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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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The Birth

S05, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1988)
The grandparents are surprised when Sondra gives birth to twins.
  • Wed 6/28
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

The Birth

S05, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1988)
The grandparents are surprised when Sondra gives birth to twins.
  • Wed 6/28
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Cyranoise De Bergington

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1988)
Theo wants a date with Julia (Naomi Campbell) but needs his best friend's (Troy Winbush) help; Rudy owes money to her father.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1988)
A voice teacher (Betty Carter) helps Vanessa and her friends polish a musical act.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

If the Dress Fits, Wear It

S05, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1988)
Clair hires a fitness instructor (Debbie Allen) to get her back into shape.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

Is There a Hamster in the House?

S05, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1988)
The hamster Rudy is watching for a friend falls ill during the night.
  • Thu 6/29
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

Truth or Consequences

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 1988)
Vanessa tells a fib so she can rendezvous with her boyfriend.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Cliff Babysits

S05, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1989)
Cliff baby-sits the twins and offers them plenty of grandfatherly advice.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1989)
Clair appears as a guest panelist on a public affairs TV show.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

The Lost Weekend

S05, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1989)
When Cliff and Clair are away, Theo's small gathering erupts into a wild party.
  • Fri 6/30
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

No Way, Baby

S05, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1989)
Cliff tries to coax the grandfather (Sammy Davis Jr.) of an unwed mother-to-be into providing moral support for the girl.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Can I Say Something, Please?

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1989)
Cliff and Clair let Rudy stay up as late as she wants when she complains about all the house rules.
  • Mon 7/3
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1989)
Theo's troubles with Justine (Michelle Thomas) inspire him to visit a voodoo doctor (Moses Gunn).
  • Mon 7/3
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

The Boys of Winter

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1989)
Former NBA stars (Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Hazzard, Wali Jones), portray doctors who play a basketball game against younger women (Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Teresa Edwards).
  • Mon 7/3
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

It Comes and It Goes

S05, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1989)
Sondra and Elvin get child-rearing advice from their families.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Theo's Women

S05, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1989)
Theo's girlfriend (Michelle Thomas) catches him kissing another woman.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Birthday Blues

S05, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1989)
Clair's 46th-birthday apprehension is alleviated when Cliff's doctor friend (Placido Domingo) serenades her.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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A Room With No View

S05, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 1989)
Cliff and Clair come up with a plan to end Vanessa and Rudy's endless bickering.
  • Tue 7/4
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

What He Did for Love

S05, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1989)
Theo's friend (Troy Winbush) unwittingly gives an expensive watch to his girlfriend (Vanessa Williams).
  • Wed 7/5
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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Day of the Locusts

S05, E25  (First Aired: May. 4, 1989)
Elvin's mother and Clair use Sondra's strep throat as an excuse to take the babies.
  • Wed 7/5
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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57 Varieties

S05, E26  (First Aired: May. 11, 1989)
Cliff and Clair are reluctant to let Theo go with his class on an Egyptian archaeological dig.
  • Wed 7/5
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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Denise: The Saga Continues

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1989)
Denise returns from Africa with a husband (Joseph C. Phillips) and a stepdaughter (Raven-Symone).
  • Wed 7/5
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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Surf's Up

S06, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1989)
Cliff has to help when Theo and his roommates have trouble with their new landlord.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

I'm `In' With the `In' Crowd

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1989)
Vanessa tries to sneak past her parents after getting drunk at a party.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce

Denise Kendall: Navy Wife

S06, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1989)
Denise and her new husband travel to Rhode Island to find a home at the Naval Base; Cliff gets to know his new step-granddaughter.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Bounce

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.
  • Thu 7/6
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

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 7/7
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

Shall We Dance?

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1989)
Rudy is convinced she's in love with a classmate (Michael A. Moran).
  • Fri 7/7
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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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 7/7
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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.
  • Fri 7/7
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
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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 7/10
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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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 7/10
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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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 7/10
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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.
  • Mon 7/10
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

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 7/11
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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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 7/11
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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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 7/11
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
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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.
  • Tue 7/11
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Bounce

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 7/12
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
  • Bounce

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 7/12
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • Bounce