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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 If the Dress Fits, Wear It |
Clair has to lose five pounds in order to fit into a dress.
|Dec. 08, 1988|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Theo's Women |
Justine catches Theo kissing another girl, and he tries desperately to get her back.
|Mar. 16, 1989|
|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 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 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 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 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|
Season 5 Characters
Season 5 Videos[none added]
Season 5 Quotes
|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!
|Season 5 / Episode 6: - The Birth (1)|
Dr. Jerry Taylor: Congratulations. You are the grandparents of a healthy boy!
Dr. Jerry Taylor: And a girl!
Season 5 Trivia
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