Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 08x24 And So We Commence (1)

8x24 And So We Commence (1)

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First Aired: Apr. 30, 1992 on NBC

Summary: In this first part of the two part series finale, Theo prepares to graduate from college, and even though each graduate is only supposed to get two tickets, he manages to get ten extras. Vanessa shows up with Dabnis, who she's bringing as her guest, but claims that they are only friends.…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Elvin Tibideaux played by Geoffrey Owens
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Pam Tucker played by Erika Alexander
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor
Dabnis Brickey played by William Thomas Jr.
Carrie Hanks played by Ethel Ayler

Episode Quotes

Kenny: [touches the door bell] Dang! Your father still working on the door bell, huh?
Theo: Yes, I guess he is. Come in, Kenny.
Kenny: [gives him a present] Happy graduation.
Theo: What is it?
Kenny: Open it.
Theo: [sits down on the sofa and opens it] Kenny, these are tube socks. They come in six pairs.
Kenny: Actually, five.

Kenny: I'll go get some tape to fix that door bell. We don't want our guests getting possessed. Walks out the door and closes it behind him.
Theo: Okay.
Theo: Dad, you invited Kenny? I told you there are no more tickets.
Cliff: Aw, come on, Theo. Kenny is like a mother or sister... he's like the brother you never had.
Theo: There's too much people and there's not enough tickets.
Cliff: If there's not enough, then uninvite him.
Theo: But the boy gave me tube socks.
Cliff: Well, then give him a ticket.


  • Goof (revealing mistake): In the NBC broadcast, and also retained in the DVD version, a montage of clips and newspaper articles paying tribute to the show are presented, but many of the newspaper headlines are accompanied by the same article - which has nothing to do with the show.


  • Cliff rang the doorbell and danced Claire off the stage to the song "If I Were a Bell" (from "Guys & Dolls"). This scene was totally improvised. The doorbell was a running joke throughout the final season.
  • The last show of the series.
  • This was the only TV program that interrupted the coverage of the Los Angeles Riots on the local NBC station, as this was the show's finale. At the end of the show was a plea from Bill Cosby to stop the violence on the streets.
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