The Cosby Show

 (195)7.31985X-RayTV-G
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. Pilot Presentation
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    September 20, 1984
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    Cliff gives Theo an economics lesson. Denise dates an older man. And the "wolf man" keeps Rudy awake.
  2. 2. Goodbye Mr. Fish
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    September 27, 1984
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    Cliff struggles over how to tell five-year-old Rudy that her pet goldfish has died.
  3. 3. Bad Dreams
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    October 4, 1984
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    When Vanessa disobeys her parents and goes to a horror movie, her nightmares soon convince her she should have listened to them.
  4. 4. Knights to Night
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    October 11, 1984
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    Cliff Huxtable treats his wife, Clair, to a night at the Biltmore Hotel.
  5. 5. Is That My Boy?
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    October 18, 1984
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    Cliff is delighted when Theo makes the school football team - until he sees him play and realizes he's terrible.
  6. 6. Breaking with Tradition
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    October 25, 1984
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    Cliff is caught in the middle when his dad comes to visit and tries to persuade Denise to attend his alma mater instead of an Ivy League school.
  7. 7. One More Time
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    November 1, 1984
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    When Clair babysits for a one-month-old baby she thinks she would like to have another child. But Cliff has other ideas.
  8. 8. A Shirt Story
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    November 8, 1984
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    In order to impress his date, Theo buys an expensive designer shirt.
  9. 9. Play It Again Vanessa
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    November 18, 1984
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    To teach Vanessa enough to play the clarinet for her recital, Cliff hires Mr. Hampton (Dizzie Gillespie).
  10. 10. How Ugly Is He?
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    November 22, 1984
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    Cliff and Clair invite Denise's new boyfriend to dinner.
  11. 11. Bon Jour Sondra
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    December 6, 1984
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    Sondra returns home from college to persuade her parents to let her to go to Paris for the summer.
  12. 12. Father's Day
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    December 13, 1984
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    After Cliff complains that his kids don't put any thought into buying him Father's Day gifts, they surprise him with a special Father's Day in December.
  13. 13. Rudy's Sick
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    December 20, 1984
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    Cliff stays home to take care of Rudy when she's sick.
  14. 14. Physician of the Year
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    January 17, 1985
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    Cliff is chosen to receive a prestigious "Physician of the Year" award.
  15. 15. Independence day
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    January 10, 1985
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    Cliff is furious when Theo comes home with a pierced ear. But when Cliff tries to punish his son, Grandpa Huxtable comes to the rescue.
  16. 16. Jitterbug Break
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    January 31, 1985
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    When Denise's friends hold an impromptu break-dancing party in the living room, Cliff invites his friends over to show what real dancing is all about.
  17. 17. Theo and the Joint
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    February 7, 1985
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    Cliff and Clair are concerned when they find a marijuana cigarette in Theo's schoolbook.
  18. 18. Vanessa's New Class
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    February 14, 1985
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    When Vanessa's classmates come up with very sophisticated science projects, she receives her first disappointing grade in school.
  19. 19. Clair's Case
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    February 21, 1985
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    After Sondra is ripped off by an auto mechanic, an angry Clair goes to court for her daughter.
  20. 20. Back to the Track, Jack
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    February 28, 1985
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    Twenty-five years after the fact, Cliff's college track coach offers him the chance to avenge the only loss of his college career in a master's relay race.
  21. 21. The Younger Woman
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    March 14, 1985
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    Clair invites Cliff's friend Mike and his new lady friend to dinner, but is shocked to discover how young she is.
  22. 22. Slumber Party
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    March 28, 1985
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    When a bored Rudy has no one to play with, Cliff allows her to have a sleep-over party with friends.
  23. 23. Mr. Quiet
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    May 2, 1985
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    Theo helps a battered young boy that he meets in a playground.
  24. 24. Cliff's Birthday
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    May 9, 1985
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    Guest star Lena Home helps the Huxtables celebrate Cliff's birthday.

More details

Directors
Jay SandrichTony SingletaryCarl Lauten
Producers
Terri GuarnieriCarmen FinestraGary Kott
Season year
1985
Network
Carsey-Werner
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Format
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4.5 out of 5 stars

195 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 5% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% 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.
235 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.
61 people found this helpful
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.
31 people found this helpful
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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