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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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Is That My Boy?

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1984)
Seeing novice football-player Theo in action dims Cliff's joy.
  • Fri 10/20
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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A Shirt Story

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1984)
Theo reluctantly agrees to let Denise make him a copy of an expensive designer shirt.
  • Fri 10/20
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Breaking With Tradition

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1984)
Cliff's father attempts to convince a reluctant Denise to attend his alma mater.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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One More Time

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1984)
Clair and Cliff are at odds over whether they should have another child.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Play It Again Vanessa

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1984)
A music teacher (Dizzy Gillespie) helps Vanessa learn how to play the clarinet.
  • Tue 10/24
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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How Ugly Is He?

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1984)
Denise's boyfriend makes critical comments about the medical and legal professions.
  • Tue 10/24
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Bonjour Sondra

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1984)
Sondra returns from college and announces plans to spend the summer in Paris.
  • Wed 10/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Knight to Night

S01, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1984)
Cliff treats overworked Clair to a night at a first-class hotel.
  • Wed 10/25
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Father's Day

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1984)
The children surprise Cliff with unique Father's Day gifts in December.
  • Thu 10/26
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Independence Day

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1985)
Theo tries to impress a girl by getting his ear pierced without permission.
  • Thu 10/26
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Physician of the Year

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1985)
While Cliff is busy in the delivery room, his boss presents Theo with his dad's award as Physician of the Year.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Jitterbug Break

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1985)
Denise's friends show off the latest break-dancing steps while Cliff's buddies demonstrate the jitterbug.
  • Fri 10/27
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Theo and the Joint

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1985)
Theo searches for the culprit who put marijuana in his schoolbook.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Vanessa's New Class

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1985)
Vanessa struggles when she receives her first disappointing grade in her advanced-placement class.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Clair's Case

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 1985)
Cliff takes over the house chores while Clair investigates a shady mechanic.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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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.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Back to the Track, Jack

S01, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1985)
Cliff's college track coach convinces him to run a match race against a former rival.
  • Wed 11/1
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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The Younger Woman

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 14, 1985)
Cliff's widowed friend has found a new girlfriend who is young enough to be his daughter.
  • Wed 11/1
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Slumber Party

S01, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1985)
Cliff gets stuck entertaining Rudy's friends during a slumber party.
  • Thu 11/2
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Mr. Quiet

S01, E23  (First Aired: May. 2, 1985)
The Huxtables and the determined director (Tony Orlando) of a community center help a badly beaten boy.
  • Thu 11/2
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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