The Cosby Show 8 Seasons 1985

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Season 1
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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
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    1. Pilot Presentation Cliff gives Theo an economics lesson. Denise dates an older man. And the 'wolfman' keeps Rudy awake.

    CC TV-PG 22min September 20, 1984
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    2. Goodbye Mr. Fish Cliff struggles over how to tell five-year-old Rudy that her pet goldfish has died.

    CC TV-PG 22min September 27, 1984
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    3. Bad Dreams When Vanessa disobeys her parents and goes to a horror movie, her nightmares soon convince her she should have listened to them.

    CC TV-PG 22min October 4, 1984
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    4. Knight to Night Cliff Huxtable treats his wife, Clair, to a night at the Biltmore Hotel.

    CC TV-PG 22min December 6, 1984
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    5. Is That My Boy? Cliff is delighted when Theo makes the school football team - until he sees him play and realizes he's terrible.

    CC 22min October 11, 1984
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    6. Breaking with Tradition Cliff is caught in the middle when his dad comes to visit and tries to persuade Denise to attend his alma mater instead of an Ivy League school.

    CC TV-PG 22min October 25, 1984
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    7. One More Time When Clair babysits for a one-month-old baby she thinks she would like to have another child. But Cliff has other ideas.

    CC TV-PG 22min November 1, 1984
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    8. A Shirt Story In order to impress his date, Theo buys an expensive designer shirt.

    CC TV-PG 22min October 18, 1984
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    9. Play It Again Vanessa Vanessa takes a crash course in the clarinet.

    CC TV-14 22min November 8, 1984
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    10. How Ugly Is He? Cliff and Clair invite Denise's new boyfriend to dinner.

    CC TV-PG 22min November 15, 1984
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    11. Bon Jour Sondra Sondra returns home from college to persuade her parents to let her to go to Paris for the summer.

    CC TV-PG 22min November 22, 1984
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    12. Father's Day After Cliff complains that his kids don't put any thought into buying him Father's Day gifts, they surprise him with a special Father's Day in December.

    CC TV-PG 22min December 20, 1984
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    13. Rudy's Sick Cliff stays home to take care of Rudy when she's sick.

    CC TV-PG 22min December 13, 1984
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    14. Independence Day Cliff is furious when Theo comes home with a pierced ear. But when Cliff tries to punish his son, Grandpa Huxtable comes to the rescue.

    CC TV-PG 22min January 10, 1985
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    15. Physician of the Year Cliff is chosen to receive a prestigious "Physician of the Year" award.

    CC TV-PG 22min January 17, 1985
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    16. Jitterbug Break When Denise's friends hold an impromptu break-dancing party in the living room, Cliff invites his friends over to show what real dancing is all about.

    CC TV-PG 22min January 31, 1985
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    17. Theo and the Joint Cliff and Clair are concerned when they find a marijuana cigarette in Theo's schoolbook.

    CC TV-PG 22min February 7, 1985
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    18. Vanessa's New Class When Vanessa's classmates come up with very sophisticated science projects, she receives her first disappointing grade in school.

    CC TV-PG 22min February 14, 1985
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    19. Clair's Case After Sondra is ripped off by an auto mechanic, an angry Clair goes to court for her daughter.

    CC TV-PG 22min February 21, 1985
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    20. Back to the Track, Jack Twenty-five years after the fact, Cliff's college track coach offers him the chance to avenge the only loss of his college career in a master's relay race.

    CC TV-PG 22min February 28, 1985
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    21. The Younger Woman Clair invites Cliff's friend Mike and his new lady friend to dinner, but is shocked to discover how young she is.

    CC TV-PG 22min March 14, 1985
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    22. Slumber Party When a bored Rudy has no one to play with, Cliff allows her to have a sleep-over party with friends.

    CC TV-PG 22min March 28, 1985
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    23. Mr. Quiet Theo helps a battered young boy that he meets in a playground.

    CC TV-PG 22min May 2, 1985
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    24. Cliff's Birthday Guest star Lena Home helps the Huxtables celebrate Cliff's birthday.

    CC TV-PG 22min May 9, 1985

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, Sabrina Le Beauf, Clarence Williams III
Season year 1985
Network Carsey-Werner
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 10 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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4 of 4 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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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 5, 2008
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As with many here I watched this show fairly regularly.I say that because I stopped watching it EVERY week around the 4'th season because of the demands of school and life (I don't think I watched any of the 5'th season during it's original run). But this was the season when I came back to it a lot more. I had my reasons.For one I championed the return of Lisa Bonnet-I realize there were pros and cons to that to some fans of the Huxtable clan but it was glad to have the entire original cast back together again. And in fact Denise Huxtable had learned a bit about responsibility when she became the step mom of Olivia and began to see the world from a mother's point of view. I have my favorite episodes from this season-the episode featuring B.B.King and the one where Vanessa plays the Alphabet Drinking Game. Of course I also have my own opinion on the Cosby Show today. As innovative as it was and as much as Cosby and Falicia Rashad intended the elder Huxtables to be functional family people,at this point in my life I find myself siding with the kids more and more. For one,Clair and Cliff Huxtable started making it clear that the main reason that they wanted the kids out of the house was to get more time together.Today,to be honest such utter selfishness on the part of parents would be almost impossible;even in the best off of families the kind of upwardly mobile "school/work/success" life the Huxtables seemed to aspire to would be almost impossible today.In fact many children are returning home to their parents house because they cannot afford to live any other way. Even still,I cannot say I find the Huxtable parents constant delight at seeing their children away gets much of a laugh out of me today;that just doesn't always work like that anymore.Read more ›
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