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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.
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Long-running popular comedy television series about the Huxtable family. Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple, are raising their children (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy). The two oldest daughters eventually live successful adult lives and get married (Sondra to Elvin and Denise to Martin). As the children get older, the family gets larger and, to the chagrin of Cliff, keep on coming back home when he wants them to move out and live on their own for good. Written by Anonymous

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In a house filled with love . . . there's always room for more.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Ironically, in this show which shattered so many stereotypes, Cliff was originally going to be a chauffer; Cosby's real life wife Camille suggested making him a doctor, more fitting with the show's agenda to shatter racial stereotyping. See more »

Goofs

When Cliff and Clair leave Theo alone in the house while they go on a ski trip, Cliff is carrying some skis out. He drops a ski and it knocks everything off Clair's desk. In the next scene, the objects are on the desk again. See more »

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[repeated line]
Cliff: Look at me when you lie.
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Crazy Credits

The season after Lisa Bonet left the series, Bill Cosby can be seen holding a photo of Bonet during the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Small Wonder: The Burrito Story (1986) See more »

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Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
Performed by Lester Bowie
(seasons 7 and 8)
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Good In the Beginning
2 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The first season of the Cosby Show made it one of the finest shows on television. However, I do feel that as the show wore on it became a little bit preachy. However, it still had its moments. I really enjoyed the episodes that dealt with Theo and his struggles with school. I could relate to that because I had troubles with school at times. I also could not get how people could begrudge the show because it showed African Americans that were part of the upper class and as positive images and not the negative stereotypes that were so prevalent. Also, you could see the evolution of the various characters, especially Rudy who went from a precocious five year old to a teenager throughout the course of the show. All in all though, it still was a good show.


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