The Cosby Show

 (188)7.31990X-RayTV-G
Denise returns from Africa with a husband and step daughter. Vanessa gets drunk for the first time. Theo moves in with his girlfriend.
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Bill CosbyPhylicia RashadKeshia Knight Pulliam
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Comedy
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Denise: The Saga Continues
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    September 21, 1989
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    Theo has found a place to live with his friends and moved out. Denise returns from her trip to Africa. Cliff and Claire are shocked when she reveals she is married with a step daughter.
  2. 2. Surf's Up
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    September 28, 1989
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    Cliff's story about how he and his roommates cleaned their floors in college inspires Theo.
  3. 3. I'm "In" With the "In" Crowd
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    October 5, 1989
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    Vanessa and her girlfriends are asking for trouble when they play the alphabet game with a bottle of Scotch. Vanessa chug-a-lugs her way to a miserable night of sickness and a nasty hangover the next day. Cliff and Clair decide to hammer the lesson home even further with an alphabet game of their own that includes Rudy, four shot glasses, a bottle of booze and an extremely confused Vanessa.
  4. 4. Denise Kendall: Navy Wife
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    October 12, 1989
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    Denise and Lt. Martin Kendall visit the Rhode Island naval base where they are expecting to be housed.
  5. 5. Theo's Gift
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    October 19, 1989
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    Theo proudly answers all of Cliff's questions as he practices for an upcoming mythology exam. When he scores low on a test where he knew all the answers but could not always understand the questions, Cliff and Clair take him to a learning specialist, who tells them that Theo has dyslexia.
  6. 6. Denise Kendall: Babysitter
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    October 26, 1989
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    Sondra and Elvin get a well-deserved night out when an overconfident Denise boasts that caring for two children should be as easy as looking after one. So the marathon begins!
  7. 7. Shall We Dance?
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    November 2, 1989
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    Even after raising three daughters, Cliff's in over his head when Rudy reports her first "boy trouble." Clarence, the boy she likes, likes her but his friends taunt him about it. Clarence and Rudy's relationship quickly deteriorates from a love match to teasing, name-calling and a knock-down, drag-out fight.
  8. 8. The Day the Spores Landed
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    November 9, 1989
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    Cliff has a nightmare, in which spores contaminate the U.S. water supply and impregnate thousands of men, including Cliff, Elvin, Martin and Theo. They commiserate and console each other, but their solace is short-lived. Contractions send them all to the hospital and into the most bizarre delivery room.
  9. 9. Cliff's Wet Adventure
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    November 16, 1989
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    When Martin's ex-wife, Paula, calls Olivia from the airport after her departure is delayed, Denise impulsively invites the woman to join the Huxtables for Thanksgiving dinner. Denise gets a chance to have an enlightening conversation with the woman whose child she is raising. In the meantime, Clair keeps sending Cliff out into the rain for last-minute Thanksgiving groceries.
  10. 10. Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables
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    November 30, 1989
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    When Martin's parents visit, Denise frets about Mrs. Kendall's impression of her.
  11. 11. Cliff la Douce
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    December 7, 1989
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    Clair's in Washington on a case and Cliff's in charge - but just barely. Rudy follows Cliff's advice on how to deal with her on-again, off-again friends, only to succeed in alienating all of them. Even when Cliff gets himself into trouble with Rudy's teacher for ghost-writing Rudy's history composition, he remains determined to handle the household on his own.
  12. 12. Getting to Know You
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    December 14, 1989
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    Martin and Cliff spend some time together and develop a new, warm appreciation for each other. When Cliff confesses his secret regret about not having given Denise away at her wedding, Martin stages an informal ceremony in the Huxtable living room, so Cliff can see his wish come true.
  13. 13. Elvin Pays for Dinner
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    January 4, 1990
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    Sondra decides to stay home to work on her law school application instead of going out to dinner with Elvin, his old college chum Judy and Judy's sister. Elvin offers to stay home with Sondra, but she insists he go. However, when he pays for the dinner, Sondra's so angry she refuses to speak to him! Later, Cliff explains the workings of a woman's mind to his son-in-law.
  14. 14. Cliff's Nightmatre
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    January 11, 1990
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    Cliff's late-night eating habits finally bite back, with a vengeance! In his nightmare, Cliff is scheduled to perform a delicate operation for the viewing pleasure of overstuffed talking sandwiches, back-talking refrigerator denizens and a bloodthirsty mob of creatures in the operating theater of Cliff's hospital.
  15. 15. Denise Kendall: Single's Counselor
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    January 18, 1990
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    When Denise's snappy repartee gives Vanessa the courage to approach handsome Elliott in a cafe, all looks promising. Later, as Denise envisions a career as a single's counselor, Vanessa storms in to announce that Denise has ruined her life!
  16. 16. The Birthday Party
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    January 25, 1990
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    Will cultures and tastes clash? Denise plans a healthful, fully organic menu for Olivia's birthday party, while Cliff and Clair insist that kids expect chocolate cake and junk food and they won't settle for anything less! They agree to offer the children both kinds of food and monitor which cake the kids prefer
  17. 17. Not Everybody Loves the Blues
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    February 1, 1990
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    Theo is blown away by King of the Blues Riley Jackson at a local club. The next day, Jackson, an old friend of Grandpa Russell, is at the Huxtable house when Theo drops by to rave about his performance. Jackson invites the family to hear him play that night. Everyone but the jaded, world-weary Vanessa, who has grown sick and tired of the blues, is excited about the concert.
  18. 18. Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
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    February 8, 1990
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    Eagerness to purchase a T-shirt that lights up overshadows better judgment when Rudy "borrows" $2.30 from the money Clair's left on the counter to pay for dry cleaning. Rudy's attempts to replace the money before Clair finds it missing lead her further into misery and duplicity. When Cliff finally adds it up he pulls Rudy aside for a heart-to-heart talk.
  19. 19. Mr. Sandman
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    February 15, 1990
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    When Rudy's teacher, Mrs. McGee, calls the Huxtables to report that Rudy has not been attending her dance lessons, Cliff takes Rudy to the dancing lessons and gets a little carried away.
  20. 20. Isn't it Romantic?
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    February 22, 1990
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    Cliff, Martin and Elvin place a bet on who can buy the most romantic present to each of their wives within a twenty-five dollar limit. The winner will be dubbed "The Emperor of Romance".
  21. 21. Theo's Dirty Laundry
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    March 15, 1990
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    When Cliff finds women's lingerie in Theo's laundry, he and Clair soon realize that their son has moved in with his girlfriend, Justine. Meanwhile, Denise announces her plans to become a special education teacher
  22. 22. What's It All About?
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    March 22, 1990
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    Exhausted, overworked and with patience worn thin, Clair wonders if she has anything left to give. Cliff insists that she get away for a few days and sends her off to a secluded cabin in the woods for some rest and relaxation but the hideaway is hideous, drafty, cold and barely functional! Clair longs to come home to the relative comfort of noise and chaos in the Huxtable house.
  23. 23. Off to See the Wretched
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    April 5, 1990
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    Vanessa and her girlfriends display extraordinarily bad judgment when they lie and deceive their way into borrowing a car and making a trip to Baltimore to see a rock concert behind their parents' backs. The journey is disastrous, the car is stolen, a con artist cheats them out of their concert tickets and a pickpocket takes all their travel money.
  24. 24. The Moves
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    April 19, 1990
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    Clair brings her friend and rival attorney, Bernice, home to visit while Cliff's entertaining their recently divorced neighbor, Jeffrey. Despite their physical disparity, Jeffrey and Bernice really hit it off.
  25. 25. Live and Learn
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    April 26, 1990
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    Denise applies to a local college, only to discover her Hillman credits will not be accepted. She bemoans the fact that they will not give her credit for her life experiences when she is told she'll have to enter as a freshman.
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Directors
Jay SandrichTony SingletaryCarl Lauten
Producers
Terri GuarnieriCarmen FinestraGary Kott
Season year
1990
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.
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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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