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Cosby 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1996–2000)
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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Dennis Klein
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bill Cosby ...  Hilton Lucas 95 episodes, 1996-2000
Phylicia Rashad ...  Ruth Lucas 95 episodes, 1996-2000
Doug E. Doug ...  Griffin Vesey 95 episodes, 1996-2000
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh ...  Erica Lucas 95 episodes, 1996-2000
Madeline Kahn ...  Pauline Fox 84 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

16 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kozbi See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Madeline Kahn, who played Pauline, died in 1999. A special episode was written devoted to her, where the entire cast talked about her and her character. Selected clips of Madeline's character on the show were played, as well, including the famous scene where she talks to Hilton about death. See more »

Quotes

Hilton: What did I tell you about slamming the door?
Griffin: Um, you like it?
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Referenced in Becker: Drive, They Said (1999) See more »

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CBS Transitional Place-Holder Pre 2001 Good-Nite Programming
9 February 2005 | by billywaySee all my reviews

CBS finally stumbled into a younger market several years ago, inspite of itself...before that, prior to '01, CBS bought and played place-holders, especially, played out staples from other networks.

Cosby was one of the best of these. Freely lifted, barely re-tooled, and name-changed from the NBC run, this show was a genial, even less wavemaking showcase than the 80s Cosby run (which made no waves in reality beyond Brady Bunch-style safety).

Stage-bound, and essentially a verbal play between 2.5 avg sets, this was Cos' and whoever, coming in several times a week for coffee, and a filmed reading. It had it's nice comforts...currently, very comfortable and genial about 4am in synd if you channel it up by chance, and need encouragement to sleep.

Bad = Televised airspace placeholder....Good = Cosby, and light-hearted lullaby and drone. Venerable late-night/very early morning fare when you're trying to sleep.


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