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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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Theo's Gift

S06, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1989)
The Huxtables are relieved to learn that Theo's learning problems are due to dyslexia.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Shall We Dance?

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1989)
Rudy is convinced she's in love with a classmate (Michael A. Moran).
  • Fri 4/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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The Day the Spores Landed

S06, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1989)
Cliff has a nightmare in which he, Theo, Elvin (Geoffrey Owens) and Martin (Joseph C. Phillips) are all about to give birth.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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Denise Kendall: Babysitter

S06, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1989)
Sondra and Elvin reluctantly enlist Denise when they can't find a baby sitter.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • Bounce

Cliff's Wet Adventure

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1989)
Denise invites Martin's (Joseph C. Phillips) ex-wife, Paula (Victoria Rowell), for Thanksgiving.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables

S06, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 30, 1989)
Tempers flare when Denise's in-laws (Nancy Wilson, Moses Gunn) visit the Huxtable clan.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Cliff La Dolce

S06, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 1989)
Cliff must handle the household when Clair travels out of town; Theo discovers that having a baby in tow has an amazing effect on women.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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Getting to Know You

S06, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 1989)
Cliff spends some time alone with Martin; Elvin plays a Christmas elf for charity.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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Elvin Pays for Dinner

S06, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1990)
Elvin's (Geoffrey Owens) dinner with an old girlfriend (Tonya Pinkins) doesn't go over well at home.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Cliff's Nightmare

S06, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1990)
Cliff suffers nightmares after he eats something he shouldn't have. Guest appearance by the Muppets.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1990)
When Vanessa is too shy to approach the boy shy likes, Denise steps in to play matchmaker.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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The Birthday Party

S06, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1990)
It is organic vs. traditional when Olivia celebrates her fourth birthday.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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Not Everybody Loves the Blues

S06, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1990)
Jazz and blues great Riley Jackson (B.B. King) visits the Huxtable home.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side

S06, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1990)
Rudy's attempts to put back ``borrowed'' money get her deeper into trouble.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Mr. Sandman

S06, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1990)
Rudy is too embarrassed to participate in a school dance presentation, so Clair enrolls her in a tap-dancing class with Howard ``Sandman'' Sims.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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Isn't It Romantic?

S06, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1990)
Theo asks the three married men in the family whether romance dies after marriage.
  • Wed 5/3
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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Theo's Dirty Laundry

S06, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1990)
Cliff and Clair are surprised to learn that Theo is now living with his girlfriend, Justine (Michelle Thomas).
  • Thu 5/4
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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What's It All About?

S06, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 1990)
Hoping to relieve Clair of her pressures, Cliff and the family send her away to rest.
  • Thu 5/4
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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The Night of the Wretched

S06, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 5, 1990)
Vanessa defies her parents and travels to Baltimore to attend a concert.
  • Thu 5/4
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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The Moves

S06, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 19, 1990)
A recently divorced friend of Cliff's (Wallace Shawn) ``goes gaga'' over Clair's pal Bernice (Mercedes Ruehl).
  • Thu 5/4
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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Live and Learn

S06, E25  (First Aired: Apr. 26, 1990)
Olivia's (Raven-Symone) day-care center becomes the proving ground for Denise's unorthodox teaching style.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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The Storyteller

S06, E26  (First Aired: May. 3, 1990)
The family is regaled with tales of life and Huxtable heritage by Cliff's 98-year-old aunt (Minnie Gentry).
  • Fri 5/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Same Time Next Year

S07, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1990)
Rudy is not looking forward to the first day of sixth grade; Vanessa goes off to college.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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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.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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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 5/8
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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 5/8
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Getting the Story

S07, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1990)
In a school assignment, Rudy and Kenny exaggerate Cliff's job.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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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.''.
  • Mon 5/8
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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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 5/9
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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 5/9
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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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 5/9
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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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.
  • Tue 5/9
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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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 5/10
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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 5/10
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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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 5/10
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 5/10
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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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 5/11
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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 5/11
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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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 5/11
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
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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.
  • Thu 5/11
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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