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The Cosby Show: Isn't it Romantic

Cliff, Martin & Elvin bet on who can buy the most romantic present for their wives. Martin gives Denise a time capsule full of heart warming mementos he has been saving. (01:27)

The Cosby Show: The Prom

Cliff and Claire have their own prom in the living room. (01:10)

The Cosby Show: Off To The Races

Cliff invites a former college rival "Tail-Wind Turner" to be on his team at the Penn Relays for charity. (02:11)

The Cosby Show: Rudy Suits Up

Rudy suits up for her first pee-wee football game. (01:26)

The Cosby Show: Elvin the Elf

Elvin volunteers to give presents to kids at the hospital, quickly becoming Elfin the Elf. (00:56)

About The Cosby Show

This quintessential '80s sitcom left its mark on generations of TV fans, both for its astonishing ratings (it was No. 1 for five straight seasons, something only All in the Family can match) and its groundbreaking format, which took a well-known comedian (Bill Cosby) and incorporated him into the fabric of an African-American family structure. The result struck a chord with viewers -- among them some young comedians and actors who would later use The Cosby Show for inspiration and their own success (The Bernie Mac Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In Living Color, The Simpsons, Mad TV). It ran on NBC from 1984 to 1992.

Its premise revolves around the wholesome, upper-class Huxtable Family: obstetrician Heathcliff Huxtable, otherwise known as "Cliff"; his lawyer wife, Clair; and their children -- Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. They reside in a brownstone at 10 Stigwood Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Cliff and Clair both nurture and resist their kids' nuances, maturity, and individual interests. Along the road to adulthood, the children deal with life lessons like dating, marriage, college, and independence. Every episode of the sitcom is full of Cosby's ingenious, classic storytelling as he guides (and admittedly occasionally bumbles) through the daily journeys of a father's life. Oh yeah, and he wears a lot of crazy sweaters.

The Cosby Show TV Schedule

Saturday
July 26
6:00pm
Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
Rudy pockets the dry-cleaning money to make up for her lack of allowance.
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6:30pm
Mr. Sandman
Rudy has to perform a dance at school but feels self-conscious.
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7:00pm
Isn't It Romantic?
The Huxtable men bet on who can buy the most romantic gift without spending more than twenty-five dollars.
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7:36pm
Theo's Dirty Laundry
Cliff and Clair learn Theo has moved in with his girlfriend. Denise considers going back to college.
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8:12pm
What's It All About?
Family and work stress take their toll on Clair.
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Sunday
July 27
4:00pm
Off To See the Wretched
Vanessa and her friends sneak off to Baltimore for a concert.
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4:30pm
The Moves
Clair squares off against her friend Bernadette when a community center is in danger of losing its playground.
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5:00pm
Live and Learn
Denise contemplates quitting college after her Hillman credits fail to transfer.
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5:30pm
The Storyteller
Cliff's 98-year-old great aunt Gramtee comes to town to celebrate her birthday.
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6:00pm
Same Time Next Year
The Huxtables begin another year at new schools.
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6:32pm
Bird in the Hand
Chaos breaks out as Cliff prepares to bid for an original Charlie Parker manuscript.
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7:05pm
The Last Barbecue
Denise and Martin's first anniversary approaches, and Theo schemes to give Martin a belated bachelor party.
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7:43pm
Total Control
A successful high school basketball coach and his wife prepare for the birth of their first child.
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8:21pm
The Iceman Bringeth
Russell gets some misinformation about Dabnis, Vanessa's fiance
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Saturday
August 2
6:00pm
Pilot
Theo's poor report card and Denise's scary date create serious tension among the Huxtables.
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6:30pm
Goodbye, Mr. Fish
Cliff arranges an elaborate funeral for Rudy's beloved pet goldfish, Lamont.
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7:00pm
Bad Dreams
When Vanessa defies her parents and sees a scary movie, the entire family must deal with her resulting nightmares.
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7:36pm
Is That My Boy?
Cliff is thrilled that Theo has made the freshman football team, but soon becomes dismayed by his son's clumsiness on the field.
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8:12pm
A Shirt Story
When Cliff returns Theo's expensive designer shirt, budding seamstress Denise volunteers to make him an even better one to wear for his big date.
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