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The Cosby Show: Season 5 (1984)

Bill Cosby , Phylicia Rashad , Carl Lauten , Chuck Vinson  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe
  • Directors: Carl Lauten, Chuck Vinson, Jay Sandrich, Tony Singletary
  • Writers: Bill Cosby, Carmen Finestra, Ed. Weinberger, Gary Kott
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Urban Works
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UX6TPC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,480 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Cosby Show: Season 5" on IMDb

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The Cosby Show appeared on NBC from 1984 to 1992, becoming one of the most popular programs in the history of television. The Cosby Show depicted a close-knit and prosperous African-American family (The Huxtables) that dwelled in New York City. Dr. Heathcliff (OB-GYN) and Clair (attorney) Huxtable were a happily married, dual-profession couple with aspirations of raising their 5 children in an uplifting, positive environment. The Cosby Show held TV's #1 slot for a record 5 consecutive years (1985 to 1990) and stayed in the Top 20 shows for all eight seasons it was on NBC.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More adventures of the Huxtables! August 28, 2007
Wow,I don't believe this! On June 5,First Look Entertainment put out seasons 3 and 4 of NBC's The Cosby Show and on November 6,we TCS fans will once again double our pleasure with the releases of seasons 5 and 6. I'd assume the discs will be housed singly in plastic cases like the season 3 and 4 sets. In 1988,TCS made its syndication debut on various independent stations all over America and other countries. Comedian Bill Cosby,the series' star and co-creator,promoted the syndication debut in magazine/newspaper advertisement and television commercial. He said,"We'll be coming to your house five nights a week instead of just one. And if that's not enough,you should consider moving in with us.". The first station I remember syndicating TCS was Seacaucus,New Jersey-based WWOR(I had that station in my native New Jersey). WWOR probably still airs TCS today. Around summer 1988,writers for many network series went on strike until that September,the latest. So on October 6,1988,season 5 premiered with the episode TOGETHER AGAIN AND AGAIN. We see recent high school graduate Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable(Malcolm Jamal Warner) entering New York University with his girlfriend Justine(the late Michelle Thomas,recurringly). But Theo hasn't,at least not yet,left the Huxtable nest. We also see Vanessa(Tempest Bledsoe) and her friends Janet and Kara,forming a vocal group called The Lipsticks and entering a talent contest. However,their busty appearances and sexy movements shock Vanessa's mother Clair(Phylicia Rashad). Cliff(Cosby),I must admit,was a tadbit shocked himself. Fifteen-year-old Vanessa also breaks curfew by staying out ridiculously late with a boyfriend(she was just in his car with him). As for The Lipsticks,Rudy(Keshia Knight Pulliam) thought they were "hot"! Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cosby Show Season Five August 1, 2010
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I believe season five is my favorite season of the series. I especially love the theme song, and it's the most unique theme song from the series. And there were so many hysterical episodes, I especially love the episode "A Room With No View", Vanessa and Rudy have been fighting constantly and they on accidentally damage the roof during a big fight, and as a punishment Cliff decides to make them live in the basement until they learn to get along. And I love "Day of the Locusts", this is my favorite episode that includes Sondra, Sabrina Le Beauf plays Sondra and she did a great job in this episode. And there were also some big changes in season five, in "Out of Brooklyn" Denise decides she wants a job in Africa as a photographer's assistant, and in "The Birth" Sondra finally gives birth to twins. But as we have become accustomed to, there is no bonus material on this set. And the packaging is the same as usual, each disc is placed in a seperate slim case, and also included on the box are the episode titles but no episode descriptions. Below I'll list the episode descriptions for season five just in case someone is interested.

Together Again and Again - Airdate: 10/6/1988 - As Theo begins his freshman year at New York University, Denise announces that she is dropping out of Hillman College.

The Physical - Airdate: 10/131988 - Cliff prepares for a physical.

Rudy's All-Nighter - Airdate: 10/20/1988 - Rudy's friend sleeps over, but the two soon begin to argue.

Move It - Airdate: 10/27/1988 - Everyone wants pregnant Sondra and Elvin to find a new house.

Out of Brooklyn - Airdate: 11/3/1987 - Denise leaves Brooklyn for a job in Africa as a photographer's assistant.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All About Theo November 30, 2007
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This season is when Sandra had the twins, Denise was gone to Africa, and all eyes landed on Vanessa and Theo, moreso towards Theo, and I watched some of my favorite episodes of him: from throwing a chaotic house party that was supposed to be a few friends ("I could've gone away"); dealing with a melodramatic actress/student; helping his friend get bailed out of jail for stealing a watch and giving it to the same melodramatic actress/student; and my favorite episode--the one when Cliff Huxtable taught Theo how to beg. That was one of the most standout episodes I'd ever seen on the Cosby Show. I loved watching Theo have the blues "Justine, Justine, oh baby, I'm sorry" and that howling noise he made should've been something BB King added to a song.

Guest appearances include Tichina Arnold and one guy who looks a whole lot like Don Cheadle, but I'm not sure it was him doing the martial arts impression
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Goes On - and Adds On! July 10, 2008
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Hee we are at the fifth Cosby Show go-round. And, if the viewing audience thought things changed the year before, this season brought changes - to the changes. Lisa Bonet has left the cast of A Different World, and her character, Denise Huxtable struggles with dead end jobs and ends up hopping a plane to Africa as a photographer's assistant. (All this to allow her to give birth to her daugher with Lenny Kravitz, Zoe below the radar.) Also, Theo starts his college degree at NYU but neglects to turn in his dorm fee.

But, why did I mention that first? The biggest change of all is the arrival of the next generation. At the season's opening, Sondra is nine months pregnant. Not with one child, as everyone thought, but with TWINS, Winnie and Nelson. (Only Sondra, Elvin and their doctor know this one piece of information prior to the birth.) Those two babies bring plenty of fun, drama and surrealistic comedy to the 5th season of The Cosby Show.

[Also of note is the re-appearance of Clarice Taylor as Grandma Anna Huxtable; she didn't appear once in Season 4, even though we see plenty of Earl Hyman as Grandpa Russell.]
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect condition.
Published 13 days ago by Chandra Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Always the BEST!
Been a big fan of Cosby for so many years. The Cosby Show was always a happy fun moral and good show, wish we had those kinds of shows now, So much of today's shows are garbage! Read more
Published 5 months ago by MJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Cosby from start to finish
Loved this show from start to finish... it was really great! Always made me laugh. Cosby is REALLY great entertainment!
Published 5 months ago by J. DuLaney
4.0 out of 5 stars It's great, but not perfect
I like the fact that this season of The Cosby Show came in individual plastic cases (rather than cardboard sleeves), but it's incredibly frustrating that despite there being eight... Read more
Published 6 months ago by The Big Itchy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show!!!!!
The Cosby show is one of the best family shows made. Always a good lessen to be learned. It is amazing how he teaches his children about life. Read more
Published 7 months ago by dianal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show, Great examples for all
Great family show back 10 - 15 years ago and still a hit for today.
Fun, educational, and humourous.
love this show.
Published 9 months ago by dshall
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the DVD's were damaged
I didnt open the package for a few months, one of the DVD's were damaged however
I love the Cosby show
Published 12 months ago by compass girl
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and original
very good show and learns kids a leasson. More kids should watch this and learn something thru the show. Like....
Published 12 months ago by Sherry J. Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cosby Show Season 5
Airing from October 6, 1988 to May 11, 1989, The Cosby Show Season 5 continued to show one of the most groundbreaking sitcoms in television history. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tykeesha
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love it!
I have seasons 3,5,6 & 7 so far and I think this one is the best yet! I love them all, but this one is by far the funniest! Read more
Published 16 months ago by lynleef
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