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"The Cosby Show" ~1984-1992

 

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The Cosby Show premiered on NBC on September 20, 1984. The series is about Heathcliff Huxtable, commonly known as Cliff, and his family. Cliff delivers babies for a living and has an office at home. His wife, Clair, is a successful lawyer. They have five children, ranging from the youngest, Rudy, to the oldest, Sondra.The Huxtable residence is a New York City brownstone where Cliff (an obstetrician) also maintains his office. He and his wife Clair (a legal aid attorney) try to bring up the kids with a combination of love and parental firmness, while leading their own active professional lives. Sondra, the oldest daughter was a senior at Princeton University during the first season, graduating early in the second; Denise and Theo ("No Problem!") were the know-it-all teenagers; Vanessa, the rambunctious 8-year old; and Rudy the adorable, if mischievous little girl.

"I just hope they get out of the house before we die," murmured an exhausted Cliff as he sank into bed at the end of the premiere episode.

 

 

Cast ~

   

Bill Cosby

~ Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable

Phylicia Rashad

~ Clair Huxtable

Sabrina Le Beauf

~ Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux

Lisa Bonet

~ Denise Huxtable Kendall

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

~ Theodore Huxtable

Tempestt Bledsoe

~ Vanessa Huxtable

Geoffrey Owens

~ Elvin Tibideaux (1986-1992)

Keshia Knight Pulliam

~ Rudy Huxtable

Joseph C. Phillips

~ Martin Kendall (1989-1992)

Raven-Symone

~ Olivia (1989-1992)

Erika Alexander

~ Pam Tucker (1990-1992)

Earle Hyman

~ Russell Huxtable (Cliff's father)

Clarice Taylor

~ Anna Huxtable (Cliff's mother)
     

The Episodes ~

   

Season 1 (1984-85)

Pilot
Bad Dreams
Mr. Fish
Is That My Boy?
A Shirt Story
Breaking With Tradition
One More Time
Play It Again Vanessa
How Ugly Is He?
Bon Jour Sondra
You're Not A Mother Tonight
Rudy's Sick
Father's Day
Independence Day
Physician Of The Year
Jitterbug Break
Theo And The Joint
Vanessa's New Class
Clair's Case
Back To The Track, Jack
The Younger Woman
Slumber Party
Mr. Quiet
Cliff's Birthday

Season 2 (1985-86)

First Day Of School
The Juicer
Happy Anniversary
Cliff In Love
Theo And The Older Woman
Halloween
Denise Drives
Rudy Suits Up
Clair's Sister
Denise's Friend
Clair's Toe
Mrs. Westlake
Vanessa's Bad Grade
The Auction
Theo And Cockroach
The Dentist
Play It Again, Russell
A Touch Of Wonder
Full House
Close To Home
Theo's Holiday
An Early Spring
Denise's Decision
The Card Game
Off To The Races

Season 3 (1986-87)

Bring 'Em Back Alive
Food For Thought
Golden Anniversary
Man Talk
Mother, May I?
The March
Theo's Flight
Vanessa's Rich
Denise Gets A 'D'
A Girl And Her Dog
War Stories
Cliff In Charge
Monster Man Huxtable
Rudy Spends The Night
Say Hello To A Good Buy
Denise Gets An Opinion
Calling Doctor Huxtable
You Only Hurt The One You Love
The Shower
Cliff's 50th Birthday
I Know That You Know
Andalusuian Flu
Bald And Beautiful
Planning Parenthood
Hillman

Season 4 (1987-88)

Call Of The Wild
Theogate
It's Not Easy Being Green
Cliff's Mistake
Shakespeare
That's Not What I Said
Autumn Gifts
Looking Back
Where's Rudy
Bookworm
Dance Mania
The Locker Room
The Show Must Go On
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
The Visit
The Drum Major
Waterworks
Once Upon A Time
Petanque
Trust Me
Home For The Weekend
The Prom
Gone Fishin

Season 5 (1988-89)

Together Again And Again
The Physical
Rudy's All-Nighter
Move It
Out Of Brooklyn
The Birth
Cyranoise De Bergington
How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall
If The Dress Fits Wear It
Is There A Hamster In The House
Truth Or Consequences
Cliff Babysits
Mrs. Huxtable Goes To Kindergarten
Lost Weekend
No Way, Baby
Can I Say Something, Please?
The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
The Boys Of Winter
It Comes And It Goes
Theo's Women
Birthday Blues
A Room With No View
What He Did For Love
Day Of The Locust
57 Varieties

Season 6 (1989-90)

Denise: The Saga Continues
Surf's Up
I'm With The 'In' Crowd
Denise Kendall: Navy Wife
Theo's Gift
Denise Kendall: Babysitter
Shall We Dance
The Day The Spores Landed
Cliff's Wet Adventure
Grampy And Nunu
Cliff La Douce
Getting To Know You
Elvin Pays For Dinner
Cliff's Nightmare
Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor
The Birthday Party
Not Everybody Loves The Blues
Rudy's Walk On The Wild Side
Mister Sandman
Isn't It Romantic
Theo's Dirty Laundry
What's It All About
The Night Of The Wretched
The Moves
Live And Learn
The Storyteller

Season 7 (1990-91)

Same Time Next Year
Bird In The Hand
Last Barbeque
Period Of Adjustment
It's All In The Game
Getting The Story
Just Thinking About It
The Infantry Has Landed
You Can Go Home Again
It's A Boy
Clair's Liberation
It's Your Move
Theo's Final Final
Attack Of The Killer Bees
Total Control
Adventures In Babysitting
27 And Still Cooking
Return Of The Clairettes
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Home Remedies
Nightmare On Stigwood Ave
There's Still No Joy In Mudville
Cliff And Jake
Theo And The Kids, Part 1
Theo And The Kids, Part 2

Season 8 (1991-92)

With This Ring?
There's No Place Like This Home
Particles In Motion
Pam Applies To College
A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause A Meltdown
It's Apparent To Everyone
The Iceman Bringeth
Olivia's Field Trip
For Men Only
Olivia Comes Out Of The Closet
Two Is A Crowd
Clair's Place
Theo's Future
The Price Is Wrong
Bring Me The Lip Gloss Of Deirdre Arpelle
Eat, Drink And Be Wary
The Getaway
Cliff Gets Jilted
Cliff And Theo Come Clean
Clair's Reunion
Rudy's Retreat
You Can't Stop The Music
Some Gifts Aren't Deductible
And So, We Commence

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