The Cosby Show

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7.31990X-RayTV-PG
Theo begins college. Denise drops out of college. Sondra is pregnant with twins. Denise leaves for Africa. Theo entertains thoughts of becoming an archeologist.
Starring
Bill CosbyPhylicia RashadMalcolm-Jamal Warner
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Together Again and Again
    October 6, 1988
    22min
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    With Denise returning to college for her sophomore year and Theo moving into on-campus accommodations.
  2. 2. The Physical
    October 13, 1988
    22min
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    Cliff follows up his "lost weekend" food binge with a day of emergency fasting for his annual blood test and physical.
  3. 3. Move It
    October 27, 1988
    22min
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    The meal: burnt veal a la shoe leather, charred yet raw potatoes and brown tap water. .
  4. 4. Out of Brooklyn
    November 3, 1988
    22min
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    Vanessa falls victim to a rumor circulating around school that her boyfriend Roy has broken off their romance.
  5. 5. Rudy's All-Nighter
    October 20, 1988
    22min
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    Theo gets a "D" on his first freshman English composition and worries that he's not "college material."
  6. 6. The Birth Part 1
    November 10, 1988
    22min
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    Bedlam erupts in the Huxtable kitchen when Sondra goes into labor.
  7. 7. The Birth Part 2
    November 10, 1988
    22min
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    Bedlam erupts in the Huxtable kitchen when Sondra goes into labor.
  8. 8. Cyranoise De Bergington
    November 17, 1988
    22min
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    Theo's friend Howard breaks up with the beautiful Julia.
  9. 9. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
    December 1, 1988
    22min
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    When Vanessa and her two friends make a demo video of "The Locomotion" at a local department store, visions of MTV stardom dance in their heads.
  10. 10. If the Dress Fits, Wear It
    December 8, 1988
    22min
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    Debbie Allen guest stars as an exercise instructor known as "The Bonecrusher" - the woman whom Clair hopes will help her fit into her new evening gown.
  11. 11. Is There a Hamster in the House?
    December 15, 1988
    22min
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    Cliff bends his iron rule against pets in the house when he lets Rudy "baby-sit" her friend's hamster.
  12. 12. Cliff Babysits
    January 12, 1989
    22min
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    Babymania grips the Huxtable household, with Elvin videotaping every waking moment of his children's lives.
  13. 13. Truth or Consequences
    January 5, 1989
    22min
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    Vanessa's new boyfriend, Jeremy, wants to see more of her, so she sneaks out to meet him, lying to Cliff and Clair in the process.
  14. 14. The Lost Weekend
    February 2, 1989
    22min
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    Cliff and Clair take a well-earned break from kids and chores, depositing Rudy at Grandma's, dropping Vanessa at a friend's house and heading for the Poconos.
  15. 15. Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten
    January 26, 1989
    22min
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    Clair' s television career gets off to a rousing start when she's invited to be a guest panelist on a Sunday morning current events talk show.
  16. 16. The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
    February 16, 1989
    22min
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    Theo wants the freedom to date other women, but when his girlfriend Justine shows up at the college hangout with another guy. expert, Dr. Lotus, but he can't afford the doctor's fee. Cliff has a much better (and cheaper) idea.
  17. 17. Can I Say Something, Please?
    February 9, 1989
    22min
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    Cliff rents his favorite children's movies for Rudy's party, but Rudy prefers more contemporary titles .
  18. 18. No Way, Baby
    February 6, 1989
    22min
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    Cliff tracks down the only living relative of his unmarried patient, who is about to deliver her first child.
  19. 19. It Comes and It Goes
    March 9, 1989
    22min
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    Elvin comes home from med school to find an exhausted and snappish Sondra complaining about her life and his insensitivity.
  20. 20. The Boys of Winter
    February 23, 1989
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    Cliff proudly introduces Elvin and Theo to his former basketball coach.
  21. 21. Theo's Women
    March 16, 1989
    22min
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    When Rudy interferes with Theo and Justine's chocolate mousse-making in the kitchen.
  22. 22. Birthday Blues
    March 30, 1989
    22min
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    The kids launch Clair's 46th birthday with a candle in her morning grapefruit and a litany of references to how good she "still" looks.
  23. 23. A Room With No View
    April 13, 1989
    22min
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    Cliff enjoyment of the warm spring air and the music of birds chirping is interrupted by the sounds of Vanessa and Rudy's non-stop bickering.
  24. 24. What He Did for Love
    April 27, 1989
    22min
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    When Theo's friend Denny finds an expensive watch on the street, Theo and the gang suggest he give it to Jane, his new high-class girlfriend, to impress her.
  25. 25. Day of the Locust
    May 4, 1989
    22min
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    When Sondra gets strep throat, Clair and Elvin's mother, Francine, remove the babies from the apartment.
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Directors
Jay SandrichTony Singletary
Supporting actors
Keshia Knight PulliamTempest BledsoeLisa BonetSabrina Le Beauf
Producers
Marcy CarseyTom Werner
Season year
1990
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Carsey-Werner
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Auburn NiewiadomskiReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Cosby Show Season Five
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I believe season five is my favorite season of the series. I especially love the theme song, and it's the most unique theme song from the series. And there were so many hysterical episodes, I especially love the episode "A Room With No View", Vanessa and Rudy have been fighting constantly and they on accidentally damage the roof during a big fight, and as a punishment Cliff decides to make them live in the basement until they learn to get along. And I love "Day of the Locusts", this is my favorite episode that includes Sondra, Sabrina Le Beauf plays Sondra and she did a great job in this episode. And there were also some big changes in season five, in "Out of Brooklyn" Denise decides she wants a job in Africa as a photographer's assistant, and in "The Birth" Sondra finally gives birth to twins. But as we have become accustomed to, there is no bonus material on this set. And the packaging is the same as usual, each disc is placed in a seperate slim case, and also included on the box are the episode titles but no episode descriptions. Below I'll list the episode descriptions for season five just in case someone is interested.

Together Again and Again - Airdate: 10/6/1988 - As Theo begins his freshman year at New York University, Denise announces that she is dropping out of Hillman College.

The Physical - Airdate: 10/131988 - Cliff prepares for a physical.

Rudy's All-Nighter - Airdate: 10/20/1988 - Rudy's friend sleeps over, but the two soon begin to argue.

Move It - Airdate: 10/27/1988 - Everyone wants pregnant Sondra and Elvin to find a new house.

Out of Brooklyn - Airdate: 11/3/1987 - Denise leaves Brooklyn for a job in Africa as a photographer's assistant.

The Birth (Part One) - Airdate: 11/10/1988 - Sondra goes into labor, and meanwhile Elvin is a nervous wreck.

The Birth (Part Two) - 11/10/1988 - Sondra gives birth to twins.

Cyranoise de Bergington - 11/17/1988 - Theo wants to date his friend Howard's ex-girlfriend, but he is stunned upon learning who she wants to date.

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? - Airdate: 12/1/1988 - Vanessa and her friends want to be professional singers.

If the Dress Fits, Wear It - Airdate: 1/8/1988 - Clair secretly goes on a crash diet and exercise program to lose five pounds in a week so she can fit into a dress.

Is There a Hamster in the House? - Airdate: 12/15/1988 - Rudy takes care of a friend's hamster for the weekend, but it soon dies of disease, so Cliff decides to try to replace the hamster with a new one.

Truth or Consequences - Airdate: 1/5/1989 - Rudy lies to cover for Vanessa, who secretly goes out on a date with her boyfriend.

Cliff Babysits - Airdate: 1/12/1989 - While the family attends a Michael Jackson concert, Cliff babysits his grandchildren Nelson and Winnie.

Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten - Airdate: 1/26/1989 - Clair appears as a panelist on a local Sunday morning talk show entitled Retrospective.

The Lost Weekend - Airdate: 2/2/1989 - With the rest of the family gone for the night, Theo throws a "small" party that gets out of control.

No Way, Baby - Airdate: 2/6/1989 - Cliff tracks down the grandfather of one of his patients; an expectant teenage mother with no other family.

Can I Say Something, Please? - Airdate: 2/9/1989 - Rudy wants to change some of her rules, so Cliff and Clair experiment by letting her stay up as late as she wants.

The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus - Airdate: 2/16/1989 - Theo consults a voodoo shopkeeper for advice on winning his girlfriend back, but the attempt fails with the ridiculously high prices.

The Boys of Winter - Airdate: 2/23/1989 - Cliff's old basketball coach comes to visit.

It Comes and Goes - Airdate: 3/9/1989 - Sondra bemoans taking care of the twins.

Theo's Women - Airdate: 3/16/1989 - After catching Theo kissing another woman in the lounge of her dormitory, Justine breaks up with him. Desperate to win her back, Theo turns to Cliff for advice.

Birthday Blues - Airdate: 3/30/1989 - It's Clair's birthday.

A Room with No View - Airdate: 4/13/1989 - Vanessa and Rudy argue and fight. After the sisters do physical damage to the house, as a punishment Cliff makes them move into the basement.

What He Did for Love - Airdate: 4/17/1989 - Theo's friend Denny finds an expensive watch and gives it to his girlfriend, but it is soon revealed to be stolen merchandise.

Day of the Locusts - Airdate: 5/4/1989 - Sondra comes down with strep throat, prompting her mother Clair and Elvin's mother Francine to "steal" the babies. Sondra then gets highly upset at both her and Elvin's mother.

57 Varieties - Airdate: 5/11/1989 - Theo wants to go to Egypt for an archaeological dig.

The Cosby Show Season five is a fantastic season and even though this is only a decent release from Urban Works it's still a highly recommended buy.
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HollyReviewed in the United States on July 29, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic, clean comedy
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My husband and I were newly married back in 1984 when this series first aired. Thursday nights were definitely the "must see" TV people talk about primarily due to this show. We rarely missed an episode and when we weren't going to be home, we recorded it on our VCR (remember those?).

Fast forward many years and with a daughter added to our family, we bought these in 2007 and watched the first three seasons again. Earlier this year, we pulled out season 1 and laughed our way through it and are continuing on through the rest of the seasons. My daughter is 17, my husband 55, and I am 50 -- a wide range of ages and yet all of us are laughing from beginning to end and appreciating what a comic genius Bill Cosby is. The cast is incredible, the characters full of quirks and personality, the writing is stupendous.

If you haven't seen these before and are looking for good, clean fun give them a try. If you saw these years ago, give them another go since this is definitely a series that has stood the test of time.
Eric B. GordonReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Life Goes On - and Adds On!
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Hee we are at the fifth Cosby Show go-round. And, if the viewing audience thought things changed the year before, this season brought changes - to the changes. Lisa Bonet has left the cast of A Different World, and her character, Denise Huxtable struggles with dead end jobs and ends up hopping a plane to Africa as a photographer's assistant. (All this to allow her to give birth to her daugher with Lenny Kravitz, Zoe below the radar.) Also, Theo starts his college degree at NYU but neglects to turn in his dorm fee.

But, why did I mention that first? The biggest change of all is the arrival of the next generation. At the season's opening, Sondra is nine months pregnant. Not with one child, as everyone thought, but with TWINS, Winnie and Nelson. (Only Sondra, Elvin and their doctor know this one piece of information prior to the birth.) Those two babies bring plenty of fun, drama and surrealistic comedy to the 5th season of The Cosby Show.

[Also of note is the re-appearance of Clarice Taylor as Grandma Anna Huxtable; she didn't appear once in Season 4, even though we see plenty of Earl Hyman as Grandpa Russell.]
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MJReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always the BEST!
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Been a big fan of Cosby for so many years. The Cosby Show was always a happy fun moral and good show, wish we had those kinds of shows now, So much of today's shows are garbage! All about sex with friends, and more sex sex and sex! UGH. So many great shows have been either canceled after only a few episodes that have come out and gone in a flash, WHY??? Cosby will always be the best family oriented with good morals! LOVE IT!
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lynleefReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just love it!
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I have seasons 3,5,6 & 7 so far and I think this one is the best yet! I love them all, but this one is by far the funniest! Bill is wonderful and I just roar when Phylicia Rashad gets mad at the kids. I can relate, I have 3 kids! Besides being a joy for me to watch this is also fun for the kids and I don't have to worry about any inappropriate scenes. I highly recommend The Cosby show to adults and children, you'll love it!
Richard ZimmermanReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Had fun watching!
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Loved!
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Cosby Show
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The Cosby Show-who doesn't know it. It stands for fun and entertainment for the whole family. Cosby, witty and smart, solves problems, educates, and makes us laugh. Through all the season Cosby never ran out of jokes and advice, and to me remains one of the greatest entertainers.
Raising a large family with 5 children and parents with demanding jobs, presents Cosby with enough humorous materials to keep any viewers happy and smiling.
A show that can be watched over and over without becoming boring.
dianalReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show!!!!!
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The Cosby show is one of the best family shows made. Always a good lessen to be learned. It is amazing how he teaches his children about life. Old shows like this are far better than the shows today. More shows like this would probably benefit the world.
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