Cosby (1996–2000)

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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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 Hilton Lucas (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Griffin Vesey / ... (94 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Erica Lucas (94 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Ruth Lucas (92 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Pauline Fox (60 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

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Originally Telma Hopkins was cast as Ruth, but Bill Cosby gave the role to Phylicia Rashad. Some believe it was in hopes of recapturing the magic The Cosby Show (1984) had, but it was because Hopkins didn't react well to Cosby's tendency to ad-lib. See more »

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Hilton: What do you want me to do?
Ruth: Kiss me, you fool!
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Remake of One Foot in the Grave (1990) See more »

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Great series
2 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cosby made a decent comeback after such failures like The Cosby Mysteries (hey, it worked for Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke and Andy Griffith!) and You Bet Your Life (an adaptation to the classic Groucho Marx game show. Cosby had some funny moments, but overall Cosby is weak with keeping up improvisation for a sustained amount of time)

Madelyn Khan was great on the show, but you could see during her final weeks on the show that she looked ill.

Someone else was supposed to play Cosby's wife in the series, but something didn't work out, so Phylicia Rashad was called on to replace her.

Cosby thankfully didn't go the route of adding younger children to the cast to keep the show going. That was the start of the downfall of the original Cosby Show.


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