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The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time

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List RulesBest Cosby Show episodes, no matter how popular they are. of All Time

List of the best Cosby Show episodes, as determined by voters like you. Starring stand up comedian Bill Cosby, this show chronicles the lives of the Huxtable family. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Cosby Show episodes of all time are. Fans of The Cosby Show are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Examples of episodes on this list include "And So We Commence" and "Looking Back." What is the best Cosby Show episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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  • Theo's Holiday1
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    Theo's Holiday

    Apr 03 1986

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number22

    After Theo claims that he'll have no problem making it in the "real world", the Huxtables...
  • Happy Anniversary2
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    Happy Anniversary

    Oct 10 1985

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number3

    For Russell and Anna's 49th wedding anniversary, the family commissions a portrait of the...
  • Off to See the Wretched3
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    Off to See the Wretched

    Apr 05 1990

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 6

    Episode Number23

    Vanessa and her friends sneak out of town to attend a concert in Baltimore, but encounter huge...
  • Cliff's Wet Adventure4
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    Cliff's Wet Adventure

    Nov 16 1989

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 6

    Episode Number9

    Denise invites Martin's ex-wife Paula for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff...
  • If the Dress Fits, Wear It5
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    If the Dress Fits, Wear It

    Dec 08 1988

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 5

    Episode Number10

    Clair secretly goes on a crash diet and exercise program to lose five pounds in a week so she...
  • Pilot6
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    Pilot

    Sep 20 1984

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Clair is furious when Theo brings home a report card with 4 D's. He tells Cliff that he has...  more
  • Mrs. Westlake7
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    Mrs. Westlake

    Jan 02 1986

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    Theo's math teacher comes for dinner, to Theo's extreme consternation. He thinks she plans to...
  • Mr. Fish  (a.k.a. Goodbye, Mr. Fish)8
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    Mr. Fish (a.k.a. Goodbye, Mr. Fish)

    Sep 27 1984

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 1

    Episode Number2

    When Rudy's pet fish, Lamont, dies, Cliff tries to bring the family together for a funeral in...  more
  • Slumber Party9
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    Slumber Party

    Mar 28 1985

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 1

    Episode Number22

    Rudy invites all of her friends over for a slumber party. It's Cliff's job to watch over them,...
  • How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?10
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    How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

    Dec 01 1988

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 5

    Episode Number9

    Vanessa, Janet and Kara want to be professional singers; Russell wins a prize in a...
  • A Touch of Wonder11
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    A Touch of Wonder

    Feb 20 1986

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number18

    After his limo collides with Denise's car, Stevie Wonder (appearing as himself) invites the...
  • Looking Back  Part 112
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    Looking Back Part 1

    Nov 12 1987

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    Sondra and Elvin have their first marital fight, and Elvin comes to the Huxtable house for...
  • Golden Anniversary13
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    Golden Anniversary

    Oct 09 1986

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 3

    Episode Number3

    Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. The family performs James Brown's "I Got the...
  • Dance Mania14
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    Dance Mania

    Dec 03 1987

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 4

    Episode Number11

    Theo and Cockroach have tickets to appear on television on the dance show "Dance Mania", but...
  • Waterworks15
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    Waterworks

    Feb 11 1988

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 4

    Episode Number18

    Clair tries to stop Cliff from fixing a leaky pipe by hiring a team of professionals: friends...
  • First Day of School16
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    First Day of School

    Sep 26 1985

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    Cliff and Clair are overjoyed with the arrivial of the new school year, as their children are...
  • Father's Day17
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    Father's Day

    Dec 20 1984

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 1

    Episode Number13

    Cliff complains about the poor quality of his annual Father's Day gifts. He challenges the...
  • Bookworm18
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    Bookworm

    Jan 07 1988

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 4

    Episode Number14

    Clair drags Cliff to her book club meeting, and he's the lone male there. Much to Clair's...
  • Getting to Know You19
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    Getting to Know You

    Dec 14 1989

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 6

    Episode Number12

    As Christmas approaches, Cliff and Martin get to know each other better. Denise and Martin...
  • Clair's Toe20
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    Clair's Toe

    Dec 05 1985

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    While preparing to go out on a proposal anniversary dinner, Clair breaks her toe, but tries...
  • Clair's Case21
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    Clair's Case

    Feb 21 1985

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 1

    Episode Number19

    A sneaky mechanic tries to swindle Sondra. It's Clair to the rescue as the two battle in...
  • Can I Say Something, Please?22
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    Can I Say Something, Please?

    Feb 09 1989

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 5

    Episode Number17

    Rudy wants to change some of her rules. Voice-over by Ed McMahon (from The Tonight Show...
  • Clair's Liberation23
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    Clair's Liberation

    Dec 06 1990

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 7

    Episode Number12

    Clair enters menopause. She takes the news fine, but the kids treat her as if she's losing her...
  • Theo's Dirty Laundry24
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    Theo's Dirty Laundry

    Mar 15 1990

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 6

    Episode Number21

    Cliff and Clair discover that Theo has moved in with Justine. Last Appearance Of Michelle...
  • The Infantry Has Landed (And They've Fallen Off the Roof)25
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    The Infantry Has Landed (And They've Fallen Off the Roof)

    Nov 08 1990

    SeasonThe Cosby Show - Season 7

    Episode Number9

    Rudy gets her first period. Clair plans "Women's day" where she goes out alone with Rudy and...