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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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Bird in the Hand

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1990)
Cliff's plans to bid on a rare jazz album are sidetracked by ``parental'' duties.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Period of Adjustment

S07, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1990)
Clair's second cousin Pam (Erika Alexander) becomes the newest member of the Huxtable household.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

It's All in the Game

S07, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1990)
Cliff and Clair cannot get the children off their backs after they return from vacation.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Getting the Story

S07, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1990)
In a school assignment, Rudy and Kenny exaggerate Cliff's job.
  • Mon 2/27
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Just Thinking About It

S07, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1990)
Pam's boyfriend begins to pressure her about having a more physical relationship.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Just Thinking About It

S07, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1990)
As Pam's romance intensifies, she gets practical advice from Cliff and wise counsel from Clair.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen Off the Roof)

S07, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1990)
Rudy is not too excited about Clair's planned ``women's day.''.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

You Can Go Home Again

S07, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1990)
Denise and Martin's search for an apartment leads to a cramped trailer.
  • Tue 2/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

It's a Boy

S07, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1990)
A neighbor (Ray DeMattis) enlists Cliff's help in father-son bonding; Pam (Erika Alexander) meets a prospective beau.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Clair's Liberation

S07, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1990)
Clair is treated like an old woman after the children discover she is beginning menopause.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

It's Your Move

S07, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1990)
The Huxtable men try to watch a championship football game while helping friends move.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Theo's Final Final

S07, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1990)
All that stands between Theo and the dean's list is one more final -- and his dream woman (Vanessa Williams).
  • Wed 3/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Attack of the Killer B's

S07, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1991)
Pam's (Erika Alexander) friends are upset when her good report card reflects attention to her studies; Cliff prepares for the moment when Pam will ask him for a loan.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Total Control

S07, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1991)
A father-to-be (John Ritter) misuses his basketball coaching skills when he coaches his wife (Amy Yasbeck) through labor.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Adventures in Babysitting

S07, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1991)
Things go bump in the night for Rudy the first time she baby-sits Olivia; Cliff and his friend decide to ditch their wives and become partners for the annual pinochle tournament.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

27 and Still Cooking

S07, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1991)
Cliff and Clair's 27th wedding anniversary is approaching and he has great plans for the celebration.
  • Thu 3/2
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

The Return of the Clairettes

S07, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 1991)
Clair recalls old times with high-school friend Kris (Leslie Uggams); Rudy tries to arrange her first date.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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No More Mr. Nice Guy

S07, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1991)
Theo's special dinner for his girlfriend (Julie Satterfield) is derailed by a variety of visitors.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Home Remedies

S07, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 1991)
When Olivia's cold upsets her plans to sing at an anniversary party, Cliff saves the show.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue

S07, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 21, 1991)
Rudy dreams that Olivia bewitches the Huxtables and indulges in all sorts of mischief.
  • Fri 3/3
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

There's Still No Joy in Mudville

S07, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1991)
Cliff and Russell (Earle Hyman) recall baseball's great old days with two retired Negro League players (Frank Robinson, Joe Black).
  • Mon 3/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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Cliff and Jake

S07, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 11, 1991)
Cliff urges two old friends (Red Buttons, E.G. Marshall) who have not spoken to each other for years to reunite.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Theo and the Kids

S07, E25  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1991)
When Theo counsels at a community center, he gets an unexpected reaction from the kids.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Theo and the Kids

S07, E26  (First Aired: Apr. 25, 1991)
In his new job at the counseling center, Theo befriends a boy (Merlin Santana) with a reading problem.
  • Mon 3/6
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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With This Ring?

S08, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1991)
Vanessa's announcement of her engagement comes as a shock to the family -- but more startling news follows.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

There's No Place Like Home

S08, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1991)
Just as Clair is about to get a room of her own, Elvin (Geoffrey Owens) and Sondra's house plans go awry.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Particles in Motion

S08, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1991)
The air contains hints of romance for Theo; an out-and-out crush for Rudy dashes Kenny's (Deon Richmond) hopes.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Pam Applies to College

S08, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1991)
Pam's hopes to attend the same college as Charmaine are dashed; Olivia prepares for ``show and tell.''.
  • Tue 3/7
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Warning: A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown

S08, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1991)
Rudy, rebelling against being treated as a child, sneaks out to an over-16 dance club.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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It's Apparent to Everyone

S08, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1991)
Two households under one roof are more than the Huxtables and Sondra and Elvin (Geoffrey Owens) can bear.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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The Iceman Bricketh

S08, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1991)
Russell and Carrie scrutinize Vanessa's fiance, Dabnis, who is busy helping Cliff install a refrigerator.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Olivia's Field Trip

S08, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1991)
Cliff and his neighbor chaperon Olivia's kindergarten class field trip; Theo's fundraising T-shirts are unusual.
  • Wed 3/8
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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For Men Only

S08, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1991)
Cliff's lecture at the community center is met with skepticism, so he decides to have a group discussion instead.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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Olivia Comes Out of the Closet

S08, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1991)
The Huxtables welcome singer Miriam Makeba, who helps Olivia through the crisis of her father's leaving.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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Two Is a Crowd

S08, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1991)
Breaking up is the activity of the day, as Rudy splits from Stanley (Merlin Santana) and Vanessa leaves Dabnis (William Thomas Jr.).
  • Thu 3/9
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Clair's Place

S08, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1991)
Clair's new room is off limits to everyone, especially when she is in it; Cliff gets out the Christmas lights.
  • Thu 3/9
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Theo's Future

S08, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1992)
Theo is offered a high-paying job with a large West Coast firm when he attends a corporate party.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

The Price Is Wrong

S08, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1992)
Pam and her friends organize a protest after finding grocery prices higher than usual in her old neighborhood.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deidre Arpelle

S08, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1992)
Rudy demands proof from Kenny (Deon Richmond) that he has a girlfriend (Gabrielle Carmouche); Pam subs for Cliff's office assistant.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Eat, Drink and Be Wary

S08, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1992)
Rudy and Pam (Erika Alexander) take advantage of Cliff's being left in charge of the refrigerator while Clair is away.
  • Fri 3/10
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce