The Cosby Show

 (192)7.31989X-RayTV-G
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 RashadKeshia Knight Pulliam
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
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  1. 1. Together Again and Again
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    October 6, 1988
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    With Denise returning to college for her sophomore year and Theo moving into on-campus accommodations, Cliff and Clair's goal of zero children living at home by the year 2000 begins to look attainable. But they receive a severe setback when Denise decides to drop out of Hillman and Theo forgets to mail in his check to reserve a dormitory room at NYU.
  2. 2. The Physical
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    October 13, 1988
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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. Despite his yeoman performance on the treadmill, the results indicate that his overindulgence in hoagies, chocolate soda and strawberry cheesecake must cease.
  3. 3. Rudy's All-Nighter
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    October 20, 1988
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    Theo gets a "D" on his first freshman English composition and worries that he is not "college material." When he rewrites it, using simple words to communicate his feelings rather than fancy ones to impress his professor, things improve dramatically. Rudy's friend Carolyn sleeps over, but their late-night fighting disrupts Cliff's sleep - and jeopardizes his sanity.
  4. 4. Move It
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    October 27, 1988
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    The meal: burnt veal a la shoe leather, charred yet raw potatoes and brown tap water. The ambiance: rickety furniture, a tuba serenade from above, an exploding microwave oven and a trick window. With their first grandchild about to be born into this environment, Cliff and Clair find dinner at Elvin and Sondra's a most harrowing experience.
  5. 5. Out of Brooklyn
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    November 3, 1988
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    Vanessa falls victim to a rumor circulating around school that her boyfriend Roy has broken off their romance and Rudy offers Vanessa some sisterly advice. As her anxiety builds and her confidence deteriorates, Vanessa becomes increasingly clumsy, much to the chagrin of everyone in her path. Denise's prospective employer persuades Cliff and Clair to allow Denise to accompany her to Africa.
  6. 6. The Birth Part 1
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    November 10, 1988
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    Bedlam erupts in the Huxtable kitchen when Sondra goes into labor. In his confusion, Elvin drives off to the hospital without her and Sondra is forced to drive the car. Everyone gathers in the hospital waiting room to hear the surprise news - Sondra has delivered twins! Meanwhile at the Huxtable residence, Theo has second thoughts about his girlfriend, Justine.
  7. 7. The Birth Part 2
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    November 10, 1988
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    Bedlam erupts in the Huxtable kitchen when Sondra goes into labor. In his confusion, Elvin drives off to the hospital without her and Sondra is forced to drive the car. Everyone gathers in the hospital waiting room to hear the surprise news - Sondra has delivered twins! Meanwhile at the Huxtable residence, Theo has second thoughts about his girlfriend, Justine.
  8. 8. Cyranoise de Bergington
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    November 17, 1988
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    Theo's friend Howard breaks up with the beautiful Julia. Theo sees this as an opportunity to date her himself, even though he is already dating Justine. To make sure Julia likes him, he asks his friend Denny to put in a good word for him. Although Julia falls for Denny, Theo is not discouraged and decides to try his luck anyway.
  9. 9. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
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    November 24, 1988
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    When Vanessa and her two friends make a demo video of "The Loco-Motion" at a local department store, visions of MTV stardom dance in their heads. Cliff and Clair tactfully suggest some singing lessons might be in order, so the girls seek out a teacher. When they find that learning to sing is a time-consuming step, they decide to get hip, new outfits instead.
  10. 10. If the Dress Fits, Wear It
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    December 8, 1988
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    Clair hopes an exercise instructor, known as "The Bonecrusher," will help her fit into her new evening gown. She throws herself into the workouts but her efforts are undermined by a mischievous Cliff who will pull every underhanded trick in his book to test her willpower, including the ultimate temptation: guacamole and corn chips.
  11. 11. Is There a Hamster in the House?
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    December 15, 1988
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    Cliff bends his iron rule against pets in the house when he lets Rudy babysit her friend's hamster. When the little fellow develops a bad cold, Cliff and Rudy take him to the veterinary hospital's emergency room. There they witness a wee hours parade of strange animals with even stranger maladies.
  12. 12. Truth or Consequences
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    January 5, 1989
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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. When they find out, Vanessa's grounded for a month and Jeremy is invited into the kitchen for a man-to-man talk with Cliff.
  13. 13. Cliff Babysits
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    January 12, 1989
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    Babymania grips the Huxtable household with Elvin videotaping every waking moment of his children's lives. When Russell shows up with eight tickets to a Michael Jackson concert, Sondra convinces the paranoid papa that it is okay to leave the twins with "strangers" like Clair and Cliff for a few hours. Clair gets called away suddenly on a case, leaving Cliff to act as sole baby-sitter
  14. 14. Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten
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    January 26, 1989
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    Clair's television career is off to a rousing start when she is invited to be a guest panelist on a Sunday morning current events talk show. While she is a hit with the producers, she cannot stand the insufferable chauvinists on the panel with her. Meanwhile, poor Cliff suffers withdrawal pains after Clair purchases a new sofa and his favorite old sofa and chair are banished from the house
  15. 15. The Lost Weekend
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    February 2, 1989
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    Cliff and Clair take a well-earned break from kids and chores and head for the Poconos, leaving Rudy at Grandma's and dropping Vanessa at a friend's house, leaving Theo home alone for the weekend. Theo and his friends decide to throw a party but somehow the "intimate gathering" of close friends turns into an open house for hundreds.
  16. 16. No Way, Baby
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    February 6, 1989
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    Cliff tracks down the only living relative of an unmarried patient, who is about to deliver her first child. Her grandfather, a 67-year-old former boxer named Ray Palomino is reluctant to get involved because he is afraid that his secret of being illiterate will be discovered.
  17. 17. Can I Say Something, Please?
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    February 9, 1989
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    Time marches on, but some things never change. Cliff rents his favorite children's movies for Rudy's party but Rudy prefers more contemporary titles. Sick of following rules, Rudy asks for permission to go to bed when she feels like it, instead of at 9:30. Crafty Cliff agrees, knowing full well that Rudy's enthusiasm for staying awake all night will wane in a week.
  18. 18. The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
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    February 16, 1989
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    Theo wants the freedom to date other women until his girlfriend, Justine, shows up at the college hangout with another guy. He turns to voodoo expert Dr. Lotus for help removing Scott from the picture. When he can't afford the fee, Theo asks Dad for the money, but Dad has a much better idea, an old Huxtable family concoction that is guaranteed to get Justine back
  19. 19. The Boys of Winter
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    February 23, 1989
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    When Cliff introduces Elvin and Theo to his former basketball coach, the boys ask the coach why Cliff is so sour on basketball. Clair pulls out a videotape of his last game, which shows Cliff at his winded, flat-footed worst on the court and at his most underhanded and devious between whistles.
  20. 20. It Comes and It Goes
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    March 9, 1989
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    Elvin comes home from med school to find an exhausted Sondra complaining about her life and his insensitivity. They bundle up the babies and head for the Huxtables for dinner and an evening of adult conversation. When they arrive, baby talk, Elvin's medical school tribulations, leaving a morose Sondra to wonder when it will be "her turn" again.
  21. 21. Theo's Women
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    March 16, 1989
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    When Rudy interferes with Theo and Justine's chocolate mousse-making in the kitchen, Theo complains to Cliff that they are constantly being interrupted and are never alone. Cliff suggests that Theo take Justine to a subtitled foreign film. When they cannot find one, Justine decides to work to pick up extra money and Theo agrees to help a beautiful drama student rehearse a play.
  22. 22. Birthday Blues
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    March 30, 1989
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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
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    April 13, 1989
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    Cliff's 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. The slamming of bedroom doors upstairs causes a partial ceiling collapse on top of Cliff's head. Disgusted with the behavior of his two youngest children, Cliff banishes Vanessa and Rudy from their cozy bedrooms and relocates them to the basement.
  24. 24. What He Did for Love
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    April 27, 1989
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    Denny finds an expensive watch on the street and Theo and the gang suggest he give it to Jade, his new high-class girlfriend, to impress her. It works like a charm until the police show up and reveal that the watch was stolen days earlier. When Jade refuses to give up the symbol of Denny's love, the police haul her into the station for questioning.
  25. 25. Day of the Locusts
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    May 5, 1989
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    When Sondra gets strep throat, Clair and Elvin's mother remove the babies from the apartment, under the pretense of protecting them from Sondra's germs. Realistically, the babies are protected because both Sondra and Elvin are wearing surgical masks, but Clair and Francine cannot resist an opportunity to have their grandchildren all to themselves.
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Directors
Jay SandrichTony SingletaryCarl Lauten
Producers
Terri GuarnieriCarmen FinestraGary Kott
Season year
1989
Network
Carsey-Werner
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4.5 out of 5 stars

192 global ratings

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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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