Doctor Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple, are raising their children (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy). The two oldest daughters eventually live adult lives and get married. As the children get older, the family gets larger and, to the chagrin of Cliff, keep on coming back home when he wants them to move out and live on their own for good.
The Cosby Show Season 1 (1984-1985)
|1x01 Pilot |
When Theo brings home a bad report card, Cliff uses Monopoly money to teach him about economic realities. Meanwhile, Cliff is surprised by Denise's newest boyfriend, a former merchant ...
|Sep. 20, 1984|
|1x02 Mr. Fish (a.k.a. Goodbye, Mr. Fish) |
When Rudy's pet goldfish, Lamont, dies she is very upset. So Cliff decides to have a funeral for him.
|Sep. 27, 1984|
|1x03 Bad Dreams |
Vanessa sneaks into an R-rated movie her parents have forbidden her to see, and she has nightmares for days. Meanwhile, Denise decides to get back at a date who ignores her by ordering ...
|Oct. 04, 1984|
|1x04 Is That My Boy? |
Cliff is extremely excited when Theo makes the freshman football team.
|Oct. 11, 1984|
|1x05 A Shirt Story |
When Cliff denies Theo's request for the money to buy an expensive shirt, he turns to Denise to make him one like it, and things go horribly wrong.
|Oct. 18, 1984|
|1x06 Breaking With Tradition |
Cliff and his dad try to persuade Denise to go to their college, Hillman, because none of the other Huxtable children will go.
|Oct. 25, 1984|
|1x07 One More Time |
Clair becomes obsessed with the idea of having another child after babysitting for a friend. Everyone else in the family though, including Cliff, doesn't like the effect it would have ...
|Nov. 01, 1984|
|1x08 Play It Again, Vanessa |
After Vanessa becomes discouraged by her lack of ability and quits the clarinet, Cliff hires a music teacher, Mr. Hampton, to help her.
|Nov. 08, 1984|
|1x09 How Ugly Is He? |
Cliff insists on meeting Denise's newest boyfriend.
|Nov. 15, 1984|
|1x10 Bon Jour Sondra |
Sondra comes home for Thanksgiving and announces her plans to spend the summer in Paris with some friends.
|Nov. 22, 1984|
|1x11 You're Not a Mother Night |
When Clair gets fed-up with the children, Cliff gives her a "You're Not A Mother Night" in a hotel room away from the children.
|Dec. 06, 1984|
|1x12 Rudy's Sick |
Cliff has to look after sick Rudy while Clair is at an important meeting.
|Dec. 13, 1984|
|1x13 Father's Day |
Cliff wants his family to give him a present for Father's Day that he can actually use.
|Dec. 20, 1984|
|1x14 Independence Day |
When Theo reveals that he got his ear pierced for his girlfriend, stories come out about what stupid things all the Huxtable men did for love.
|Jan. 10, 1985|
|1x15 Physician of the Year |
When Cliff is not able to make it to an award ceremony where he is supposed to receive the physician of the Year award because of an early delivery, he has Theo accept it in his pl ...
|Jan. 17, 1985|
|1x16 Jitterbug Break |
Denise attempts to convince her parents to let her sleep in the street to try to get concert tickets.
|Jan. 31, 1985|
|1x17 Theo and the Joint |
Clair jumps to conclusions when she accidentally knocks one of Theo's books off the kitchen table and finds a joint.
|Feb. 07, 1985|
|1x18 Vanessa's New Class |
Vanessa does a poor job on her science fair project, and when she gets to school, she is so shocked by the high quality of the other student's projects, and the poor quality of hers, ...
|Feb. 14, 1985|
|1x19 Clair's Case |
Clair helps Sondra when she sues an auto mechanic who charges her for a job he didn't do.
|Feb. 21, 1985|
|1x20 Back to the Track, Jack |
Cliff decides to run with his old mile relay team members in a grudge match against the Norton University team.
|Feb. 28, 1985|
|1x21 The Younger Woman |
When Cliff and Clair invite a widower friend of theirs over, they are shocked by the age of his girlfriend.
|Mar. 14, 1985|
|1x22 Slumber Party |
Cliff lets Rudy have a slumber party when she feels left-out by her siblings.
|Mar. 28, 1985|
|1x23 Mr. Quiet |
Theo and Cliff help a little boy named Enrique who has become silent around strangers after the man who murdered his policeman father is released from prison.
|May. 02, 1985|
|1x24 Cliff's Birthday |
For Cliff's birthday, Clair surprises him by planning to take him to Lena Horne's nightclub.
|May. 09, 1985|
Season 1 Characters
Season 1 Videos[none added]
Season 1 Quotes
|Season 1 / Episode 5: - A Shirt Story|
Cliff: No 14-year-old boy should have a ninety-five dollar shirt, unless he is on stage with his four brothers!
|Season 1 / Episode 15: - Physician of the Year|
Dr. Wexler: [about Cliff Huxtable] His dedication to this hospital is so great that when other business at the maternity ward slowed down his wife came in pregnant.
Season 1 Trivia
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