43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2007
This is a nice sampling of the better Cosby episodes. I liked the show, but didn't want to purchase and watch entire season sets. This set has most of the episodes that I remember from the series run. Don't expect superb picture quality, but it looks at least as good as the original broadcasts. There are no bonuses. Episodes are in broadcast order. For example, the first is from season 1, then you get one or two from each of the seasons that followed, in chronological order.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2011
I don't think we ever missed a show during its long run. The very first night it was on, my wife said "I never heard you laugh like that" and in deed it did hit me just right. It of course is not all just funny a lot of the shows had a very serious side, isn't that life amoung all the seriousness of life there are those funny moments.
I am a big fan of old tv from "The Honeymooners" to "The Cosby show", in my opinion the only great show in the last 15 years or so has been "Everybody loves Raymond", I have the whole series on DVD and it was really expensive $40 a season, but worth it.
Since I got this "Best of Cosby show", I have seen each episode 3 or 4 times, I seem to be able to watch them over and over and they don't get old.
Having said that, much like the first "Mary Tyler Moore" I got that was a compilation, I bought the whole series so that first one was kind of a waste and I gave it away to a friend, I don't think she ever watched it. I see that happening with this series, there is no way I am not going to get the whole run.
I have always been a Cosby fan, ever since I heard his first record when I was in College and I continue to appreciate his work, I thought he did a great job on "Kids say the funniest things", he really has a knack with children.
As much as I like the DVD, I would not recommend to someone that liked the show, forget about the best of and go right for Season 1.
27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2007
I really love "The Cosby Show." Like millions of other families, every Thursday night when this came on, my family and I would get around the TV and watch it.
Why is "The Cosby Show" so groundbreaking?
It is really the first accurate depiction of an African-American family. Prior to "The Cosby Show," African-American sitcoms always had the buffoon character with unrealistic storylines. But "The Cosby Show" refused to pander to the lowest common denominator. And by doing so they became the Number One Sitcom in the country. "The Cosby Show" said that the black family was no different from the white family or the Asian-American family or the Latin-American family. Maybe the main message of "The Cosby Show" was that in the end we all have the same problems and the same goals.
It's really hard to say who my favorite character is on "The Cosby Show." The entire cast is so likeable. Watching them was like watching old friends. If I had to pick, of course first would be Dr. Huxtable (played by the Cos, of course.) Because even when the kids did something wrong he was fair but very funny. And, coming in at a close second is Denise (Lilakoi Moon, more commonly known as Lisa Bonet.) Denise was always such a free spirit. And, of course I adored Mrs. Huxtable (Phylicia Rashâd.) Didn't everyone wish they had a mom like her?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2012
My family (and my husband's family) grew up on the Cosby show, so this was a treasure to find. We laughed our way through these episodes when we were gathered together, first with my family, then with my husband's family. I do think the earlier ones on this DVD tend to be more lighthearted/funny than the later ones, but they are all enjoyable. In my opinion, this show was kind of the "gold standard" of family shows. They don't make 'em like they used to!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2011
Great collection, if you love The Cosby Show, this is a great collection of episodes. This collection includes episodes 'Real World' experience with Theo and the James Brown dance for Cliff's parents.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2014
Who cannot love Bill Cosby I ask. We need more wholesome shows such as this back on which bring a sense of humor and fun.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
Overall, good product, but the DVD doesn't always line up with the voices, and the picture seems to jump in places, like it has to catch up to what's going on.
on May 22, 2013
The Cosby show has spanned eight seasons and it's hard to get a collection that aptly and cohesively sums them up. For the price, I'd say this particular DVD did a pretty good job. The first half of the ten episodes covered more than the first half of Cosby's career, while the last few episodes seemed almost back to back, but they were still some of the funniest episodes I've seen (not to mention a couple of the most touching).
I was actually expecting a lot less quality, considering the meager packaging and the fact that this is not an "official" release, but I was pleasantly surprised.
on December 12, 2011
I liked all the picked shows on the dvd. BUT they were missing a few. For one, the dvd is missing the show when Vanessa lied about her were abouts when she went to Baltimore,MD to see the 'Ratchess' and got stranded there. Two, when Vanessa got drunk with her friends from playing the alphabet game. And three, when all the men were pregnant. Those were the most memorable to me. So in my opinion they should have had more than 10 episodes. There were alot of good ones they missed.
on August 12, 2011
Reminds me of the good old days when our kids were home. We never missed an episode and this DVD captures the best ones with remarkably good video for a pre-HD series. I liked it so well that I went back on Amazon and ordered copies for both of our sons. Since both of their wives come from other countries, neither of our daughters-in-law grew up with the Cosby Kids like their husbands did. Should provide for some interesting cross-cultural discussions.