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Bill Cosby’s Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable made The Cosby Show one of our fave TV comedies ever

Bill Cosby’s Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable made The Cosby Show one of our fave TV comedies ever

Running for eight seasons from September 1984 to April 1992, The Cosby Show saw funny man Bill Cosby taking on the role of Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable.

Huxtable was born in Philadelphia, then moved to Brooklyn Heights, New York and is described as having served in the Navy before becoming a doctor.

Perhaps most important, though, is his sense of humor, as well as his quick wit and teasing ways.

“Theo, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life! No wonder you get D's in everything! You're afraid to try because you're afraid your brain is going to explode and it's going to ooze out of your ears. Now I'm telling you, you are going to try as hard as you can. And you're going to do it because I said so. I am your father. I brought you into this world, and I'll take you out!”

“The boy told me he wants to be "regular people" when in fact what he is is "lazy" people. And if the regular people find out he's using their name, they're gonna come and kick his butt!”

“You know what we're gonna do? When Rudy gets her driver's license, you and I are gonna go down to the salvage dump. We're gonna pick out the worst, bashed, smashed-looking thing that still runs and we're gonna let her drive it. That way if anybody hits her, it'll be an improvement.”

“No 14-year-old boy should have a $95 shirt unless he is on stage with his four brothers.”

“Vanessa's Residence? No, she cannot come to the phone right now. Because it is now 10:05, and she cannot take any calls past 10 o'clock. No, I cannot take a message. I am her father. I am a doctor. I graduated from medical school, alright? Thank you for calling, this is a live voice.”