Cosby

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6.31997TV-PG
Based loosely on the British sitcom "One Foot in the Grave," "Cosby" finds Hilton Lucas forced into early retirement by his employer at an airline. Although his wife Ruth has her misgivings, Hilton now stays at home with her, his daughter Erica and her friend Griffin.
Starring
Bill CosbyPhylicia RashadDoug E. Doug
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 16, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton has a nightmare that he's been fired from the airline, and his wife Ruth reminds him that it already happened to him three weeks ago along with 10,000 others. Ruth tells her friend Pauline that it's tough having Hilton around the house all day - he's trying to fix things that aren't broken.
  2. 2. It's My Party
    September 23, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton feels cheated that his company laid him off without even a goodbye party, but Ruth tells him he's being childish.
  3. 3. Neighborhood Watch
    September 30, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a home burglary, Hilton forms a neighborhood-watch program, but it turns out that he's causing more problems than he's solving.
  4. 4. Happily Ever Hilton
    October 7, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton hears that the airlines are hiring again, so he prepares his resume and schedules an interview to get his old job back.
  5. 5. The Best Little Antique Shop in Astoria
    October 14, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    The antique shop where Hilton works has a secret hiding behind a locked door, and the cops want him to help them in a raid of the premises.
  6. 6. One Foot in Your Mouth
    October 21, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton's lie to avoid going to a stranger's wedding backfires on him.
  7. 7. Natural Born Debtors
    October 28, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton tries to help Pauline's financially irresponsible goddaughter but ends up the recipient of an overly generous ATM.
  8. 8. The Two Mr. Lucases
    November 4, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton's cousin Earl has secretly checked himself into the hospital for a colonoscopy procedure, not telling his wife Lillian because he doesn't want her to worry. Hilton visits Earl, and he warns Ruth and Pauline to keep Earl's secret from Lillian, who's coming over to see him.
  9. 9. No Nudes is Good Nudes
    November 11, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The nude model from Hilton's art class finds her clothes missing after class. It's Hilton to the rescue, not knowing her irate husband has the wrong impression and is hot on their trail.
  10. 10. Basketball Story
    November 18, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton and Griffin go to a basketball game where Hilton learns that he has the winning ticket for a contest called "Shot of a Lifetime."
  11. 11. Guard Almighty
    November 25, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton goes to school to become a security guard, and when Pauline sees him with his graduating class, she swears she'll never feel safe again. She urges Ruth to stop Hilton before he hurts himself or someone else.
  12. 12. The Broken Reflection
    December 2, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton's eccentric and snobby brother George pays a visit to the Lucas household.
  13. 13. Tempus Lucas
    December 16, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton finds that his life insurance is practically worthless, so he tries to shape up to pass a physical for a new policy.
  14. 14. Guess Whose President is Coming to Dinner
    January 6, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After calling in to a radio talk show, Hilton is chosen to dine with the president. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani makes a special appearance.
  15. 15. Brave New Hilton
    January 13, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton tries to help save his friend Bradshaw's failing mattress and bedding business.
  16. 16. Lucas Platonicus
    February 3, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After Griffin and Erica attend their high school reunion, Griffin realizes that their relationship is going nowhere and decides to make a clean break from her.
  17. 17. Valentine's Day
    February 10, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's Valentine's Day, and when Hilton realizes that he has bought Ruth a scarf that she already has, it's back to the drawing board. When she mentions that she'd love to see singer Jeffrey Osborne, who's appearing at the Steinway Club that night, a desperate Hilton says that he has tickets and was going to surprise her.
  18. 18. Florida
    February 17, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Hilton and Ruth take a winter vacation in Florida and are so enchanted with the weather, the fresh oranges, the vegetation and the peace and quiet that they decide to put their house on the market immediately and move as soon as possible.
  19. 19. Anniversary Waltz
    February 24, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As a 30th anniversary gift, Hilton tries to give Ruth the wedding she always wanted.
  20. 20. That Darn Cat
    March 3, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Erica and her cat Sherman moves back in with Hilton and Ruth. Meanwhile, a discarded positive pregnancy test has everyone jumping to conclusions.
  21. 21. I'm OK, You're Hilton
    March 10, 1997
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ruth has some issues with Hilton that need to be resolved, so they go to a group therapy session that includes some of Hilton's former co-workers from the airline. At the end of the session, the group gathers at a nearby pub where Hilton advises Ron, who's having both work and marital problems, to demand a raise and stand up to his wife.
  22. 22. The Return of the Charlites
    April 28, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ruth's high school friend, now a pop star, visits during a singing tour and gives Ruth the chance to sing with her old group.
  23. 23. My Dinner with Methuselah
    May 5, 1997
    22min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Pauline's boyfriend leaves her for a 26-year-old aerobics instructor. She's so depressed that Ruth decides to set her up on a blind date with Richard, her Spanish instructor.
  24. 24. Hilton's Playland
    May 12, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Erica brings Julius, her boyfriend of three months and star of a kids' TV program, home to meet Hilton and Ruth; Hilton is unimpressed and gives Julius a hard time. Hilton goes with Erica to watch Julius' program and inadvertently becomes part of the show.
  25. 25. Social Insecurity
    May 19, 1997
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hilton tries to convince the Social Security Administration that he is not dead.

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Directors
John WhitesellDon ScardinoTim RyderJohn BowabArthur Lewis
Supporting actors
Madeline KahnJurnee Smollett-BellT'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Producers
Marcy CarseyJoanne Curley-KernerCaryn MandabachJohn RogersPeter TortoriciTom Werner
Season year
1997
Network
Carsey-Werner
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Anna RogersReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A show most people can relate to
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I love this show, as well as all Dr. Cosby's shows. This is a beautiful show with good clean laughter. A lot of the shows today is only about sex. Either they are talking about it, or everyone is in and out of bed all the time and it is present as comedy. This show tackled some very deep issues on family, friends, community and country. They tackled old age, relationships, dealing with the government, friendship, community pulling together during a crisis, problems with public schools, and a lot more. They do it with comedy and still be entertaining and educational. A lot of the issues he tackled in this show are still relevant today. I believe if this show were to be aired today, it would still be just as popular and as relevant as it was when it first aired.
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EkklesiaReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
ironic, i know, but true
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they don't make tv like this anymore - good wholesome fun......
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fplReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite cosby
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Such quaint, clean, quality humor. Miss shows like this
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Lendon WilsonReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Show
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Great show Im happy to have it available on Amazon.
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Noname StayReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show from one of the classic Great sitcom stars!
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LOVE THIS SHOW! As with all Dr. Cosby's shows.Thanks for a marathon of happy laughter!
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Katrena JacksonReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2017
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Five Stars
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Simply Wonderful
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2017
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Love this show!!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must watch.
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Love this show!!!!!
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