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The Cosby Show 

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The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

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Michael Leeson
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 52 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bill Cosby ...  Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable 197 episodes, 1984-1992
Phylicia Rashad ...  Clair Huxtable 193 episodes, 1984-1992
Keshia Knight Pulliam ...  Rudy Huxtable 177 episodes, 1984-1992
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ...  Theo Huxtable 176 episodes, 1984-1992
Tempestt Bledsoe ...  Vanessa Huxtable 158 episodes, 1984-1992
Lisa Bonet ...  Denise Huxtable / ... 120 episodes, 1984-1991
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Storyline

"The Cosby Show" centers on the lives of the Huxtables: obstetrician Cliff and his lawyer wife Claire, their daughters Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy, and son Theo. Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy. Written by Jwelch5742

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In a house filled with love . . . there's always room for more.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cosby Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(201 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During season four, the theme song was performed by award-winning jazz vocalist and artist Bobby McFerrin. Soon after, he become best known for the hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy". See more »

Goofs

In the pilot, the dining room banister to the upstairs is very different than it is during the rest of the season. See more »

Quotes

[after the saxophone opening theme ends]
Cliff: This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!
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Crazy Credits

The credit sequences that varied from season to season all have one thing in common-the last shot in each one is a closeup of Bill Cosby's face, and in all but the first, he is smiling. See more »

Alternate Versions

The season 1 DVD set was made up of edited, syndication-length episodes missing about 2 minutes per episode from their original broadcast. It was only because of the consumer outcry that season 2 and beyond were released unedited. The "Complete Series" set includes all 8 seasons, including the first one, in the original uncut network versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Karma Calling (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me
Written by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
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Still really good.
7 June 2017 | by connorveenstraSee all my reviews

Despite all the controversy surrounding Bill Cosby, it's undeniable that the Cosby Show is one of the funniest and most important shows to ever come on television. This show redefined what a black family could be on TV and taught important life lessons with each episode.

Just try to ignore the bull surrounding this brilliant show and enjoy it at face value. It's a funny, intelligent show that shouldn't be ignored due to the actions of its star.


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