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The Cosby Show

What do you know about the Cosby Show?  Try the Alan's Awesome TV Shows Trivia Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. The show focused on the Huxtable family, an upper-middle class African-American family living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
What was the street address?

  • 10 Kelly Robinson Way
  • 10 Germantown Avenue
  • 10 Stigwood Avenue

2. Cosby played Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, an obstetrician.
What was his wife, Clair (Hanks) Huxtable's occupation?

  • Attorney
  • Nurse
  • Politician

3. The show's theme music was composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby. Seven versions of this theme were used during the run of the series, making it one of the few television series to use multiple versions of the same theme song over the course of a series.
What was the song's title?

  • "Kiss Me"
  • "Clair's Theme"
  • "Cliff's Theme"

4. Sondra was created when Bill Cosby wanted the show to express the accomplishment of successfully raising a child (e.g.- a college graduate).  Whitney Houston was considered for the role of Sondra Huxtable.  Sabrina LeBeauf almost missed out on the role because she is only 10 years younger (b. 1958) than Phylicia Rashād (b. 1948), who played her mother, Clair Huxtable, on the show.

  • True or False?

5. The Cosby Show is one of two television shows that has been #1 in the Nielsen Ratings for 5 consecutive seasons.
What is the other show?

  • All in the Family
  • Happy Days
  • M.A.S.H.

6. Denise is the second, free-spirited daughter of Cliff and Clair Huxtable. At the beginning of the series, she is sixteen years old, putting her year of birth in 1968. She loves fashion and music, but did not want to attend school to pursue either interest.
Who played Denise?

  • Denise Hillman
  • Agnes Moore
  • Lisa Bonet

7. The only son of Cliff and Clair Huxtable is Theodore Aloysius "Theo" played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
During the last season, what college does he graduate from?

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • NYU

8. Who played Vanessa Huxtable is the third daughter of Cliff and Clair.

  • Tempestt Bledsoe
  • Jean Owens
  • Myra Dorah

9. Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable is played by Keshia Knight Pulliam is the youngest of the Huxtable children - only five years old at the beginning of the series. The youngest child, Rudy, was initially supposed to be a boy, but the character was re-written for a girl when no suitable boys auditioned.

  • True or False

10. In Season 5, Debbie Allen plays Emma in the episode titled "If the Dress Fits, Wear It".
What is her connection to the show?

  • Cosby's sister
  • Phylicia Rashād's sister
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner's mother

The Cosby Show [Answers]

  1. 10 Stigwood Avenue
  2. Attorney
  3. "Kiss Me"
  4. True
  5. All in the Family
  6. Lisa Bonet
  7. NYU
  8. Tempestt Bledsoe
  9. True
  10. Phylicia Rashād sister
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