The Cosby Show - Netflix

The show focuses on the Huxtables, an affluent African-American family living and growing up in Brooklyn, New York.

The Cosby Show - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1984-09-20

The Cosby Show - List of The Cosby Show episodes - Netflix

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.

The Cosby Show - Season 7 (1990–91) - Netflix

This season's credit sequence originally was to use a mural entitled “Street of Dreams,” painted by inner-city youth from the Creative Arts Workshop in Harlem, for the opening credits. The producers wound up discarding the idea when their lawyers said that in order to use the mural, they would have to get permission from all 63 young artists first. Instead, the show developed its own mural which combined some of the elements and used many of the colors of the actual one. The owners of the mural threatened to sue and denounced the show for ripping off the children. Carsey-Werner tried to negotiate a settlement with Creative Arts Workshop, but Bill Cosby decided to replace the theme with season six's opening credits. Only four episodes featured the original opening credits. In all other episodes in first-run, and in all repeats as well as in syndication, only the replaced sequence was used. Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Phillips were in the credits still but they only appeared in less than a handful of episodes during the season. New cast member Erika Alexander was featured in the original season seven sequence, but only her name and role are both listed in the replacement sequence. The spoken phrase “This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!” was removed as well in the intro, except for one episode in 1991. Throughout this season, Cosby was often seen wearing a small black button with the letters “SD Jr.” – as a tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., who died in May 1990.

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