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Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 24 September 20, 1984 May 9, 1985
2 25 September 26, 1985 May 15, 1986
3 25 September 25, 1986 May 7, 1987
4 24 September 24, 1987 April 28, 1988
5 26 October 6, 1988 May 11, 1989
6 27 September 21, 1989 May 3, 1990
7 26 September 20, 1990 May 2, 1991
8 25 September 19, 1991 April 30, 1992

Season 1 (1984–85)Edit

  • This season's opening credits features the Huxtable family playing sports in Central Park. Two versions of the show's theme song are used in this sequence. A long version of the show's theme is heard in the second and another episode, but a shortened version with a few bars taken out and with a different, though similar, style is used for the rest of the season. The show's theme, titled "Kiss Me", was composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby.
  • Sabrina Le Beauf appears in four episodes.
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1 1 "Pilot"

"Theo's Economic Lesson"

Jay Sandrich Ed. Weinberger and Michael Leeson September 20, 1984 0101
2 2 "Goodbye Mr. Fish" Jay Sandrich Earl Pomerantz September 27, 1984 0102
3 3 "Bad Dreams" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 4, 1984 0103
4 4 "Is That My Boy?" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 11, 1984 0105
5 5 "A Shirt Story" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 18, 1984 0108
6 6 "Breaking With Tradition" Jay Sandrich Earl Pomerantz October 25, 1984 0106
7 7 "One More Time" Jay Sandrich Earl Pomerantz November 1, 1984 0107
8 8 "Play It Again, Vanessa" Jay Sandrich Jerry Ross November 8, 1984 0109
9 9 "How Ugly Is He?" Jay Sandrich John Markus November 15, 1984 0110
10 10 "Bonjour, Sondra" Jay Sandrich Jerry Ross & Michael Loman November 22, 1984 0111
11 11 "Knight to Night"

"You're Not a Mother Night"

Jay Sandrich Karyl Geld Miller & Korby Siamis December 6, 1984 0104
12 12 "Rudy's Sick" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams December 13, 1984 0113
13 13 "Father's Day" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Elliot Shoenman December 20, 1984 0112
14 14 "Independence Day" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson January 10, 1985 0114
15 15 "Physician of the Year" Jay Sandrich John Markus January 17, 1985 0115
16 16 "Jitterbug Break" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams January 31, 1985 0116
17 17 "Theo and the Joint" Jay Sandrich John Markus February 7, 1985 0117
18 18 "Vanessa's New Class" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams & Carmen Finestra February 14, 1985 0118
19 19 "Clair's Case" Jay Sandrich Winifred Hervey February 21, 1985 0119
20 20 "Back to the Track, Jack" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson February 28, 1985 0120
21 21 "The Younger Woman" Jay Sandrich John Markus March 14, 1985 0121  
22 22 "The Slumber Party" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra March 28, 1985 0122
23 23 "Mr. Quiet" Jay Sandrich Emily Tracy May 2, 1985 0125
24 24 "Cliff's Birthday" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman & John Markus May 9, 1985 0124

Season 2 (1985–86)Edit

For this season, the opening credits changed from the Huxtables in the park to a gray room with the cast dancing. The song was changed for the first time keeping the show's theme signature and featured a sort of jazz tone. Each cast member, in descending age of their characters, dances alongside Cosby as his/her name is shown in the credits. Bill Cosby is seen at the end of the credits "dancing" to the music as the production credits appear and at the end, he quickly turns his head and looks into the camera before the sequence fades to black. Two versions of this theme were also used. Much like the season one theme, both versions of season two's theme song were completely different in sound than the other. The long version featured more of a synth beat than the short. Midway through the season, following her marriage to NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, Phylicia Ayers-Allen's name in the opening credits is changed to "Phylicia Rashād". Producer Caryn Sneider's (who also got married) credit was also changed to read "Produced by Caryn Sneider Mandabach."</p>

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1 25 "First Day of School" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Elliot Shoenman September 26, 1985 0201 
2 26 "The Juicer" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams October 3, 1985 0204
3 27 "Happy Anniversary" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman October 10, 1985 0203
4 28 "Cliff in Love" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 17, 1985 0205
5 29 "Theo and the Older Woman" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra October 24, 1985 0202
6 30 "Halloween" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman October 31, 1985 0206 
7 31 "Rudy Suits Up" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott November 7, 1985 0208
8 32 "Denise Drives" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra November 14, 1985 0207
9 33 "Clair's Sister" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman & John Markus November 21, 1985 0209
10 34 "Clair's Toe" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams December 5, 1985 0211
11 35 "Denise's Friend" Jay Sandrich John Markus December 12, 1985 0213
12 36 "Mrs. Westlake" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman January 2, 1986 0210
13 37 "The Auction" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott January 9, 1986 0214
14 38 "Vanessa's Bad Grade" Jay Sandrich Ross Brown January 16, 1986 0212
15 39 "Theo and Cockroach" Jay Sandrich Thad Mumford January 30, 1986 0215
16 40 "The Dentist" Jay Sandrich Elliot Shoenman February 2, 1986 0216
17 41 "Play It Again, Russell" Jay Sandrich John Markus February 13, 1986 0217
18 42 "A Touch of Wonder" Jay Sandrich Mattt Williams February 20, 1986 0218
19 43 "Full House" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott February 27, 1986 0219
20 44 "Close to Home" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra March 13, 1986 0220
21 45 "An Early Spring" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams March 20, 1986 0222
22 46 "Theo's Holiday" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Matt Williams April 3, 1986 0221
23 47 "The Card Game" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson April 10, 1986 0224
24 48 "Off to the Races" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams May 8, 1986 0225
25 49 "Denise's Decision" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson May 15, 1986 0223

Season 3 (1986–87)Edit

  • This season's opening sequence featured the cast dancing to Latin jazz in a gray/blue room. Once again, Bill Cosby is seen at the end of the credits dancing to the music as the production credits appear and at the end, he quickly turns his head and looks into the camera before the sequence fades to black. Two versions of this theme were used. However, the season three theme's long version had some parts cut, instead of a differently composed version of that theme.
  • Phylicia Rashād was pregnant throughout much of this season, so the crew hid her stomach for most of the season, using such devices as staging the character standing behind the kitchen counter or lying in bed under the covers.
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1 50 "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams September 25, 1986 0301
2 51 "Food for Thought" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 2, 1986 0302
3 52 "Golden Anniversary" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra October 9, 1986 0303
4 53 "Man Talk" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 16, 1986 0305
5 54 "Mother, May I?" Jay Sandrich Susan Fales October 23, 1986 0304
6 55 "The March" Tony Singletary Gary Kott October 30, 1986 0306  
7 56 "Theo's Flight" Tony Singletary Gary Kott November 6, 1986 0307
8 57 "Vanessa's Rich" Tony Singletary Margaret Beddow Hatch November 13, 1986 0308
9 58 "Denise Gets a D" Jay Sandrich Matt Geller November 20, 1986 0309
10 59 "A Girl and Her Dog" Jay Sandrich Chris Auer December 4, 1986 0312
11 60 "War Stories" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson December 11, 1986 0310
12 61 "Cliff in Charge" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams December 18, 1986 0311
13 62 "Monster Man Huxtable" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott January 8, 1987 0313  
14 63 "Rudy Spends the Night" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra January 15, 1987 0314
15 64 "Say Hello to a Good Buy" Tony Singletary John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Matt Williams January 22, 1987 0315
16 65 "Denise Gets an Opinion" Tony Singletary Gary Kott February 5, 1987 0316
17 66 "Calling Doctor Huxtable" Jay Sandrich Chris Auer February 12, 1987 0317
18 67 "You Only Hurt the One You Love" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra February 19, 1987 0318
19 68 "The Shower" Jay Sandrich Matt Williams February 26, 1987 0319
20 69 "Cliff's 50th Birthday" Carl Lauten & Regge Life Gary Kott March 12, 1987 0320
21 70 "I Know That You Know" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Matt Williams March 19, 1987 0321
22 71 "The Andalusian Flu" Jay Sandrich Janet Leahy April 2, 1987 0322
23 72 "Bald and Beautiful" Tony Singletary Gary Kott April 9, 1987 0324
24 73 "Planning Parenthood" Jay Sandrich Elizabeth Hailey & Oliver Hailey April 30, 1987 0326
25 74 "Hillman" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson May 7, 1987 0325

Season 4 (1987–88)Edit

This season's opening sequence features the cast dancing happily to vocal funk/jazz. The vocals were sung by Bobby McFerrin. Bill Cosby is seen at the end of the credits dancing to the music as the producer credits appear and at the end, he quickly turns his head, takes off his top hat and looks into the camera before the sequence cuts to black. Unlike the first three seasons, the opening credits featured the cast wearing some formal '30s-style clothing with Bill Cosby wearing a top hat and tails, Tempestt Bledsoe wearing a Navy uniform similar to what performers would wear when performing to the troops in the USO. Malcolm-Jamal Warner wore a business suit and is seen looking at his watch then starts tapping his feet, etc. Geoffrey Owens (Elvin Tibideaux) is introduced to the regular cast by Cosby leading him into Sabrina LeBeauf's credit scene, symbolizing Heathcliff Huxtable "giving away" his daughter Sondra to her new husband. Before the producer credits appear, Bill Cosby is briefly seen holding a picture of Lisa Bonet (Denise). Bonet does not appear as a regular this season, having departed for the spinoff series, A Different World.</p>

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1 75 "Call of the Wild" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott September 24, 1987 0402
2 76 "Theogate" Jay Sandrich John Markus October 1, 1987 0401
3 77 "It Ain't Easy Being Green" Carl Lauten & Regge Life John Markus & Carmen Finestra October 8, 1987 0408
4 78 "Cliff's Mistake" Carl Lauten & Regge Life Janet Leahy October 15, 1987 0405
5 79 "Shakespeare" Jay Sandrich Matt Robinson October 22, 1987 0323
6 80 "That's Not What I Said" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra October 29, 1987 0403
7 81 "Autumn Gifts" Carl Lauten & Regge Life Matt Williams November 5, 1987 0404
8/9 82/83 "Looking Back" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott November 12, 1987 0413
10 84 "Where's Rudy?" Tony Singletary Gary Kott November 19, 1987 0409
11 85 "Dance Mania" Tony Singletary Matt Williams December 3, 1987 0410
12 86 "The Locker Room" Jay Sandrich Janet Leahy December 10, 1987 0406
13 87 "The Show Must Go On" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott December 17, 1987 0414
14 88 "Bookworm" Jay Sandrich Janet Leahy January 7, 1988 0411
15 89 "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" Carl Lauten & Chuck Vinson Teleplay: John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott

Story: Chris Auer and John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott

January 14, 1988 0407
16 90 "The Visit" Regge Life John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott January 21, 1988 0416
17 91 "The Drum Major" Regge Life Matt Robinson February 4, 1988 0412
18 92 "Waterworks" Tony Singletary Janet Leahy February 11, 1988 0417
19 93 "Once Upon a Time" Tony Singletary John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott February 18, 1988 0415
20 94 "Petanque" Regge Life Matt Williams February 25, 1988 0418
21 95 "Trust Me" Jay Sandrich John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott March 3, 1988 0420
22 96 "Home for the Weekend" Tony Singletary John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott March 17, 1988 0421
23 97 "The Prom" Tony Singletary Janet Leahy March 24, 1988 0422
24 98 "Gone Fishin'" Tony Singletary John Markus & Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott April 28, 1988 0419

Season 5 (1988–89)Edit

The opening sequence in this season features the cast dancing on a veranda in Caribbean-style clothing, to music written by James DePreist, and performed by the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. This opening credit sequence, choreographed by Geoffrey Holder, is the only one during the series' entire run that featured the whole cast dancing together. There is only one version of the theme used for this season, much like in season four. There is no closing theme version of this orchestration of the theme, instead a funk/jazz version of the theme was used as the closing theme this season.

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1 99 "Together Again and Again" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus October 6, 1988 0501
2 100 "The Physical" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus October 13, 1988 0502
3 101 "Rudy's All-Nighter" Tony Singletary Janet Leahy October 20, 1988 0505  
4 102 "Move It"

"The Baby Game"

Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus October 27, 1988 0503
5 103 "Out of Brooklyn" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & John Markus November 3, 1988 0504
6/7 104/105 "The Birth" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus November 10, 1988 0506
8 106 "Cyranoise de Bergington" Carl Lauten & Chuck Vinson Gary Kott & John Markus November 17, 1988 0507
9 107 "How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?" Tony Singletary Janet Leahy November 24, 1988 0508
10 108 "If the Dress Fits, Wear It" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & John Markus December 8, 1988 0509
11 109 "Is There a Hamster in the House?" Tony Singletary Mark St. Germain December 15, 1988 0510
12 110 "Truth or Consequences" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus January 5, 1989 0512
13 111 "Cliff Babysits" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus January 12, 1989 0511
14 112 "Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten" Carl Lauten & Chuck Vinson Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus January 26, 1989 0514
15 113 "The Lost Weekend" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 2, 1989 0513
16 114 "No Way, Baby" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 6, 1989 0517
17 115 "Can I Say Something, Please?" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 9, 1989 0516
18 116 "The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 16, 1989 0515
19 117 "The Boys of Winter" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 23, 1989 0519
20 118 "It Comes and It Goes" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott & John Markus March 9, 1989 0518
21 119 "Theo's Women" Tony Singletary Mark St. Germain March 16, 1989 0520
22 120 "Birthday Blues" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott March 30, 1989 0521
23 121 "A Room With No View" Tony Singletary Gary Kott & John Markus April 13, 1989 0522
24 122 "What He Did for Love" Carl Lauten & Chuck Vinson Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus April 27, 1989 0523
25 123 "Day of the Locusts" Chuck Vinson Carmen Finestra & John Markus May 4, 1989 0524
26 124 "57 Varieties" Chuck Vinson Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus May 11, 1989 0525

Season 6 (1989–90)Edit

In the opening sequence for seasons 6 and 7, the cast danced on a stage whose backdrop displayed the marquee of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. A classical jazz arrangement, featuring Craig Handy on saxophone, was used for the theme, which sounds very similar to "Shotgun" by Junior Walker and the All-Stars. When the credits ended, instead of looking at the camera, Cosby walked off the stage and commented, "This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!" This line was cut out of the credits when they were re-used the following year.

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1 125 "Denise: The Saga Continues" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus September 21, 1989 0601
2 126 "Surf's Up" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus September 28, 1989 0602
3 127 "I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus October 5, 1989 0603
4 128 "Denise Kendall: Navy Wife" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus October 12, 1989 0605
5 129 "Theo's Gift" Jay Sandrich Mark St. Germain October 19, 1989 0604
6 130 "Denise Kendall: Babysitter" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus October 26, 1989 0606
7 131 "Shall We Dance?" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus November 2, 1989 0607
8 132 "The Day the Spores Landed" Neema Barnette Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus November 9, 1989 0608
9 133 "Cliff's Wet Adventure" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & John Markus November 16, 1989 0610
10 134 "Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables" Tony Singletary Gary Kott & John Markus November 30, 1989 0609
11 135 "Cliff la Douce" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott December 7, 1989 0611
12 136 "Getting to Know You" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus December 14, 1989 0612
13 137 "Elvin Pays for Dinner" Jay Sandrich Gary Kott & John Markus January 4, 1990 0613
14 138 "Cliff's Nightmare" Tony Singletary Teleplay by: Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus

Story by:Jeff Lewis & Bill Prady

January 11, 1990 0526
15 139 "Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & John Markus January 18, 1990 0614
16 140 "The Birthday Party" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus January 25, 1990 0615
17 141 "Not Everybody Loves the Blues" Chuck Vinson Mark St. Germain February 1, 1990 0616
18 142 "Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side" Jay Sandrich Lore Kimbrough & Ehrich Van Lowe February 8, 1990 0617
19 143 "The Cosby Outtakes Show" Chuck Vinson Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 12, 1990 0618
20 144 "Mr. Sandman" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 15, 1990 0619
21 145 "Isn't It Romantic?" Tony Singletary Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus February 22, 1990 0620  
22 146 "Theo's Dirty Laundry" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott & John Markus March 15, 1990 0621
23 147 "What's It All About?" Jay Sandrich Carmen Finestra & John Markus March 22, 1990 0622
24 148 "Off to See the Wretched" Carl Lauten & Malcolm-Jamal Warner Mark St. Germain April 5, 1990 0623
25 149 "The Moves" Tony Singletary Mark St. Germain April 19, 1990 0624
26 150 "Live and Learn" Tony Singletary Matt Robinson April 26, 1990 0625
27 151 "The Storyteller" Carl Lauten Lore Kimbrough May 3, 1990 0626

Season 7 (1990-91)Edit

  • This season's credit sequence originally was to use a mural entitled "Street of Dreams," painted by inner-city youth from the Creative Arts Workshop in Harlem, for the opening credits. The producers wound up discarding the idea when their lawyers said that in order to use the mural they would have to get permission from all 63 young artists first. Instead, the show developed its own mural which combined some of the elements and used many of the colors of the actual one. The owners of the mural threatened to sue and denounced the show for ripping off the children. Carsey-Werner tried to negotiate a settlement with Creative Arts Workshop, but Bill Cosby decided to replace the theme with the season six's opening credits. Only four episodes featured the original opening credits, and only a few cities saw this version.[3] In all other areas in first-run and repeats as well as in syndication, only the replaced sequence was used. Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Phillips were in the credits still but they only appeared in less than a handful of episodes during the season. New cast member Erika Alexander was featured in the original Season 7 sequence, but only her name and role is listed in the replacement sequence. The spoken phrase "This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!" was removed as well in the intro, except for one episode in 1991.
  • Throughout this season, Cosby was often seen wearing a small black button with the letters "SD Jr." – as a tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., who died in May 1990.
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1 152 "Same Time Next Year" Jay Sandrich Ehrich Van Lowe September 20, 1990 0701
2 153 "Bird in the Hand" Jay Sandrich Steve Kline & Bryan Winter September 27, 1990 0702
3 154 "Last Barbecue" Ellen Falcon Bernie Kukoff & Janet Leahy October 4, 1990 0704
4 155 "Period of Adjustment" Ellen Falcon Gordon Gartrelle & Lore Kimbrough October 11, 1990 0703
5 156 "It's All in the Game" Neema Barnette Janet Leahy & Bryan Winter October 18, 1990 0706
6 157 "Getting the Story" Ellen Falcon Teleplay by: Lore Kimbrough & Janet Leahy

Story by:Mark St. Germain

October 25, 1990 0705
7/8 158/159 "Just Thinking About It" Jay Sandrich Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe November 1, 1990 0707-0708
9 160 "The Infantry Has Landed (and They've Fallen Off the Roof)" John Bowab Gordon Gartrelle & Lore Kimbrough & Janet Leahy November 8, 1990 0712  
10 161 "You Can Go Home Again" Oz Scott Lore Kimbrough & Steve Kline & Bernie Kukoff November 15, 1990 0709
11 162 "It's a Boy" Chuck Vinson Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe November 29, 1990 0710
12 163 "Clair's Liberation" John Bowab Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe December 6, 1990 0713
13 164 "It's Your Move" Jay Sandrich Steve Kline & Bryan Winter December 13, 1990 0714
14 165 "Theo's Final Final" Neema Barnette Elaine Arata January 3, 1991 0715
15 166 "Attack of the Killer B's" Art Dielhenn Elaine Arata & Lore Kimbrough January 10, 1991 0717
16 167 "Total Control" Jay Sandrich Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe January 31, 1991 0718
17 168 "Adventures in Babysitting" Oz Scott Steve Kline February 7, 1991 0719
18 169 "27 and Still Cooking" Neema Barnette Gordon Gartrelle & Janet Leahy February 14, 1991 0716
19 170 "The Return of the Clairettes" Neema Barnette Lisa Albert February 21, 1991 0720
20 171 "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Jay Sandrich Steve Kline & Bryan Winter February 28, 1991 0711
21 172 "Home Remedies" Jay Sandrich Mark St. Germain March 7, 1991 0722
22 173 "Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue" Carl Lauten & Malcolm-Jamal Warner Lore Kimbrough & Steve Kline March 21, 1991 0723
23 174 "There's Still No Joy in Mudville" Carl Lauten Gordon Gartrelle & Matt Robinson April 4, 1991 0721
24 175 "Cliff and Jake" Jay Sandrich Mark St. Germain April 11, 1991 0627
25 176 "Theo and the Kids: Part 1" John Bowab Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe April 25, 1991 0724
26 177 "Theo and the Kids: Part 2" John Bowab Bernie Kukoff & Ehrich Van Lowe May 2, 1991 0725

Season 8 (1991-92)Edit

  • The mural "Street of Dreams," painted by inner-city youth from the Creative Arts Workshop in Harlem, was finally used full-time in season eight. The cast now danced in the sequence to a Hip-Hop blend that featured Lester Bowie on trumpet. The scenes of Bonet and Phillips in the original opening sequence were removed. After the controversy from the previous season, the producers gave recognition to the painters of the original mural in the closing credits. Malcolm-Jamal Warner wore glasses in this set of opening credits, but not in any episodes. At the end of the sequence, like he did in other seasons, Cosby turns his head and looks into the camera. A few episodes from season seven used this opening, albeit with Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Philips in the opening credits, and at the end of the sequence, Bill Cosby would walk off and say, "Yo, chill out! Don't put your face in the mud, Pally!".
  • The final episode "And So We Commence" features an extended sequence, with clips of each cast member dancing from the opening credits of every season (except season 1, which did not have dancing in the opening credits).
  • running gag throughout this season involves the house's front doorbell, which malfunctions in a variety of bizarre ways despite Cliff's attempts to fix it.
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1 178 "With This Ring?" John Bowab Adriana Trigiani September 19, 1991 0801
2 179 "There's No Place Like This Home" John Bowab Gordon Gartrelle & Janet Leahy September 26, 1991 0802
3 180 "Particles in Motion" John Bowab Teleplay by: Adriana Trigiani

Story by: Adriana Trigiani & Linda M. Yearwood

October 3, 1991 0804
4 181 "Pam Applies to College" John Bowab Walter Allen Bennett, Jr. October 10, 1991 0803
5 182 "Warning: A Double-Lit Candle Can Cause a Meltdown" Malcolm-Jamal Warner Walter Allen Bennett, Jr. October 17, 1991 0808
6 183 "It's Apparent to Everyone" Neema Barnette Hugh O'Neill October 24, 1991 0805
7 184 "The Iceman Bricketh" Carl Lauten Courtney Flavin & Hugh O'Neill & Adriana Trigiani October 31, 1991 0807
8 185 "Olivia's Field Trip" John Bowab Courtney Flavin November 7, 1991 0806
9 186 "For Men Only" John Bowab Walter Allen Bennett, Jr. November 14, 1991 0809
10 187 "Olivia Comes Out of the Closet" John Bowab Kathleen McGhee-Anderson November 21, 1991 0812
11 188 "Two Is a Crowd" Jay Sandrich Gordon Gartrelle & Janet Leahy December 5, 1991 0810  
12 189 "Clair's Place" John Bowab Adriana Trigiani December 19, 1991 0813
13 190 "Theo's Future" Jay Sandrich Teleplay by: Gordon Gartrelle & Janet Leahy & Hugh O'Neill

Story by: Hugh O'Neill

January 2, 1992 0814
14 191 "The Price Is Wrong" Malcolm-Jamal Warner Gordon Gartrelle & Janet Leahy January 9, 1992 0815
15 192 "Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle" John Bowab Courtney Flavin January 16, 1992 0816
16 193 "Eat, Drink and Be Wary" Carl Lauten & Malcolm-Jamal Warner Jill Condon & Leslie Strain January 30, 1992 0726
17 194 "The Getaway" Chuck Vinson Hugh O'Neill February 6, 1992 0817
18 195 "Cliff Gets Jilted" John Bowab Stuart Silverman February 6, 1992 0818
19 196 "Cliff and Theo Come Clean" John Bowab Adriana Trigiani February 13, 1992 0819
20 197 "Clair's Reunion" Carl Lauten & Anne-Louise Wallace Marcia L. Leslie February 20, 1992 0820
21 198 "Rudy's Retreat" Carl Lauten & Maynard C. Virgil I Lisa S. Benjamin & Nina Combs February 27, 1992 0821
22 199 "You Can't Stop the Music" Alan Smithee Gardenia Gabrielle & Ben Gramin March 26, 1992 0811
23 200 "Some Gifts Aren't Deductible" John Bowab Courtney Flavin April 23, 1992 0822
24/25 201/202 "And So We Commence" Jay Sandrich Courtney Flavin, Gordon Gartrelle, Janet Leahy & Hugh O'Neill April 30, 1992 0823-0824

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