The Cosby Show

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Bill Cosby plays Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, who, along with his wife Claire, an attorney, struggles to balance the challenges of their successful careers with the demands of their five children.
Starring
Bill CosbyPhylicia RashadKeshia Knight Pulliam
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. First Day of School
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    September 26, 1985
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    Cliff and Clair do little to conceal their enthusiasm when they reclaim their home at the end of summer vacation as the children return to school.
  2. 2. The Juicer
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    October 3, 1985
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    Kitchen wizard Cliff is like a child with a new toy when he buys a state-of-the-art juicer.
  3. 3. Happy Anniversary
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    October 10, 1985
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    Cliff, Clair and the children plan a rousing celebration for Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 49th wedding anniversary.
  4. 4. Cliff in Love
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    October 17, 1985
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    Sondra has a steady boyfriend, Elvin, but Cliff wants her to go out with Daryl, a pre-med student.
  5. 5. Theo and the Older Woman
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    October 24, 1985
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    In exchange for helping older sister Denise with her school project, Theo wants Denise to introduce him to her gorgeous friend, Suzanne.
  6. 6. Halloween
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    October 31, 1985
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    The Huxtables go all out to celebrate Halloween.
  7. 7. Denise Drives
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    November 7, 1985
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    Denise gets her driver's license and is determined to buy the first car she sees.
  8. 8. Rudy Suits Up
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    November 14, 1985
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    Clair is worried when Rudy joins the local pee-wee football team.
  9. 9. Clair's Sister
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    November 21, 1985
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    Clair's sister, Sara, announces her engagement.
  10. 10. Clair's Toe
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    December 5, 1985
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    Clair challenges Cliff to a contest to see who has the most style.
  11. 11. Denise's Friend
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    December 12, 1985
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    Denise's friend seeks medical advice from Cliff.
  12. 12. Mrs. Westlake
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    January 2, 1986
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    Theo is mortified when Cliff invites his math teacher to dinner.
  13. 13. Vanessa's Bad Grade
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    January 9, 1986
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    Vanessa's grades begin to fall when she gets bitten by the love bug.
  14. 14. The Auction
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    January 16, 1986
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    Clair wants to reclaim part of her family's heritage - a painting by a great uncle that has become valuable.
  15. 15. Theo and the Cockroach
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    January 30, 1986
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    Theo and his friend Cockroach try to pass an exam on Shakespeare's "Macbeth" without actually reading the play.
  16. 16. The Dentist
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    February 2, 1986
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    Danny Kaye guest stars as Dr. Burns, the Huxtable family's unorthodox dentist whose style helps Rudy's friend overcome his fear of dentists.
  17. 17. Play It Again, Russell
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    February 13, 1986
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    Cliff convinces his retired father to rejoin his old band.
  18. 18. A Touch of Wonder
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    February 20, 1986
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    Denise and Theo are involved in a car accident with Stevie Wonder's limousine.
  19. 19. Full House
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    February 27, 1986
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    An exhausted Cliff seeks some peace and quiet at home.
  20. 20. Close to Home
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    March 13, 1986
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    Cliff's friend is touched to see how close the Huxtable family is, which reminds him of the problems he has with his teenage daughter.
  21. 21. An Early Spring
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    March 20, 1986
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    Theo's math teacher goes into labor early, causing an important Math test to be postponed, much to the delight of Theo and "Cockroach". Rudy learns to ride a bike.
  22. 22. Theo's Holiday
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    April 3, 1986
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    Theo's confident when he's 18 and moves out on his own, he'll be able to get a job as a model and make a lot of money; the family puts him to a test to see how well he'd make it in the real world.
  23. 23. The Card Game
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    April 10, 1986
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    Cliff's Pinochle partner cancels on him, so Cliff asks former Hillman professor to sit in and help finally beat his father and his buddy who cheat. Meanwhile, Theo buys his girl a ring.
  24. 24. Off to the Races
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    May 8, 1986
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    Cliff's invited a former college rival "Tail-Wind Turner" to be on his team at the Penn Relays for charity. Cliff accepts, but is in for a surprise at the event.
  25. 25. Denise's Decision
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    May 15, 1986
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    Denise keeps the family, and several potential colleges, waiting for her to finally choose a school to attend.

More details

Directors
Jay SandrichTony SingletaryCarl Lauten
Producers
Terri GuarnieriCarmen FinestraGary Kott
Season year
1986
Network
Carsey-Werner
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4.4 out of 5 stars

188 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mila BaroReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
American Classic. Those bad reviews are missing the point.
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This is an American Classic, as well as one of the best shows to ever come out of television. It changed the landscape of the USA for the better, and brought up an entire generation of kids.

The people who give it one star because of the private life of the show's star are justified in their opinions of him but NOT THE SHOW. Those one star reviews are NOT reviews of the show, and as such -- not a good gauge for whether or not to choose to watch it.

This is an amazing show, period.
202 people found this helpful
True BookWormReviewed in the United States on July 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Statement Must Be Made.....
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I was in the middle of spending (a much anticipated) Saturday afternoon watching one of my favorite T.V. sitcoms from the 80's- The Cosby Show. The Cosby Show was a crucial point in my life. To finally view an African American family discussing real life issues spoke volumes to me. Each season is full of wonderful music, teenage challenges, and life lessons. The streaming quality is clear and I appreciate Amazon for allowing us the opportunity to see all of the seasons. I was finally able to see scenes that regular television channels cut due to commercials. Some of my most memorable scenes include: Theo getting his ear pierced, Rudy suffering from Theo's wall slam, Vanessa getting caught wearing makeup, and Denise weird clothing styles. The guest stars came from all different cultures and I loved how the show could develop a plot around them. I could relate to so many of the episodes and the list of my favorite moments can go on and on. I noticed the low reviews and became interested in why this wonderful show was receiving bad reviews. After reading a few of the reviews, I made the choice to leave mine. Let me first state- The people who are leaving reviews have every right to state their opinion and post their comments towards any product on Amazon.com. However, the issue I have is when people leave a review based on an issue that has nothing to do with this television show. Whatever issue a person may have with Bill Cosby should not be a factor when you are reviewing this show. Furthermore, to leave negative remarks based on an outside issue is an insult to the wonderful characters who made this show. Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and countless others. Let's try to leave the personal issues out of our reviews- we have enough political jargon in our face as it is. Please remember there are numerous blogs, websites, and chat places for you to post your personal opinions regarding Bill Cosby. I appreciate you for taking time out to read my review. I pray who ever reads this review is kind enough to understand my message.
234 people found this helpful
mayafReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The show is AMAZING! Hilarious
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The thing is...people are basing their reviews of THE SHOW on their thoughts about him in light of what is going on in his personal life. The show is AMAZING! Hilarious, great lessons, positive family portrayal. The show gets 5 stars! The video quality is great as well. If you don't care for Bill, just don't click on the show or leave negative comments.
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DeannaReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm so happy the Cosby show is on here
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I'm so happy the Cosby show is on here!! I've been looking for a place to binge watch it. Loved it then and I love it now!
68 people found this helpful
A.W. BradReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Second Season Titles Are Mixed Up
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Love this show! I was very happy to see it as a part of Amazon Prime membership since it left Hulu. I must say the second season titles are all mixed up. Denise's Friend is showing Claire's Toe episode, Vanessa's Bad Grade is showing Denise's Friend, Mrs. Westlake is showing Vanessa's Bad Grade, Claire's Toe is showing Mrs. Westlake. I notice this because Vanessa's Bad Grade is my favorite episode of this season, the ending is phenomenal with the Let Freedom Ring speech by Dr. King being watched by Rudy after Vanessa and Denise had been fighting over something so trivial as her borrowing a sweater from her sister's closet they realized that and made up in the end.
36 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
An American Classic
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Such an amazing show that highlights what it to be an African American family and our culture. Sadly shows that are more recent only portray African Americans in a distasteful light, so I am glad to have found the whole first season so I can watch and re-watch such an amazing cultural masterpiece.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Timeless Perfection
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One of the BEST tv shows of an entire generation! I love the entire cast including Mr. Cosby. Whatever is going on in his private life has nothing to do with the quality of this tv show. Anyone who posts 1 star is mistakenly voicing their opinion in the wrong arena. This is a GREAT show; brings back wonderful memories I can share with my children. As a matter of fact, you do not find television shows today that parents and children both enjoy and can watch together. I wish Mr. Cosby would create another television show for our teenagers today; I bet it would make a difference in todays society. Mr. Cosby is brilliantly talented in the way he interacts with children including teens. Timeless...
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JDReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
funny, educational show for all ages
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Finally! Cosby show is a clean, funny, educational show for all ages. This is a show I feel comfortable watching with the entire family. I was in the process of deleting my Amazon account, however adding "The Cosby Show" has given me a change of mind!
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