets Jilted
Episode 18: Cliff Gets Jilted (Feb 06, 1992)
Vanessa and Dabnis announce that they have broken their engagement ... and would-be father-in-law Cliff is devastated.
Cliff and Theo Come Clean
Episode 19: Cliff and Theo Come Clean (Feb 13, 1992)
Theo decides to turn down the corporate job in San Francisco and attend graduate school in New York. One of the students at the community center finds $600.
Clair's Reunion
Episode 20: Clair's Reunion (Feb 20, 1992)
Clair and her college friends plan a retirement party for one of their former professors from Hillman. Vanessa brings home a Senegalese exchange student.
Rudy's Retreat
Episode 21: Rudy's Retreat (Feb 27, 1992)
Cliff and Clair see Rudy changing. While preparing their wills, Sondra and Elvin try to determine who should be the twins' legal guardian if the couple should both die. Charmaine and Lance prepare to visit Hillman College.
You Can't Stop the Music
Episode 22: You Can't Stop the Music (Mar 26, 1992)
Cliff and Clair go to a local radio station for a live salsa performance. Kenny babysits Olivia.
Some Gifts Aren't Deductible
Episode 23: Some Gifts Aren't Deductible (Apr 23, 1992)
Kenny turns to Rudy and Cliff for help after lying to his girlfriend about plans for her birthday party. Cliff and Clair work on their income tax return.
And So We Commence (1)
Episode 24: And So We Commence (1) (Apr 30, 1992)
Theo prepares to graduate from New York University. An elated Cliff continues to invite additional people to the ceremony, despite the fact that Theo only has a limited number of tickets.
And So We Commence (2)
Episode 25: And So We Commence (2) (Apr 30, 1992)
As Theo graduates from NYU, Cliff remembers how a 14 year old Theo received D's in 9th grade and had no desire to attend college at all. Denise telephones and reveals that she is pregnant. Olivia leaves to join Denise and Martin in Singapore.

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