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The Cosby Show Season 4 episodes

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

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

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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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