The Cosby Show

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1984 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Theo: (to Cliff) You're a doctor and Mom's a lawyer, and you're both successful in everything and that's great! But maybe I was born to be a regular person and have a regular life. If you weren't a doctor, I wouldn't love you less, because you're my dad. So rather than feeling disappointed because I'm not like you, maybe you should accept who I am and love me anyway, because I'm your son.
      (Audience applauds)
      Cliff: (in response to Theo's comment) Theo...THAT'S THE DUMBEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!!! No wonder you're getting D's in everything! Now you're afraid to try because you're afraid that your brain is going to explode and it's going to ooze out of your ears! Now, you're going to try because I SAID SO!! I AM YOUR FATHER!! I BROUGHT YOU IN THIS WORLD AND I'LL TAKE YOU OUT!!!
      (Audience applauds even louder)