The Bill Cosby Show

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1969
Network: NBC
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 52
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The Bill Cosby Show Series
Full Show Summary

The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.
The Bill Cosby Show S02E26
Last Episode, 21 March 1971: Season 2, Episode 26: The Saturday Game
A young Jewish boy joins Chet's little league baseball team.
  • Episode Guide
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Date Aired The Bill Cosby Show Episodes
Season 1
14 September 1969 Season 1, Episode 1: The Fatal Phone Call
21 September 1969 Season 1, Episode 2: Lullaby and Goodnight
28 September 1969 Season 1, Episode 3: The Longest Hook Shot in the World
05 October 1969 Season 1, Episode 4: A Girl Called Punkin
12 October 1969 Season 1, Episode 5: Rules is Rules
26 October 1969 Season 1, Episode 6: Let 'X' Equal a Lousy Weekend
02 November 1969 Season 1, Episode 7: To Kincaid, with Love
09 November 1969 Season 1, Episode 8: The Killer Instinct
16 November 1969 Season 1, Episode 9: The Substitute
23 November 1969 Season 1, Episode 10: Brotherly Love
30 November 1969 Season 1, Episode 11: Going the Route
07 December 1969 Season 1, Episode 12: A Word from Our Sponsor
21 December 1969 Season 1, Episode 13: A Christmas Ballad
28 December 1969 Season 1, Episode 14: Home Remedy
04 January 1970 Season 1, Episode 15: Growing Growing Grown
11 January 1970 Season 1, Episode 16: The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
18 January 1970 Season 1, Episode 17: Lover's Quarrel
25 January 1970 Season 1, Episode 18: The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
01 February 1970 Season 1, Episode 19: The Gumball Incident
08 February 1970 Season 1, Episode 20: Goodbye Cruel World
15 February 1970 Season 1, Episode 21: Driven to Distraction
01 March 1970 Season 1, Episode 22: The Blind Date
08 March 1970 Season 1, Episode 23: How You Play the Game
22 March 1970 Season 1, Episode 24: The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson
29 March 1970 Season 1, Episode 25: This Mouth is Rated X
05 April 1970 Season 1, Episode 26: Really Cool
Season 2
13 September 1970 Season 2, Episode 1: Anytime You're Ready, C.K.
20 September 1970 Season 2, Episode 2: Open House
27 September 1970 Season 2, Episode 3: Is There a Doctor in the Hospital?
04 October 1970 Season 2, Episode 4: There Must Be a Party
11 October 1970 Season 2, Episode 5: The Old Man of 4-C
18 October 1970 Season 2, Episode 6: The Lincoln Letter
25 October 1970 Season 2, Episode 7: The Runaways
01 November 1970 Season 2, Episode 8: The Artist
08 November 1970 Season 2, Episode 9: The March of the Antelopes
15 November 1970 Season 2, Episode 10: The Deluge (1)
22 November 1970 Season 2, Episode 11: The Deluge (2)
13 December 1970 Season 2, Episode 12: Swann's Way
20 December 1970 Season 2, Episode 13: The Poet
27 December 1970 Season 2, Episode 14: Teacher of the Year
03 January 1971 Season 2, Episode 15: To Each According to His Appetite
10 January 1971 Season 2, Episode 16: Viva Ortega
17 January 1971 Season 2, Episode 17: Miraculous Marvin
24 January 1971 Season 2, Episode 18: The Sesame Street Rumble
31 January 1971 Season 2, Episode 19: The Generation Gap
07 February 1971 Season 2, Episode 20: Tobacco Road
14 February 1971 Season 2, Episode 21: A Dirty Business
21 February 1971 Season 2, Episode 22: The Barber Shop
28 February 1971 Season 2, Episode 23: Power of the Trees
07 March 1971 Season 2, Episode 24: The Green-Eyed Monster
14 March 1971 Season 2, Episode 25: The Long Road Back
21 March 1971 Season 2, Episode 26: The Saturday Game