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The Cosby Show
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Cast of 'The Cosby Show'

  • Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff ``Cliff'' Huxtable
  • Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theo Huxtable
  • Tempestt Bledsoe as Vanessa Huxtable
  • Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable Kendall
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy Huxtable
  • Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux
  • Raven-Symone as Olivia Kendall

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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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.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 178
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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.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 178
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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.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
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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 4/24
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/24
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
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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 4/24
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/25
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/25
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
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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 4/25
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/25
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
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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).
  • Wed 4/25
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/26
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 178
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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 4/26
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 178
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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 4/26
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
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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.
  • Thu 4/26
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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).
  • Thu 4/26
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Thu 4/26
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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 4/27
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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An obstetrician and a lawyer raise a family in Brooklyn.
  • Mon 4/30
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  • 178
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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.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Bonjour Sondra

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1984)
Sondra returns from college and announces plans to spend the summer in Paris.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Knight to Night

S01, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1984)
Cliff treats overworked Clair to a night at a first-class hotel.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Rudy's Sick

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1984)
Clair rushes off to an important job interview, leaving Cliff home to tend to Rudy, who is sick in bed.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

How Ugly Is He?

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1984)
Denise's boyfriend makes critical comments about the medical and legal professions.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Bonjour Sondra

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1984)
Sondra returns from college and announces plans to spend the summer in Paris.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Knight to Night

S01, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1984)
Cliff treats overworked Clair to a night at a first-class hotel.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Rudy's Sick

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1984)
Clair rushes off to an important job interview, leaving Cliff home to tend to Rudy, who is sick in bed.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
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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 5/3
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
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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.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
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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.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Theo and the Joint

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 7, 1985)
Theo searches for the culprit who put marijuana in his schoolbook.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 178
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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 5/3
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
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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.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 178
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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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Clair's Case

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 1985)
Cliff takes over the house chores while Clair investigates a shady mechanic.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne