The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
4 Jan. 1970Growing, Growing, Grown
Unfortunate circumstances lead to Chet having to drive his date to the dance in his brother's garbage truck.
11 Jan. 1970The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Chet must figure out ways to kill time when he is trapped overnight in an elevator with a fellow teacher and a cleaning lady.
18 Jan. 1970Lover's Quarrel
Chet intervenes in the relationship between his perpetually bickering aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, at school, he copes with a student who refuses to participate in gym class.
25 Jan. 1970The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
Chet counsels a young shoplifter in exchange to get new baseball uniforms for the team he's coaching.
1 Feb. 1970The Gumball Incident
A gum-ball machine is knocked over by a kid who runs off before Chet can catch up to him. The store owner, seeing that Chet is the only person in the vicinity, takes him to court.
8 Feb. 1970Goodbye, Cruel World
Chet convinces a shy cafeteria worker to get up the nerve and ask a waitress out on a date. When he is turned down, Chet must find a way to talk him out of committing suicide.
15 Feb. 1970Driven to Distraction
Chets gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to teach a driver's ed course and encounters a self-deprecating student who is a danger on the road.
1 Mar. 1970Blind Date
Chet complains bitterly when his sister-in-law Verna sets him up on a blind date with Mildred, an employee of an airline who is in town for a few days. He discovers, however, that she's an attractive, intelligent woman who shares many of his interests -- so that confirmed bachelor Chet is surprised to find himself falling in love.
8 Mar. 1970How You Play the Game
After he encounters a competitive player who exhibits a disregard for sportsmanship, Chet tries to teach him a lesson by inviting him to his handball game and observe proper sportsmanship.
22 Mar. 1970The Return of Big Bad Bubba Bronson
Chet gets word that a former classmate, "Big Bad Bubba" Bronson, whom Chet recalls has a grudge against him, is coming to town to even the score. Chet's solution is to seek boxing lessons for self-defense -- by hiring a down-on-his-luck boxer named Hurricane Smith. But the solution soon seems worse than the cure when Smith not only talks Chet into paying him for his time, but also moves in with him.
29 Mar. 1970This Mouth Is Rated X
Chet is unsure how to handle one of his basketball players who is constantly letting profanities slip out of his mouth.
5 Apr. 1970Really Cool
Chet is approached by a student who is profiling Holmes High School's teachers for the school newspaper, and wants to make Chet the subject of his next article. Chet writes up a summary of his past exploits as an athlete, but begins to embellish it as he and the student review Chet's recollections, so that he soon portrays himself as a star at baseball, football, basketball, boxing, and track.
13 Sep. 1970Any Time You're Ready, CK
Holmes High's football team is having trouble on the field, and the players suggest that Chet film their scrimmages to help them correct their mistakes. At first he resists the suggestion, but then borrows a camera and its equipment and begins experimenting with it. In the meantime, a former star football player named Alex returns after a career-ending leg injury. Chet is distressed that Alex plans to drop out of school because his football-playing days are over, and suggests that Alex become his assistant coach instead.
20 Sep. 1970Open House
Chet tries his luck at selling Real Estate, with memorable results.
27 Sep. 1970Is There a Doctor in the Hospital?
Chet hurts his back while showing his class how to use the parallel bars. A fellow gym teacher helps him get to the hospital, but Chet discovers that that's only the beginning of his problems, as he deals first with health insurance issues, and then has encounters with just about everyone at the hospital - except a doctor who knows how to treat an injured back.
4 Oct. 1970There Must Be a Party
Chet tells the story of his surprising surprise birthday party.
11 Oct. 1970The Old Man of 4-C
Chet's life is turned upside down by a pesky neighbor, who is an insufferable bore.
18 Oct. 1970The Lincoln Letter
Chet inherits his great-aunt's estate including a prized letter from Abraham Lincoln, and it brings him lots of unwanted attention and headaches.
25 Oct. 1970The Runaways
Young Raymond decides to become an easy rider by running away from home to San Francisco, so Chet gives him a ride.
1 Nov. 1970The Artist
Chet helps out a talented youngster who wants to become an artist. Chet balks however, when the youngster chooses Chet as subject matter for his painting which will be on display at the art fair.
8 Nov. 1970The March of the Antelopes
Chet is in charge of a group of youngsters and is supposed to take them on an overnight camping trip. They set out for their destination, but mishaps occur and they end up staying over at Chet's apartment.
15 Nov. 1970The Deluge: Part 1
A severe storm with flooding has Chet stranded at home without telephone or electrical service. To make matters worse, a neighbor has just gone into labor, and Chet is in a quandary as to what to do.
22 Nov. 1970The Deluge: Part 2
Dolores enters advanced stages of labor, and Chet enters advanced stages of unease.
20 Dec. 1970The Poet
Chet gets in a bind when he is mistaken as the author of a poem he copied in his youth, and the poem is scheduled to be published in the school newspaper.