Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show

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 2 (1985-1986)

2x01 2 2x01 First Day of School
The Huxtable children all start a new school year.
Sep. 26, 1985
2x02 2 2x02 The Juicer
After Cliff buys an expensive new juicer and forbids Rudy to touch it, she does just what he forbids when Vanessa is left in charge.
Oct. 03, 1985
2x03 2 2x03 Happy Anniversary
It's Anna and Russell's 49th wedding anniversary and the Huxtables plan a party to celebrate. Anna and Russell don't expect anything, but Cliff surprises them with a cruise to Euro ...
Oct. 10, 1985
2x04 2 2x04 Cliff in Love
While on a weekend visit, Sondra breaks up with Elvin, and Cliff tries to convince her to take him back.
Oct. 17, 1985
2x05 2 2x05 Theo and the Older Woman
Theo vows that he will win a date with Denise's sexy study partner.
Oct. 24, 1985
2x06 2 2x06 Halloween
While Cliff is out taking Rudy and her friends trick-or-treating, Vanessa has a Halloween party, and is extremely excited when the cutest boy in school, Robert, shows up.
Oct. 31, 1985
2x07 2 2x07 Rudy Suits Up
Rudy becomes the star of a children's football team.
Nov. 07, 1985
2x08 2 2x08 Denise Drives
Denise is shown the art of used car buying by Cliff.
Nov. 14, 1985
2x09 2 2x09 Clair's Sister
Clair's sister gets engaged.
Nov. 21, 1985
2x10 2 2x10 Clair's Toe
Clair decides that she will not let her broken toe interfere with her normal routine.
Dec. 05, 1985
2x11 2 2x11 Denise's Friend
One of Denise's friends seeks medical advice from Cliff.
Dec. 12, 1985
2x12 2 2x12 Mrs. Westlake
Theo's prim and proper math teacher gets invited over to dinner by Cliff.
Jan. 02, 1986
2x13 2 2x13 The Auction
Clair is determined to get back a painting by her great-uncle, Ellis Wilson, at an auction.
Jan. 09, 1986
2x14 2 2x14 Vanessa's Bad Grade
Vanessa and Robert get D's on an exam after they study together.
Jan. 16, 1986
2x15 2 2x15 Theo and Cockroach
Theo and his friend Cockroach have to take a test in English class on MacBeth. Instead of reading the book, they rent a recording which they can't understand a word of. Theo manages ...
Jan. 30, 1986
2x16 2 2x16 The Dentist
Rudy's friend, Peter, is afraid to go to the dentist.
Feb. 02, 1986
2x17 2 2x17 Play It Again, Russell
Anna and the Huxtable family try to help Russell gain his passion back for music.
Feb. 13, 1986
2x18 2 2x18 A Touch of Wonder
After Denise and Theo get in an accident with Stevie Wonder's limo, they are all ecstatic when Stevie invites them to come to a recording session.
Feb. 20, 1986
2x19 2 2x19 Full House
Exhausted Cliff has trouble finding a quiet place to rest because of his children. Eventually they all go out on dates leaving Cliff some peace and quiet.
Feb. 27, 1986
2x20 2 2x20 Close to Home
Cliff's friend Dr. Morgan comes over and explains to him how his family is falling apart. Meanwhile, Theo and Cockroach work on a rap for Speech Class. Also, Cliff helps frantic Vanessa ...
Mar. 13, 1986
2x21 2 2x21 An Early Spring
Theo and Cockroach study for an important math test, and when their teacher, Mrs. Westlake, is hospitalized, they are worried for her, and happy that they will get extra time to study. ...
Mar. 20, 1986
2x22 2 2x22 Theo's Holiday
Theo's family decides to teach him about how the "Real World" will be when he thinks that it will be really easy.
Apr. 03, 1986
2x23 2 2x23 The Card Game
When Cliff's pinochle partner becomes sick on the day that they are set to face Russell and his friend Homer, Cliff's college English professor, Dr. Foster, decides to fill in. Meanwhile, ...
Apr. 10, 1986
2x24 2 2x24 Off to the Races
Cliff accepts an offer to run a race against Tailwind Turner who he lost to years ago. Meanwhile, Rudy performs chores around the house to earn money to buy one of her favorite dolls, ...
May. 08, 1986
2x25 2 2x25 Denise's Decision
Denise has a very tough time deciding which college she will go to- and everyone isn't helping by making their opinions heard.
May. 15, 1986
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Season 2 Characters

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Clair Hanks Huxtable played by Phylicia Rashad
Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Vanessa Huxtable played by Tempestt Bledsoe
Rudy Huxtable played by Keshia Knight Pulliam
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux played by Sabrina Le Beauf
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Walter 'Cockroach' Bradley played by Carl Anthony Payne II
Peter Chiara played by Peter Costa
Elvin Tibideaux played by Geoffrey Owens
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor
Robert Foreman played by Dondre Whitfield
Anna Maria Westlake played by Sonia Braga
Carrie Hanks played by Ethel Ayler
Himself played by Stevie Wonder
Sam Lucas played by David Langston Smyrl
Jack Westlake played by Matt Williams (II)
Al Hanks played by Joe Williams
Daryl played by Joseph C. Phillips
Dr. Burns played by Danny Kaye
Dr. Dan Morgan played by Samuel E. Wright
Drummer played by Art Blakey
Herself played by Valerie Briscoe-Hooks
Janet Meiser played by Pam Potillo

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Season 2 Videos

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Season 2 Quotes

02x06 - Halloween Season 2 / Episode 6: - Halloween

Cliff: [Rudy comes downstairs in a pumpkin costume] Whoa, where're you going? To a wedding?
Rudy Huxtable: No, trick-or-treating!
Cliff: Trick-or-treating? What's that?
Rudy Huxtable: Where you dress up and get candy.
Cliff: Well when did that start?
Rudy Huxtable: When I was 3.
02x11 - Denise's Friend Season 2 / Episode 11: - Denise's Friend

Denise Huxtable Kendall: Remember when I spent the night at Janet's house a few weeks ago? Well I didn't spend the night at Janet's I spent the night at Tommy Watkins.
Vanessa Huxtable: YOU WHAT?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: How - how come Mr. and Mrs. Watkins did tell us?
Denise Huxtable Kendall: They were on vacation.
Vanessa Huxtable: They were?
Denise Huxtable Kendall: We didn't do anything, just listened to some records. [pause] Are you angry?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Ask your mother.
Denise Huxtable Kendall: Mom, are you angry?
Clair Hanks Huxtable: Oh no, I'm not angry... I'm MAD!
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Season 2 Trivia

  • Episode 13 - In the scene where Cliff tries Elvin's cake, Geoffrey Owens actually baked the cake and Bill had to pretend that it tasted awful, as Geoffry is actually a very good cook.
  • Episode 16 - The final performance of Danny Kaye.
  • Episode 16 - The original script gave Danny Kaye the line "This is the tooth shuttle, and I need an astronaut!" as he propelled his chair up and down. The episode's original air date was less than one week after the disaster aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, so Kaye overdubbed that li
  • Episode 23 - For his work in this episode, Roscoe Lee Brown garnered an Emmy win for himself.
  • Episode 15 - Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Theo starts the record, he sets the needle back on its cradle and you can tell the record starts slowing down to a stop before the scene cuts away, and in the meantime you hear the audio from the record as if it started playing.

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