The Cosby Show Episodes

1984, TV Show

The Cosby Show Season 2 episodes

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

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: September 20, 1984, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
User Rating: (148 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
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.'



The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, and Implications (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture)
Buy The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, and Implications (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture) from
From Praeger (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $112.05 (as of 4:29 PM EST - more info)
The Cosby Show: Season 8
Buy The Cosby Show: Season 8 from
From First Look Studios (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $19.99 (as of 4:29 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular