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The Cosby Show

``The Cosby Show'' centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy.

Premiere:
Sep 20, 1984
Original Network:
NBC
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Cliff in Love

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1985)
Cliff gives advice to a young man whom he would like to be Sondra's steady boyfriend.
  • Fri 3/24
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Theo and the Older Woman

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1985)
Theo goes out of his way to impress one of Denise's girlfriends (Robin Givens); Cliff tries to cure his lovesick son.
  • Fri 3/24
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Halloween

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1985)
Vanessa gets a chance to talk to the cutest boy at school at her first Halloween party.
  • Fri 3/24
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Rudy Suits Up

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1985)
Rudy becomes the star of a youth football team, but Cliff is worried about safety.
  • Fri 3/24
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Denise Drives

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1985)
Cliff gives Denise some pointers as she prepares to buy her first car.
  • Mon 3/27
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Clair's Sister

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1985)
Clair's sister becomes engaged; Cliff struggles to beat his father-in-law (Joe Williams) at chess.
  • Mon 3/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Clair's Toe

S02, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1985)
Clair is determined not to let a broken toe interfere with her personal or professional life.
  • Mon 3/27
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Denise's Friend

S02, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1985)
Denise's friend seeks medical advice from Cliff about a problem she is keeping from her parents.
  • Mon 3/27
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Mrs. Westlake

S02, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1986)
Cliff invites Theo's prim math teacher (Sonia Braga) to dinner.
  • Tue 3/28
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

The Auction

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1986)
Clair is determined to buy a valuable painting done by her great uncle at an auction.
  • Tue 3/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Vanessa's Bad Grade

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1986)
Vanessa tries to hide her bad report card from her parents; she and Denise fight over a sweater.
  • Tue 3/28
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Theo and Cockroach

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1986)
Theo and his friend Cockroach are ill-prepared for an upcoming test on ``Macbeth.''.
  • Tue 3/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

The Dentist

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1986)
Rudy helps a friend overcome his fear of the dentist (Danny Kaye).
  • Wed 3/29
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Play It Again, Russell

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1986)
Cliff's ex-musician dad (Earle Hyman) plans to come out of retirement to play trombone at a jam session in memory of an old friend; Rudy tells knock-knock jokes.
  • Wed 3/29
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

A Touch of Wonder

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1986)
Denise is involved in an auto accident with a limousine carrying singer Stevie Wonder.
  • Wed 3/29
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Full House

S02, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1986)
When chaos rules in the Huxtable home, Cliff seeks refuge in his office.
  • Wed 3/29
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Close to Home

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1986)
Cliff's friend discusses problems he has encountered with his teenage daughter.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

An Early Spring

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1986)
Theo's math test is postponed when his pregnant teacher goes into labor.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Theo's Holiday

S02, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 1986)
The family sets out to give Theo a lesson on life's realities.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

The Card Game

S02, E23  (First Aired: May. 1, 1986)
Cliff asks his stuffy former English professor to be his partner in a pinochle game.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Off to the Races

S02, E24  (First Aired: May. 8, 1986)
Cliff is determined to settle a score with a former track rival.
  • Fri 3/31
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Denise's Decision

S02, E25  (First Aired: May. 15, 1986)
Denise's decision about what college she will attend becomes complicated when Cliff and his father give their advice.
  • Fri 3/31
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Bring 'Em Back Alive

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1986)
Cliff and the gang comb the house in search of an elusive snake.
  • Fri 3/31
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Food for Thought

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1986)
Clair puts Cliff on a diet after a friend suffers a mild heart attack.
  • Fri 3/31
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Golden Anniversary

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1986)
Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with the Count Basie Orchestra.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Mother, May I?

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1986)
Friends urge Vanessa to wear makeup even though Clair doesn't allow it.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

The March

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1986)
Theo is disappointed after he gets an average grade on a history paper that he was sure would get an A.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • Bounce

Man Talk

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1986)
Theo is torn between two women; Cliff joins Rudy for a spot of tea.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • Bounce

Theo's Flight

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1986)
Theo is inspired by a school speaker and asks his parents for flying lessons.
  • Tue 4/4
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Denise Gets a `D'

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1986)
Denise tries to explain to her parents why she received a below-average grade on an English paper.
  • Tue 4/4
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

A Girl and Her Dog

S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1986)
Rudy finds a lost dog, but has trouble letting go when its owner comes to get it.
  • Tue 4/4
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • Bounce

Vanessa's Rich

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1986)
Vanessa is labeled a conceited rich girl after two girls visit her home.
  • Tue 4/4
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • Bounce

War Stories

S03, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1986)
Cliff's father and his Army buddies trade war stories during a card game.
  • Wed 4/5
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Monster Man Huxtable

S03, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1987)
Elvin uses Cliff to demonstrate a wrestling move, and shares a secret with Theo.
  • Wed 4/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Rudy Spends the Night

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1987)
Cliff's parents invite Rudy to spend the night at their house.
  • Wed 4/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • Bounce

Cliff in Charge

S03, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1986)
Cliff and his father take charge of the household while Clair and her mother-in-law are visiting Denise at college.
  • Wed 4/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • Bounce

Say Hello to a Good Buy

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1987)
Cliff must bargain with a tough salesman when he goes to buy a new car.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Denise Gets an Opinion

S03, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1987)
Denise anxiously awaits the arrival of her blind date; Vanessa's ex-boyfriend wants to win her back.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Calling Dr. Huxtable

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1987)
Cliff is called to the hospital for three deliveries; Theo is left in charge at home.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

You Only Hurt the One You Love

S03, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1987)
Theo accidentally hurts Rudy after convincing her to play circus with him.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

The Shower

S03, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1987)
Denise worries about her soon-to-be-married pregnant friend, and throws her a bridal shower.
  • Fri 4/7
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce