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Apr 30, 1992: And So We Commence
Apr 30, 1992: And So We Commence
Apr 30, 1992: And So We Commence
Apr 23, 1992: Some Gifts Aren't Deductible
Mar 26, 1992: You Can't Stop the Music
Feb 27, 1992: Rudy's Retreat
Feb 20, 1992: Clair's Reunion
Feb 13, 1992: Cliff and Theo Come Clean
Feb 06, 1992: Cliff Gets Jilted
Feb 06, 1992: The Getaway
Jan 30, 1992: Eat, Drink and Be Wary
Jan 16, 1992: Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle
Jan 09, 1992: The Price Is Wrong
Jan 02, 1992: Theo's Future
Dec 19, 1991: Clair's Place
Dec 05, 1991: Two Is a Crowd
Nov 21, 1991: Olivia Comes Out of the Closet
Nov 14, 1991: For Men Only
Nov 07, 1991: Olivia's Field Trip
Oct 31, 1991: The Iceman Bringeth
Oct 24, 1991: It's Apparent to Everyone
Oct 17, 1991: Warning: A Double-lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown
Oct 10, 1991: Pam Applies to College
Oct 03, 1991: Particles in Motion
Sep 26, 1991: There's No Place Like This Home
Sep 19, 1991: With This Ring
May 02, 1991: Theo and the Kids
Apr 25, 1991: Theo and the Kids
Apr 11, 1991: Cliff and Jake
Apr 04, 1991: There's Still No Joy in Mudville
Mar 21, 1991: Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue
Mar 07, 1991: Home Remedies
Feb 28, 1991: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Feb 21, 1991: The Return of the Clairettes
Feb 14, 1991: 27 and Still Cooking
Feb 07, 1991: Adventures in Babysitting
Jan 31, 1991: Total Control
Jan 10, 1991: Attack of the Killer B's
Jan 03, 1991: Theo's Final Final
Dec 13, 1990: It's Your Move
Dec 06, 1990: Clair's Liberation
Nov 29, 1990: It's a Boy
Nov 15, 1990: You Can Go Home Again
Nov 08, 1990: The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen Off the Roof)
Nov 01, 1990: Just Thinking About It
Nov 01, 1990: Just Thinking About It
Nov 01, 1990: Just Thinking About It
Oct 25, 1990: Getting the Story
Oct 18, 1990: It's All in the Game
Oct 11, 1990: Period of Adjustment
Oct 04, 1990: The Last Barbecue
Sep 27, 1990: Bird in the Hand
Sep 20, 1990: Same Time Next Year
May 03, 1990: The Storyteller
Apr 26, 1990: Live and Learn
Apr 19, 1990: The Moves
Apr 05, 1990: Off to See the Wretched
Mar 22, 1990: What's It All About?
Mar 15, 1990: Theo's Dirty Laundry
Feb 22, 1990: Isn't It Romantic?
Feb 15, 1990: Mr. Sandman
Feb 12, 1990: Stuff From Our Trunk
Feb 08, 1990: Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
Feb 01, 1990: Not Everybody Loves the Blues
Jan 25, 1990: The Birthday Party
Jan 18, 1990: Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor
Jan 11, 1990: Cliff's Nightmare
Jan 04, 1990: Elvin Pays for Dinner
Dec 14, 1989: Getting to Know You
Dec 07, 1989: Cliff la Dolce
Nov 30, 1989: Grampy and Nu Nu Visit the Huxtables
Nov 16, 1989: Cliff's Wet Adventure
Nov 09, 1989: The Day the Spores Landed
Nov 02, 1989: Shall We Dance?
Oct 26, 1989: Denise Kendall: Babysitter
Oct 19, 1989: Theo's Gift
Oct 12, 1989: Denise Kendall: Navy Wife
Oct 05, 1989: I'm In With the In Crowd
Sep 28, 1989: Surf's Up
Sep 21, 1989: Denise: The Saga Continues
May 11, 1989: 57 Varieties
May 04, 1989: Day of the Locusts
Apr 27, 1989: What He Did for Love
Apr 13, 1989: A Room With No View
Mar 30, 1989: Birthday Blues
Mar 16, 1989: Theo's Women
Mar 09, 1989: It Comes and It Goes
Feb 23, 1989: The Boys of Winter
Feb 16, 1989: The Dead-end Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
Feb 09, 1989: Can I Say Something, Please?
Feb 06, 1989: No Way, Baby
Feb 02, 1989: The Lost Weekend
Jan 26, 1989: Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten
Jan 12, 1989: Cliff Babysits
Jan 05, 1989: Truth or Consequences
Dec 15, 1988: Is There a Hamster in the House?
Dec 08, 1988: If the Dress Fits, Wear It
Dec 01, 1988: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
Nov 17, 1988: Cyranose De Bergington
Nov 10, 1988: The Birth
Nov 10, 1988: The Birth
Nov 10, 1988: The Birth
Nov 03, 1988: Out of Brooklyn
Oct 27, 1988: Move It
Oct 20, 1988: Rudy's All-Nighter
Oct 13, 1988: The Physical
Oct 06, 1988: Together Again and Again
Apr 28, 1988: Gone Fishin'
Mar 24, 1988: The Prom
Mar 17, 1988: Home for the Weekend
Mar 03, 1988: Trust Me
Feb 25, 1988: Petanque
Feb 18, 1988: Once Upon a Time
Feb 11, 1988: Waterworks
Feb 04, 1988: The Drum Major
Jan 21, 1988: The Visit
Jan 14, 1988: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Jan 07, 1988: Bookworm
Dec 17, 1987: The Show Must Go On
Dec 10, 1987: The Locker Room
Dec 03, 1987: Dance Mania
Nov 19, 1987: Where's Rudy?
Nov 12, 1987: Looking Back
Nov 12, 1987: Looking Back
Nov 12, 1987: Looking Back
Nov 05, 1987: Autumn Gifts
Oct 29, 1987: That's Not What I Said
Oct 22, 1987: Shakespeare
Oct 15, 1987: Cliff's Mistake
Oct 08, 1987: It's Not Easy Being Green
Oct 01, 1987: Theogate
Sep 24, 1987: Call of the Wild
May 07, 1987: Hillman
Apr 30, 1987: Planning Parenthood
Apr 09, 1987: Bald and Beautiful
Apr 02, 1987: Andalusian Flu
Mar 19, 1987: I Know That You Know
Mar 12, 1987: Cliff's 50th Birthday
Feb 26, 1987: The Shower
Feb 19, 1987: You Only Hurt the One You Love
Feb 12, 1987: Calling Dr. Huxtable
Feb 05, 1987: Denise Gets an Opinion
Jan 22, 1987: Say Hello to a Good Buy
Jan 15, 1987: Rudy Spends the Night
Jan 08, 1987: Monster Man Huxtable
Dec 18, 1986: Cliff in Charge
Dec 11, 1986: War Stories
Dec 04, 1986: A Girl and Her Dog
Nov 20, 1986: Denise Gets a D
Nov 13, 1986: Vanessa's Rich
Nov 06, 1986: Theo's Flight
Oct 30, 1986: The March
Oct 23, 1986: Mother, May I?
Oct 16, 1986: Man Talk
Oct 09, 1986: Golden Anniversary
Oct 02, 1986: Food for Thought
Sep 25, 1986: Bring 'Em Back Alive
May 15, 1986: Denise's Decision
May 08, 1986: Off to the Races
Apr 10, 1986: The Card Game
Apr 03, 1986: Theo's Holiday
Mar 20, 1986: An Early Spring
Mar 13, 1986: Close to Home
Feb 27, 1986: Full House
Feb 20, 1986: A Touch of Wonder
Feb 13, 1986: Play It Again, Russell
Feb 02, 1986: The Dentist
Jan 30, 1986: Theo and Cockroach
Jan 16, 1986: Vanessa's Bad Grade
Jan 09, 1986: The Auction
Jan 02, 1986: Mrs. Westlake
Dec 12, 1985: Denise's Friend
Dec 05, 1985: Clair's Toe
Nov 21, 1985: Clair's Sister
Nov 14, 1985: Denise Drives
Nov 07, 1985: Rudy Suits Up
Oct 31, 1985: Halloween
Oct 24, 1985: Theo and the Older Woman
Oct 17, 1985: Cliff in Love
Oct 10, 1985: Happy Anniversary
Oct 03, 1985: The Juicer
Sep 26, 1985: First Day of School
May 09, 1985: Cliff's Birthday
May 02, 1985: Mr. Quiet
Mar 28, 1985: Slumber Party
Mar 14, 1985: The Younger Woman
Feb 28, 1985: Back to the Track, Jack
Feb 21, 1985: Clair's Case
Feb 14, 1985: Vanessa's New Class
Feb 07, 1985: Theo and the Joint
Jan 31, 1985: Jitterbug Break
Jan 17, 1985: Physician of the Year
Jan 10, 1985: Independence Day
Dec 20, 1984: Father's Day
Dec 13, 1984: Rudy's Sick
Dec 06, 1984: Knight to Night
Nov 22, 1984: Bonjour, Sondra
Nov 15, 1984: How Ugly Is He?
Nov 08, 1984: Play It Again, Vanessa
Nov 01, 1984: One More Time
Oct 25, 1984: Breaking With Tradition
Oct 18, 1984: A Shirt Story
Oct 11, 1984: Is That My Boy?
Oct 04, 1984: Bad Dreams
Sep 27, 1984: Good-bye, Mr. Fish
Sep 27, 1984: Good-bye, Mr. Fish
Sep 20, 1984: Pilot Episode

And So We Commence Season 8, Episode 25

Conclusion. Denise calls with a graduation message for Theo---and a surprise announcement for the family. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Olivia: Raven-Symone. read more

And So We Commence Season 8, Episode 24

Theo is graduating from college and Cliff "can't contain himself"---or the guest list. Part 1 of two. Al: Joe Williams. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

And So We Commence

Theo is graduating from college and a proud Cliff "can't contain himself"---or the guest list. Al: Joe Williams. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Some Gifts Aren't Deductible Season 8, Episode 23

Clair tries to second-guess Cliff's IRS-return deductions and Kenny (Deon Richmond) plans a birthday celebration. Stanley: Merlin Santana. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

You Can't Stop the Music Season 8, Episode 22

Clair represents bandleaders Willie Colon and Mario Bauza (as themselves) at a radio station, where an executive tries to prevent their concert. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Rudy's Retreat Season 8, Episode 21

Cliff and Clair deal with "the moody Rudy blues," about which he empathizes: "Oh, to be 13 and afflicted with parents." Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. read more

Clair's Reunion Season 8, Episode 20

While Clair (Phylicia Rashad) and some friends take a backward glance, Olivia gives Cliff a new look. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Leah: Margaret Avery. Maxine: Grace Garland. read more

Cliff and Theo Come Clean Season 8, Episode 19

Cliff helps Olivia and Marlon with their school project; Theo advises a youngster who found $600. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Marlon: Aaron Beener. Rahim: Kennan Scott. read more

Cliff Gets Jilted Season 8, Episode 18

Sondra and Elvin move their housewarming party to the Huxtable home, where Vanessa and her fiancé make an announcement. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

The Getaway Season 8, Episode 17

It's moving day for Sondra and Elvin, and Cliff is eager to help them out. Sportscasters Jim Valvano and Dick Vitale play moving men. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Eat, Drink and Be Wary Season 8, Episode 16

When Clair goes away for the weekend, Cliff can't persuade anyone that he won't gorge himself with junk food. Tracy: Debbi Morgan. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle Season 8, Episode 15

Pam (Erika Alexander) begins work as Cliff's office assistant, while Kenny (Deon Richmond) works out a new way to win Rudy's affection. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Mrs. Minifield: Lili Bernard. read more

The Price Is Wrong Season 8, Episode 14

Pam, Charmaine and Lance launch a protest after they check out a supermarket's unfair pricing policies. Pam: Erika Alexander. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. Lance: Allen Payne. Russell: Earle Hyman. read more

Theo's Future Season 8, Episode 13

After being accepted to grad school, Theo is offered an interview for a lucrative job in San Francisco. Tim: Eugene Williams. Eugene: Eugene Byrd. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Clair's Place Season 8, Episode 12

Cliff (Bill Cosby) surprises Clair (Phylicia Rashad) with the early completion of her own room. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Pam: Erika Alexander. read more

Two Is a Crowd Season 8, Episode 11

Cliff and Clair have unexpected guests: Vanessa's fiancé, Dabnis (William Thomas Jr.) and Rudy's "confidant," Kenny (Deon Richmond). Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Olivia Comes Out of the Closet Season 8, Episode 10

African singer Miriam Makeba's visit is cause for joy at the Huxtables, but Olivia is sad because her dad must leave. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

For Men Only Season 8, Episode 9

Cliff instructs a "For Men Only" class at the community center, while Russell (Earle Hyman) learns about video games from Olivia and Marlon. Big Fella: Maurice Lauchner. Ms. Fliamino: Sonia Medina. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Olivia's Field Trip Season 8, Episode 8

Cliff exhibits some reluctance when he's asked to accompany Olivia and her class on a field trip to a museum. Jeffrey: Wallace Shawn. Marlon: Aaron Beener. Kentaro: Kentaro Yoshida. Leslie: Blair Whitney. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

The Iceman Bringeth Season 8, Episode 7

After surviving his first meeting with Cliff and Clair, Vanessa's fiancé (William Thomas Jr.) gets the third degree from her grandparents. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Carrie: Ethel Ayler. Russel: Earle Hyman. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

It's Apparent to Everyone Season 8, Episode 6

Huxtable houseguests Elvin and Sondra continue to long for their own place, and so---increasingly---do Cliff and Clair. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Nelson: Gary Gray. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Warning: A Double-lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown Season 8, Episode 5

When Cliff finds out that Rudy plans to go to a club for older teens, he asks Pam to keep an eye on her. Lance: Allen Payne. Danielle: Nichole Leach. Susan: Rachel Hillman. Pam: Erika Alexander. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Pam Applies to College Season 8, Episode 4

If Pam wants to attend the same college as Charmaine, she'll first have to apply herself to her schoolwork. Mr. Bostic: Richard Lawson. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. Pam: Erika Alexander. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Particles in Motion Season 8, Episode 3

Theo is nervous about his first parent-counselor night---then he meets a single mother (Saundra Quarterman) who shows interest in him. Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

There's No Place Like This Home Season 8, Episode 2

While Cliff designs an addition for the Huxtable home, Elvin and Sondra have designs on a home of their own. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Pam: Erika Alexander. read more

With This Ring Season 8, Episode 1

Vanessa's surprise announcement of her impending wedding bells strikes a note of discord for her parents. Dabnis: William Thomas Jr. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Theo and the Kids Season 7, Episode 26

Conclusion. Junior counselor Theo tries to reach Stanley (Merlin Santana), who may have dyslexia; and Rahim (Kennan Scott), who's leaving the group because his father got laid off. Mrs. Hudson: Lynne Thigpen. read more

Theo and the Kids Season 7, Episode 25

Theo is afraid of failing as a community-center intern, and his first day on the job isn't a confidence builder. Part 1 of two. Mrs. Hudson: Lynne Thigpen. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Cliff and Jake Season 7, Episode 24

Cliff plays peacemaker for estranged friends (Red Buttons, E.G. Marshall) whose children are engaged. Loretta: Audrey Landers. Jonathan: Kenneth Meseroll. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

There's Still No Joy in Mudville Season 7, Episode 23

Cliff, his father and their friends spend a day batting around stories about the old Negro League. Payday: Frank Robinson. Rubberarm: Joe Black. Carleton: Norman Beaton. Harmon: Sullivan Walker. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue Season 7, Episode 22

It's all one big nightmare for Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) when Olivia (Raven-Symone) seems always to get her way. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Home Remedies Season 7, Episode 21

When Olivia (Raven-Symone) gets sick, her plan to sing in honor of the Huxtable grandparents' anniversary appears to be spoiled, but everyone seems to have a remedy. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

No More Mr. Nice Guy Season 7, Episode 20

Theo's plans to host a romantic dinner for two are jeopardized by family and a jealous friend. Troy Winbush. Ellen: Troy Beyer. Cheryl: Vanessa Williams. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

The Return of the Clairettes Season 7, Episode 19

Clair's high-school buddy (Leslie Uggams) visits, and the two women reminisce and sing; Rudy wants to go on a "group outing" that she assures Cliff is not a date. Herb: Ron Foster. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

27 and Still Cooking Season 7, Episode 18

For their anniversary, Cliff cooks up a plan to re-create the Caribbean restaurant where he and Clair honeymooned. Atkins: Clebert Ford. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. read more

Adventures in Babysitting Season 7, Episode 17

Rudy volunteers to baby-sit for Olivia while Cliff and Clair participate in a pinochle tournament. James Harmon: Sullivan Walker. Alfred Phelps: Ray deMattis. Nicole Harmon: Michele Shay. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Total Control Season 7, Episode 16

Cliff's patient (Amy Yasbeck) and her husband Ray (John Ritter) think they have developed a "winning strategy" for giving birth. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Attack of the Killer B's Season 7, Episode 15

Pam (Erika Alexander) has aspirations of going to college, but then reality sets in: she can't afford it. Slide: Mushond Lee. Lance: Allen Payne. Olivia: Raven-Symone. read more

Theo's Final Final Season 7, Episode 14

Theo plans to study for a final, until he meets a woman (Vanessa Williams) who "could have a profound effect on my life." Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

It's Your Move Season 7, Episode 13

While the guys anticipate an afternoon of football, Sondra makes a commitment for Elvin. Nancy: Jackie Mari Roberts. Walter: Nathaniel Ritch. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Clair's Liberation Season 7, Episode 12

The Huxtable household is on edge when Clair (Phylicia Rashad) announces she's beginning menopause. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

It's a Boy Season 7, Episode 11

When Cliff's friend (Ray DeMattis) learns that his wife is going to have a son, he enlists Cliff's services---as a sports coach. Bernice: Catherine Cox. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

You Can Go Home Again Season 7, Episode 10

When Denise and Martin consider getting their own place, Cliff and Clair reminisce about their first apartment. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen Off the Roof) Season 7, Episode 9

When it's Rudy's "time of the month" for the first time, Clair (Phylicia Rashad) plans a traditional "Woman's Day," but Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) wants no special attention. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Just Thinking About It Season 7, Episode 8

Conclusion. Cliff and Clair offer Pam (Erika Alexander) advice about Slide; and Dwayne the Saint Bernard continues to make a mess. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. read more

Just Thinking About It Season 7, Episode 7

Pam (Erika Alexander) faces a difficult decision when she feels sexual pressure from her boyfriend (Mushond Lee). Part 1 of two. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. read more

Just Thinking About It

When Pam (Erika Alexander) feels sexual pressure from her boyfriend (Mushond Lee), Cliff, Clair, Theo and Charmaine are all there with advice. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Getting the Story Season 7, Episode 6

Rudy and Kenny have to videotape "a day in the job of a parent." Pam: Erika Alexander. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

It's All in the Game Season 7, Episode 5

Cliff and Clair return from a vacation to learn that their children acted irresponsibly while they were away, so they hold a parenting seminar. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Period of Adjustment Season 7, Episode 4

Cliff (Bill Cosby) sets down the rules when teenage cousin Pam (Erika Alexander) comes to live with the Huxtables. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Slide: Mushond Lee. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. read more

The Last Barbecue Season 7, Episode 3

A family barbecue heats up when Theo plans an overdue bachelor party for Martin---complete with stripper. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Bird in the Hand Season 7, Episode 2

Cliff was going to attend a jazz auction, but gets delayed at Olivia's school being "help-mom" for her class. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Same Time Next Year Season 7, Episode 1

Rudy balks at attending her first day of junior high because her bust is a bust. Keshia Knight Pulliam. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

The Storyteller Season 6, Episode 26

Ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Gramtee (Minnie Gentry) teaches the family a bit about history, and Olivia a lesson about skipping church. Gospel singer Mavis Staples performs. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Live and Learn Season 6, Episode 25

A drummer (Max Roach) and a rapping math instructor (Wilton Banks) figure in Denise's ideas about an education alternative. Lisa Bonet, Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

The Moves Season 6, Episode 24

Clair and Bernadette Foley (Mercedes Ruehl) test their legal mettle---and their friendship---in negotiations over a proposed building; Cliff advises a neighbor (Wallace Shawn) on changing his "too civilized" image. read more

Off to See the Wretched Season 6, Episode 23

Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe) and her friends sneak off to Baltimore to see a rock show, but they are beset by a series of disasters. Janet: Pam Potilo. Kara: Elizabeth Narvaez. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

What's It All About? Season 6, Episode 22

It's the family to the rescue when Clair (Phylicia Rashad) shows signs of burnout. Bill Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tempestt Bledsoe. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Theo's Dirty Laundry Season 6, Episode 21

Theo's laundry reveals his living arrangements with Justine (Michelle Thomas); Denise reveals her latest true calling. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet. Eydie: Georgia Strauss. Paula: Victoria Rowell. Olivia: Raven-Symone. read more

Isn't It Romantic? Season 6, Episode 20

Theo wants to know if there's romance after marriage, so Cliff, Elvin and Martin compete for the title of most romantic husband. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Mr. Sandman Season 6, Episode 19

Sandman Sims steps onto the scene as Cliff's choice to be dance teacher for Olivia (Raven-Symone) and Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam). Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Stuff From Our Trunk

In a special bloopers edition, cast members reminisce about some of the series' most memorable gaffes and glitches. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Tempestt Bledsoe, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side Season 6, Episode 18

Vanessa tries to wangle money for a new CD, while Rudy barters with Kenny (Deon Richmond) for a sweatshirt. Kim: Naoka Nakagawa. Davina: Nicole Leach. Andy: Gilbert Cruz. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Not Everybody Loves the Blues Season 6, Episode 17

B.B. King plays blues singer Riley Jackson, whose singing just might be the cure for Theo and love-starved Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe). Kenny: Deon Richmond. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. read more

The Birthday Party Season 6, Episode 16

Denise insists that she and Martin don't need help throwing a fourth-birthday party for Olivia, but Cliff and Clair have their doubts when they hear the planned menu. Kentaro: Kentaro David Yoshida. Kai: Kai Reevey. read more

Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor Season 6, Episode 15

Denise plays singles counselor when Vanessa wants to meet a cute guy who wants to take her out, but he has to dump his girlfriend first. Shana: Malinda Williams. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Olivia: Raven-Symone. read more

Cliff's Nightmare Season 6, Episode 14

A late-night snack gives Cliff nightmares, including one in which he converses with a sandwich (Richard Hunt). Hippocritic Oaf: Kevin Clash. Monster 1: David Rudman. Monster 2: Noel Mac Neal. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Elvin Pays for Dinner Season 6, Episode 13

Sondra lets Elvin go out with his school pal and her sister; and Vanessa introduces Rudy to "old movies that are so glamorous." Judy: Brenda Braxton. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. read more

Getting to Know You Season 6, Episode 12

During a day of male bonding, Cliff and Martin get along like Navy buddies. And Olivia is curious about Santa: "Is he white, black, Chinese, what?" Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Fran: Tracey Ross. read more

Cliff la Dolce Season 6, Episode 11

With Clair and Denise away, Cliff has adventures in baby-sitting; Vanessa is scheming to go to a college party; Rudy has become quite unpopular in school; and Olivia is bored. Mrs. McGee: Elaine Stritch. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Grampy and Nu Nu Visit the Huxtables Season 6, Episode 10

Denise is edgy about the visit of her in-laws (Moses Gunn, Nancy Wilson) since Martin told her, "My mother can't stand you." Denise: Lisa Bonet. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Cliff's Wet Adventure Season 6, Episode 9

Thanksgiving includes 24 pounds of turkey and tons of last-minute guests, including Martin's ex-wife Paula (Victoria Rowell). Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

The Day the Spores Landed Season 6, Episode 8

Cliff dreams that he, Theo, Elvin and Martin---as well as 11 million other men---are pregnant. Dr. Strauss: Elayne Boosler. Jeffrey Engels: Wallace Shawn. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Shall We Dance? Season 6, Episode 7

Rudy's romance with a classmate (Gee-Jay Thomson) deteriorates into a love-hate-and-more-hate relationship. Mrs. McGee: Elaine Stritch. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Denise Kendall: Babysitter Season 6, Episode 6

Denise gets a lesson in child care when she agrees to baby-sit for the twins. Miss Talavera: Yamil Borges. Mr. Kaplan: Dennis Wolfberg. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Theo's Gift Season 6, Episode 5

After studying for an exam and still getting a lousy grade, Theo thinks he may have a learning disability. Mrs. Roscoe: Alva Chinn. Justine: Michelle Thomas. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Denise Kendall: Navy Wife Season 6, Episode 4

Cliff's afraid the Kendalls will never leave after their plans to move to a naval base are thrown off course by Denise's forgetfulness. Capt. Turvey: Charles Brown. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. read more

I'm In With the In Crowd Season 6, Episode 3

Vanessa learns the ABCs of drinking when she and some girlfriends spice up a party by playing the "Alphabet Game." Kara: Elizabeth Narvaez. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Janet: Pam Potillo. Susan: Lisa Rieffel. read more

Surf's Up Season 6, Episode 2

Anthony Quinn appears as Theo's landlord, who takes exception to Theo's housecleaning techniques and evicts him. Danny: Keith Diamond. Glenn: Spike Alexander. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Olivia: Raven-Symone. read more

Denise: The Saga Continues Season 6, Episode 1

Denise returns home from Africa---with a husband and stepdaughter. Martin: Joseph C. Phillips. Olivia: Raven-Symone. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

57 Varieties Season 5, Episode 26

Theo fears his parents will stonewall his request to go on an archaeological dig. Prof. Grayson: Eden Svendahl. Howard: Roy Wilson. Lou: Alex Ruiz. Gene: Darrell Echols. Jack: M. Cochise Anderson. read more

Day of the Locusts Season 5, Episode 25

While Sondra is sick and her guard is down, the grandmothers swiftly move in and snatch the twins. Francine: Marcella Lowery. Karen: Pamela Blair. Maria: Christine Andreas. Cynthia: Barbara Luna. read more

What He Did for Love Season 5, Episode 24

Theo's friends Denny and Jade may do some time when the watch Denny gives to Jade turns out to be stolen. Denny: Troy Winbush. Jade: Vanessa Williams. Lou: Alex Ruiz. Mitchell: Don Reed. Off. Harrison: Eden Svendahl. read more

A Room With No View Season 5, Episode 23

When Rudy and Vanessa's bickering becomes too much for Cliff to bear, hospitality at Hotel Huxtable comes to an abrupt halt. Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tempestt Bledsoe. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Birthday Blues Season 5, Episode 22

Placido Domingo plays Cliff's colleague, whose velvet-voiced serenade cures Clair's birthday blues. Lorraine: Denise Nicholas. Maria: Christine Andreas. Karen: Pamela Blair. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Theo's Women Season 5, Episode 21

Justine pans Theo when he acts too passionate while helping a theater major rehearse her lines. Jade: Vanessa Williams. Dolores: Tishina Arnold. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

It Comes and It Goes Season 5, Episode 20

Sondra and Elvin are schooled in child rearing during a dinner at the Huxtable house. Russell: Earle Hyman. Anna: Clarice Taylor. Lester: Dennis Scott. Francine: Marcella Lowery. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. read more

The Boys of Winter Season 5, Episode 19

Dr. H hits the basketball court with a team of colleagues (ex-NBAers Dave DeBusschere, Sen. Bill Bradley and Walt Hazzard) against a squad of younger women (Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Teresa Edwards and Stephanie Givens). read more

The Dead-end Kids Meet Dr. Lotus Season 5, Episode 18

When his girlfriend becomes enchanted with another guy, Theo turns to a "spiritual scientist" to put a hex on his rival. Justine: Michelle Thomas. Howard: Roy Wilson. Scott: Harold Perrineau Jr. Denny: Troy Winbush. read more

Can I Say Something, Please? Season 5, Episode 17

When Rudy complains that there are too many rules in her life, her bedtime curfew is lifted, but she pays the price for staying up all night watching TV. Howard: Roy Wilson. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Peter: Peter Costa. read more

No Way, Baby Season 5, Episode 16

Sammy Davis Jr. plays a free spirit who hasn't seen his granddaughter, Cliff's patient (Leticia Herrera), in years. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

The Lost Weekend Season 5, Episode 15

With the family away, Theo throws a party that turns into a gate-crashers' special. Denny: Troy Winbush. Howard: Roy Wilson. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Amy: Amy Hunter. read more

Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten Season 5, Episode 14

Clair lands a spot on a Sunday-morning TV show, but soon finds that debating history with eggheads isn't her cup of tea. Traugett: Russell Nype. Benedict: Michael Lombard. Kensington: Austin Pendleton. read more

Cliff Babysits Season 5, Episode 13

With Clair at work and everyone else at a Michael Jackson concert, Cliff has to baby-sit for the twins. Russell: Earle Hyman. Anna: Clarice Taylor. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. read more

Truth or Consequences Season 5, Episode 12

Cliff and Clair burn when Vanessa breaks curfew for a new flame (Christopher Carter-Hooks). Tempestt Bledsoe. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Is There a Hamster in the House? Season 5, Episode 11

When a hamster Rudy's caring for falls ill, Cliff's painful memories of his pet bird come back. Carolyn: Grace Johnston. Dr. Wells: Iona Morris. Mr. Hirondel: Georges Ghezzi. Mr. Lindsay: Roby Gasser. read more

If the Dress Fits, Wear It Season 5, Episode 10

Clair (Phylicia Rashad) enlists the aid of a aerobics instructor (Debbie Allen) to get her into a new dress by Saturday night. Barbara: Carole Shelley. Kay: Yvonne Warden. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Season 5, Episode 9

Cliff can't keep his hands off his father's winning sweepstakes letter, and Vanessa can't keep her mind off a singing career after she makes a music video. Amanda: Betty Carter. Kara: Elizabeth Narvaez. Janet: Pam Potillo. read more

Cyranose De Bergington Season 5, Episode 8

Rudy does chores to pay off a debt to her father, while Theo engages in a "friendly" rivalry for a date with Julia (Naomi Campbell). Denny: Troy Winbush. Howard: Roy Wilson. read more

The Birth Season 5, Episode 7

Conclusion. The hospital waiting room is filled with relatives as Sondra goes into labor. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

The Birth Season 5, Episode 6

When Sondra goes into labor, Elvin rushes to the hospital---without her; Theo may be without a girlfriend when she sees him eyeing another girl. Part 1 of two. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

The Birth

The hospital waiting room is filled with relatives as Sondra goes into labor, while Theo and Vanessa kill time at home entertaining company. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Out of Brooklyn Season 5, Episode 5

Vanessa encounters boy trouble; and Denise is offered a job as a photographer's assistant. Kara: Elizabeth Narvaez. Elizabeth Cutler: L. Scott Caldwell. Janet: Pam Potilo. Roy: Jaime Richards. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Move It Season 5, Episode 4

The Huxtables try to convince Sondra and Elvin that their studio apartment is inappropriate for their coming child. Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens. Mr. Reeder: Edouard DeSoto. Russell: Earle Hyman. read more

Rudy's All-Nighter Season 5, Episode 3

Rudy holds sway over the house when a friend sleeps over---much to Theo's dismay as he struggles with a school assignment. Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Caroline: Grace Johnston. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

The Physical Season 5, Episode 2

Cliff goes on a diet to prepare for his annual physical, while Denise experiences job stress. Dr. Herbert: John Amos. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Together Again and Again Season 5, Episode 1

Cliff and Clair are startled when Denise announces she's dropping out of college, while Theo can't get a dorm room at New York University. Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby. read more

Gone Fishin' Season 4, Episode 24

Theo reels in the body of a mobster during a fishing trip; and Rudy and Kenny become adoptive parents to baby birds. Harriet: Alanna Davis. Wayne: Darrell Echols. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Prom Season 4, Episode 23

Theo and his buddies are determined to impress their prom dates; and Cliff gives Clair the prom she never had. Mike: Robert Weil. Smitty: Adam Sandler. Denny: Troy Winbush. Gordon: Brian Grant. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Home for the Weekend Season 4, Episode 22

The Huxtables await Denise's weekend visit, but Denise spends all her time with friends. Lisa Bonet, Phylicia Rashad. Cheryl: Susan Diol. Ollie: Zoie Lam. Didi: Wynonna Smith. Gwen: Belinda Sawyer. read more

Trust Me Season 4, Episode 21

Clair counsels her TV-reporter friend whose husband thinks she's fooling around with the celebrities she interviews. Richard: Joel Fabiani. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Petanque Season 4, Episode 20

Cliff endures freezing temperatures to challenge his friend (Sullivan Walker) to pétanque; and Theo tries to impress a girl (Laurie Morrison) who's into rock climbing. Nicole: Michelle Shay. read more

Once Upon a Time Season 4, Episode 19

The Huxtables act out Rudy's story in which the Nasty People declare war on the Happy People. Keshia Knight Pulliam, Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Earle Hyman. read more

Waterworks Season 4, Episode 18

When Cliff claims that he can replace a broken pipe, he isn't showered with votes of confidence from the family. Andy: Josh Pais. Jennifer: Erica Gimpel. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Ted: Kevin Rock. read more

The Drum Major Season 4, Episode 17

Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major; Russell tries again to settle his debt to a fellow musician (Dub Taylor). Russell: Earle Hyman. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Visit Season 4, Episode 16

The thought of visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer, makes Theo uncomfortable. Armand Hammer plays Jake's grandfather. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Season 4, Episode 15

Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin. Patricia Abbott: Melba Moore. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Kim: Naoka Nakagawa. read more

Bookworm Season 4, Episode 14

Cliff is on the hot seat at Clair's literature-discussion group, while Sondra and Elvin entertain their first overnight guests. Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens. Paula: Kathleen Doyle. read more

The Show Must Go On Season 4, Episode 13

Bill Irwin is featured in an episode in which Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show. Pamela: Angelina Fiordellisi. The Great Ballantine: Carl Ballantine. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

The Locker Room Season 4, Episode 12

Theo enjoys exchanging locker-room banter with his friends, until one of them takes Vanessa out. Tempestt Bledsoe, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby. Janet: Pam Potillo. Smitty: Adam Sandler. Denny: Troy Winbush. read more

Dance Mania Season 4, Episode 11

Theo and Cockroach await their appearance on "Dance Mania"; Vanessa proves she can add more quickly than Cliff by using the base method. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Carl Payne, Tempestt Bledsoe. Mike: Robert Gossett. read more

Where's Rudy? Season 4, Episode 10

Cliff is convinced that Clair's entry in the squash-growing competition can't lose, but it's Theo and Vanessa who lose---Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam). Norman Kirby: Louis Nye. Mr. Ogawa: Ronald Yamamoto. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Looking Back Season 4, Episode 9

Conclusion. The Huxtables share family memories with Elvin after he and Sondra argue. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Looking Back Season 4, Episode 8

After Elvin argues with Sondra, the Huxtables help by taking him down memory lane. Part 1 of two. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Looking Back

After Elvin argues with Sondra, the Huxtables help by taking him down memory lane via clips from past episodes. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Autumn Gifts Season 4, Episode 7

An elderly neighbor (Eileen Heckart) who isn't taking her medicine as prescribed finds herself answering to Cliff. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. read more

That's Not What I Said Season 4, Episode 6

When Theo has a brush with the law, Cliff and Clair turn their anger on one another. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby. Mrs. Balaban: Freda Foh Shen. Mr. Hanson: Rob Foster. read more

Shakespeare Season 4, Episode 5

Rudy has to write a fairy tale and Theo and Cockroach must read "Julius Caesar." Doctor Foster: Roscoe Lee Browne. Jonathan Lawrence: Christopher Plummer. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Cliff's Mistake Season 4, Episode 4

Cliff can't find a power drill he borrowed from a friend; and the neighborhood kids construct a haunted house in the Huxtable basement. Beth: Penni Penniman. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

It's Not Easy Being Green Season 4, Episode 3

While Rudy contends with the problems of an 8-year-old, Cliff contends with the sanitation department. Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad. Robert: Dondre Whitfield. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Theogate Season 4, Episode 2

When Theo comes home late with a flimsy excuse, Clair hands him a summons and tries him. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Phylicia Rashad. Cockroach: Carl Payne. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Call of the Wild Season 4, Episode 1

Newlyweds Sondra and Elvin decide to forget about grad school and work in a camping-goods store. Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens, Phylicia Rashad, Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Hillman Season 3, Episode 25

The family travels to Hillman College to visit Denise and honor its retiring president (Joe Seneca). Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad. Dr. Bracy: Gloria Foster. Dean Harris: Ted Ross. Russell: Earle Hyman. read more

Planning Parenthood Season 3, Episode 24

Cliff takes Rudy and her playmates out for lunch, while Clair spends the day with her sister (Yvette Erwin) and friends. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Bald and Beautiful Season 3, Episode 23

Robert Culp, Bill Cosby's "I Spy" costar from 1965 to '68, appears as Scott Kelly who, with his wife Jill (Ann Reinking), catches up with Cliff and Clair over dinner; Theo tries to be cast in a music video. Phylicia Rashad. Cockroach: Carl Payne. Lana: Ana D. Zenon. read more

Andalusian Flu Season 3, Episode 22

While his parents are sick in bed, Theo says he will take care of everything---and then makes his sisters do all the work. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

I Know That You Know Season 3, Episode 21

When Cliff brags he's too clever to be outsmarted, the family devises a joke to play on him. Phylicia Rashad. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Cliff's 50th Birthday Season 3, Episode 20

Clair throws a birthday party for Cliff, and has trouble hiding her dislike for one of his friends. Mark: Douglas Turner Ward. Ellen: Ashley Thompson. Hector: Omar Torres. read more

The Shower Season 3, Episode 19

The Huxtable men are banished from the house when Clair and Denise throw a wedding shower for Denise's friend (Lela Rochon). Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Kenny: Deon Richmond. read more

You Only Hurt the One You Love Season 3, Episode 18

Rudy gets hurt roughhousing with Theo; and the hospital staff learns of layoffs. Mrs. Granger: Rita Moreno. Mr. Howe: Alvin Lum. Davis: Lou Myers. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Calling Dr. Huxtable Season 3, Episode 17

Cliff is called to the hospital by a woman ready to deliver, and ends up caring for three. Eckert: Crist Swann. Nurse Hill: Nan-Lynn Nelson. Karen: Wendy Gazelle. Lee: Michael Vale. Paula: Patricia Richardson. read more

Denise Gets an Opinion Season 3, Episode 16

Vanessa's former boyfriend asks Cliff's advice on girls; Denise looks to Theo for an opinion on her date. Bill Cosby. Tyrone: Jason Warwin. Aaron: Ermundo Russell. Jerry: Tico Wells. Greg: Don Franklin. read more

Say Hello to a Good Buy Season 3, Episode 15

Cliff gives Theo a lesson when they go to replace the family car; Vanessa advises Rudy on how to improve her school report. Sarrette: Sinbad. Babcock: Gilbert Gottfried. read more

Rudy Spends the Night Season 3, Episode 14

With the Huxtable women away for the evening, Cliff announces the first meeting of the Huxtable Men's Club. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Monster Man Huxtable Season 3, Episode 13

Cliff can't pin down why Elvin is devoting his time to coaching Theo and not squabbling with Sondra (Sabrina LeBeauf). Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Cliff in Charge Season 3, Episode 12

When his mother and Clair go away, Cliff is left with the kids, his father and phone calls for Theo from giggling girls. Sam Lucas: David Smyrl. Kenny: Deon Richmond. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

War Stories Season 3, Episode 11

Vanessa worries about a date, Theo loses a date and Cliff has a date with doom when his father shows up for pinochle. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Homer: Bill Gunn. Stokes: Jason Bernard. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

A Girl and Her Dog Season 3, Episode 10

Rudy wants to keep a stray dog; Vanessa would rather go to a party than on a family trip. Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Peter: Peter Costa. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Denise Gets a D Season 3, Episode 9

Denise is afraid to tell her parents about her grades, while Rudy is upset at having to be the wind in a dance recital. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Vanessa's Rich Season 3, Episode 8

Vanessa wants to impress two girls and make the pep squad; Rudy wants to learn to play checkers. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Paula: Essence Atkins. read more

Theo's Flight Season 3, Episode 7

Theo and Cockroach (Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Carl Payne) want to learn to fly, but plans are grounded unless they get consent. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Bud: Deon Richmond. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

The March Season 3, Episode 6

Theo uses the resources at hand when he gets help with a history paper. Russell: Earle Hyman. Anna: Clarice Taylor. Al: Joe Williams. Carrie: Ethel Ayler. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Mother, May I? Season 3, Episode 5

Clair is furious when Vanessa disobeys her order not to wear makeup; Theo uses fire-prevention tips learned in school. Rebecca: Nicole Forte. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Man Talk Season 3, Episode 4

Theo is torn between being true to Tanya (Tanya Wright) and going after another girl who's sending him signals. Gerald: Eddie Castrodad. Randi: Alsicia Pringle. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Golden Anniversary Season 3, Episode 3

Cliff's parents (Earle Hyman, Clarice Taylor) celebrate their 50th anniversary, while Clair discusses with Cliff their 25th. The Count Basie Band performs "Shiny Stockings." Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. read more

Food for Thought Season 3, Episode 2

Clair puts Cliff on a low-salt, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, but he doesn't take to the new regimen. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Bring 'Em Back Alive Season 3, Episode 1

Cliff sets out to capture a snake that Rudy discovers in the cellar. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Exterminator: Leonard Jackson. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Denise's Decision Season 2, Episode 25

The Huxtables wait for Denise to decide where she's going to college. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Russell: Earle Hyman. Anna: Clarice Taylor. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Off to the Races Season 2, Episode 24

"Combustible Huxtable" shapes up when his former rival (1956 Olympic medalist Josh Culbreath) asks Cliff to run at the Penn Relays. Bill Cosby, Lisa Bonet. 1984 Olympic gold medalist Valerie Brisco-Hooks plays herself. read more

The Card Game Season 2, Episode 23

After years of losing to his father at pinochle, Cliff gets a new partner to help him break his losing streak. Dr. Foster: Roscoe Lee Browne. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. Tanya: Tanya Wright. read more

Theo's Holiday Season 2, Episode 22

The Huxtables give Theo a taste of reality when he decides he wants to go out into the "real world" instead of to college. Bill Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Phylicia Rashad. Cockroach: Carl Payne. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

An Early Spring Season 2, Episode 21

Thanks to Mrs. Westlake, Theo learns the value of studying and Cliff reaffirms the miracle of birth. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby. Jack: Matt Williams. Cockroach: Carl Payne. Clair: Phylicia Rashad. read more

Close to Home Season 2, Episode 20

Cliff's colleague can't help but consider his own family problems when he sees the harmony in the Huxtable home. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cockroach: Carl Payne. read more

Full House Season 2, Episode 19

Exhausted after long hours, Cliff searches for privacy in his populated house. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Robert: Dondre Whitfield. Cockroach: Carl Payne. Eddie: Clayton Prince. read more

A Touch of Wonder Season 2, Episode 18

Stevie Wonder plays himself in an episode in which Denise is overjoyed to be involved in his latest hit: his limo dented her car's fender. Lisa Bonet, Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe. read more

Play It Again, Russell Season 2, Episode 17

Cliff's father (Earle Hyman) comes out of retirement to play a concert with musicians who are still playing professionally. Tito Puente and Art Blakey appear as part of the Jazz Caravan. Anna: Clarice Taylor. read more

The Dentist Season 2, Episode 16

Rudy's friend has a toothache, and it takes the efforts of all the Huxtables to get the boy to visit the dentist. Bill Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam. Peter: Peter Costa. Mr. Chiara: Barry Moss. read more

Theo and Cockroach Season 2, Episode 15

The play's the thing that has Theo and Cockroach (Carl Payne) worried about an upcoming test on "Macbeth." Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bill Cosby. Theresa: Traci Wolfe. Donnie: Claude Brooks. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Vanessa's Bad Grade Season 2, Episode 14

Vanessa has eyes only for her boyfriend (Dondre Whitfield), causing her to ignore her studies and family rules. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Auction Season 2, Episode 13

Clair wants to attend an auction to bid on a painting by her great-uncle; Sondra's boyfriend (Geoffrey Owens) tries to change his male-chauvinist reputation. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Auctioneer: John Marion. read more

Mrs. Westlake Season 2, Episode 12

Cliff invites Theo's math teacher over for dinner and Theo figures a visit from the "Dragon Lady" must mean trouble. Bill Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Westlake: Matt Williams. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Denise's Friend Season 2, Episode 11

Denise's friend takes a problem to Cliff, instead of her own parents, which makes Cliff wonder what his children would do in similar circumstances. Bill Cosby, Lisa Bonet, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Clair's Toe Season 2, Episode 10

Clair is determined not to let a fractured toe break upcoming dates---in court and with Cliff. Russell: Earle Hyman. Barker: George Grizzard. Ms. Kessler: Anne De Salvo. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Clair's Sister Season 2, Episode 9

Clair's engaged sister gets a lesson on husbands from her mom and Clair; Cliff tries out a new chess strategy on his father-in-law (Joe Williams). Ethel: Ethel Ayler. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Denise Drives Season 2, Episode 8

Cliff proves he can drive a hard bargain when Denise gets her license and wants to buy a car. Sam Lucas: David Smyrl. Mr. Kenton: Paul Harding. Mrs. Kenton: Ann Flood. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Rudy Suits Up Season 2, Episode 7

When Rudy joins a football team, Cliff is thrilled that one of his children is carrying on the tradition, which is exactly what worries Clair (Phylicia Ayers-Allen). Bill Cosby. Peter: Peter Costa. read more

Halloween Season 2, Episode 6

Vanessa spends most of her Halloween party trying to mask her feelings for the coolest boy in the seventh grade. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Janet: Pam Potillo. Scott: Akili Prince. read more

Theo and the Older Woman Season 2, Episode 5

Theo has a sudden interest in sociology when Denise and an attractive classmate research a project on families. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet. Mark: Blair Underwood. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Cliff in Love Season 2, Episode 4

After a fight with her boyfriend, Sondra dates a premed student who impresses Cliff---but not Sondra. Elvin: Geoffrey Owens. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Daryl: Joseph C. Phillips. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Happy Anniversary Season 2, Episode 3

The Huxtables help Cliff's parents (Earle Hyman, Clarice Taylor) celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Juicer Season 2, Episode 2

The new juicer that Cliff bought and warned Rudy not to touch proves too juicy a temptation for the 6-year-old and her playmate. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Peter: Peter Costa. Sam Lucas: David Smyrl. read more

First Day of School Season 2, Episode 1

The Huxtable kids head back to school with mixed emotions, while Cliff and Clair celebrate having the house to themselves. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Cliff's Birthday Season 1, Episode 24

Clair is determined to keep Cliff's birthday present a surprise: tickets to see his favorite singer, Lena Horne. Horne sings "I'm Glad There Is You." Cliff: Bill Cosby. Mr. Thornhill: Clarence Williams III. read more

Mr. Quiet Season 1, Episode 23

At the community center where Cliff and Clair are volunteers, the director (Tony Orlando) encounters a boy who won't talk. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Selena: Ada Maris. Chester: David Langston Smyrl. read more

Slumber Party Season 1, Episode 22

Clair is working late on the day of Rudy's slumber party, leaving Cliff in charge of entertaining 5-year-olds. Grandfather Huxtable: Earle Hyman. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Younger Woman Season 1, Episode 21

Cliff and Clair are stunned when their 53-year-old friend introduces them to his girlfriend (Terry Farrell), who's Sondra's age. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Sondra: Sabrina LeBeauf. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Back to the Track, Jack Season 1, Episode 20

Cliff's college track coach gives him the chance to even the score with a former rival (1956 Olympic medalist Josh Culbreath). Coach: Al Freeman Jr. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Clair's Case Season 1, Episode 19

Clair puts in extra hours preparing to represent plaintiff Sondra in a civil suit, leaving Cliff free to try out his culinary creations on the family. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

Vanessa's New Class Season 1, Episode 18

Vanessa constructs a model of the solar system for science class, while Cliff attempts to fix the dishwasher. Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Theo and the Joint Season 1, Episode 17

Clair knocks Theo's book off the table and a joint falls out. Bill Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Jitterbug Break Season 1, Episode 16

While Cliff and Clair prepare to dance the night away, Denise prepares to sleep on the street---waiting to buy concert tickets. Marie: Judith Jamison. Cliff: Bill Cosby. read more

Physician of the Year Season 1, Episode 15

Cliff is named Physician of the Year, but an emergency may keep him from the awards dinner. Mr. Wexler: Sheldon Leonard. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Independence Day Season 1, Episode 14

When Theodore gets his ear pierced, Cliff brings him before the harshest judge he knows: grandfather Huxtable (Earle Hyman). Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Anna: Clarice Taylor. read more

Father's Day Season 1, Episode 13

The Huxtables celebrate Father's Day in December after Cliff complains about the gifts he's received in the past. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Saleslady: Doris Belack. Mrs. Lee: Susie Pai. read more

Rudy's Sick Season 1, Episode 12

Rudy's sick and Clair can't miss work, so Dr. Huxtable gets a patient. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Mr. Halifax: Clarke Gordon. Steve Yamato: Doug Yasuda. read more

Knight to Night Season 1, Episode 11

When the pressures of being a working mother take their toll on Clair, Cliff takes her out for a romantic evening. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Bonjour, Sondra Season 1, Episode 10

The Huxtables' eldest daughter Sondra comes home for Thanksgiving with surprising news for Cliff. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

How Ugly Is He? Season 1, Episode 9

Cliff has been so rough on Denise's boyfriends that he promises to "behave" so he can meet her current beau. Denise: Lisa Bonet. David: Kristoff St. John. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. read more

Play It Again, Vanessa Season 1, Episode 8

The family practices patience while Vanessa practices the clarinet for a recital. Mr. Hampton: Dizzy Gillespie. Vanessa: Tempestt Bledsoe. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Denise: Lisa Bonet. read more

One More Time Season 1, Episode 7

A baby seems like a great idea to Clair but not to anyone else in the family. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair's Mother: Ethel Ayler. Mrs. Burke: Marilyn Rockafellow. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

Breaking With Tradition Season 1, Episode 6

Cliff's father urges Denise to carry on the family tradition by attending Hillman instead of an Ivy League school. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theodore: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

A Shirt Story Season 1, Episode 5

When Cliff refuses to give Theodore $95 for a designer shirt, Denise (Lisa Bonet) offers to sew one for him. read more

Is That My Boy? Season 1, Episode 4

Cliff's memories of his college-football days come rushing back when Theodore makes his high-school team. read more

Bad Dreams Season 1, Episode 3

Vanessa sneaks out to see a scary movie---then moves into her parents' bedroom when she has nightmares. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Clair: Phylicia Ayers-Allen. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Good-bye, Mr. Fish Season 1, Episode 2

Cliff is worried that Rudy is taking the death of her goldfish too hard, so he decides to hold a funeral before flushing it into the river. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Good-bye, Mr. Fish

Debut: Family life is played for laughs as the Huxtables (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Ayers-Allen) cope with marriage, careers and child rearing. First up: Cliff's worried that daughter Rudy is taking the death of her goldfish too hard, so he decides to hold a funeral before flushing it into the river. Rudy: Keshia Knight Pulliam. read more

Pilot Episode Season 1, Episode 1

In the series pilot, Theo brings home an atrocious report card; Denise has a date with a fellow who has sojourned in a prison. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Denise: Lisa Bonet. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. read more

The Cosby Show Episode: "Just Thinking About It"

Episode Synopsis: When Pam (Erika Alexander) feels sexual pressure from her boyfriend (Mushond Lee), Cliff, Clair, Theo and Charmaine are all there with advice. Cliff: Bill Cosby. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Charmaine: Karen Malina White. Denise: Lisa Bonet.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 1990
Guest Cast Karen Malina White: Charmaine

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Premiered: September 20, 1984, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Cosby played a doctor and dad in this all-time classic, which was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes after ABC passed on the series. Mostly set in a Brooklyn brownstone, the series focused on obstetrician Cliff Huxtable and his wife, Claire, a lawyer, as they raised their kids with loving firmness. The series debuted in September 1984, ran for eight seasons and produced one spin-off, `A Different World.'

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