Highest Rated Titles With Alvin F. Poussaint


1. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Save the Best for Last: Part 2 (1992)

Comedy

8.8
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Dwayne decides he's not going to Whitley's wedding. He gives her wedding present to Ron and asks him to take it to the ceremony... See full synopsis »

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 27

2. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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America's top fake news show.

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,759

3. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Life with Father (1988)

Comedy

8.7
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Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's daughter.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 10

4. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: If You Like Pilgrim Coladas (1988)

Comedy

8.6
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Whitley takes a homesick Kim to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 10

5. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: No Means No (1989)

Comedy

8.6
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Dwayne fears that Freddie may face date rape when she goes out with an aggressive athlete.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 18

6. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Save the Best for Last: Part 1 (1992)

Comedy

8.6
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 17

7. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: The Cat's in the Cradle (1992)

Comedy

8.5
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At a hotly contested Hillman-Virginia A&M game, Ron accepts a sucker bet from three white A&M students, then gets into a fight with them when one of them starts to spray a racial epithet on... See full summary »

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 24

8. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: A Stepping Stone (1988)

Comedy

8.4
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Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 13

9. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? (1993)

Comedy

8.4
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Lena's old boyfriend and some pals from her old neighbourhood pay her a visit but they find they don't fit in her new life.

Director: Kadeem Hardison | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Charnele Brown, Lou Myers

Votes: 49

10. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: I've Got the Muse in Me (1989)

Comedy

8.4
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Freddie turns to alcohol when she lacks inspiration in her writing.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 9

11. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Slumber Party (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.4
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When Rudy announces she's bored, Cliff arranges for her friends to come over for a slumber party and then gets stuck entertaining the kids.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 95

12. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Theo's Holiday (1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.4
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Theo's confident when he's 18 and moves out on his own, he'll be able to get a job as a model and make a lot of money; the family puts him to a test to see how well he'd make it in the real world.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 98

13. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Dream Lover (1988)

Comedy

8.3
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Whitley is upset by the romantic dreams she has been having about Dwayne.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 14

14. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Happy Anniversary (1985)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.3
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It's Russell and Anna Huxtable's 49th anniversary, and the Huxtables observe the occasion with a classic impression of Ray Charles' "Night Time is the Right Time."

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 86

15. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: If I Should Die Before I Wake (1991)

Comedy

8.3
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Whitley is thinking about giving up her virginity to Dwayne, but she finds out one of her classmates has an STD and has second thoughts.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 18

16. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Conflict of Interest (1992)

Comedy

8.2
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After Whitley and Dwayne spend the night together, they avoid speaking about their feelings. Charmaine and Lance (from The Cosby Show) visit Hillman.

Director: John Rago | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Charnele Brown

Votes: 10

17. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Pride and Prejudice (1990)

Comedy

8.2
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While shopping for her father's birthday present, a jewelry store clerk discriminates against Whitley. Civilians Dwayne and Walter go on a ROTC weekend trip with Col. Taylor and Cadet Sgt. Ron.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 12

18. Fair Game? (2010)

Documentary

8.1
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In the age of Barack Obama, prominent Black males from diverse fields debate the notion of a "level playing field" by weighing in on the complexities of critical issues such as education, ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Barack Obama, Ronald B. Mincy, Glenn Martin

Votes: 8

19. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: A Shirt Story (1984)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.1
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Theo gets a shirt that cost too much, so Denise makes him an "Exact" replica.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 107

20. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Baby, It's Cold Outside (1992)

Comedy

8.1
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Whitley gets upset because Wayne does not spend enough time with her.

Director: Glynn Turman | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Cree Summer

Votes: 8

21. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Mammy Dearest (1991)

Comedy

8.1
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 15

22. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Monet Is the Root of All Evil (1991)

Comedy

8.1
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Whitley is going about her day when she finds a person who is a marvelous artist, but things go wrong when they are at an art gallery and someone disapproves of one of pieces of art.

Director: John Rago | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 7

23. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Off to See the Wretched (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.1
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Vanessa and her friends plot to go to a concert, but fail to tell their parents that it is in Baltimore. A series of developments unravels their scheme.

Directors: Carl Lauten, Malcolm-Jamal Warner | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 69

24. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Original Teacher (1992)

Comedy

8.1
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Freddy gets juvenile delinquents who need a role model and they are assigned to teachers of Hillman College one of which is Dwayne.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Cree Summer, Chris Kelly

Votes: 17

25. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Strangers on a Plane (1989)

Comedy

8.1
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Dwayne and Whitley get to know one another better on an eventful plane ride back to campus while everyone else adapts to the now co-ed dorms.

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 12

26. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )
Episode: Ed Gillespie (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Meka Bendahan, Ed Gillespie, Sakina Jaffrey

Votes: 10

27. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Isn't It Romantic? (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Cliff, Martin & Elvin place a bet between them on who can buy a romantic present to each of their wife within twenty-five dollars limit. Who ever wins will be called "The Emperor of Romance".

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 53

28. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Mr. Hillman (1988)

Comedy

8.0
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Whitley believes she has the Miss Hillman contest wrapped up -- until Denise enters Dwayne as a contestant.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12

29. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Under One Roof (1990)

Comedy

8.0
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The Dean invites Fedsy and Whitley over for her freshman tea and they both fight over the Dean's approval. While Dwayne and Ron get a house guest that does all their chores for them when ... See full summary »

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 7

30. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Wedding Bells from Hell (1989)

Comedy

8.0
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Romance is in the air as Walter pops the question to Jaleesa and Dwayne asks Whitley to date him.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 11

31. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: A Touch of Wonder (1986)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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While driving in her car with Theo, Denise has a fender bender with Motown legend Stevie Wonder's chauffeured limousine.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 83

32. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Cabin in the Sky (1993)

Comedy

7.9
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Dwayne and Whitley plan a romantic getaway for the weekend. When Mr. and Mrs. Gaines join them, things don't go as planned.

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers, T.K. Carter

Votes: 8

33. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Cliff's Wet Adventure (1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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Claire sends Cliff to the store to buy some stuff for Thanksgiving dinner on a very rainy day and he returns soaking wet. Unfortunately he keeps forgetting some products and Claire sends ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 64

34. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Dr. Cupid (1988)

Comedy

7.9
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On Valentine's day, Dwayne is the host of a radio station and he decides to find his match through his radio show. While Lettie gets a surprise visitor.

Director: Reggie Life | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 11

35. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: I Know That You Know (1987)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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Sondra and Elvin announce their engagement. Since Cliff always says he knows everything that goes on, Clair and the kids decide to play a joke on Cliff about the engagement. He finds out before the joke and turns the tables on the others.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 59

36. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Independence Day (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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Theo gets an earring without permission.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 68

37. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Ms. Understanding (1991)

Comedy

7.9
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A student male of Hillman college who goes by the name of Shaza Zulu says that the Hillman men are "Dogs". Then one thing leads to another and the woman and men of Hillman are against each other while Shaza Zulu gets a profit out of it.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 11

38. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Sometimes You Get the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You (1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Denise's grandfather comes for a visit during homecoming weekend, and both he and Denise are planning to steal the rival school's mascot, unbeknownst to the other.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12

39. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Dentist (1986)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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Peter has a toothache but is afraid to go to the dentist so Rudy goes with him. Meanwhile, Cliff tries to hide the newspaper from Clair because she won't let him sleep when she reads it in bed.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 77

40. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Theo and the Older Woman (1985)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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Denise's friend Susanne comes over to write a report on what a large family deals with, but Theo uses the occasion to try and impress her but ends up making a fool of himself.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 61

41. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Three Girls Three (1988)

Comedy

7.9
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Jalessa and Whitley are given the chance to become back-up singers for Gladys Knight.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 18

42. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Cliff in Love (1985)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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Sondra and Elvin break up, again, and Cliff and Clair tell Sondra to consider calling a boy that her friends say would be a good boyfriend to her. When the boy comes to the house, Cliff interviews him and falls in love with the guy.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 62

43. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Denise: The Saga Continues (1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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Theo has found a place to live with his friends and moved out. Denise returns from her trip from the rainforest of Africa along with her husband and reveals to her parents that she's been married. Cliff & Claire are shocked at the news.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Joseph C. Phillips

Votes: 50

44. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Do You Take This Woman? (1991)

Comedy

7.8
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Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) is having doubts about her marriage to Senator Byron Douglas III (Joe Morton) the day before the wedding.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 11

45. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: I'm 'In' with the 'In' Crowd (1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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Everybody loses when Vanessa and friends play a drinking game at an unsupervised get-together.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 50

46. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: In the Eye of the Storm (1991)

Comedy

7.8
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 6

47. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Pilot (1987)

Comedy

7.8
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Denise finds out that her dorm payment check bounced and that her checking account is overdrawn.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 16

48. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Prisoner of Love (1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Freddie's pen pal, Jamal, is an ex-con and he visits Hillman, where Whitley is drawn to him. Ron and Dwayne get involved and find an expensive camera and other items in Jamal's belongings and accuse him of stealing.

Director: Glynn Turman | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Charnele Brown

Votes: 10

49. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Rudy and the Snow Queen (1987)

Comedy

7.8
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Denise's little sister Rudy visits Hillman and makes Whitley her new role model.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 18

50. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Rule Number One (1991)

Comedy

7.8
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 8

51. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Somebody Say Ho! (1992)

Comedy

7.8
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Everybody goes to court when one of the students is called a hoe.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Cree Summer, Gary Dourdan

Votes: 11

52. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Juicer (1985)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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Cliff warns Rudy not to play with his new juicer, but the machine's fancy gadgetry eventually proves to be too much of a temptation for Rudy and her friend, Peter. Cliff finds out and ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 64

53. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Physical (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.8
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The children tease Cliff about how much he eats as he prepares for his physical in the morning. Denise talks about the celebrities she meets at the record studio. Turns out she is not a great employee and does not really work with them.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 45

54. Here and Now (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A.J. is a graduate student who volunteers at a youth center that helps troubled kids.

Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Charles Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 22

55. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: A World Alike (1990)

Comedy

7.7
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Freddie and transfer student Julian's plans to protest South African apartheid cause Kim to reconsider accepting a need scholarship.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 15

56. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Breaking with Tradition (1984)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff's father, Russell Huxtable, comes over for a visit, and then tries to persuade Denise to go to Hillman college, which has become a family tradition.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 64

57. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Call of the Wild (1987)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff & Clair are excited about Sondra & Elvin's plans for grad school, but when they return from their honeymoon, the newlyweds announce other plans. Elvin & Sondra plan to open a wilderness store.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 52

58. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Citizen Wayne (1989)

Comedy

7.7
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Ron claims that Dwayne has Jesse Jackson's endorsement for student government president.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 10

59. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Cliff's Birthday (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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It's Cliff's birthday and the family tries to keep his present (going to a Lena Horne show) a secret. Cliff will do whatever he can to find out what his present is. And to make sure that he... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 68

60. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Denise's Friend (1985)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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A friend of Denise's comes to see Cliff about a personal problem she's had for a month and hasn't told her parents about. Cliff and Clair test the kids to find out if they would come to their parents if they had a problem.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 55

61. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Forever Hold Your Peace (1989)

Comedy

7.7
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In New York to attend her father's second wedding, Whitley and Dwayne meet up with the Huxtable clan.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 18

62. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Getaway: Part 1 (1990)

Comedy

7.7
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While on vacation, Dwayne and Ron gain possession of some drug peddlers' cash and drugs. Part 1 of two.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 11

63. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Goodbye, Mr. Fish (1984)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff forces the entire family to hold a funeral for Rudy's dead goldfish Lamont.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 106

64. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Great X-Pectations (1993)

Comedy

7.7
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Director: Glynn Turman | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Charnele Brown, Ajai Sanders

Votes: 6

65. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: How Ugly Is He? (1984)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff and Claire are annoyed by Denise's new boyfriend and his arrogant attitude.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 68

66. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: If the Dress Fits, Wear It (1988)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Clair goes on a crash diet and endures an exhaustive exercise program to lose enough weight to fit into an old dress to wear for an evening out with Cliff.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 48

67. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Liza Who-Little (1991)

Comedy

7.7
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 7

68. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Risky Business (1989)

Comedy

7.7
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Clair Huxtable gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 10

69. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: That's the Trouble with You All (1990)

Comedy

7.7
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Whitley fixes Dewayne up with another girl, but then has trouble dealing with it.

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Sinbad

Votes: 11

70. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Card Game (1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff's Pinochle partner cancels on him, so Cliff asks former Hillman professor to sit in and help finally beat his father and his buddy who cheat. Meanwhile, Theo buys his girl a ring.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 64

71. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Younger Woman (1985)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Cliff and Clair discuss their mortality, and wonder what the other would do if one of them was to pass away. They also get a visit from a friend of Cliff's that is dating a woman at least 25 years his junior.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 63

72. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Theo and Cockroach (1986)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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Theo and his friend Walter decide to listen to a recording of "Macbeth" instead of reading the actual play. Cliff picks a snowball fight with some neighborhood children.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 54

73. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Theo and the Joint (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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When Clair finds a marijuana joint in Theo's history book she and Cliff confront. Theo explains that it is not his and both Cliff and Clair believe him, but Theo feels that they are going ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 82

74. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: And So, We Commence (1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Theo graduates from college, and Cliff thinks back to an earlier time at the ceremony; the series end with Cliff and Claire dancing away off the studio.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 65

75. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Bird in the Hand (1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Cliff is set to go to an auction for a priceless Charlie Parker album, but a slight detour to Olivia's school keeps him from it.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 39

76. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Clair's Case (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Clair has a big case suing a mechanic that did lousy work on Sondra's car; Rudy does not want to go to a museum; Cliff teaches the kids how to do house chores, and he also cooks a soup with a cow's tongue.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 64

77. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: First Day of School (1985)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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The school season starts again and each one of the children faces it with different emotions. Cliff and Clair, however, are enthusiastic at getting the house back to themselves during the daytime.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 60

78. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Getaway: Part 2 (1990)

Comedy

7.6
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Conclusion. Dwayne and Ron try to thwart the drug dealers by posing as girls.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Sinbad

Votes: 11

79. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: How Bittersweet It Is (1990)

Comedy

7.6
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Whitley uses Ron as a pawn in her love match with Dwayne; Freddie tries historics and dramatics to get into a history class.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 11

80. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: If Only for One Night (1988)

Comedy

7.6
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Dwayne's date with Denise is interrupted when a despondent Whitley shows up.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Lisa Bonet, Marisa Tomei, Dawnn Lewis, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12

81. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Jitterbug Break (1985)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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After her unusual plan for getting concert tickets falls through, Denise and friends have an impromptu dance party in the living room.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 68

82. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Love Taps (1992)

Comedy

7.6
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Events take a tragic turn at the dorm when Lena suspects a rapper named Dion is abusing Gina.

Director: Kadeem Hardison | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 14

83. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Love Thy Neighbor (1990)

Comedy

7.6
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Dwayne and Whitley finally sit down and discuss their budding romance. Ron discovers that the homeless population is not what he thinks.

Director: Rob Schiller | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 14

84. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Love, Hillman-Style (1991)

Comedy

7.6
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Matthew brings members of the National theater of the Deaf to Walter's outreach center for a performance.

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Lou Myers

Votes: 10

85. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Sellmates (1992)

Comedy

7.6
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Ron is intrigued by a female con artist. Kim fears she won't be accepted to medical school.

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Lou Myers, Darryl M. Bell, Charnele Brown, Fitz Houston

Votes: 8

86. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Shakespeare (1987)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Theo & Walter are studying Shakespeare for school but are not enthused. Cliff decides to have barbecue for dinner and invites family and friends. When Russell hears about the Shakespeare situation, he and his friend read part a play.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 54

87. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Birthday Party (1990)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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It's Olivia's birthday and all she wants is a brand new tricycle, which she has all her friends help her search the entire house for when Cliff, who's supposed to be babysitting her guests, falls asleep.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Joseph C. Phillips

Votes: 48

88. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Last Barbecue (1990)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Theo hires a stripper for Martin's bachelor party, which upsets Sondra and Denise when neither Martin or Elvin object to the idea; all this goes on as Cliff and Claire prepare a family BBQ. "Bud" gets a great punchline.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 47

89. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Theogate (1987)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Clair is concerned when Theo comes home late after a cross country meet and the principal calls the house. She decides to investigate what happened by holding a mock trial.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 54

90. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Waterworks (1988)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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One tile falls from the bathroom wall, and as Cliff tries to repair it, the problem gets bigger. Clair asks friends of Sondra & Elvin to repair it before Cliff destroys the house when he tries to repair it.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 49

91. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 25,162

92. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: 57 Varieties (1989)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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Theo asks his parents to give him fifteen hundred dollars for an educational summer trip to Egypt. The Huxtables are not sure about giving him the money so he invites his teacher to the house to talk to his parents.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 42

93. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1989)

Comedy

7.5
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Couples at Hillman College experience broken hearts and discord as Valentine's Day approaches.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Mary Alice

Votes: 10

94. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: College Kid (1993)

Comedy

7.5
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Gina, Lena, Charmaine, Dorian, and Terrell rent an off-campus apartment from a grumpy older man who turns out to be a reclusive, former professional baseball star. He is inspired to ... See full summary »

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Reginald Ballard, Patrick Malone, Edafe Okurume, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 13

95. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Day of the Locusts (1989)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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Sondra has strep throat which keeps her from taking care of her babies. She goes paranoid when Clair and Elvin's mom take the babies with them so she can recover.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 46

96. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Golden Anniversary (1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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Cliff, Clair, and the children plan an elaborate celebration for Cliff's parents 50th wedding anniversary. The Huxtable's perform a musical number for the parents and take them to a club for music and dancing.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 56

97. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: Good Help Is Hard to Fire (1990)

Comedy

7.5
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Dwayne's mother walks in on a squabble between Kinu and the apartment's new maid - Whitley.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 11

98. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: Is That My Boy? (1984)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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Theo makes the football team, so Cliff gives him some pointers.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 69

99. A Different World (1987–1993)
Episode: It's Showtime at Hillman (1991)

Comedy

7.5
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When Walter arranges a telethon to raise extra money for the outreach center, the Hillman gang contributes by showcasing their various talents.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis, Kadeem Hardison, Sinbad

Votes: 8

100. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: No Way, Baby (1989)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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One of Cliff's patients is a young, unmarried teenager without other known family. Cliff finds the girl's grandfather so someone can be with her when she delivers. When Clair meets the grandfather, she realizes he cannot read or write.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam

Votes: 53