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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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Planning Parenthood

S03, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 30, 1987)
Cliff treats Rudy and her friends to lunch at an expensive restaurant.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Hillman

S03, E25  (First Aired: May. 7, 1987)
The Huxtables visit Hillman College to celebrate the retirement of the school's president.
  • Wed 12/13
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Call of the Wild

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Sondra and Elvin return from their honeymoon with surprising news for the Huxtables.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Theogate

S04, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1987)
Theo comes home late from a cross-country meet and the Huxtable ``family court'' convenes to find out why.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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It Ain't Easy Being Green

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1987)
Rudy plays her parents against each other to wear inappropriate clothes to a party.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Bounce

Cliff's Mistake

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1987)
Cliff misplaces a power drill he borrowed; the children plan a Halloween party.
  • Fri 12/15
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • Bounce

Shakespeare

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1987)
Hillman College's Dr. Foster (Roscoe Lee Brown) and his friend (Christopher Plummer) help Theo and Cockroach tackle a Shakespeare play.
  • Mon 12/18
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Bounce

That's Not What I Said

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1987)
Cliff and Clair take out their frustrations on each other after Theo gets into trouble with the law.
  • Mon 12/18
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Autumn Gifts

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1987)
Cliff and his father visit the Huxtables' neighbor (Eileen Heckart).
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Bounce

Where's Rudy?

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1987)
The Huxtables go to the mall to cheer Clair's entry in a winter squash contest; Rudy gets lost.
  • Tue 12/19
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Looking Back

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1987)
In a series of flashbacks, the Huxtables help Elvin understand Sondra by reliving events from the family's past.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Looking Back

S04, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1987)
In a series of flashbacks, the Huxtables help Elvin understand Sondra by reliving events from the family's past.
  • Wed 12/20
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Dance Mania

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1987)
Theo and Cockroach plan on attending the taping of a TV dance show; Cliff learns ``new math'' from Vanessa.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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The Locker Room

S04, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1987)
Theo fears Vanessa's reputation will be ruined when one of his locker room buddies asks her out on a date.
  • Thu 12/21
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • Bounce

The Show Must Go On

S04, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 1987)
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville tribute show; Vanessa's ex-boyfriend proposes marriage.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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Bookworm

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1988)
Clair takes Cliff to the first coed meeting of her book discussion group.
  • Fri 12/22
  • 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.
  • Mon 12/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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You Can't Stop the Music

S08, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1992)
Cliff enjoys being in the studio for a radio concert featuring Latin jazz artists Mario Bauza and Willie Colon.
  • Mon 12/25
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

S04, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1988)
Clair and Cliff meet with Rudy's teacher (Melba Moore) to discuss their daughter's refusal to play the violin.
  • Tue 12/26
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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The Visit

S04, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1988)
Theo visits a friend (Christopher Collet) hospitalized for cancer; Elvin gets in hot water with his spot-on impersonation of Cliff.
  • Tue 12/26
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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