The Cosby Show 8 Seasons 1991

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Season 8
(30) IMDb 6.9/10

1. With This Ring? TV-PG CC

Vanessa, home from college, announces, "I'm engaged."

Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
22 minutes
Original air date:
September 19, 1991

With This Ring?

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Season 8

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director John Bowab
Starring Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
Supporting actors Sabrina Le Beauf, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Geoffrey Owens, Raven-Symoné, Gary LeRoi Gray, William Thomas Jr., Jessica Ann Vaughn
Season year 1992
Network Carsey-Werner
Producers Marcy Carsey, Joe Catania, Janet Leahy, Tom Werner
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I received as expected and promised.
J B Fletcher
So if you are looking for clean great family fun, this show is for you..
Great family show back 10 - 15 years ago and still a hit for today.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 27, 2008
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By 1991 The Cosby Show was not exactly the commercial powerhouse it had been in the mid to late 80's but remained the hottest game in town. As with many a last season this series ties up many loose ends. There are five main plot points the generally extend throughout the seasons,sort of as mini story arcs: Cousin Pam trying to apply to collage and coping with Charmaine going away to collage,Cliff trying to build a private room for Clair now that most of the kids are away,Theo preparing for his upcoming graduation,somewhat of a teenage "love traigle" between Rudy,Kenny and their respective loves interests and new collage student Vanessa's truly bizzare relationship with the older but self sufficiant Dabnis,whom Cliff takes a shining to because of his abilities as a tinker. There are some funny moments this season but for the most part the episodes concentrate on developing and closing the story arcs and thus the characters themselves. Another important part of this season is that this is the very first season of The Cosby Show where Lisa Bonet doesn't make even a single physical appearance in the show;Dennise is only refered to casually in select episodes and is only spoken to over the phone (we don't hear her voice) in the finale. That finale is the 44 minute "And So We Commence",involving Theo's collage graduation and Olivia departing to join Dennise and Martin in Singapore (as well as finding out she's becomming a big sister). So this is a pretty good season but the wacky humor and individually great episodes are sacrificed in favor to tieing up the loose ends for the shows enevitable conclusion. It was kind of a sad day when the Huxtables left the airwaves in 1992;I personally believe prime time family comedy just hasn't been the same since then.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By andy8047 on December 14, 2007
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The Cosby Show began its eighth and final season on September 19,1991. The opening and closing montages intended for the season 7 run are finally used this season. Again,the cast is moving in rhythm to hip-hop featuring a trumpet and a snare drum. The reason for the delay of this opening's use:a mural seen in the background was not an original created by a group of artists. Bill Cosby finally received permission from the artists to use the facsimile(the group,in fact threatened NBC with a lawsuit if this was done without permission). This montage contained appearances by Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Phillips which were deleted due to Bonet's termination and Phillips' write-out as a regular after season 7. So we see Erika Alexander in face and name this season(due to the recycling of the season 6 opener last season,only she appeared in name). So the regular cast went from eleven members(in 1990-91) to nine(this season). Gordon Cartrelle served as executive producer this season,succeeding Steve Kline(in 1990-91). Cartrelle was even a fashion designer and mentioned in the season 1 episode A SHIRT STORY. Now for the highlights:in the premiere episode,Vanessa(Tempest Bledsoe) announces her engagement to her college Lincoln University custodian Dabnis Brickney(William Thomas,recurringly). Cliff(Bill Cosby) and Clair(Phylicia Rashad) were not very delighted by the news,probably due to the fact that Vanessa was only 18 years old. It was written that Bonet's and Phillips' characters,Denise Huxtable Kendall and her lieutenant husband Martin had moved to Africa since Martin had been assigned to a naval base there. Martin's daughter Olivia(Raven Symone) was not allowed to join him and her stepmother,so she remained in Brooklyn with Cliff,Clair,Rudy(Keshia Knight Pulliam) and Clair's cousin Pam Tucker(Alexander).Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dianal on March 13, 2014
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This is a good clean family comedy show. It shows values and teaches lessons. The way Bill Cosby raises his kids and the everyday growing up family issues are handled very well by Bill Cosby. Its a great older show and much better than the stuff on TV today.
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So, this is it, the last season's worth of hurrah for the principal cast of The Cosby Show. Just as many changes with just as many laughs as the previous three seasons. Who would ever have guessed at the beginning of the series that Theo would get anywhere close to earning his bachelor's degree? Or that litle Rudy would go through the usual trials and tribulations of a typical American teenager? And, what about Vanessa's of-again-on-again engagement to an older guy that finds her annoying? And, watching all of them is as funny as ever.

We don't actually see Denise Kendall on camera throughout this season, as she and Martin are now living in Singapore (Theo and Olivia plan to visit them at the show's close). And, who ends up moving into the house in their place? Sondra, Elvin - Winnie and Nelson. Who else could bring Dr. Huxtable first to put a playpen over their heads, then to point a dust buster at his own skull? (I ask you, folks!)

But, nothing in the world, funny, dramatic, surrealistic, whatever can match the last scene when Cliff finally repairs the doorbell (malfunctioning throughout that season), grabs hold of Clair and literally dances her out into the audience and through the studio exit. Dancing to the showtune, "If I Were a Bell..."

One of the details of the series finale,"And So, We Commence" is a flashback to the series pilot, when Theo has gotten a report card full of D's and tries to pass it off as a result of not being brilliant like Cliff & Clair. This detail gives this reviewer a certain attitude about the series on the whole. It really wasn't as much about Dr. Huxtable or the family on the whole. It was about Theo and his struggles to harness his true intellectual potential. [Certainly, he had the greatest character arc and was the focus of both the first and last episodes.] I wonder if Malcolm realizes this.
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