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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During some of the show's early run, many younger viewers watched expressly to see Rudy. Many of these younger fans were said to actually refer to the series as "The Rudy Show". 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 »

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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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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) See more »

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Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
Performed by The Oregon Symphony
Arranged by James DePreist and Bill Cosby
(season 5)
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An Overrated Sitcom
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bill Cosby was one of the first major African-American celebrities, starting in the 1960's when they were still a rarity. But while Cosby to his credit eschewed the obvious "black" stereotypes, the show that resulted was never anything greater than the average sitcom. You could find the same jokes and situations in many other television sitcoms of that era and before.

I did see a comic book cartoon parody of the show I found hilarious. The point was that it showed a too-clean view of a family of five. For example, a house with five children would be far messier than shown on a television show. Also, when a family doctor comes home from his office at the end of the day, he would be typically exhausted from all the screaming kids and other headaches that a family doctor goes through.

If you removed the Cosbys and substituted a white family instead, the show would hardly be different.


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