The Cosby Show

Season 8 Episode 26

The Cosby Show: A Look Back

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 19, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In her comments about Bill Cosby's character, Phylicia Rashad made a statement that "Clifford" was sly. However, it had been established throughout the series that Cliff's full name was Heathcliff and not Clifford.

  • Quotes

    • (Five year old Keshia during the audition)
      Director: Who are you looking at over there?
      Keshia: That's me! How can you make me on the TV?

    • (Blooper)
      Theo: (pointing to Cockroach) Nice to meet you. Have you met Theo?

    • (Cliff talking to Clair - taken from an episode on the show)
      Cliff: (enthused) You're a genius and I'm a genius because I married you!

    • (Blooper: Cliff and Clair are listing the activities Denise has given up on throughout her life.)
      Cliff: Guitar
      Clair: Skiing
      Cliff: Tennis
      Clair: Uh, uh, uh, uh, ballet!
      (Cliff and Clair break down laughing)

    • (Blooper: Cliff has a chessboard in front of him on the living room coffee table.)

      Director (off camera): Okay, now take the black pieces off.
      Cliff: (pretends to be offended) Take the black pieces off??
      (Cliff takes the white chess pieces off the board)

    • Phylicia: [about her experiences on the show]
      Simply put, truthfully stated... The whole thing, was wonderful.

    • Bloopers:

      Cliff: And so... I forgot my line.

    • During the bloopers:

      Braxton: Who are you?
      Theo: Theodore Huxtable. I'm in your giagaphy class.
      (He mispronounced the word "Geography.")

    • Phylicia (about where the Huxtable children are now): "Denise, she's probably in a trailer park somewhere."

  • Notes

    • The opening for the show features clips of each cast member (when they were on the show), as well as shots of them now. Music from the various openings are used.

    • Lisa Bonet, Joseph C. Phillips and Erika Alexander only appear in clips from past episodes.

  • Allusions

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