Forget-Me-Nots! 10 Memorable Moments from “The Cosby Show”

November 3, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong


Am I the only one who still watches The Cosby Show at least once a week? Not only do I watch, but I laugh like I’ve never seen the episodes in the past (minus three episodes that I hate).  Here are a few of the most memorable moments – whether it be one scene or the entire episode. What’s your favorite episode?

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  • gjones1

    What about the episode where Claire tells Elvin about himself and the one where the husbands try to outdo each other with gifts for their wives. I agree, there needs to be a part 2 for this.

  • Did we forget Dabnis Brickey and Bud?

  • There are so many good episodes I understand that you couldn’t put them all in cause some folks are bringing up good episodes. I like the one where Theo and Cockroach shaved their heads to get in a music video and didn’t get picked lol

  • JJ13

    My favorite? The Thanksgiving episode! Cosby’s facial expressions carried that WHOLE episode! His EXPRESSIONS! Comic legend!

  • OldSchoolMe

    What about when Sondra and Elvin decided to open the wilderness store?! Claire got p’ed off when Sondra decided not to go to law school? “After all the money we spent at Princeton? Sondra you owe us seventy nine thousand four hundred and twenty two dollars and eighteen cents and I want my money NOOOOW!!!”

    • OldSchoolMe

      OH! And when Vanessa broke curfew and got it on with Jeremy in the car? That episode had me dying!!!

  • LoveCOSBY

    You didn’t include Theo’s the Real World? That has been named as one of the best episodes of TV of all time. And then you get Elvin Tibideaux’s name wrong? Alvin Poissant was a consultant on the show, not Sondra’s husband.

  • Cleo

    My favorite one is the Halloween episode when Robert and Vanessa start going “steady”

  • God’s Child

    Favorite episode: When Vanessa’s dance squad “friends” called her a rich girl and she got into a fight with two girls. Cliff was got so excited and said, “You took both of them on?! Allllright! If the man hadn’t pulled you apart, do you think you would have won?!” LOVED IT!

  • sexy4life

    How could anyone forget the 1st Season 1st Episode when Cliff tells Theo, ” I brought you in this world and I’ll take you out.” HILARIOUS

  • kierah

    Rudy’s sleep over with the girls and Peter. Cliff’s face when it was Peter’s turn on the bucking horse…

    • MLS2698

      Iheard that Alecia Keys is supposed to be in that episode? I can’t figure out which child is her. Her name is even in the credits, but I can’t see any resemblance.

      • Dee

        Alicia Keys was the little girl with short hair. She almost looks like a boy.

        • Miss K

          There were sooooo many young/child celebrity cameos on this show!…I was just watching an episode this morning with little Stacey Dash as one of Denise’s friends who wanted to see Dr. Huxtable because of a “private problem”. Great episode!

      • clove8canela

        She’s the one named Maria.

    • ebonyhud

      I was literally rolling on the floor! Poor Cliff!

  • kierah

    This definitely looks like a house that got some cranapple juice in it! – Lance

  • kierah

    “You are my mother and I am their mother. And don’t you go no further, mother!”
    The epi when Clair and Elvin’s mom stole the twins!

  • kierah

    My favorite part about The Cosby Show wasn’t even the comedy, There have been loads of funny shows. This show made it a point to teach about our culture. Think about it what other show featured Joe Williams, Lena Horne, B.B. King, Mariam Makeba, and Judith Jamieson. I had never heard those songs by Ray Charles, James Brown, and Big Maybelle.

    While channel surfing, I always brake for The Cosby Show.

  • One of my all time favorite episodes is when Vanessa is in a singing group with her friends. She is my favorite of all the children, made her parents go through raising her.

    • Kma81

      I liked that episode too especially when cliff says “aren’t you all swollen in places you weren’t swollen before?” And then Clair takes the tissue out of Vanessa’s bra… Classic!

  • sis

    You hit all three of my faves! Gordon Gartrell, The Wretched (Bigggg Fun! lol), and Thanksgiving… In … That … Order. I too watch this show like I never have before. Last year there was a marathon on a channel I don’t get so I packed up my jammies and went to someone else house to watch the Cosby Show all day long.

  • Laine

    I remember the episode with the shirt !! And also one of the newer ones, with Olivia ( Raven Simone) in it. Claire baked a cake, and then Cliff took a piece without asking, and filled the cake up with paper towel!

  • KJ23

    I LOVED the list, but as a mother now I completely understand that episode where Claire felt drained by her family and was like: “I have nothing left to give, Cliff.” So she went to that horrible resort in the middle of winter. My all time favorite one!!

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  • Nenah

    I didn’t click on them pages but I was watching The Cosby Show on TV Land yesterday on a fluke. Claire was trying to lose weight and she hired Debbie Allen to help her lose weight. Claire was about to beat her up over 2 croutons. The Cosby Show was a funny show. The fact that it was a positive black family made it great.

  • Soul sis

    My absolute favorite episode will always be when Theo is introduced to the “real world” to teach him a lesson about responsibility. Rudy as the banker always had me cracking up! Never gets old.

    • sis

      “You’re in luck because here … at furniture city …” LOL I loved Clair as the owner of the furniture store!

    • i totally agree…harvey & mrs griswald….she drinks heavily…lol!

  • Shonnastarr

    I always liked when Vanessa and Denise fought over the sweater and Cliff tried to stop them and they pushed him off of the bed.

    • God’s Child

      Yessssssssssssss! Absolutely hilarious!

    • toya

      “They took me out!” lol

  • What about the Sammy Davis Jr Episode where his grandaughter ai wanna say was having a baby. Or the episode where Claire broke her foot and they decoreated it with shingles ad bells and everything. And the pregnant men episode where they birthed sub sandwiches.

  • Memories

    I was definitely thinking about the thanksgiving episode during the hurricane. I chuckled a little when the image of Cliff’s face before he went back out into the storm crossed my mind lol.

  • The Gordon Gartrell epsiode was my all time afterwards with the anniversary episodes and the Stevie Wonder coming in second.

    • Kma81

      Yes the Gordon gartrell is one of my favorites too! I still laugh like I’m watching it for the first time!

  • Common Cent$

    This list was perfectly put together and yes The Wretched episode is my absolute favorite Claire was 2 seconds off of Vanessa lol.

  • WOW! this list is on it! But there are so many more that could be added! i think a part 2 is in order already!

  • BklynDiva

    So funny because I just had this convo with a friend yesterday. Something about ‘The Wretched’ episode makes it my fav! And when Claire gets in Vanessa’s face and screams, “GO TO BED!”…. Chile, I’m a grown woman and I still jump, LOL!

    Best show EVER!

    • kierah

      B-I-I-I-I-I-G FUN!!

  • IllyPhilly

    Yooo I was just thinking about the Vanessa (one of many for V) episode. I remember when I seen a rerun and thought, “Yo, ish got real on the Cosby show for a minute.”

    • sis