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Cosby Show - Season 1
     

The Cosby Show - Season 1

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Director: Bill Cosby, Jay Sandrich, Al Freeman Jr., Anne Twomey

Cast: Bill Cosby, Jay Sandrich, Al Freeman Jr., Anne Twomey

 
One of the most popular and influential situation comedies of the 1980s comes to DVD in this special box set, which features all 24 episodes from the debut season of The Cosby Show. The material on The Cosby Show: Season One has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The

Overview

One of the most popular and influential situation comedies of the 1980s comes to DVD in this special box set, which features all 24 episodes from the debut season of The Cosby Show. The material on The Cosby Show: Season One has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options, though the episodes are closed captioned in English.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Erstwhile stand-up comedian Bill Cosby, who broke racial barriers as the costar of I Spy in the ‘60s, returned to episodic TV in 1984 with this family sitcom, an immediate success that closed out its first year by taking third place in the national ratings. Specifically calculated by its star and his team to give audiences a heretofore unseen take on African-American families, The Cosby Show made its leading man a respected obstetrician and its leading lady a successful attorney. Comfortably upper-middle-class and domiciled in a roomy Brooklyn brownstone, Cliff and Clair Huxtable (Cosby and Phylicia Allen, later Rashad) juggled their careers while attending to their five children: college student Sondra (Sabrina LeBeauf); intelligent but eccentric Denise (Lisa Bonet); underachieving son Theo (Malcolm-Jamal Warner); and irrepressible younger daughters Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe) and Rudy (Keisha Knight Pulliam). The Season 1 episodes reflect Cosby's determination to eschew cookie-cutter sitcom situations. The humor derives from realistic situations, and the gags (such as they are) come out of the type of observational comedy that the star made a staple of his stand-up routines. Cosby's character doesn't hog the spotlight; the kids figure prominently in each half-hour story. Eschewing corny one-liners, the writing is exceptionally good, with some laugh-out-loud-funny dialogue that's all the more effective for sounding natural. Although later years found the show more dominant in the ratings -- it was TV’s top-ranked show in the five subsequent seasons -- the episodes in this first group are the most consistently strong ones in the entire run.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2005
UPC:
0634991253123
Rating:
NR
Source:
Urban Works
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
9:35:00
Sales rank:
47,036

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Cosby Show: A Look Back Special -- 90 minutes of classic Cosby Show footage, deleted scenes, bloopers, audition footage, celebrity guest appearances, Cosby cast member retrospectives

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Cosby Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, MD
Al Freeman Coach Ernie Scott
Anne Twomey Mrs. Jennings
Clarice Taylor Anna Huxtable
Clarke Gordon Mr. Halifax
Dizzy Gillespie Mr. Hampton
Earle Hyman Russell Huxtable
Ethel Ayler Carrie Hanks
Iman Mrs. Montgomery
Judith Jamison Marie
Kadeem Hardison Phillip Washington
Keith Reddin Mr. McManis
Kristoff St. John David James
Lena Horne Herself
Pam Potillo Janet Meiser
Phylicia Rashad Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable
Robert King Dr. Mike Newcomb
Sabrina Le Beauf Sondra Huxtable
Sheldon Leonard Dr. Wexler
Tony Orlando Tony Castillo
Tzi Ma Ben Lee
Aleta Mitchell Mrs. Randall
Alexis Cruz Enrique Tarron
Cassandra Murray Melissa James
Clarence Williams Clarence Thornehill
Donald McKayle Ralph
Doug Yasuda Steve Yamado
Joshua Culbreath Col. Sanford B. "Tailwind" Turner
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Theodore Aloysius 'Theo' Huxtable
Marilyn Rockafellow Mrs. Burke
Peter Costa Peter Chiara
Shawn Elliott Mr. Wilson
Stephen Thompson Anthony Braxton
Suzee Pai Mrs. Lee
Terry Farrell Nicki Phillips
Todd Hollowell Denise's Date
William Christian Mr. Robertson
Ada Maris Selena Cruz
Alan North Judge
Dana Bryant Dana
Dhamiri Abayomi Himself
Doris Belack Saleslady
Elisa De La Roche Nurse
George Cooper Guy
Hanii Aki Janet Yamado
Kim Hauser Girl #1
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
Sonia Bailey Christine
Audrey Wong Girl #2
Christine Langner Girl
James Bantam Runner
Kyle Bryant Kyle
Lloyd Batista Court Clerk
Pearl Tama Sonia Tarron
Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
Alicia Keys Maria
David Smyrl Chester,Man in Court
Ira Davis Runner
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudith Lillian 'Rudy' Huxtable
Rado Randiamamonjy Leon Haywood

Technical Credits
Jay Sandrich Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Episodes 1-8
1. Opening [:48]
2. Act I [7:34]
3. Act II [12:51]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:53]
2. Act I [11:11]
3. Act II [9:17]
4. End Credits [:35]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [14:14]
3. Act II [6:30]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [10:13]
3. Act II [10:29]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [10:25]
3. Act II [10:19]
4. End Credits [:37]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [15:50]
3. Act II [4:55]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [10:16]
3. Act II [10:27]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [9:51]
3. Act II [10:52]
4. End Credits [:36]
Side #2 -- Episodes 9-16
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [9:08]
3. Act II [11:37]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:35]
3. Act II [8:08]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:37]
2. Act I [11:24]
3. Act II [9:19]
4. End Credits [:37]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:04]
3. Act II [8:37]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:06]
3. Act II [8:38]
4. End Credits [:37]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [11:08]
3. Act II [9:30]
4. End Credits [:41]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [10:11]
3. Act II [10:31]
4. End Credits [:41]
1. Opening [:37]
2. Act I [12:57]
3. Act II [7:46]
4. End Credits [:36]
Side #3 -- Episodes 17-27
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [10:33]
3. Act II [10:11]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [9:20]
3. Act II [11:24]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [8:36]
3. Act II [12:08]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:48]
3. Act II [7:57]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [11:56]
3. Act II [8:44]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:10]
3. Act II [8:35]
4. End Credits [:36]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [8:42]
3. Act II [11:36]
4. End Credits [1:01]
1. Opening [:36]
2. Act I [12:50]
3. Act II [7:52]
4. End Credits [:36]
Side #4 -- Bonus Material: "A Look Back" Special
1. Main Title [10:35]
2. Starting a Family [12:10]
3. Head of the Household [9:07]
4. Cosby Communication [10:08]
5. Humor and Houseguests [10:50]
6. Parental Expectations [8:21]
7. Everything Huxtable [10:20]
8. Leaving the Nest [11:42]
9. End Credits [3:34]

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The Cosby Show - Season 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cosby Show is pure genius. I could watch the episodes and never get tired. Cosby would never use profanity or incorporate racial slurs in order to win the audience. He never stooped to that level and for that, it has made the show a remarkably brilliant success!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's wonderful to finally have The Cosby Show available on DVD, but this is not what you'd expect. Instead of containing the full length versions that originally aired on NBC in the 80's, the idiots supply us with the badly cut versions from Nick-At-Nite. How do you spell G-Y-P? Roseanne (another great sitcom) also got the butcher in the first season. Don't believe me? Borrow it from a library, and her name will be "Roseanne Arnold" in the credits! What should that tell you? WKRP In Cincinnati is also on life support from the same bad editing, mainly because of the music licensing. And as every WKRP, Cosby Show or Roseanne fan should know, we'd rather have the original, full-length versions than the edited, syndicated ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to find that The Cosby Show is on DVD. This is the only television sitcom I would ever buy on DVD. I am anxiously awaiting for season 2 to come out!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can not believe it's going to be in seasons! I always watch the Cosby Show. On TV they never put the shows in order... so when I knew it was comming in seasons I was so happy. I now can keep track of the show in order. :)