Season 1, Episode 8 Play It Again, Vanessa

First Aired: November 8, 1984

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.

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  • Premiered: September 20, 1984
  • 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 f… (more)

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