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 / ... (119 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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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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(201 episodes)

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Trivia

Phylicia Rashad is only ten years older than Sabrina Le Beauf. See more »

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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: [watching all the news reports about nuclear bombs on TV] Rudy, hurry up and become president because we need you now!
Clair Huxtable: Please!
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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 Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies: The Next Generation (1990) See more »

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Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
Performed by Lester Bowie
(seasons 7 and 8)
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Good In the Beginning
2 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The first season of the Cosby Show made it one of the finest shows on television. However, I do feel that as the show wore on it became a little bit preachy. However, it still had its moments. I really enjoyed the episodes that dealt with Theo and his struggles with school. I could relate to that because I had troubles with school at times. I also could not get how people could begrudge the show because it showed African Americans that were part of the upper class and as positive images and not the negative stereotypes that were so prevalent. Also, you could see the evolution of the various characters, especially Rudy who went from a precocious five year old to a teenager throughout the course of the show. All in all though, it still was a good show.


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