Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 16, 1996
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
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Cosby

After being one of the ten-thousand people who were downsized at the airport, Hilton Lucas (Bill Cosby) is forced to retire and stay home with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and his daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh).

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Last Episode

04x21 The Song Remains the Same Aired: Apr. 28, 2000

Hilton passes his advice along to Erica and Darien on how to keep the romance alive in marriage.

Next Episode

Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 95 episodes air between 1996 and 2000.

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • Madeline Kahn, who played Pauline, died in 1999. A special episode was written devoted to her, where the entire cast looked talked about her and her character. Selected clips of Madeline's…
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    Madeline Kahn, who played Pauline, died in 1999. A special episode was written devoted to her, where the entire cast looked talked about her and her character. Selected clips of Madeline's character on the show were played, as well, including the famous scene where she talks to Hilton about death.
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  • Originally Telma Hopkins was cast as Ruth, but Bill Cosby gave the role to Phylicia Rashad. Some believe it was in hopes of recapturing the magic The Cosby Show had, but it was because…
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    Originally Telma Hopkins was cast as Ruth, but Bill Cosby gave the role to Phylicia Rashad. Some believe it was in hopes of recapturing the magic The Cosby Show had, but it was because Hopkins didn't react well to Cosby's tendency to ad-lib.
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  • Unlike its predecessor, The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby tends to ad-lib dialogue and actions to get a genuine reaction from his co-stars.
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