From their brownstone in Brooklyn , Cliff and Claire Huxtable watched over their family with style, wit and wisdom. They juggled their successful careers in medicine and law while raising five children who constantly test the limits. With humor and insight, which only comes with experience, the couple guides their children through the peaks and pitfalls of everyday life. Opting for reality-based humor instead of slapstick comedy, The Cosby Show provides a warm-hearted look at the complexity of human behavior.
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Bill Cosby brings his special comic genius to the role of Cliff Huxtable, a warm family man, who along with his lovely wife Clair, handles his family of five kids with a combination of warmth, humanity and humor.
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Vanessa gets engaged. Theo starts graduate school at NYU. Denise is pregnant. Cliff finally fixes the long broken doorbell.
Theo reads Shakespeare. Clair drags Cliff to her bookclub meeting. Theo catches a dead body while fishing.
Denise returns from Africa with a husband and step daughter. Vanessa gets drunk for the first time. Theo moves in with his girlfriend.
Vanessa begins college. Olivia begins preschool. Clair enters menopause as Rudy gets her first period. Theo begins majoring in pediatric psychiatry.
Denise leaves for college. Theo learns about the March on Washington. Cliff turns fifty. Sondra gets engaged.
On September 26, 1985, The Cosby Show hot the airwaves to launch the second season. Primed to take over the #1 slot on television, the Huxtables rejuvenated the prime-time lineup for NBC.
On the program, Cosby played Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, who along with his wife Claire, an attorney, struggled to balance the challenges of their successful careers with the demands of their five children.
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