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The Cosby Show Season 3 episodes

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

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Premiered: September 20, 1984, on NBC
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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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