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The Cosby Show 8 Seasons 1986

Season 2
(138) IMDb 7.1/10

20. Close to Home TV-14 CC

Cliff's friend is touched to see how close the Huxtable family is, which reminds him of the problems he has with his teenage daughter.

Starring:
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
March 13, 1986

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Season 2

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, Carl Anthony Payne II, Samuel E. Wright
Season year 1986
Network Carsey-Werner
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 11, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First and foremost, the publisher has promised that this DVD set will come with the original, uncut editions instead of the crappy syndicated versions they used in the first season.

So, with a decent release, this is a must for Cosby fans, given that this is one of the best seasons. Obviously the writers still had a lot of ideas, the kids were young and funny...

This is the first season Sabrina Leauf joins the regular staff as Sondra. There's also some interesting guest stars, such as Robin Givens, Sonia Braga, Stevie Wonder or Tanya Wright.

Really, don't miss this boxset if you are a fan. And if you are buying for a fan, this is a great gift.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By safadez on March 18, 2006
Format: DVD
The Cosby Show season 2 DVDs are indeed uncut. I bought them today. I watched episode 16 "The Dentist" from an old recording I have of the syndicated version, then watched the same episode on the new DVDs. There is additional material in the DVD episode. Clair argues with Theo about the new highrise being built, as she is upset about their water usage. Cliff reveals that Theo is interested because he heard 55 stewardesses would be moving into the highrise. Also, Dr. Burns (played by Danny Kaye) tells two jokes with the big teeth model instead of one. This puts the episode run time at 23:39 instead of 22 minutes for the sydicated version.

This is the only episode I have compared. I expect the others to be uncut as well. Kudos to Urbanworks for doing justice to the best sitcom ever.
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Format: DVD
A solid and very enjoyable second season that is much better and funnier than the first, but not the best season of the series. The second season has an assortment of great episodes among the good episodes though none of the episodes from this season are bad. It includes the family lip synching to Ray Charles' classic tune "The Night Time Is The Right Time" (the "Happy Anniversary" episode), one of the most memorable moments from the entire series. The first appearance of Elvin as Sondra's boyfriend (future husband) in the episode "Cliff In Love". I also can't help but laugh every time Rudy's friend Peter appears in an episode, just the expressions on his face ("The Dentist" episode), and the way he runs out of a room when there's trouble ("The Juicer" episode) cracks me up. Theo's best buddy and partner in rhymes, Cockaroach (Carl Anthony Payne III), makes his first appearance in "Theo And Cockaroach". Stevie Wonder guest stars in an episode, inviting the family to the recording studio (the episode "A Touch Of Wonder"). My favorite episode from this season is hands down "Theo's Holiday" when eveyone in the Huxtable house teaches Theo a harsh but funny lesson about what it's like to live in 'the real world'. This episode is still hilarious after many repeated viewings.
"The Cosby Show" is my favorite family comedy series. Though it's not outrageous like "Married...With Children" or "Roseanne", my second and third favorite family centered comedy series, it is not as sweet and sentimental as "Full House" or "Family Matters". It's right in the middle, dealing with real situations of adolescence and family affairs and still being genuinely funny. I grew up watching "The Cosby Show" and also I grew up watching "Married...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gary "TV Expert" on February 11, 2006
Format: DVD
Another great season of this Giant show. If you like season 1(or 3), you'll like this too.

There's a bunch of classic episodes here:

49th anniversary

Theo's teacher: Ms Westlake

Cliff(Cosby) runs in a rely race competition. guest: Valerie Brisco-Hooks

Stevie Wonder guest stars, and sings

Peter: the kid who never said anything-funnier than you'd think

Denise gets her driver's license

Good classic Family stuff!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dorrie Wheeler on March 15, 2006
Format: DVD
The Cosby Show is one of the most well loved and highest rated family sitcoms in television history. The Cosby Show, Season 2 is now available on DVD. The four disc box set includes all 25 episodes from the shows 1985-1986 season. The set opens up with the episode "First Day of School." Rudy is thrilled about the first day of school but Cliff and Claire don't have it quite so easy getting oldest in house Huxtable kids revved up for the first day of school. Vanessa is concerned with meeting boys at school. Denise is thrilled to be a senior and Theo is concerned about who is math teacher is going to be, During the second season the show continued to feature real life scenarios and situations that working parents have to deal with. What else really made the show great is that the children weren't just "there." The children's storyline's and characters were as well developed as the parents. Memorable season two episodes include "Happy Anniversary," in which the entire family serenades the grandparents by lip synching the Ray Charles song ""Night Time Is the Right Time," "Denise Drives," the antics of Denise and her first car, and "Theo and Cockroach." In the episode "Theo and Cockroach," the two face challenges learning the play MacBeth and come up with a clever rap to help them remember the key points of the play.

Towards the end of the season Denise makes her decision about where she will attend college. In the episode "Denise's Decision," Denise pleases her parents by announcing that she plans to attend their alma mater Hillman College. Denise attending Hillman launched the spin-off series "A Different World." "A Different World" Season 1 is now available on DVD and Season 2 arrives on DVD this summer.
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