The Cosby Show - Season 1

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • UPC: 634991253123
  • Rating:

  • Source: Urban Works
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 9:35:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Cosby Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, MD
Phylicia Rashad Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Theodore Aloysius 'Theo' Huxtable
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudith Lillian 'Rudy' Huxtable
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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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Menu

Side #1 -- Episodes 1-8
   Play All
   Episodes 1-8
      Episode One: "Pilot Presentation" - Play Episode
      Episode One: "Pilot Presentation"
      Episode Two: "Goodbye Mr. Fish" - Play Episode
      Episode Two: "Goodbye Mr. Fish"
      Episode Three: "Bad Dreams" - Play Episode
      Episode Three: "Bad Dreams"
      Episode Four: "Knight to Night" - Play Episode
      Episode Four: "Knight to Night"
      Episode Five: "Is That My Boy?" - Play Episode
      Episode Five: "Is That My Boy?"
      Episode Six: "Breaking With Tradition" - Play Episode
      Episode Six: "Breaking With Tradition"
      Episode Seven: "One More Time" - Play Episode
      Episode Seven: "One More Time"
      Episode Eight: "A Shirt Story" - Play Episode
      Episode Eight: "A Shirt Story"
Side #2 -- Episodes 9-16
   Play All
   Episodes 9-16
      Episode Nine: "Play It Again Vanessa" - Play Episode
      Episode Nine: "Play It Again Vanessa"
      Episode Ten: "How Ugly Is He?"- Play Episode
      Episode Ten: "How Ugly Is He?"
      Episode Eleven: "Bon Jour Sondra" - Play Episode
      Episode Eleven: "Bon Jour Sondra"
      Episode Twelve: "Father's Day" - Play Episode
      Episode Twelve: "Father's Day"
      Episode Thirteen: "Rudy's Sick" - Play Episode
      Episode Thirteen: "Rudy's Sick"
      Episode Fourteen: "Independence Day" - Play Episode
      Episode Fourteen: "Independence Day"
      Episode Fifteen: "Physician of the Year" - Play Episode
      Episode Fifteen: "Physician of the Year"
      Episode Sixteen: "Jitterbug Break" - Play Episode
      Episode Sixteen: "Jitterbug Break"
Side #3 -- Episodes 17-27
   Play All
   Episodes 17-24
      Episode Seventeen: "Theo and the Joint" - Play Episode
      Episode Seventeen: "Theo and the Joint"
      Episode Eighteen: "Vanessa's New Class" - Play Episode
      Episode Eighteen: "Vanessa's New Class"
      Episode Nineteen: "Clair's Case" - Play Episode
      Episode Nineteen: "Clair's Case"
      Episode Twenty: "Back to the Track, Jack" - Play Episode
      Episode Twenty: "Back to the Track, Jack"
      Episode Twenty One: "The Younger Woman" - Play Episode
      Episode Twenty One: "The Younger Woman"
      Episode Twenty Two: "The Slumber Party" - Play Episode
      Episode Twenty Two: "The Slumber Party"
      Episode Twenty Three: "Mr. Quiet" - Play Episode
      Episode Twenty Three: "Mr. Quiet"
      Episode Twenty Four: "Cliff's Birthday" - Play Episode
      Episode Twenty Four: "Cliff's Birthday"
Side #4 -- Bonus Material: "A Look Back" Special
   Play All
   Scene Selection
   Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE COSBY SHOW!...or is it?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highly Recommended!!!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST TELEVISON SHOW EVER!!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In Seasons, is this serious?

    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. :)

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