The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

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 Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable (197 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Clair Hanks Huxtable (193 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Rudy Huxtable (177 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Theodore 'Theo' Huxtable (176 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Vanessa Huxtable (158 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Denise Huxtable / ... (120 episodes, 1984-1991)
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Long-running popular comedy television series about the Huxtable family. Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple, are raising their children (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy). The two oldest daughters eventually live successful adult lives and get married (Sondra to Elvin and Denise to Martin). As the children get older, the family gets larger and, to the chagrin of Cliff, keep on coming back home when he wants them to move out and live on their own for good. Written by Anonymous

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In a house filled with love . . . there's always room for more.

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Comedy | Family

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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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El show de Bill Cosby  »

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(201 episodes)

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Trivia

Carl Anthony Payne II, who played Theo's friend Walter "Cockroach" Bradley, was fired from the show in the fourth season for refusing to cut his hair. See more »

Goofs

In the opening episode, the Huxtables have only four children (Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy). A few weeks later, a fifth child, Sondra, appears. See more »

Quotes

Cliff: If you call a female surgeon 'old', she will tear you apart.
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Crazy Credits

The credit sequences that varied from season to season all have one thing in common-the last shot in each one is a closeup of Bill Cosby's face, and in all but the first, he is smiling. See more »

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Referenced in Gimme a Break!: Joey's Hero (1987) See more »

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Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
Performed by Bobby McFerrin
(season 4)
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More than being a groundbreaker, it was always funny and always will be.
20 January 2000 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Even though it ended its first network run nearly eight years ago, The Cosby Show continues to make us laugh through reruns on many local stations and cable networks. That is what its legacy really is. It certainly was important, since it rescued the sitcom from oblivion and showed us that African-American families can be just as "normal" as anyone else's. But more than that, it never stopped being funny, has not stopped being funny, and never will stop being funny. It was one of the best sitcoms of its day, and now is one of the best of any day. Bill Cosby was a great comedian, Phylicia Rashad and the kids on the show were all great actors, particularly Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and they all had great chemistry that never diminished in eight years together. Though it did slip a little bit toward the end, the writing and the show itslef never truly did lose their quality. Do you think this show will keep us entertained for years to come? As Theo might say, "No problem!"


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