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Followed by 

House of Cosbys (2005) (TV Series)

Spun-off from 

Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)
talks about his family--inspired series


A Different World (1987) (TV Series)
During the first season of "A Different World", Denise Huxtable of "The Cosby Show" attends Hillman College - the same university attended by father Cliff and grandfather Russell.

Referenced in 

Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Special)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
Back to Next Saturday (1985) (TV Short)
Rudy Huxtable is a main character
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/David Horowitz/Eura Irwin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions that the show is taped before a live audience
Small Wonder: The Burrito Story (1986) (TV Episode)
Jamie tells Reggie that Vicki heard the expression on "The Cosby Show"
Kate & Allie: Dark Victory (1986) (TV Episode)
This show is mentioned by name.
St. Elsewhere: Come Home, Oh Sapien (1986) (TV Episode)
Elliot says that he loves The Cosby Show (1984).
Saturday Night Live: Griffin Dunne/Rosanne Cash (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tommy Flanagan
The Golden Girls: Blind Ambitions (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Soul Man (1986)
The Golden Girls: It's a Miserable Life (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Designing Women: Perky's Visit (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in title
Growing Pains: Jason's Rib (1986) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by character
Valerie: Boston Tea Party (1987) (TV Episode)
David refers to Rudy
Mama's Family: Porn Again (1987) (TV Episode)
Mama is not happy about a girlie magazine in Bubba's room, and she complains about how Bill Cosby doesn't have this much trouble raising his kids.
Gimme a Break!: Joey's Hero (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Growing Pains: My Brother, Myself (1987) (TV Episode)
The Seavers go to a taping of this show.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
Cosby kids mentioned on fake People magazine cover.
Good Morning, Miss Bliss: Pilot (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the students
Mama's Family: Educating Mama (1987) (TV Episode)
When her English teacher mentioned Tempest, Mama asked whether she is one of the Cosby Kids, meaning actress Tempest Bledsoe
A Different World: Pilot (1987) (TV Episode)
Rudy answers the phone when Denise first calls the Huxtable residence, then gives the phone to Cliff. Later, Cliff and Rudy are playing chess when Denise calls back.
Designing Women: Half an Air Bubble Off (1987) (TV Episode)
Suzanne complains about Bernice calling her to ask what she thinks of Bill Cosby's dance at the beginning of his show.
Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
Piggy imagines herself as being Rudy Huxtable
Growing Pains: A Star Is Born (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Golden Girls: Letter to Gorbachev (1987) (TV Episode)
Characters on the show are the punchline to a joke.
Growing Pains: Gone But Not Forgotten (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Different World: Rudy and the Snow Queen (1987) (TV Episode)
Rudy visits Denise at Hillman for the weekend and Cliff calls to see if Rudy made it safely.
Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "The Nielsens" skit.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Carl Reiner/Holly Robinson/Jeff Cesario (1987) (TV Episode)
Holly Robinson mentions that her father is a producer on the series
Growing Pains: This Is Your Life (1987) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by character
A Different World: Sometimes You Get the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You (1987) (TV Episode)
Denise is visited by her grandfather Russell.
Saturday Night Live: Candice Bergen/Cher (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dennis Miller on Weekend Update.
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
Murphy mentions the show
Matlock: The Network (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is referenced by an interview clip.
A Different World: If Chosen, I May Not Run (1987) (TV Episode)
Denise calls Cliff to tell him that she's been asked to run in the track meet. Later, Cliff calls back to tell Denise he'll be sending her his old stopwatch so she can time herself.
Growing Pains: A Reason to Live (1987) (TV Episode)
Jason says that [as a father] he's not Bill Cosby, a reference to The Cosby Show.
Deep Throat II (1987) (Video)
Laura's mother mentions the show.
Switching Channels (1988)
Sully says, "This is a 24-hour news station; this is not 'The Cosby Show'!"
The Golden Girls: Mixed Blessings (1988) (TV Episode)
To make Lorraine's family feel more comfortable, Dorothy suggests that Rose could do the dance the Huxtables do at the beginning of "The Cosby Show."
A Different World: Clair's Last Stand (1988) (TV Episode)
Clair Huxtable makes a guest appearance.
A Different World: My Dinner with Theo (1988) (TV Episode)
Rudy and Theo Huxtable make guest appearances.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Sandy Duncan/Steve Mittleman/Irv Kupcinet (1988) (TV Episode)
Reference to airtime of Bill Cosby's series in the license plate segment
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Garner/Jeff Cesario/Park Overall (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the political centerfold segment
Scrooged (1988)
The Golden Girls: Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket? (1988) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name
Murphy Brown: Set Me Free (1988) (TV Episode)
Miles says "Cosby, eat my dust" (about ratings)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Catherine Hicks/Franklyn Ajaye/Papa John Venturello (1988) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to Bill Cosby's series and sweaters in the monologue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: 'We're starting to do Cosby'
Night Court: The Trouble Is Not in Your Set (1989) (TV Episode)
Character reference
A Different World: Risky Business (1989) (TV Episode)
Vanessa, Clair and Theo Huxtable make guest appearances.
Growing Pains: Show Ninety: Who Knew? (1989) (TV Episode)
Mike says that when Theo needs help, Bill Cosby never jokes.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) (TV Episode)
"Godo went to a different world." Servo: "With Denise Huxtable, from 'The Cosby Show'?"
Sesame Street: 20 Years & Still Counting! 1969-1989 (1989) (TV Special)
Oscar calls Bill Cosby "PHD Face"
She's Back (1989)
The grandmother says she doesn't want to miss Cosby on TV.
A Different World: Forever Hold Your Peace (1989) (TV Episode)
Clair Huxtable, Martin and Olivia Kendall make guest appearances.
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/David Byrne (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Who's Dumber?"
Prettig geregeld: Wat moet ik met een Juboknuf? (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned ones
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Paul Reiser/Argus Hamilton/Maggie Jakobson (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Zontar Rather segment
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Stewart/Larry Miller/Gladys Farek (1989) (TV Episode)
The show's sweaters are mentioned in the monologue
Who Is Chris Rock? (1989) (Short)
Rock does a joke about the show
A Different World: Success, Lies and Videotape (1990) (TV Episode)
Clair Huxtable makes a guest appearance.
The Earth Day Special (1990) (TV Special)
The Cosby family is watching the Earth Day Special on TV
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Not with My Pig, You Don't (1990) (TV Episode)
Will mentions it while reading the TV Guide.
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies: The Next Generation (1990) (TV Episode)
When the "Jetsons" theme tune malfunctions, it briefly sings "Meet the Huxtables"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Heather the Class (1991) (TV Episode)
During a game of Pictionary, Jerry draws Bart Simpsons. Mikey thinks it's someone from TV, so Parker guesses Bill Cosby.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.2 (1991) (TV Episode)
One of the suggestions for 'Theater styles'
Knots Landing: A Sense of Urgency (1991) (TV Episode)
Steve asks Kate if she watches The Cosby Show (1984).
Tiny Toon Adventures: Brave Tales of Real Rabbits (1991) (TV Episode)
Buster tells a group of old ladies, "No TV on Thursdays!", after which they attack him; he then remarks, "Must be 'Cosby' fans!"
My Secret Identity: The Invisible Dr. J (1991) (TV Episode)
Slash says to Andrew, "Nice sweater. What'd you do? Mug Bill Cosby?"
The Simpsons: Bart's Dog Gets an F (1991) (TV Episode)
Dr. Hibbert's home and family resemble the Huxtable family.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.8 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mike McShane mentions a black family with the big sweaters
Clarissa Explains It All: No T.V. (1991) (TV Episode)
The series is mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Raven-Symoné/Robert Townsend/John McLaughlin (1991) (TV Episode)
Raven-Symoné talks about her series
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: The Parker Chronicles (1991) (TV Episode)
Jerry says that he's known Parker "since the fourth season of 'The Cosby Show.'"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Cased Up (1991) (TV Episode)
Eric mentions The Cosby Show as an in-joke
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hilary Gets a Life (1992) (TV Episode)
Hillary balks at the idea of a family meeting, asking if she looks like a Huxtable.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Community Action (1992) (TV Episode)
Hilary: "I idolise Malcolm. He's the only reason I watch 'The Cosby Show'.
Saturday Night Live: Roseanne & Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Roseanne
Hi Honey, I'm Home: That Kind of Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Honey and Lloyd are astonished to see the Huxtables sleeping in the same bed.
Boomerang (1992)
Stay Tuned (1992)
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Robbing the Banks (1993) (TV Episode)
reference to Mrs. Huxtable
Cannibal Massacre (1993) (Video)
Seinfeld: The Stand-In (1994) (TV Episode)
Mickey says that he was a stand-in for the Cosby kids.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: A Decent Proposal (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Will
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Is from Mars... (1995) (TV Episode)
Will mentions the Huxtables during the theraphy session
Bad Boys (1995)
Monster Mash: The Movie (1995)
Dr. Frankenstein says he's on the verge of being considered one of the greats, like Dr. Cosby.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Stewart Is Missing (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Married... with Children: Spring Break: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Griff: "You might remember me from TV. I used to play Theo on the 'Cosby Show'."
The Cable Guy (1996)
The Cable Guy declares himself, "the bastard son of Claire Huxtable."
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Roseanne
Bloody Angels (1998)
American Psycho (2000)
Bateman says at one point in the movie that he has an appointment with Cliff Huxtable
High Fidelity (2000)
Will & Grace: The Hospital Show (2000) (TV Episode)
Karen: "What are you talking about, Dr Huxtable?"
'The Simpsons': America's First Family (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Bamboozled (2000)
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Jimmy Eat World (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
My Wife and Kids: Blackout (2003) (TV Episode)
Michael talks about Rudy growing up on the show
Saturday Night Live: Matthew McConaughey/Dixie Chicks (2003) (TV Episode)
Still picture shown during Weekend Update
Payoff (2003)
one character refers to the show
A Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/John Mayer (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Reno 911!: Terrorist Training: Part 2 (2003) (TV Episode)
While examining a shirt in a suspicious suitcase, Raneesha and Jones remark that the shirt was a Gordon Gartrelle, a fictional designer (named after one of the show's writer/producers) mentioned in Episode 1.5. "A Shirt Story"
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special (2003) (TV Movie)
A fiction highway is named after Cliff Huxtable
Garden State (2004)
Jesse refers to Aldous Huxley, author of "Brave New World", as "Aldous Huxtable"
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
The Simpsons: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) (TV Episode)
Milhouse plans to switch the heads on the Cosby kids.
Crash (2004)
Cameron's wife insults him: "The closest you came to being black was watching The Cosby Show" - ironic, since Terrence Howard, who plays Cameron, got his first job as a guest on Cosby.
Las Vegas: Good Run of Bad Luck (2004) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
G.O.R.A. (2004)
Dialog after Arif gets the rose.
Saturday Night Live: Topher Grace/The Killers (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Weekend Update
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Nick guesses that Suzanne's kids' names are Rudy and Theo, which are the names of two of the children on the popular television show.
Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The Breakthrough Season (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Reno 911!: Cop School (2005) (TV Episode)
Title referenced
The First of Its Class: From Sitcom to Icon (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Peter Engel.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
Dave invites the Huxtables to the party
Supernatural: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
The Huxtables are mentioned
CSI: Miami: 48 Hours to Life (2005) (TV Episode)
Darrel Grimwood calls Tobey Hollins by the name of Theo Huxtable, a character from the older show.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Roseanne
Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) (TV Episode)
"Bill Cosby aerobics" at 80's Television Convention.
Saturday Night Live: Dane Cook/James Blunt (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Target skit
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.205 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Adam Sandler" category
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is one of the squares on the network schedule board.
Fear Factor: Celebrity Fear Factor (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced on-screen as Tempestt is introduced.
The Wire: Refugees (2006) (TV Episode)
"Huxtables" mentioned
Game k n b?: Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the question.
30 Rock: The Aftermath (2006) (TV Episode)
Tracy calls Toofer "Theodore Huxtable"
The Office: Initiation (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael does an impression of Bill Cosby and talks about his "son Theo."
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Halloween Potion-ma-jig", Coach Z is dressed as Theo Huxtable
Sam and Max: Situation Comedy (2006) (Video Game)
Max - "Like that animatronic kid on the Cosby Show".
Saturday Night Live: Annette Bening/Gwen Stefani/Akon (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced on 'Diddy kiddies'
Electric Apricot (2006)
"like 'Cosby Show'"
Degrassi: Minis: 24 Hours on the Couch (2006) (TV Episode)
Marco and Paige watch a "Cosby Show" marathon.
Psych: Game, Set... Muuurder? (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions Theo Huxtable.
Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) (TV Episode)
The girls in the sorority think Gus is Bud from The Cosby Show.
How I Met Your Mother: Moving Day (2007) (TV Episode)
Lily marks a box a colorful sweaters "Cosby".
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Invincible (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Rosemary's Baby (2007) (TV Episode)
Supposedly a spin off from "Supercomputer" (1975)
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) (Video)
In "Weclome Back", one of Cool Tapes' stops is the city of Thuxtable, a reference to Malcolm Jamal-Warner's character on the show, Theo Huxtable
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood (2007) (TV Series)
The theme song includes the line "This ain't the Huxtables" in reference to the Cosby Show family.
King of the Hill: Untitled Blake McCormick Project (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill mentions that Bill Cosby made raising children look so easy.
Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)
The Huxtable family mentioned by an interviewee.
90210: Lucky Strike (2008) (TV Episode)
Dixon mentions the Cosby Family when talking to Silver
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Family Week 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
The sweaters worn by Bill Cosby on the series are the subject of a $16,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.90 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Karma Calling (2009)
mention of The Cosbys
30 Rock: The Bubble (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracey mentions Cliff Huxtable
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.143 (2009) (TV Episode)
Denise Huxtable is included in a $4,000 question
Rescue Me: Disease (2009) (TV Episode)
Colleen refers to Bart as one of the lost Huxtable kids
Tosh.0: Billoon45 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
How Not to Live Your Life: Don the Singer (2009) (TV Episode)
Eddie attends a amateur dramatic production of the show
Law & Order: Reality Bites (2009) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the series.
Tosh.0: Trampled Cheerleader (2009) (TV Episode)
Cosby Sweater is the Urban Dictionary word of the day
30 Rock: Sun Tea (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracey claims the Cosby Show lied to him, has flashback
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
Father Brett mentions Rudy while watching clips of "Ghost Dad"
30 for 30: The U (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kevin Brinkworth
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
"Madea Goes to Jail" wins wins best use of a Cosby Show character as a crack whore
Hard to Swallow (2009) (Short)
Mentioned by a character.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.95 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Family Guy: Dial Meg for Murder (2010) (TV Episode)
Peter says he's going to put on his "Cosby sweater" to do "some serious parenting".
2010 AVN Awards Show (2010) (TV Special)
Dave Navarro mentions that there was a porn parody of the show in 2009
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Rudy Huxtable stars as a prostitute in "Madea Goes to Jail"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.145 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $15,000 question
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) (TV Episode)
Cosby sweaters are mentioned.
Supernatural: Two and a Half Men (2010) (TV Episode)
Sam calls Dean "Dr. Huxtable"
Two and a Half Men: A Pudding-Filled Cactus (2010) (TV Episode)
Jake says Bing Crosby is a "black guy in a sweater who used to have a TV show", mistaking him for Bill Cosby.
Exporting Raymond (2010)
mentioned in opening narration
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) (TV Episode)
Dulé Hill mentions this show during interview
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Kings of Leon (2010) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Stefon does "the Cosby face," referencing the title sequence of "The Cosby Show."
NCIS: Broken Arrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Cliff Huxtable mentioned by Agent DiNozzo.
American Dad!: White Rice (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions Rudy from "The Cosby Show".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.45 (2010) (TV Episode)
Adam Carolla says that a man shown in a clip was such a bad father that he made Michael Lohan look like Dr. Huxtable
Community: Asian Population Studies (2011) (TV Episode)
Andre is wearing a Doctor Huxtable style sweater. Jeff tells him "Nice sweater," and Andre responds, "My dad gave it to me." Andre is played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who is best known for playing Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show (1984) .
Justified: For Blood or Money (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Rachel and Raylan
Californication: Another Perfect Day (2011) (TV Episode)
The Huxtables mentioned
DVD-R Hell: Too Smart for Strangers (2011) (TV Episode)
Roo is mistaken for Olivia from "The Cosby Show"
Blitz (2011)
Brant mentions the character of Theo.
Tosh.0: Tay Zonday (2011) (TV Episode)
"Cosby sweater" mentioned
Up All Night: Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope (2011) (TV Episode)
Regan Brinkley mentions one of the main characters, Clair Huxtable, in this show.
Psych: Last Night Gus (2011) (TV Episode)
The doughnut store clerk, speaking to Gus, says, "Maybe they know you from 'The Cosby Show,' Bud."
How to Make It in America: It's Not Even Like That (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Castle: Cops & Robbers (2011) (TV Episode)
Robber addressed as "Dr. Huxtable"
The Cleveland Show: Yemen Party (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry/Robyn (2011) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Stefon mentions the "Cosby sweater."
Chocolate (2011) (Short)
Allen mentions "Cliff Huxtable"
Conan: Operation Orgy: Journey to Coitus Cove (2012) (TV Episode)
Conan and Andy joke about Andy having played Rudy on the Cosby Show
White Collar: Pulling Strings (2012) (TV Episode)
Diana calls Peter "Doctor Huxtable" because of his Cosby-esque sweater.
Family Guy: Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Shawn and the Real Girl (2012) (TV Episode)
Melinda says that Gus "reminds me of Bud on 'The Cosby Show.'"
American Dad!: Less Money, Mo' Problems (2012) (TV Episode)
"Rude-y Huxtable"
Psych: Autopsy Turvy (2012) (TV Episode)
Singh refers to Gus as "Bud from 'Cosby.'"
American Dad!: Toy Whorey (2012) (TV Episode)
Theo Huxtable and Cockroach mentioned
Suits: She Knows (2012) (TV Episode)
Edith Ross mentions the time when Mike ran away from home because his parents would not let him stay up to watch The Cosby Show.
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions Theo Huxtable.
The Cinema Snob: Criminally Insane (2012) (TV Episode)
"...which must give her the idea to drop the bodies at Cliff Huxtable's house."
Weeds: God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.146 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Mad: Dark Knight at the Museum/Lemming Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Video Game Deaths (2012) (TV Episode)
A picture of the Huxtables are on display at the museum.
The Cleveland Show: Menace II Secret Society (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie's Mom Has Cancer (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Titanic Review (2012)
Plinkett refers to Billy Zane's character in Titanic as "Clifford Huxtable."
Parks and Recreation: Ann's Decision (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced on the Douche's radio show
InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)
Dr. Huxtable mentioned
Supernatural: Freaks and Geeks (2013) (TV Episode)
Huxtables mentioned
Men at Work: Uncle Gibbs (2013) (TV Episode)
Gibbs mentions "Dr. Huxtable".
The Cleveland Show: Wheel! Of! Family! (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 7 June 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike Golic
Orange Is the New Black: Bora Bora Bora (2013) (TV Episode)
Crazy Eyes states she isn't going to be like Claire Huxtable.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.116 (2013) (TV Episode)
Loni mentions Raven-Symoné appearing on the show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.117 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chuy mentions the show by name.
The Neighbors: The Neighbours (2013) (TV Episode)
Larry thinks the Cosbys are "cordially divorced" and living under the same roof.
Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens (2013) (Video)
Peter Engel says Saved by the Bell had more teen viewers than The Cosby Show
Parks and Recreation: Filibuster (2013) (TV Episode)
Ann says that she used to pretend that her teddy bear was Cockroach from "The Cosby Show."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.46 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kirstie Alley mentions that the show was named after Bill Cosby even though his character's name was Cliff Huxtable
Revolution: Mis Dos Padres (2014) (TV Episode)
Miles comments that Sebastian has turned into Cliff Huxtable in a clear nod to his good parenting morals.
Dear White People (2014)
Sam is asked if she dreams in 'Cosby.'
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Operation: Broken Feather (2014) (TV Episode)
Gina says Charles looks like he's starring in "an Albanian remake of The Cosby Show".
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
discusses the popularity of Bill Cosby
Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Jim Parsons's opening monologue
Psych: The Break-Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Throughout the run of "Psych," people confuse Gus with Deon Richmond, the actor who played Bud on "The Cosby Show." Richmond appears in this episode as Gus's new boss.
The Cinema Snob: Black Love (2014) (TV Episode)
"I always remember Olivia being punishingly unfunny on The Cosby Show..."
Californication: Levon (2014) (TV Episode)
"Dr. Hankstable"
Bob's Burgers: The Kids Run Away (2014) (TV Episode)
"Cliffs of Huxtable"
Instant Mom: Not Your Mother's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Tempestt Bledsoe reprised her role as Vanessa Huxtable from The Cosby Show (1984).
Hilariocity Review: Battlefield Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it.
Orange Is the New Black: It Was the Change (2014) (TV Episode)
The Huxtables mentioned
Enlisted: The General Inspection (2014) (TV Episode)
Cosby and Theo mentioned
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV Movie)
There is a poster for the series at NBC.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Billy Crystal/Rose Byrne/Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (2014) (TV Episode)
Theo is mentioned during a segment about Bill Cosby donating much of his art collection
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
The Apprentice: May the Gods of Good Pies Be with Us (2015) (TV Episode)
Keshia mentions being on the show
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.14 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Orna
Hindsight: Tragic Kingdom (2015) (TV Episode)
Lolly mentions Theo Huxtable's dyslexia.
Tosh.0: Monster Energy (2015) (TV Episode)
Dr. Huxtable mentioned
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Kisses a Boy! (2015) (TV Episode)
Titus mentions the Huxtables and later wears a sweater resembling the ones Bill Cosby wears in the show.
The Jack and Triumph Show: The Commercial (2015) (TV Episode)
Triumph: "Bill Cosby as the dad on his show didn't need sleeping pain pills on his show"
Moone Boy: George's Bucket List (2015) (TV Episode)
Debra refers to Granddad's doctor as "Dr. Huxtable" as he is black and wears colourful jumpers.
Teen Titans Go!: Oil Drums (2015) (TV Episode)
Starfire wants to watch The Cosby Show, but mispronounces the series name.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 21 May 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith
Show Me a Hero: Episode #1.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
When she learns John has a job at a grocery store, Meeka says he is "going all Huxtable."
Nostalgia Critic: The Smurfs (2015) (TV Episode)
Black Nerd refers to Malcolm as "Theo"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kenan Thompson/Maura Tierney/Chef John Besh (2015) (TV Episode)
Kenan Thompson refers to Bill Cosby's character Dr. Huxtable
Jeopardy!: Episode #32.19 (2015) (TV Episode)
Character Claire Huxtable referenced in clue in the category "Sitcom Moms".
American Horror Story: Room Service (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Alan Cumming/Matt Harvey/Alexander Chee/Russell Simins (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth in a fake Donald Trump tweet
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #10 (2016) (TV Episode)
Bill Cosby from The Cosby Show is mentioned by the RLM gang several times when talking about Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Worst Tyrant (2016) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions Bill Cosby's 1980s sitcom.
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Biggest Fall from Grace (2016) (TV Episode)
The character of Dr. Huxtable is mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cliff Huxtable mentioned during cold opening
2 Broke Girls: And the Partnership Hits the Fan (2016) (TV Episode)
Sophie says her baby's godparents should be like the perfect families on TV, like the Bradys or the Huxtables.
Tosh.0: Tiamat the Dragon (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh
MADtv: Episode #15.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Saturday Night Live: Margot Robbie/The Weeknd (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update.
Family Guy: How the Griffin Stole Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Santa
Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.5 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question.
After Hours: How to Ruin Your Favorite Sitcoms with Simple Math (2017) (TV Episode)
Ruined with simple math
Imaginary Mary: The Mom Seal (2017) (TV Episode)
Mary mentions the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Loves of Hercules (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is a sitcom that needs a new kid when the old kid grows up. You can't Raven-Symoné us."
Empire: Civil Hands Unclean (2017) (TV Episode)
Cookie calls Angelo's mother, Diana, a "fake Clair Huxtable". Diana DuBois was played by Phylicia Rashad, the same actress who played Clair Huxtable.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 6 June 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eric Guster.
Psych: The Movie (2017) (TV Movie)
Selene to Gus: "I bet you were a dead ringer for Bud on 'The Cosby Show.'"
Whitney (2018)
Aunt Bae refers to the Houstons as the Cosbys of Dodge Street
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ted Danson/Interpol/Ben Sesar (2018) (TV Episode)
Ted Danson says that Cheers (1982) was elevated by The Cosby Show (1984).
ITV Evening News: Episode dated 25 September 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the report on Bill Cosby.
Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver/Kanye West (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Michael Che on Weekend Update.
Saturday Night Live: Seth Meyers/Paul Simon (2018) (TV Episode)
Cliff Huxtable and Theo mentioned during inmates sketch.
The Simpsons: I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can (2019) (TV Episode)
Homer scrolls past the show on Netflix.
The Best Damn Internet Show: Pilot (2019) (TV Episode)
The subject of Phylicia Rashad leads to a mention of this series.
Halsey, JF, Dawson (2019) (Video)
The series comes up in discussion.
Monkey in the Morning: Be Kind, Rewind (2019) (TV Episode)
The series comes up in discussion.
Boomerang: Us Too (2019) (TV Episode)
Ari says this show is the only thing that brought his family together growing up.
iZombie: Dead Lift (2019) (TV Episode)
Ravi tells Peyton to consider what this show did for and she cuts him off
Cinematic Excrement: Leonard Part 6 (2019) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a show Bill Cosby was in.
Ambitions: Welcome to Birmingham (2019) (TV Episode)
Stephanie says she wanted to be Clair Huxtable.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Dax Shepard/Nicolle Wallace/Weyes Blood/Raghav Mehrotra (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate

Featured in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: George Carlin/Keshia Knight Pulliam (1984) (TV Episode)
Keshia Knight Pulliam introduces a clip from her series
Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
clips of Bill Cosby shown
Troldspejlet: Barnestjerner (1992) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at child actors in the movies, mentioning the tv-series + clip shown
America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Child Stars: Their Story (2000) (TV Movie)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"The Cosby Show" is #28.
The Cosby Show: A Look Back (2002) (TV Movie)
20 Years of Must See TV (2002) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
I Love the '80s: 1986 (2002) (TV Episode)
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shown in Carsey-Werner segment
Black in the 80s: Color TV (2005) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the televsion show.
20 to 1: One-Hit Wonders (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip from this title is played in a segment about Bobby McFerrin, whose vocals are used in this title's theme.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this TV show are shown during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
20 to 1: Greatest TV Families (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the Huxtable family.
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby (2009) (TV Special)
Freakonomics (2010)
A clip of the show was seen on a TV at one point.
Neighbors from Hell: Snorfindesdrillsalgoho (2010) (TV Episode)
Main Title seen on a TV
The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob replaces Ax 'Em's soundtrack with the Cosby Show theme.
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable is #10.
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010)
Included in Monopoly references montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1980s (2011) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show is #2.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode dated 13 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips of various Bill Cosby sweaters are included in a montage to the "M*A*S*H" theme
America in Primetime: Man of the House (2011) (TV Episode)
Cliff Huxtable is an example of the "Man of the House".
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clip featured in the Memoriam section for Clarice Taylor
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Moms (2012) (TV Episode)
Clair Huxtable is the Top Smart Mom.
Cinematic Excrement: Jack and Jill (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is used as Smeghead talks about Adam Sandler.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Dads (2012) (TV Episode)
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable is the Top Professional Dad.
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
Cliff & Clair Huxtable are #3.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
"The Cosby Show" is the #4 Best TV Comedy. Clair Huxtable is the #1 Best TV Mom.
Family Guys? What Sitcoms Say About America Now (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Tear Down These Walls (2013) (TV Episode)
Features footage from the show.
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Super Power (2013) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the show.
Nostalgia Critic: Did Seinfeld Lie to Us? (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic seems to think this was more of a show about nothing than Seinfeld
WatchMojo: Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Cliff & Clair Huxtable are #7.
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 23 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Families (2014) (TV Episode)
The Huxtables are #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Doctors (2014) (TV Episode)
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Proms (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show: The Prom (1988) gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Russell Huxtable is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1980s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show is #2.
TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes (2014) (Video)
TV episode is featured in this DVD collection
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Live-Action TV Kids (2015) (TV Episode)
Rudy Huxtable gets an honorable mention.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Heidi Klum/Richard Lewis/Matt Fraction (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of Phylicia Rashad, editing out Bill Cosby
WatchMojo: Top 10 African American Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
The Cosby Show is #2.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Television Characters of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
Cliff Huxtable is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Television Characters of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Cliff Huxtable is #7.
Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
ITV Evening News: Episode dated 25 September 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Once Loved Celebs Who Are Now Hated (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the TV show are used in the video.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Malcolm-Jamal Warner/Run-DMC (1986) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as The Crosby Show
Tiny Toon Adventures: Acme Cable TV (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Gogosby Show" segment
Roundhouse: Time (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "TeleQuick" sketch.
The Simpsons: 'Round Springfield (1995) (TV Episode)
We see a fictional clip of this show which lampoons it.
MADtv: Episode #2.8 (1996) (TV Episode)
Pilot episode spoofed in Cosby's Crib skit
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV Special)
Spoofed as The Crosby Show
Family Guy: Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater (1999) (TV Episode)
Peter and the family watch a spoof of the show
Cosby: My Spy (1999) (TV Episode)
The last scene features Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) dreaming about her days in the Cosby Show
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Parodied with the "That's My Boy" sequence
Avid Merrion's XXXmas Special (2005) (TV Special)
Sketch spoofing the show
Minoriteam: And Justice for Some (2006) (TV Episode)
A parody of Bill Cosby from this show is attacked by Dirty Cop.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Homecoming (2008) (TV Episode)
Jenise's parents, the Huckstables, are a spoof of Cliff and Clair Huxtable
Not the Cosbys XXX (2009) (Video)
Porn spoof of the classic TV show.
Not the Cosbys XXX 2 (2010) (Video)
XXX parody
The Hour: Episode #7.48 (2010) (TV Episode)
"The Crosbie Show" is shown when George Stroumboulopoulos talks about William Crosbie.
The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
the sweater worn by both Patrick Waters and Homer
Saturday Night Live: Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells (2012) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Obama Show" segment
Black Dynamite: Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song or Bill Cosby Ain't Himself (2014) (TV Episode)
Bill Cosby wants to have a TV show called "The Huxtables".
Family Guy: Peter's Sister (2015) (TV Episode)
Opening credits parodied
MADtv: Episode #15.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody sketch of this show called "The Cosby Show 2016"

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