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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

Sunday
August 31
4:48pm
The Card Game
Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father.
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5:24pm
Off to the Races
Cliff and his college track rival Tailwind Turner team up for a charity race and find themselves facing a former Olympic medalist.
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6:00pm
Denise's Decision
Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.
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6:30pm
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.
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7:00pm
Food For Thought
When a family friend has a heart attack, Clair challenges Cliff to give up his beloved high-fat comfort foods.
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7:30pm
Golden Anniversary
The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary.
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8:00pm
Man Talk
Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.
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Saturday
September 6
7:00pm
The March
When Theo has to write a paper about the March on Washington, The Huxtable and Hanks grandparents share their experience.
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7:30pm
Theo's Flight
Theo and Cockroach decide that their main purpose in life is to fly.
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8:00pm
Vanessa's Rich
When Vanessa is accepted into the pep squad, her family's wealth causes her to be labeled a stuck-up rich girl.
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8:36pm
Denise Gets A D
Denise's difficulties in school create tension at home, especially around straight-A sister Sondra.
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Sunday
September 7
4:48pm
A Girl and Her Dog
Rudy and Peter discover that pet care is a serious responsibility when they take in a lost dog.
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5:24pm
War Stories
Russell and Homer bring an army buddy to the Huxtable house, and soon the war stories are flying back and forth.
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6:00pm
Cliff In Charge
The house is in chaos as Clair and Anna head to a ceremony at Hillman.
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6:30pm
Monster Man Huxtable
Elvin and Sondra come to visit and reveal that they are contemplating marriage.
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7:00pm
Rudy Spends the Night
Cliff and Theo organize their own "Huxtable Men's Club."
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7:30pm
Say Hello to a Good Buy
Cliff and Theo try to conceal their family's financial circumstances to get a better deal on a new car.
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8:00pm
Denise Gets An Opinion
Denise mistakes a medical student assigned to follow Cliff for the phone pal she has finally agreed to meet.
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8:36pm
Calling Doctor Huxtable
Cliff fills in for another doctor and winds up with three women who are due to deliver at roughly the same time.
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