The Bill Cosby Show - Season 1

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AIRED ON 11/16/1969

Season 1 : Episode 9

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  • Really Cool
    Really Cool
    Episode 26
    4/5/70
    7.9
    Chet is asked to tell a few stories about his life for a forthcoming article in the Holmes High School newspaper.
  • This Mouth is Rated X
    3/29/70
    9.0
    Chet is having problems with a player on the high school basketball team who uses profane language on the court during games.
  • The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson
    3/22/70
    9.5
    Big Bronson, an old high school classmate of Chet's, is coming to town for a visit. Chet recalls having a past dispute with Bronson, and fears revenge. Chet meets ex prize fighter Hurricane Smith, and asks for some boxing lessons to prepare himself for Bronson's arrival. Lou Gossett guest stars as Hurricane Smith, Don Pedro Colley guest stars as Big Bronson.moreless
  • How You Play the Game
    7/26/14
    0.0
    Chet, certain of victory in the city handball finals, invites two friends to cheer him on. Dave: Dan Clark. Vicki: Marlene Clark. Gene: Tony De Costa. Chet: Bill Cosby.
  • How You Play the Game
    3/8/70
    9.3
    Chet is in the running for the city handball championship. He defeats his semi-final opponent, using psychological tactics. In the final match however, Chet has the tables turned on him and loses the match while being psyched out by his opponent. By losing, Chet teaches a player on the high school football team a lesson in good sportsmanship.moreless
  • The Blind Date
    The Blind Date
    Episode 22
    3/1/70
    8.4
    Chet reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date, and ends up falling in love. Cicely Tyson guest stars as Chet's love interest.
  • Driven to Distraction
    7/22/14
    0.0
    Chet tries to teach a nervous student to drive. Chet: Bill Cosby. Donna: Marsha Kramer. Harrison: James Milhollin.
  • Driven to Distraction
    2/15/70
    9.3
    Drivers ed instructor Chet tries to teach a nervous student how to drive. Very funny episode.
  • Goodbye Cruel World
    Goodbye Cruel World
    Episode 20
    2/8/70
    8.6
    Wally Cox guest stars in this episode as a shy man lacking in self confidence. With Chet's help, he builds up the nerve to ask a woman out on a date. She rejects him, and he wants to commit suicide. Chet helps to restore the man's confidence and self esteem.
  • The Gumball Incident
    2/1/70
    9.5
    Chet is wrongfully accused and arrested for breaking a gumball machine. Tom Bosley guest stars as Cookie Maharg.
  • The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
    7/15/14
    0.0
    Chet counsels a youth who's been caught shoplifting. Chet: Bill Cosby. Raymond Carter: George Spell. Vic Sherman: Stuart Nisbet.
  • The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
    1/25/70
    8.8
    Chet is asked to help straighten out Raymond, a youngster who has a penchant for stealing. In an effort to keep Raymond out of trouble, Chet finds a spot for him on his little league baseball team. But Raymond steals the money that Chet had saved up which was intended to buy uniforms for the team. In the end, Raymond realizes what he did was wrong and returns the money to Chet.moreless
  • A Lovers' Quarrel
    A Lovers' Quarrel
    Episode 17
    7/15/14
    0.0
    Jackie "Moms" Mabley and Mantan Moreland appear as Chet's squabbling aunt and uncle. Chet: Bill Cosby. Julie: Jean LaGuerra.
  • Lover's Quarrel
    Lover's Quarrel
    Episode 17
    1/18/70
    8.9
    Chet tries to get his ever arguing aunt and uncle to stop fighting and treat each other with kindness and respect. Veteran actors Mantan Moreland and Jackie "Moms" Mabley guest star and give classic performances as the bickering old couple.
  • The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here
    7/15/14
    0.0
    There's an interesting trio in the school's stuck elevator: Chet, a reserved English teacher (Henry Fonda) and a cleaning lady (Elsa Lanchester) who can't speak English.
  • The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
    Chet gets stuck inside an elevator at the high school along with one other faculty member and the school's cleaning lady. They entertain each other until help arrives. Henry Fonda and Elsa Lanchester guest star in this episode.
  • Growing, Growing, Grown
    7/25/14
    0.0
    Chet's savoir-faire is somewhat damaged when he picks up his date in a garbage truck. Chet: Bill Cosby. Verna: De De Young. Diane: Issa Amal. Winona: Alice Nunn.
  • Growing Growing Grown
    1/4/70
    7.9
    Chet is asked to chaperone at a high school dance. Chet's car is not available, he ends up borrowing his brothers garbage truck to drive his date to the dance. At the dance, Chet teaches one student a lesson in the importance of physical appearance.
  • The Home Remedy
    The Home Remedy
    Episode 14
    7/25/14
    0.0
    Chet's being deluged by friends offering cure-alls for his cold. Chet: Bill Cosby. Verna: Olga James. Mrs. Kincaid: Lillian Randolph.
  • Home Remedy
    Home Remedy
    Episode 14
    12/28/69
    8.9
    Chet is home with a cold, and is unable to rest because all his relatives come over offering their cure-alls and remedies.
  • A Christmas Ballad
    A Christmas Ballad
    Episode 13
    12/21/69
    8.9
    Chet helps a down on his luck old timer capture the spirit of Christmas. Rex Ingram guest stars.
  • A Word from Our Sponsor
    7/24/14
    0.0
    Chet is picked to star in a TV breakfast-food commercial. Chet: Bill Cosby. Miss Hardy: Kathleen Freeman. Jeff: Jon Walmsley. Director: Alan Oppenheimer.
  • A Word from Our Sponsor
    12/7/69
    9.5
    Chet does a TV commercial for a morning breakfast cereal, with disastrous results. Classic episode. Alan Oppenheimer guest stars in this episode, Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H* fame also makes a brief cameo appearance.
  • Going the Route
    Going the Route
    Episode 11
    7/24/14
    0.0
    A suffering Chet takes over his nephew's 5 A.M. paper route. Chet: Bill Cosby. Roger: Donald Livingston. Verna: Olga James.
  • Going the Route
    Going the Route
    Episode 11
    11/30/69
    9.0
    Chet's nephew is in bed with a cold. Chet is asked and agrees to substitute for his nephew in the morning paper route.
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    Brotherly Love
    Brotherly Love
    Episode 10
    7/23/14
    0.0
    Chet must juggle priorities when plans for his great date are destroyed by his lovesick brother (Lee Weaver). Beverly: Charlene Jones. Chet: Bill Cosby.
  • Brotherly Love
    Brotherly Love
    Episode 10
    11/23/69
    9.3
    Chet's brother Brian moves in with Chet after having an argument with his wife. Brian spoils Chet's plans for the evening, then hilarity ensues when they attempt to sleep in the same bed together.
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    The Substitute
    The Substitute
    Episode 9
    7/23/14
    0.0
    All goes wrong as Chet tries to woo an attractive substitute teacher. Ellen: Gloria Calomee. Chet: Bill Cosby. Brian: Lee Weaver. Verna: Olga James. Langford: Sid McCoy.
  • The Substitute
    The Substitute
    Episode 9
    11/16/69
    8.8
    Chet starts dating a substitute teacher from the high school, and has difficulty finding time to spend alone with her.
  • The Killer Instinct
    7/22/14
    0.0
    Chet's in a bind as a gangster type tries to force his unathletic son onto the varsity football team. Byron: Nehemiah Persoff. Danny: Bill Borsella. Coach: Robert Rockwell.
  • The Killer Instinct
    11/9/69
    8.8
    Chet is having problems with a proud father who insists that his son make the high school football team. Trouble is, the kid just doesn't have what it takes and is not cut out to play football.
  • To Kincaid with Love
    7/22/14
    0.0
    "To Kincaid, with Love" finds Chet the object of a teenager's crush. Chet: Bill Cosby. Marsha: Joyce Bulifant. Tucker: Hilly Hicks.
  • To Kincaid, with Love
    11/2/69
    8.3
    Chet is receiving attention from a female student of the high school. He thinks she has a crush on him, but the girl is actually trying to set Chet up with her mother.
  • Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend
    7/21/14
    0.0
    Substituting for an algebra teacher adds a factor Chet didn't count on: he doesn't know the answers. Eddie Tucker: Hilly Hicks.
  • Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend
    10/26/69
    8.8
    Chet is asked to be substitute teacher in an algebra class. Chet and the students have a difficult time arriving at the answer for one particular problem involving candy being sold at varying amounts per pound. Chet spends the weekend trying to solve the problem, he even visits a candy store to try and purchase the correct amounts of candy.moreless
  • Rules Is Rules
    Rules Is Rules
    Episode 5
    7/21/14
    0.0
    Chet becomes snarled in red tape as he tries to requisition a new basketball valve needle. Chet: Bill Cosby. Marsha: Joyce Bulifant. Student: Johnnie Collins III. Mrs. Beal: Fran Ryan.
  • Rules is Rules
    Rules is Rules
    Episode 5
    10/12/69
    9.4
    Chet goes to great lengths to obtain a valve needle which he needs in order to inflate basketballs for his gym class.
  • A Girl Named Punkin'
    7/18/14
    0.0
    Chet must alter his bachelor life to accommodate Punkin, a withdrawn youngster who followed him home from a local settlement house. Chet: Bill Cosby. Punkin: Arlyce Baker. Cathy: Ketty Lester.
  • A Girl Named Punkin
    10/5/69
    9.0
    Chet does volunteer work for the local community center, a place for underpriviledged children. He is having problems with Punkin, a young girl who is unresponsive and stays to herself. Chet eventually breaks through, and Punkin comes around. A touching scene where Chet tells Punkin a bedtime story and teaches her a lesson in love and caring at the same time is the high point of this episode.moreless
  • The Longest Hook Shot in the World
    7/18/14
    0.0
    The school counselor goes to bat for a short kid who didn't make the basketball team despite his amazing talent. Joey: Gregory Gordon. Chet: Bill Cosby. Marsha Patterson: Joyce Bulifant.
  • The Best Hook Shot in the World
    9/28/69
    9.0
    A short, but talented youngster with an unusual hook shot is determined to make the Holmes High School basketball team, where Chet is coach. He makes the team, after defeating Chet in a game of one on one. It's the day of the big game, Chet and the team pin their hopes on the little guy and his hook shot to win the game.moreless
  • Lullaby and Goodnight
    7/17/14
    0.0
    Sleep is what Chet needs and can't get, thanks to a noisy neighborhood dog. Chet: Bill Cosby. Lou Welk: Howard Morton. Rona Williams: Fleurette Carter. Max: Joseph Perry. Schallert: Richard Eastham.
  • Lullaby and Goodnight
    9/21/69
    9.5
    Chet is having difficulty sleeping at night, due to the new neighbor across the street who's dog won't stop barking.
  • The Fatal Phone Call
    7/17/14
    0.0
    Chet becomes unwittingly embroiled in someone else's domestic squabble. Chet: Bill Cosby. Calvin: Victor Tayback. Mack: John Hawker. Policeman: Craig Chudy.
  • The Fatal Phone Call
    9/14/69
    8.7
    While out jogging, Chet hears the telephone ringing inside a phone booth. He hesitates, but decides to answer. As a result, Chet ends up getting involved in a dispute between an auto mechanic and his wife. In an interesting twist, a case of mistaken identity in which Chet is involved brings this episode to a close. Vic Tayback guest stars as Calvin the mechanic.moreless
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