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This article describes a work or element of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. The episodes for the NBC television sitcom The Cosby Show aired from September 20, 1984 to April 30, 1992. There were 201 episodes and an outtakes special produced and aired, spanning eight seasons. This season’s opening credits features the Huxtable family playing sports in Central Park. Two versions of the show’s theme song are used in this sequence. A long version of the show’s theme is heard in the first and another episode, but a shortened version with a few bars taken out and with a different, though similar, style is used for the rest of the season.
The pilot, production code 0101, was taped in May 1984. Season one production began in July 1984, with the first taped episode being Goodbye Mr. When Theo brings home a poor report card, he claims he does not need good grades to get a job. So Cliff gives him an economics lesson with Monopoly money.
Much to Cliff’s dismay, Denise goes on a date with Rafael, an older man who is a former merchant marine. Note: In 1996, TV Guide included this episode as part of its “100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History”, ranking it No. When Rudy’s goldfish dies, Cliff struggles over how to break the bad news to her. Cliff wants to hold a formal funeral in the bathroom, but the rest of the family has other ideas about the proper site for the “memorial”. 15 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes. Vanessa sneaks out to see the movie anyway, but soon regrets it when she begins having nightmares.