Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
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 5 (1988-1989)

5x01 5 5x01 Together Again and Again
Just before Theo is ready to move into the dorms at NYU, he discovers that he never sent in the application. And right before she is set to leave for college, Denise announces that ...
Oct. 06, 1988
5x02 5 5x02 The Physical
Cliff goes to the doctor for his physical and discovers that he is in very good shape except for his high cholesterol. Clair agrees to help him get it down. Meanwhile, when Denise gets ...
Oct. 13, 1988
5x03 5 5x03 Rudy's All-Nighter
After Theo gets a D on his first English paper, he has to stay up late to redo it. It doesn't help that Rudy's friend, Caroline, is spending the night and being extremely annoying. ...
Oct. 20, 1988
5x04 5 5x04 Move It (a.k.a. The Baby Game)
When Cliff and Clair go over to Sondra and Elvin's apartment, they discover just how in disrepair it is. They strongly try to get Sondra an Elvin to buy a new apartment, but they refuse. ...
Oct. 27, 1988
5x05 5 5x05 Out of Brooklyn
Denise announces that she wants to travel to Africa to study pygmies after she meets a photographer. Meanwhile, Vanessa becomes upset when a rumor flies around school that her boyfriend, ...
Nov. 03, 1988
5x06 5 5x06 The Birth (1)
When Sondra and Elvin come by for a visit, Sondra has a contraction and Cliff tells her it's time to go to the hospital. Meanwhile, Theo and Justine study at the house with Howard and ...
Nov. 10, 1988
5x07 5 5x07 The Birth (2)
Sondra and Elvin surprise everyone when they have twins, which they name Winnie and Nelson. Meanwhile, Theo admits to Howard his attraction to Julia.
Nov. 10, 1988
5x08 5 5x08 Cyranoise de Bergington
After Howard breaks up with Julia, Theo wants to ask her out, but he is too afraid to approach her. So he has his friend Denny go ask her out for him, but Theo is furious when Denny ...
Nov. 17, 1988
5x09 5 5x09 How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
After Vanessa and her friends record a music video to "The Loco-Moion" at a local music store, they decide to enter a singing contest as "The Lipsticks." But when they come downstairs ...
Dec. 01, 1988
5x10 5 5x10 If the Dress Fits, Wear It
Clair has to lose five pounds in order to fit into a dress.
Dec. 08, 1988
5x11 5 5x11 Is There a Hamster in the House?
While Rudy is watching Caroline's hamster, it mysteriously gets sick and dies. Cliff tries to buy a new one and pass it off to her, which doesn't work.
Dec. 15, 1988
5x12 5 5x12 Truth or Consequences
After Vanessa shows up late for dinner several nights in a row with lame excuses, Cliff and Clair become suspicious. Vanessa is forced to tell her secret to Rudy that she is meeting ...
Jan. 05, 1989
5x13 5 5x13 Cliff Babysits
When Russell gets eight tickets to the sold-out Micheal Jackson concert, they are only one ticket short of being able to take the whole family. Clair suggests that Sondra and Elvin ...
Jan. 12, 1989
5x14 5 5x14 Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten
Clair is asked to appear on a talk show where none of the hosts will take her views seriously. Meanwhile, Cliff uncovers Clair's plans to have their couch sent to Sondra and Elvin's, ...
Jan. 26, 1989
5x15 5 5x15 The Lost Weekend
Theo has the house to himself, and his friends convince him to throw a party. Things soon get out of control after Theo finds out that instead of 3 or 4 of his friends coming to the ...
Feb. 02, 1989
5x16 5 5x16 No Way, Baby
Cliff and Clair find help for an old friend, who is about to become a grandfather, who cannot read or write.
Feb. 06, 1989
5x17 5 5x17 Can I Say Something, Please?
Rudy is upset with all the rules she has to follow, like going to bed on time, while Vanessa can stay out past curfew. Cliff and Clair agree to repeal one rule, staying up late. But ...
Feb. 09, 1989
5x18 5 5x18 The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
Theo asks Cliff and Clair for $800.00 to buy a spell from Doctor Lotus that will make someone go away after he almost gets into a fight with someone.
Feb. 16, 1989
5x19 5 5x19 The Boys of Winter
Cliff is embarrassed about a time that his team lost to a team of girls in a basketball game when his old youth city league team coach, Bill Barry, visits.
Feb. 23, 1989
5x20 5 5x20 It Comes and It Goes
Sondra grows upset and tired after she has to stay home all day while Elvin is at law school. They go over to Cliff and Clair's house and Sondra tells the women about her problem. The ...
Mar. 09, 1989
5x21 5 5x21 Theo's Women
Justine catches Theo kissing another girl, and he tries desperately to get her back.
Mar. 16, 1989
5x22 5 5x22 Birthday Blues
Clair is celebrating her 46 birthday, and everyone's not helping by telling her that she "still" looks good.
Mar. 30, 1989
5x23 5 5x23 A Room With No View
When Vanessa and Rudy just won't stop arguing, Cliff and Clair banish them to live in the basement until they can get along.
Apr. 13, 1989
5x24 5 5x24 What He Did for Love
Denny's girlfriend dumps him after she finds out that the watch he gave her was stolen, even though Denny didn't steal it.
Apr. 27, 1989
5x25 5 5x25 Day of the Locusts
When Sondra comes down with strep throat, Clair and Elvin's mom agree to take the twins for a little while so they won't get sick. After a little while, Sondra starts to believe that ...
May. 04, 1989
5x26 5 5x26 57 Varieties
Theo tries to convince Cliff and Clair to let him go on an archaeological dig in Egypt with one of his professors. He's not sure if they will let him go because it costs $1500.00, but ...
May. 11, 1989
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Season 5 Characters

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Rudy Huxtable played by Keshia Knight Pulliam
Clair Hanks Huxtable played by Phylicia Rashad
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Vanessa Huxtable played by Tempestt Bledsoe
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Elvin Tibideaux played by Geoffrey Owens
Howard played by Reno Wilson
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux played by Sabrina Le Beauf
Kenny played by Deon Richmond
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor
Lou Hernandez played by Alex Ruiz (II)
Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet
Kara played by Elizabeth Narvaez
Nelson Tibideaux played by Donovan Bryant
Denny played by Troy Winbush
Winnie Tibideaux played by Jalese Grays
Justine Phillips played by Michelle Thomas
Francine Tibideaux played by Marcella Lowery
Karen played by Pamela Blair
Carolyn Gregory played by Grace Johnston
Hairdresser played by Christine Andreas
Jade played by Vanessa Williams
Janet Meiser played by Pam Potillo
Lester Tibideaux played by Dennis Scott (VI)

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Season 5 Videos

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Season 5 Quotes

05x01 - Together Again and Again Season 5 / Episode 1: - Together Again and Again

Denise Huxtable: I mean, is a person who makes an A better than a person who makes a C?
Clair Hanks Huxtable: No.
Denise Huxtable: [chuckles] I was sure you were going to say yes!
05x01 - Together Again and Again Season 5 / Episode 1: - Together Again and Again

Denise Huxtable: And, who am I? An industrious young woman who wants to examine life without... pressure!
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: And how much does that pay?
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 22 - The title is based on the 1908 novel A Room with a View by English writer E. M. Forster, that has been adapted for film and television.
  • Episode 03 - The title refers to students cramming for a test the next day or any activity (work, games, television) that replaces the normal sleep cycle which takes all night.
  • Episode 21 - Goof (continuity error): In season 1.6, Cliff admits he chose Hillman Collage to follow Clair. In season 3.20 Cliff turns 50. In season 5.21 Clair turns 46. Doing the math, when Cliff was 18 and choosing a collage, Clair was roughly 12 years old.
  • Episode 14 - Goof (continuity error): In the previous episode the family gets a new couch and Cliff is forced to say good-bye to the old couch. In this episode the new couch is absent and only the old couch is seen.
  • Episode 12 - Cliff's story about his brother James was taken from Bill Cosby's actual life. His brother James died of Rheumatic fever in 1947.

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