The Cosby Show

 (195)7.31991X-RayTV-G
Vanessa begins college. Olivia begins preschool. Clair enters menopause as Rudy gets her first period. Theo begins majoring in pediatric psychiatry.
Starring
Bill CosbyPhylicia RashadKeshia Knight Pulliam
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Same Time Next Year
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    September 20, 1990
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    Cliff and Clair look forward to reclaiming the house as another school year begins. Cliff pushes Vanessa out the door on her way to college and rushes Rudy off to school, but she's afraid that her prepubescent body will not measure up with the other sixth-graders.
  2. 2. Bird in the Hand
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    September 27, 1990
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    Cliff plans to attend an auction where he hopes to outbid his nemesis for a rare Charlie Parker record to add to his jazz collection. Instead, he gets roped into helping out at Olivia's preschool. Undaunted, cagey Cliff arranges to bid by phone and the auction quickly becomes fast and furious.
  3. 3. Last Barbecue
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    October 4, 1990
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    Theo's plan to hire a stripper for brother-in-law Martin's belated bachelor party sets off sparks in the Huxtable house and ignites a full-blown battle of the sexes. Even Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable get caught in the crossfire!
  4. 4. Period of Adjustment
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    October 11, 1990
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    Clair's teenage cousin, Pam, moves into the Huxtable home, triggering a period of adjustment for all concerned. Although she appreciates the upscale surroundings, Cliff and Clair's rules cramp her style.
  5. 5. It's All in the Game
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    October 18, 1990
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    The Huxtables return from a romantic weekend in Vermont to find the household in chaos. Olivia has "cleaned" her crayons in the new washing machine, Vanessa has hit a parked vehicle with Cliff's car and Theo has appropriated various Huxtable household items for use in his own apartment.
  6. 6. Getting to the Story
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    October 25, 1990
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    Rudy and Kenny decide to document Clair's job for a school video contest, since Cliff's job is not exciting enough. Their dreams of glory quickly fade when Clair's workday fails to deliver the hardened criminals, lurid details and sensational cases the young filmmakers anticipate. In desperation, they turn to Cliff.
  7. 7. Just Think About It Part 1
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    November 1, 1990
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    Pam's boyfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level but Pam has reservations. Cliff and Clair's advice strengthens Pam's resolve to take things at her own speed. Caught between his "homeys" and his hormones, Slide keeps pressing until Pam explodes in indignation. Still, she does not want to lose him to another girl.
  8. 8. Just Think About It Part 2
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    November 1, 1990
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    Pam's boyfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level but Pam has reservations. Cliff and Clair's advice strengthens Pam's resolve to take things at her own speed. Caught between his "homeys" and his hormones, Slide keeps pressing until Pam explodes in indignation. Still, she does not want to lose him to another girl.
  9. 9. The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen off the Roof)
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    November 8, 1990
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    Psychology major Theo prepares a personality profile on Cliff, who is so secretive Theo dubs the syndrome "Fugitive Fantasy Fear." Rudy gets her first period, the event elicits a wave of old wives' tales from her girlfriends and a disagreement with Clair about how to celebrate her special "woman's day."
  10. 10. You Can Go Home Again
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    November 15, 1990
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    Inspired by a rare weekend alone together in the Huxtable house, Denise and Martin pound the pavement in search of an affordable apartment. Rudy, tired of sharing a sleeping space with Olivia, launches a determined campaign for their soon-to-be-vacated room.
  11. 11. It's a Boy
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    November 29, 1990
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    Having broken up with Slide, Pam sets her sights on Aaron, a new student whose brains, compassion and integrity are at the top of the class. Meanwhile, Alfred, a nervous expectant father, turns to Cliff for tips on how to play basketball with his future son.
  12. 12. Clair's Liberation
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    December 6, 1990
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    Clair's announcement that she is beginning menopause triggers a series of bizarre misinterpretations of her behavior by her children. Since the kids expect the stereotypical indecision, mood swings, weeping and hot flashes, Cliff and Clair decide to give them all the melodrama they can possibly handle!
  13. 13. It's Your Move
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    December 13, 1990
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    Bring on the hoagies, orange sodas and potato chips, it's playoff time! Elvin's football-watching plans are threated when Sondra promises to help two friends move into a new apartment. Afraid he'll miss the entire game, Elvin enlists the aid of Theo and Martin to hurry things along.
  14. 14. Theo's Final Final
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    January 3, 1991
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    Theo is just one good grade away from the Dean's List. Fortified with devil's-food donuts and chocolate milk, he is determined to cram for tomorrow's Economics final. That is, until he lifts his head from the book in the college cafe and locks eyes with the girl of his dreams.
  15. 15. Attack of the Killer B's
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    January 10, 1991
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    Theo helps Pam improve her grades so much so that she starts thinking about college. Unfortunately, her Ivy League dreams are dashed by the nightmare of how much it will cost to get there. Jealous of her improving grades, Pam's classmates begin to undermine her growing confidence.
  16. 16. Total Control
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    January 31, 1991
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    Basketball coach Ray Evans (John Ritter) and his wife Alicia have devised the perfect game plan for the birth of their first child. Baby book in hand, the over-anxious couple prepares for any contingency. Their practice sessions run like clockwork but when the first contractions begin, Ray falls apart!
  17. 17. Adventures in Babysitting
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    February 7, 1991
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    When Cliff and Dr. Harmon ditch their wives to team up for the charity pinochle tournament, the rejected spouses decide to enter the tournament themselves. Meanwhile, with Rudy as baby-sitter, Olivia whines her way into staying up late and watching a horror movie.
  18. 18. 27 and Still Cooking
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    February 14, 1991
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    Cliff plans to re-create the dining room of the tiny Caribbean restaurant where they ate during their honeymoon for their 27th wedding. He tracks down the original chef and orders a calypso band to entertain for the evening but when the special day arrives, things don't go according to plan.
  19. 19. The Return of the Clairettes
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    February 21, 1991
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    Rudy plans to go to the movies with three girls and three boys but her first date is jeopardized when the other two girls cancel. Clair offers to double date with Rudy and Scott but that means Scott must face Cliff "The Interrogator." Meanwhile, a visit from Clair's old friend sparks an evening of songs and memories that leaves their husbands feeling left out.
  20. 20. No More Mr. Nice Guy
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    February 28, 1991
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    With everyone else out of the house, Theo prepares for a romantic evening with his girlfriend, Cheryl, but his plans are thwarted by the Invasion of the Romance Snatchers!
  21. 21. Home Remedies
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    March 7, 1991
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    Olivia, in bed with a cold and laryngitis, is miserable because she will not be able to sing at Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 55th wedding anniversary. Despite the exotic home remedies suggested by the steady stream of would-be "doctors" in the house, it is Cliff who actually saves the day.
  22. 22. Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue
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    March 21, 1991
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    A special dream episode is a nightmare for Rudy, who cannot escape the evil plots of Olivia no matter which way she tosses and turns.
  23. 23. There's Still No Job in Mudville
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    April 4, 1991
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    As the low bowler at bowling night, Cliff has to buy dinner. During the post-game Chinese meal, Carleton and Dr. Harmon, two cricket-playing Caribbean natives, endure a walk down baseball's memory lane led by former baseball greats. Revenge is sweet, though, as a late-night game in the middle of the Huxtable living room, separates the cricketeers from the boys of summer.
  24. 24. Cliff and Jake
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    April 11, 1991
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    Everyone tries to keep Cliff from hearing about the "50% off" sale at Jake's, his favorite appliance store, but their efforts are to no avail. Cliff already has set his sights on an electric sander. While at the store, Cliff hears Jake recount the story of the damages he had to pay to Stanley Rappaport for a traffic accident.
  25. 25. Theo and the Kids: Part 1
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    April 25, 1991
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    Theo begins his psychology internship as a counselor at a local community center. His new charges test him immediately. Wise to their tricks because he used to pull them himself, Theo wins a few skirmishes but eventually loses his cool.
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Directors
Jay SandrichTony SingletaryCarl Lauten
Producers
Terri GuarnieriCarmen FinestraGary Kott
Season year
1991
Network
Carsey-Werner
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4.5 out of 5 stars

195 global ratings

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  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.
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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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