The Cosby Show

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


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

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Bon Jour Sondra - S1-E10

Trivia: 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

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

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A Shirt Story - S1-E5

Trivia: 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.

Pilot - S1-E1

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


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

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The Getaway - S8-E17

Trivia: 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.

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Trivia: 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).

War Stories - S3-E11

Trivia: 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

Trivia: 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.

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

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

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

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