Cosby

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  • TV-PG
  • 1996
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.4  (2,424)

Loosely based on the BBC show "One Foot in the Grave," this series features Bill Cosby as Hilton Lucas, a man forced into early retirement from his job as an airline executive. Denied the preoccupation of the nine to five, Hilton gets under his family's feet, alternately complains about and misses his former job, and finds new ways to occupy his time when life is no longer a series of deadlines by being a grumpy but well-intended nuisance. While much of the show draws from the BBC original on which is was based, there are also a great many uniquely Cosby themes, including episodes with names like "Kids Eat the Darndest Things" and quite a bit of improvisation on the part of the star. Hilton's interactions with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keym

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The Song Remains the Same
22. The Song Remains the Same
March 31, 2000
Hilton passes his advice along to Erica and Darien on how to keep the romance alive in marriage.
Long Night's Journey Into Day
21. Long Night's Journey Into Day
March 31, 2000
Hilton suffers from insomnia for several days, falling asleep during the day at inopportune moments, causing Erica and Ruth embarrassment.
Kids Eat the Darndest Things
20. Kids Eat the Darndest Things
March 31, 2000
Griffin tries to encourage both his students and the Lucases to eat healthier foods.
Thursday's Child
19. Thursday's Child
April 14, 2000
A foster child in Erica's class wants to move in with the Lucases.
A Pair of Three Beats a Flush Every Time
18. A Pair of Three Beats a Flush Every Time
April 7, 2000
Hilton discovers that a former high school buddy is now homeless.
The Perfect Valentine
17. The Perfect Valentine
March 31, 2000
Griffin's inability to deal with the return of his estranged father, who abandoned him 15 years earlier, causes problems in his relationship with Rebecca.
It's a Wonderful Wife
16. It's a Wonderful Wife
March 10, 2000
For a school paper, Keisha discovers intriguing facts about Ruth's past.
Raising Paranoia
15. Raising Paranoia
March 3, 2000
Griffin, Erica and Darien try to convince a drug-addicted friend to enter rehab.
To Catch a Thief
13. To Catch a Thief
January 28, 2000
Hilton finds himself in the middle of a bank heist.
Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf
13. Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf
January 21, 2000
When Ruth teaches Erica how to play golf, a rivalry begins between the two women that even extends to cooking.
The Hilton Hilton
12. The Hilton Hilton
January 14, 2000
Darien's late arrival to an important family dinner causes a fight between Hilton and Ruth.
Loving Madeline
11. Loving Madeline
December 29, 1999
Out of character, the surviving cast members of "Cosby" remember Madeline Kahn, who just died of ovarian cancer and had started chemotherapy shortly after the show started production.
One for the Books
10. One for the Books
December 22, 1999
Ruth and Pauline try to help save a friend's failing bookstore by annexing it to the Flower Cafe.
The Parent Trap
9. The Parent Trap
December 15, 1999
Erica visits a student's home to get his mother more involved in his education.
Superstar, Part 2
8. Superstar, Part 2
November 17, 1999
Griffin has a dream in which teachers are given the same elite status & salary as professional athletes or actors.
Superstar, Part 1
7. Superstar, Part 1
November 17, 1999
Griffin has a dream in which teachers are given the same elite status & salary as professional athletes or actors.
There's Something About Hilton
6. There's Something About Hilton
November 3, 1999
A strange woman comes to the shop under the impression that Hilton is her husband, Charlie
A Teacher's Life
5. A Teacher's Life
October 27, 1999
Getting through a typical day is hard enough, but it becomes an ordeal for Griffin when everyone demands his time on the day he is preparing for a date with a beautiful flight attendant.
Lucas Apocalypse
4. Lucas Apocalypse
October 20, 1999
When Griffin tries to prepare for Y2K by installing a generator, he causes a premature blackout for the entire neighborhood.
Book 'em, Griff O
3. Book 'em, Griff O
October 13, 1999
Hilton urges Griffin to do something to replace his school's outdated textbooks, and Erica and Darien return from their honeymoon.
The Wedding
2. The Wedding
October 6, 1999
Hilton has to pay the wedding organizers for their services as Erica's wedding nears, but Ruth is more concerned with why the bride isn't falling apart yet.
My Spy
1. My Spy
September 29, 1999
Hilton falls asleep during an "I Spy" marathon. He dreams that he and his old partner Kelly Robinson have been put on a new case in Hong Kong. However, Erica keeps interrupting Hilton's dream to discuss her wedding preparations.
Description

Loosely based on the BBC show "One Foot in the Grave," this series features Bill Cosby as Hilton Lucas, a man forced into early retirement from his job as an airline executive. Denied the preoccupation of the nine to five, Hilton gets under his family's feet, alternately complains about and misses his former job, and finds new ways to occupy his time when life is no longer a series of deadlines by being a grumpy but well-intended nuisance.

While much of the show draws from the BBC original on which is was based, there are also a great many uniquely Cosby themes, including episodes with names like "Kids Eat the Darndest Things" and quite a bit of improvisation on the part of the star. Hilton's interactions with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keym

Cosby is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (96 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 1996.

Where to Watch Cosby

Cosby is available for streaming on the Carsey Werner website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cosby on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Hoopla.

  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (2,424)