The Cosby Show: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (20 Sep. 1984)

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Cliff explains to Theo how "regular" people get by with a low "regular" salary, with the use of Monopoly money.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Clair Hanks Huxtable (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
Theodore 'Theo' Huxtable (as Malcolm Jamal-Warner)
Rudy Huxtable (as Keshia Knight-Pulliam)
Todd Hallowell ...
Denise's Friend (as Todd Hollowell)
Keith Reddin ...
Mr. McManis


Cliff explains to Theo how "regular" people get by with a low "regular" salary, with the use of Monopoly money.

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Comedy | Family





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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Many of the jokes in this episode were recycled from Bill Cosby: Himself (1983). See more »


When Cliff is talking with Denise's date, the date comments about being 'in a Turkish prison' but doesn't reveal how long he was in one. Later, upstairs, Cliff warns Denise about dating someone who had spent a year in a Turkish prison. How did he know that information if the date didn't tell him? See more »


[knock on the bedroom door during a tender moment]
Cliff: Who is it?
[Vanessa and Rudy enter]
Cliff: No, no, no. When I say, "Who is it?", it doesn't mean for you to come in. When I say, "Who is it?", you say who it is.
[the girls retreat, close the door, and knock again]
Cliff: Who is it?
Vanessa Huxtable: [from beyond the door] Who it is!
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