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The Cosby Show Season 5 episodes

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

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

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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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