The Cosby Show

Season 8 Episode 25

And So We Commence (2)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 1992 on NBC
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Denise calls and announces that she is pregnant. Kenny manages to get a hold of the last three tickets the Huxtables need to get all their guests to the graduation. Vanessa confuses everyone by calling Dabnis "honey." As the ceremony begins, Cliff thinks back to a time when he feared that Theo would never live up to his potential. Cliff becomes upset to learn that the students graduate by section, rather than being called to the stage by name. With everyone out of the house that night, Cliff and Clair share a dance.moreless

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  • This was a great series finale. The Cosby show was a show that almost everybody grew up on. In the final episode everybody is going to Theo's graduation which turns into a huge ordeal seeing as Theo doesn't have enough tickets. A very memorable episode.moreless

    10
    In the Final Cosby Show episode, Cliff is ready for Theo's college graduation. While everybody else prepares for their lives. Like Olivia who with Theo (dropping her off) is going to Singapore to spend time with her Father Martin and Denise (who left the show the previous season). All the characters are all going to Theo's graduation, Sondra, Nelson, their family, Cliff's parents, Clair's parents, Vanessa etc... We also see that Vanessa is in a relationship with Dabnis. However the Family is embarassed when Cliff brings beach chairs for the Graduation. Kenny however decides to give the Huxtables tickets from his Older brother. Rudy does mutter Bud one final time.



    During the graduation Cliff is remembering the First Episode where Theo said he would never go to College. Remembering how he was so immature and how he raised him right. It was so great to see the character evolve from a immature kid to college graduate. Then the graduation ends and we see all the characters leave. Which is funny because the graduation is so quick.



    The last scene is my favorite. We see Cliff's parents tell him how proud they are and that they should have a dinner party next week as the leave the Huxtable front door. Cliff agree's and we see Theo walk downstairs. Cliff tells Theo to have a good time at a graduation party. The finally throughout the last season Cliff had trouble fixing the doorbell. So what Cliff does is he fixes the door bell and we hear a nice melody. Clair is amazed and they dance to this melody. However what I found out was not rehearsed was that Bill Cosby (Cliff) told Phylicia Rashad (Clair) that they were going to dance off the stage. So they did this while the camera's were rolling and danced off the stage.



    That was great! The live studio audience was clapping as Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad were dancing off the stage toward the exit. Then we saw the rest of the cast members walking toward the Exit as the Camera's rolled. It was an original ending! It was my favorite ending in sitcom history. Bill Cosby is a genius! He wrapped up his story with style.



    Although Rudy only got 1 or 2 lines, the Last episode was great. Bill Cosby showed us why he was America's favorite sitcom Father for 8 years. It was great to see a show with originally a mother and father and 5 kids, to develop to this huge cast. The Episode was great! If only more Finale's could be like this!! Great show!!! The Great thing about this show is you could watch re-runs of this show and never get tired!!!moreless
  • The family gathers for Theo's graduation, after FINALLY getting enough tickets. At the ceremony, Cliff thinks back to when Theo was less mature (the pilot). He's discouraged that each name isn't individually called. Nevertheless,Theo finally graduates. Thmoreless

    10
    I've always liked this episode, though it is sad that the show had to end. It was good to see some of the minor cast members come back for this episode, and it was a funny show. I liked how they encorperated footage from the pilot, 8 years before. The best part was the signature ending, when Cliff and Clair walk off the set and out of the studio. That was classic, just like the show is.moreless
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable

Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

Vanessa Huxtable

Raven-Symone

Raven-Symone

Olivia Kendall (seasons 6 - 8)

Joe Williams

Joe Williams

Al Hanks

Guest Star

Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas

Commencement Announcer

Guest Star

Lisa Nicole Carson

Lisa Nicole Carson

Woman in the Crowd (Uncredited)

Guest Star

Clarice Taylor

Clarice Taylor

Anna Huxtable

Recurring Role

William Thomas Jr.

William Thomas Jr.

Dabnis Brickey

Recurring Role

Ethel Ayler

Ethel Ayler

Carrie Hanks

Recurring Role

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    • OK, how come Carrie and Al Hanks all of a sudden decide to come out of hiding? Not to discredit Theo graduating from college, but don't you think they should also have been there at the hospital for Sondra's delivery of their great-grandchildren? Where have they been all this time?

    • After Cliff rings the doorbell for the final time and the peppy jazz music begins, he and Clair appear to break character. While they dance, Clair mumbles, "Is he looking at us?" most likely referring to someone offstage.

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