The Cosby Show

1984 TV-G 3 seasons

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The Cosby Show

1984 TV-G 3 seasons
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Bringing family-friendly silliness to this award-winning and groundbreaking sitcom, funnyman Bill Cosby stars as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, who with his lawyer wife, Clair (Phylicia Rashad), nurtures their five lively children with warmth, wisdom and laughter. While emphasizing creativity and education, the Huxtables guide their kids through the typical pangs of sibling rivalry and adolescent angst, and always find time to cultivate their marriage.
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 4 (1987) - 3 discs

Season 4 of the beloved sitcom starts off with a big surprise for Cliff (Bill Cosby) and Clair (Phylicia Rashad) when newlyweds Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf) and Elvin (Geoffrey Owens) announce that they're dropping out of law school and medical school to open a wilderness store together. Later, Theo (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) reels in a corpse on a fishing trip but is upstaged by Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) when she discovers a nest of baby birds.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Cosby Show is a classic family-friendly show that centers on an African-American family whose parents are educated professionals. Their parenting methods are gentle and trusting, and the kids respond with respect and a clear realization of what's expected of them. Nearly all of the comedy in the show relates to the family and childrearing. Very little of the subject matter will concern parents, which makes it an excellent choice for families.

Sexual Content

Kissing between teenagers and their significant others, but nothing more.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Strong families, the importance of positive communication, the value of quality time spent with kids, taking responsibility for your actions, being proud of who you are, treating people fairly, etc.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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