TV Episodes The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time  

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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 Holiday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Apr 03 1986 After Theo claims that he'll have no problem making it in the "real world", the Huxtables convert their house in the "Real World Apartments" and teach him a lesson about the ...more

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Off to See the Wretched is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Apr 05 1990 Vanessa and her friends sneak out of town to attend a concert in Baltimore, but encounter huge problems along the way. Afterwards, she must face the wrath of Cliff and an infuriated Clair.

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Happy Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Oct 10 1985 For Russell and Anna's 49th wedding anniversary, the family commissions a portrait of the couple as newlyweds, and offers them a cruise to Europe. Later in the evening, the whole family performs ...more

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Cliff's Wet Adventure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Nov 16 1989 Denise invites Martin's ex-wife Paula for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff to the store for last-minute groceries, despite the fact that it is a cold and rainy Thanksgiving ...more

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If the Dress Fits, Wear It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 08 1988 Clair secretly goes on a crash diet and exercise program to lose five pounds in a week so she can fit into a dress. Appearance by Debbie Allen; voice-over by Ahmad Rashād (Phylicia Rashād's ...more

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Mr. Fish (a.k.a. Goodbye, Mr.... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Sep 27 1984 When Rudy's pet fish, Lamont, dies, Cliff tries to bring the family together for a funeral in the bathroom. The festivities end when Rudy gets bored and leaves to watch TV.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Sep 20 1984 Clair is furious when Theo brings home a report card with 4 D's. He tells Cliff that he has no intention of going to college, as he feels that he is destined to be a ""regular ...more

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Looking Back (1) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Nov 12 1987 Sondra and Elvin have their first marital fight, and Elvin comes to the Huxtable house for comfort and support. Clair shares about the difficulties in their house as flashbacks are shown.

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Clair's Case is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Feb 21 1985 A sneaky mechanic tries to swindle Sondra. It's Clair to the rescue as the two battle in court. David Langston Smyrl as the man in court, Shawn Elliott as Mr. Wilson, Alan North as Judge

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Bookworm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Jan 07 1988 Clair drags Cliff to her book club meeting, and he's the lone male there. Much to Clair's surprise, Cliff knows quite a bit about the book in question! Meanwhile, the kids attempt a sleepover at ...more

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Slumber Party is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Mar 28 1985 Rudy invites all of her friends over for a slumber party. It's Cliff's job to watch over them, and he demonstrates some unique games to wrangle the youngsters. In the end, Russell drops by and ...more

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Mrs. Westlake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Jan 02 1986 Theo's math teacher comes for dinner, to Theo's extreme consternation. He thinks she plans to tell his parents of a bad grade on a math test. To his surprise, Mrs. Westlake comes to dinner ...more

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Father's Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 20 1984 Cliff complains about the poor quality of his annual Father's Day gifts. He challenges the children to find some better presents for a December Father's Day. They give him thoughtful-if not ...more

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The Juicer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Oct 03 1985 Cliff, who has a fetish for electronic appliances, buys a juicer. Rudy and Peter, bored from Vanessa's inattentive baby-sitting, decide to use it even they are not allow to use appliances. David ...more

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First Day of School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Sep 26 1985 Cliff and Clair are overjoyed with the arrivial of the new school year, as their children are finally out of the house.

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hal... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 01 1988 Vanessa, Janet and Kara want to be professional singers; Russell wins a prize in a sweepstakes, which turns out to be a toaster. Pam Potillo as Janet. Elizabeth Narvaez as Kara. Guest appearance ...more

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Cliff's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
May 09 1985 Cliff is turning 48, and as usual, he is trying to find out what his birthday present is ahead of time. Clair, with the help of the kids, orchestrates a huge trick. Cliff is fooled, and doesn't ...more

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Rudy's Sick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 13 1984 Clair could be named partner at her law firm if an interview goes well-but Rudy is sick! Cliff vows to take care of her while Clair works, and engages in some unique doctoring methods. Clair is ...more

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Theo's Gift is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Oct 19 1989 Theo is diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability which contributed to the academic problems he has had over the years. Michelle Thomas as Justine.

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Dance Mania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 03 1987 Theo and Cockroach have tickets to appear on television on the dance show "Dance Mania", but are told that only one of them can enter the studio during the filming because of fire ...more

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Play It Again, Vanessa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Nov 08 1984 Vanessa plays clarinet in the school's orchestra. Though she tries her best and practices daily, she simply cannot play the instrument. She plays an embarrassing solo at the school concert, but ...more

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Theo and the Older Woman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Oct 24 1985 When friend Suzanne accompanies Denise to observe the Huxtables' normal behavior, a smitten Theo behaves far from normally. Robin Givens as Suzanne. Blair Underwood as Mark.

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Theo and Cockroach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Jan 30 1986 Theo and his friend Cockroach scheme to pass a test on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", which neither one has read. First appearance of Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach. Phylicia ...more

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The Locker Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Dec 10 1987 Theo and his classmates brag about their dates with girls in the locker room, but Theo's mood changes when one of the guys goes out with Vanessa and brags about it the next day. Troy Winbush as ...more

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Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kinderga... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosby Show Episodes of All Time
Jan 26 1989 Clair appears as a panelist on a local Sunday morning talk show entitled "Retrospective". Clair buys a new couch and Cliff tries to keep the old one. Clair's law firm is identified as ...more