The Cosby Show 8 Seasons 1985

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Season 1
(64) IMDb 7.7/10

24. Cliff's Birthday TV-PG CC

Guest star Lena Home helps the Huxtables celebrate Cliff's birthday.

Starring:
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
May 9, 1985

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Jay Sandrich
Starring Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
Supporting actors Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lena Horne, Clarence Williams III, Sabrina Le Beauf
Season year 1985
Network Carsey-Werner
Producers Marcy Carsey, Caryn Mandabach, John Markus, Nick O'Gorman, Elliot Shoenman, Tom Werner
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Customer Reviews

Both seasons are equally enjoyable.
C. Mcrae
I am happy with the quality of the DVD packaging and the DVD menus.
david merrell
Family Time is never the same in the Cosby Show.
Carla K. Konrad

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By andy8047 on August 28, 2007
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This item will be released along with the season 5 set on November 6. The cast is slightly larger than ever before now,with Joseph C. Phillips and future superstar-teen idol Raven Symone joining the cast. Also,we,who were fans of NBC's The Cosby Show since its 1984 premiere,welcome back Lisa Bonet as a regular. Denise Huxtable Kendall(Bonet) and her new husband navy Lieutenant Martin(Phillips) pay a visit to the Huxtable home with previously divorced Martin's 3-year-old daughter Olivia(RS) in tow. Of course Cliff(Bill Cosby) and Clair(Phylicia Rashad) were at first shockingly surprised but slowly adjusted to Denise's new roles as wife and stepmother. Ten-year-old Rudy(Keshia Knight Pulliam) is no longer cute,but Cliff just simply adores the cuteness of Olivia. Also we'll see Theo(Malcolm Jamal Warner) finally getting his own place,but not for long. He wasn't too far away from his parents' Brooklyn,New York home. He wound up moving back in with his parents and at one point this season,Clair had no desire to take Theo back(she and Cliff were upset with Theo at the time). In fact,at that time,he was living with his girlfriend Justine(the late Michelle Thomas) and her folks. Also,we see Denise,with Olivia,babysitting her sister Sondra's(Sabrina LeBeauf) twins Winnie and Nelson who themselves,wreck havoc in the Tibidaux household while Sondra and her husband Elvin(Geoffrey Owens) are out for the evening. Denise was just driven crazy by the obnoxious behavior of her niece and nephew. Vanessa(Tempest Bledsoe) and her friends go out-of-state(unbeknownst to Cliff and Clair) to attend a concert. But their tickets wound up being stolen and the girls had no transportation back to New York. Clair was so pissed that she grounded 16-year-old Vanessa. Elvin volunteers as an elf for a Christmas benefit.Read more ›
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Auburn Niewiadomski on August 2, 2010
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Season six of the Cosby Show in my opinion is not as great as the first five seasons but it's still a stellar season. There are again many changes, Lisa Bonet has returned to the show to stay (until the final season) and she's now married to Martin Kendall (Joseph C. Phillips) and she's also a step-mother to Olivia Kendall. (Raven Symore) And there were a lot of fantastic episodes that I enjoyed, "Mr. Sandman" is a hilarious episode, Rudy takes tap dancing lessons and while she's in class Howard Sims notices Cliff trying to tap dance and they decide to have a tap dancing challenge. "Isn't it Romantic" is another great episode, Cliff, Elvin and Martin compete to see who is the most romantic husband is in the family. But even though the season is great the release of season six is still exactly like the previous four, there isn't any bonus material and it's packaged like the previous four seasons, and there still are no episode descriptions, so I'll list season six's episode descriptions below.

Denise: The Saga Continues - Airdate: 9/21/1989 - Denise returns from Africa, with a new husband and stepdaughter.

Surf's Up - Airdate: 9/28/1989 - After recreating one of Cliff's adventures in college about washing the kitchen floor in a strange way, Theo and his roommates are kicked out of their apartment.

I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd - Airdate: 10/5/1989 - Airdate: Vanessa and her friends get drunk playing a drinking game.

Denise Kendall: Navy Wife - Airdate: Airdate: 10/12/1989 - Denise forgets to respond to a letter from the Navy and confirm that she and Martin want housing on the naval base.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Granny Mary on January 2, 2008
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I am enjoying this DVD series so much because these are the complete episodes and I watch it all the time. The only problem is that I have to keep starting each episode; they don't play straight through and that can be a problem if I'm in the middle of something. Other than that, this is the one season that I didn't think I'd enjoy, but it's great.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on March 1, 2014
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I couldn't bring myself to give such a great show a bad rating, but $2 for 20 min of 30 year old content that has already made the people involved very wealthy seems way outside what I'd consider market value.

The writing and acting in The Cosby Show remains brilliant and funny. I wish the price was more reasonable...I mean with netflix there's basically unlimited streaming content for $9/month...how can you justify asking $2 for 20 min? I'll wait to watch the rest of the series when this is available somewhere else for a more reasonable price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Mcrae on January 17, 2008
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I purchsed both seasons 5 and 6 and they make for enjoyable family time thats not on Disney channel. My daughter as well as myself have enjoyed watching these dvd's. I forgot just how funny some of the episodes were. I've also posted a similar review for season 5. Both seasons are equally enjoyable. They also make for great travel dvds. You can listen in the car while driving and still laugh at some of the things said by the kids on the show.
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By Tykeesha on April 18, 2013
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Airing from September 21, 1989 to May 3, 1990, The Cosby Show Season 6 continued to show one of the most groundbreaking sitcoms in television history. The sixth season of Cosby Show starred Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable, Sabrina LeBeauf as Sondra Huxtable-Tibideaux, Geoffrey Owens as Elvin Tibideaux, Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable-Kendall, Joseph C. Phillips as Martin Kendall, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theo Huxtable, Tempestt Bledsoe as Vanessa Huxtable, Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy Huxtable, and Raven-Symone as Olivia Kendall. Season 6 continued to focus on doctor Cliff Huxtable and his attorney wife, Clair, raising their five children in Brooklyn, New York. The children consisted of Sondra, who is married to Elvin Tibideaux and the mother of twins, flakey, weird Denise, who returns from a trip to Africa married to a naval officer named Lt. Martin Kendall with a 3 year-old stepdaughter Olivia (played by a small Raven Symone), greedy, 19 year-old Theo, who gets his own apartment but yet constantly invades the Huxtable house, rebellious 16 year-old Vanessa, and the youngest Rudy, who is now 10 years old and turns 11 later this season and is no longer the baby of the family. In season six, the Huxtables dealt with Vanessa experimenting with alcohol and sneaking off to Baltimore, Theo and his girlfriend Justine taking their relationship to the next level, Denise adjusting to being a single mother while Martin is away for weeks at a time and she aspires to be a teacher, Sondra and Elvin adjust to being parents, Rudy reports her first "boy trouble," and little Olivia learns the importance of family time.Read more ›
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