The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show

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The show focused on the Huxtable family, a likable upper-middle class African-American family living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. The patriarch was the very playful Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, an obstetrician. The matriarch was his very eloquent wife, attorney Clair (Hanks) Huxtable. The show involved typical issues of children growing up.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

(Night Time Is) The Right Time
performed by Ray Charles

This Song is played in The Cosby Show
"The Night Time (Is the Right Time)" took on a life of its own more than 25 years later when cast members who played Bill Cosby's Huxtable family of The Cosby Show lip-synched the song to help celebrate Cliff Huxtable's parents' 49th wedding anniversary in 1985

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Californication:
Season:  4  / Episode:  9 
Another Perfect Day

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Hank is back at home with Becca and Karen, enjoying a brief moment with them, saying they have a family chemistry like the Cosbys, the Huxtables and the Mansons.

Community:
Season:  2  / Episode:  12 
Asian Population Studies

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Jeff goes outside to talk to Shirley's ex-husband, to convince him to come back inside. He tells him he's wearing a nice sweater. Andre thanks him, telling Jeff his father gave it to him - the busy, colorful sweater similar to what Bill Cosby wore on the TV series 'The Cosby Show'.

The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  16 
Bart's Dog Gets an F

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Dr. Hibbert's home and family resemble that of the The Cosby Show.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
Bora Bora Bora

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
The prison is hosting a "Scared Straight" program and Crazy Eyes has volunteered to take part, because she was told it was an acting role. Crazy Eyes is upset because she wants to play a real role, "like Desdemona, Ophelia or Claire Huxtable".

Family Guy:
Season:  8  / Episode:  11 
Dial Meg for Murder

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Peter says he needs to get his "Cosby sweater" because he has some serious parenting to do. He leaves and comes back several minutes later and says he couldn't find it.

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  6  / Episode:  6 
Filibuster

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Ann says she had a bear just like the one Tom is trying to win, when she was a young girl. She tells Tom she used the bear to practice kissing, pretending the bear was "Cockroach" from 'The Cosby Show'.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  5  / Episode:  6 
Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show

The Office:
Season:  3  / Episode:  5 
Initiation

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Michael is on the phone with Brent Koselli, a client and he does his impression of Bill Cosby, saying "Hey Koselli, the Kos. Cosby. Hey hey hey. I love Jello Pudding Pops. My son, Theo, loves Jello Pudding Pops too."

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
A parody of The Cosby Show is shown where Theo tells his parents that he got his girlfriend pregnant

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  6 
Peter's Sister

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
On Thanksgiving Day, the family is gathered on the couch watching television. The TV announcer is heard saying, "We now return to 'The Cosby Show' knowing what we know now.".

The Wire:
Season:  4  / Episode:  4 
Refugees

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Snoop refers to a family as "The Huxtables" which was the family name on The Cosby Show.

30 Rock:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
Rosemary's Baby

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Jenna quizzes Kenneth on NBC trivia asking questions about various NBC shows, (The Cosby Show, Miami Vice, Cheers and Highway to Heaven), trying to prepare him for the Page-Off.

Black-ish:
Season:  2  / Episode:  21 
The Johnson Show

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
In a flashback, a young Dre watches 'The Cosby Show'.

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  13 
Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
Tom Tucker tells Peter that after his big role in Hallween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, he was only able to get bit parts in Hollywood. He says he played the role of Denise's boyfriend on the sitcom The Cosby Show.

American Dad!:
Season:  8  / Episode:  18 
Toy Whorey

This Television Episode refers to The Cosby Show
In Stan's fantasy dream, he asks Steve, "You know who else was a cockroach? Theo Huxtable's best friend.".

It spun-off these television series...

A Different World

This Television Series is a spin-off of The Cosby Show
A Different World is a spin-off based around the character Denise from The Cosby Show
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It is referred to by these books...

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
written by and
part of Freakonomics

  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Cosby Show
This show is mentioned when discussing children's names and the terrible names some parents give. Chapter 6 talks about a judge who asked a woman why she named her child "Temptress". The woman said she liked the name of the actress who played Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Her actual name is "Tempestt Bledsoe".

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