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 8 (1991-2002)
|8x01 With This Ring? |
Vanessa shocks Cliff and Clair by bringing home her fiance, Dabnis, who she has been engaged to for six months without telling either of them. Cliff and Clair are not happy at all, ...
|Sep. 19, 1991|
|8x02 There's No Place Like This Home |
Clair is surprised when Cliff shows her plans to add on a soundproof room to the house where she can escape the children. Cliff and Clair have co-signed a loan for Sondra and Elvin ...
|Sep. 26, 1991|
|8x03 Particles in Motion |
While in a parent-teacher conference, Theo develops a mutual attraction with one of his student's parent. When she invites him out for coffee, he declines stating that it wouldn't be ...
|Oct. 03, 1991|
|8x04 Pam Applies to College |
Pam applies to all of the same colleges as Charmaine in the hopes that they will be able to stay together. But Pam, Charmaine, and her guidance counselor all have their doubts that ...
|Oct. 10, 1991|
|8x05 Warning: A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown |
In order to go to a club called The Exchange, and possibly win a dance with JT Freeze, Rudy tells Cliff and Clair that she is going to a Bible study, and makes no mention that you are ...
|Oct. 17, 1991|
|8x06 It's Apparent to Everyone |
Cliff and Clair start to get annoyed by Sondra and Elvin always letting the twins run around the house and mess it up. But every time they try to put a stop to the situation, Sondra ...
|Oct. 24, 1991|
|8x07 The Iceman Bricketh |
When Russell finds out about Vanessa's engagement through a friend, who wrongly reports that Dabnis is 45, he and Clair's mother, Carrie, storm over and grill Dabnis in an outrage while ...
|Oct. 31, 1991|
|8x08 Olivia's Field Trip |
Cliff and his neighbor, Jeffrey, chaperon Olivia and her classmates on a field trip. Meanwhile, Theo decides to put messages on T-Shirts and sell them at street fairs as a fundraiser ...
|Nov. 07, 1991|
|8x09 For Men Only |
After Theo convinces Cliff to teach a class for men only at the community center, the students misinterpret his intentions when Cliff brings Olivia's doll to the class by thinking that ...
|Nov. 14, 1991|
|8x10 Olivia Comes Out of the Closet |
While Miriam Makeba, a famous singer, is over visiting at the Huxtable house, Olivia disappeared. Everyone begins to search the house frantically for her, but Miriam is eventually the ...
|Nov. 21, 1991|
|8x11 Two Is a Crowd |
Dabnis confronts Vanessa about her being reluctant to set a wedding date after she runs home to Cliff and Clair's house. Dabnis wonders why she is pushing him away when she was the ...
|Dec. 05, 1991|
|8x12 Clair's Place |
Pam, Rudy, and Olivia become depressed when Clair spends the whole day in her new room after Cliff surprises her by finishing it early. The girls initially claim that they need Clair's ...
|Dec. 19, 1991|
|8x13 Theo's Future |
After Theo gets accepted to graduate school, Cliff and Clair are ecstatic and agree to continue to pay his tuition. Later, Theo and a friend go to a corporation's recruiting dinner ...
|Jan. 02, 1992|
|8x14 The Price Is Wrong |
Pam's old babysitter, Mrs. Whitaker, decides to bring some of her friends along with her on her weekly trip to the market with Pam on Saturday. Once they get back, Mrs. Whitaker and ...
|Jan. 09, 1992|
|8x15 Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle |
While Pam fills in for Dr. Huxtable's assistant on a Saturday, one of his patients, Mrs. Minnifield, ends up giving birth in a cab after she ignores his instructions and heads for the ...
|Jan. 16, 1992|
|8x16 Eat, Drink and Be Wary |
While Clair is away at a law conference in Washington, D.C., everyone is expecting him to follow in his normal path of pigging-out on junk food. Cliff surprises them though by eating ...
|Jan. 30, 1992|
|8x17 The Getaway |
While Sondra and Elvin are moving into their new house in New Jersey, they ask Cliff to watch the twins. Cliff ends up breaking the grandfather clock in the living room while playing ...
|Feb. 06, 1992|
|8x18 Cliff Gets Jilted |
Sondra and Elvin are excited as they prepare for their housewarming party, but are upset when they have to move it to the Huxtable house because of a faulty furnace. This of course ...
|Feb. 06, 1992|
|8x19 Cliff and Theo Come Clean |
Cliff is happy when Theo decides to decline the job offer and go to graduate school because he didn't want Theo to move so far away. Later, at the community center, Eugene finds a wallet ...
|Feb. 13, 1992|
|8x20 Clair's Reunion |
Clair plans a retirement dinner for her old college philosophy professor, Professor Capel, with a few of her college friends. They remember Professor Capel as a woman who was stimulating ...
|Feb. 20, 1992|
|8x21 Rudy's Retreat |
Cliff and Clair suggest that Sondra and Elvin look to someone else when they inform Cliff and Clair that they are in the running to become the twins' legal guardians in case Sondra ...
|Feb. 27, 1992|
|8x22 You Can't Stop the Music |
Cliff is excited about getting a chance to meet some of his favorite musicians when he and Clair got to a radio station live performance which is part of the Pan-American Music Festival. ...
|Mar. 26, 1992|
|8x23 Some Gifts Aren't Deductible |
Cliff is upset that he can't claim most of the people that have lived in his house on his taxes. Sondra and Elvin have their own income, Denise and Martin have claimed Olivia, and Clair ...
|Apr. 23, 1992|
|8x24 And So We Commence (1) |
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. ...
|Apr. 30, 1992|
|8x25 And So We Commence (2) |
In the second part of the two part series finale of The Cosby Show, a lot of things are happening. Denise surprises everyone by calling to announce that she's pregnant. Everyone is ...
|Apr. 30, 1992|
|TV Special: The Cosby Show: A Look Back |
|May. 19, 2002|
Season 8 Characters
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Season 8 Quotes
|Season 8 / Episode 20: - Clair's Reunion|
Clair Hanks Huxtable: [discussing a civil rights sit-in near Hillman campus] I went back to see Professor Capel after that class. I wanted to talk about that lunch counter. I wanted to know how is it that people could hate like that? And I figured, if anybody had the answer, certainly it would be a professor of philosophy. In all the time that I knew her, it was the only time she did not have an answer. But, she did say something to me that I have cherished to this day, which is why I volunteered to organize this dinner.
Leah: What was that?
Clair Hanks Huxtable: She told me I was her favorite student.
Leah: That's lovely, Clair. [gestures to herself] Because, she told me I was her favorite student.
Baathie Ndiaie: Same thing.
Millicent: She told me I was her very favorite student, and she gave me a C.
Maxine: I got you there; she gave me an S! And, she told me that I was her most favorite student!
|Season 8 / Episode 24: - And So We Commence (1)|
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: 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.
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