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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable 197 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Clair Huxtable 193 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Rudy Huxtable 177 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Theo Huxtable 176 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Vanessa Huxtable 158 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Denise Huxtable / ... 120 episodes, 1984-1991
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"The Cosby Show" centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy. Written by Jwelch5742

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In a house filled with love . . . there's always room for more.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although the name of the medical school Cliff attended is never mentioned, it is alluded to that it was possibly Temple University School of Medicine. In his medical office located in his home's basement there is a framed logo of the "T" that is the same symbol used by Temple University. The fictional Hillman College is known as the college he attended undergraduate school. Also, Bill Cosby earned his bachelor's degree from Temple in 1971, so this allusion could be homage to his real-life alma mater. See more »

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Cliff Huxtable is an OB/GYN in New York City who is successful enough to have his practice in the basement of his home and yet he has no office staff and especially no nurse on staff. Worse he has a single examine room and apparently no waiting area, See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cliff: Look at me when you lie.
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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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Kiss Me
Written by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
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Good In the Beginning
2 July 2003 | by 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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