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War Stories - S3-E11

New this month When Theo calls his date on the phone and her mother picks up, he asks if Condola is there. Condola is actually the name of Clarie's real life daughter.

Season 3 generally

New this month Phylicia Rashad (Clarie) was actually pregnant during season 3. That's why she was absent for most of the season and when she was shown, she had something like a table or desk covering her stomach.

Carl Anthony Payne II (Cockroach) was fired from 'The Cosby Show' by Bill Cosby because he refused to get a haircut.

Sangie

Nearly every sweater Bill Cosby wore on this show was sent to him by a fan.

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A Shirt Story - S1-E5

In this episode, Theo buys a designer "Gordon Gartrelle" shirt for his date. Gordon Gartrelle is actually the name of a writer/producer for the show.

Bon Jour Sondra - S1-E10

This is the first appearance of Sondra, the eldest of the five Huxtable children. Sabrina LeBeauf, who plays Sondra, beat out future pop star Whitney Houston for the role.

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And So We Commence (2) - S8-E25

After this episode aired, The Simpsons saluted the series by showing Homer and Bart watching the show on tv.

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The Getaway - S8-E17

On Sondra and Elvin's big moving day, the movers who show up are from V&V and Sons, who "have a hungry van and it's feedin' time." Those two movers are played by the real V&V, Jim Valvano and Dick Vitale, both college basketball coaches and broadcasters.

Super Grover

Pilot - S1-E1

In this pilot episode alone, Theodore is called 'Teddy' by his family, but is known by 'Theo' the rest of the series.

Sangie

Bill Cosby ad-libbed most of his dialogue for the series.

Bill Cosby demanded that the show was filmed in New York as he did not like working in Hollywood.

Earle Hyman plays Bill Cosby's father in the series, even though in real life he's only 11 years older than Cosby.

The actress who played Claire Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) is only 10 years older than the actress who played her eldest daughter Sondra Huxtable (Sabrina Lebeouf).

The episode entitled "Shakespeare" was originally scheduled to run in Season 3, but did not actually air until Season 4.

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Cliff says "a young trumpet player while sitting in the bandstand watching the dancers". But in all the later episodes, Russell plays the trombone, and he had been for a long time.

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