1996 - 2000, Comedy
Hilton Lucas faces retirement with his wife and his grown daughter.
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Episode Guide

  • Cosby - The Song Remains the Same (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    The Song Remains the Same

    Hilton gives Erica and Darien advice on keeping romance alive in a marriage.

  • Cosby - Long Night's Journey Into Day (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Long Night's Journey Into Day

    Hilton's family insists that he find out the root of his insomnia before they all begin losing sleep.

  • Cosby - Kids Eat the Darndest Things (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Kids Eat the Darndest Things

    Griffin is determined to get his students and the Lucases to eat healthy foods.

  • Cosby - Thursday's Child (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Thursday's Child

    A foster child in Erica's class asks if she can move in with the Lucases.

  • Cosby - A Pair of Threes Beats a Flush Every Time (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    A Pair of Threes Beats a Flush Every Time

    Hilton finds out why his high school buddy is now a homeless man.

  • Cosby - The Perfect Valentine (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Perfect Valentine

    Griffin's inability to deal with the return of his estranged father causes problems in his relationship.

  • Cosby - It's a Wonderful Wife (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    It's a Wonderful Wife

    Keisha uncovers intriguing facts about Ruth's past during a school assignment.

  • Cosby - Raising Paranoia (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Raising Paranoia

    Griffin, Erica and Darien stage an intervention for their drug-addicted friend.

  • Cosby - To Catch a Thief (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    To Catch a Thief

    Hilton finds himself in the middle of an elaborate bank heist.

  • Cosby - Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf

    Erica begins beating Ruth at golf, creating a mother-daughter rivalry.

  • Cosby - The Hilton Hilton NTP (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    The Hilton Hilton NTP

    Darien's late arrival to an important family dinner creates tension.

  • Cosby - Loving Madeline (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Loving Madeline

    The Cosby cast presents clips highlighting Madeline Kahn's character Pauline; the cast speaks about Madeline Kahn.

  • Cosby - One for the Books (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    One for the Books

    Ruth and Pauline help save a friend's bookstore by annexing it to the Flower Cafe.

  • Cosby - The Parent Trap (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Parent Trap

    Erica visits a student's home to get his mother more involved in his education.

  • Cosby - Superstar (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Griffin dreams that teachers are given the same elite status and pay as professional athletes; guests Ahmad Rashad, Greg Gumbel, Bryant Gumbel, Mary Hart, Bob Goen, Patrick Ewing, Jerry Rice, Doug Flutie, Elmo and Emeril Lagasse.

  • Cosby - There's Something About Hilton (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    There's Something About Hilton

    A strange woman is under the impression that Hilton is her husband.

  • Cosby - A Teacher's Life (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    A Teacher's Life

    Everyone keeps interrupting Griffin (Doug E. Doug) as he tries to prepare for a date. With Bill Cosby and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah.

  • Cosby - Lucas Apocalypse (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Lucas Apocalypse

    Hilton and the gang experience what may prove to be Y2K consequences when the entire neighborhood loses power.

  • Cosby - Book'em, Griffo (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Book'em, Griffo

    Hilton urges Griffin to do something about the school's outdated, inaccurate textbooks; guest Wallace Shawn.

  • Cosby - The Wedding (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Wedding

    As Erica's wedding day arrives, Hilton has to pay all of the wedding organizers for their services.

  • Cosby - My Spy (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    My Spy

    Hilton dreams that he and a friend (Robert Culp) are living through an episode of 'I Spy' in Hong Kong.

  • Cosby - War Stories (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    War Stories

    Griffin has trouble trusting his girlfriend; Hilton remembers being in the Navy, away from Ruth.

  • Cosby - He Who Hesitates Is Lucas (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    He Who Hesitates Is Lucas

    Erica informs Hilton that she and Darien will be getting married and moving in.

  • Cosby - The Vesey Method (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    The Vesey Method

    Hilton stumbles into the office of Dr. John Becker (Ted Danson) after his car breaks down.

  • Cosby - The Party's Over (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Party's Over

    Hilton is stunned when 11-year-old Jurnee comes home intoxicated.

  • Cosby - Timerity (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:


    Hilton's friend Tim (Tom Poston) is evicted after staging a rent strike.

  • Cosby - Lucas Illuminus (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Lucas Illuminus

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) volunteers as a reader for a blind, former English professor (guest star Anthony Quinn). With Phylicia Rashad and Madeline Kahn.

  • Cosby - Will Power (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Will Power

    Hilton is confronted by the Bard, who tries to get him to understand the true meaning of Shakespeare's words.

  • Cosby - Afterschool Delight (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Afterschool Delight

    Jurnee's dad (Sinbad) dates the meanest teacher at school; guest Robin Givens.

  • Cosby - Ol' Betsy (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Ol' Betsy

    Hilton helps an old friend (Ossie Davis) find his lost love (Ruby Dee).

  • Cosby - A Very Nice Dance (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    A Very Nice Dance

    A special animated sequence highlights Hilton and Ruth's Valentine's Day retelling of their first meeting.

  • Cosby - False Alarm (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    False Alarm

    Hilton's state-of-the-art CD player is missing.

  • Cosby - Lucas Absentia (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Lucas Absentia

    Griffin (Doug E. Doug) considers abandoning the teaching profession after a horrible day as a substitute teacher. Bill Cosby stars.

  • Cosby - Refrigerator Logic (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Refrigerator Logic

    Hilton goes on a rampage after his fridge breaks down and is unable to get a part for it; Ruth tries golf.

  • Cosby - The Awful Truth (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Awful Truth

    Del's new girlfriend lies about her past.

  • Cosby - This Old Friend (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    This Old Friend

    Hilton's old Navy buddy (Julius J. Carry III) asks to borrow money.

  • Cosby - Turkey Day (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Turkey Day

    Hilton benefits when Martha Stewart leaves a turkey costume at the cafe.

  • Cosby - Judgment Day (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Judgment Day

    A woman sues Hilton for spilling hot coffee.

  • Cosby - The Episode Episode (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Episode Episode

    Hilton must resist his favorite foods and begin exercising after being diagnosed with high cholesterol.

  • Cosby - Playground Scar (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Playground Scar

    Amateur psychologist Hilton theorizes about a playground incident.

  • Cosby - Lucas Matriculus (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Lucas Matriculus

    Griffin uncovers a hidden talent for teaching when he accompanies Hilton to Jurnee's school for Grandparents Day.

  • Cosby - The Greatest Gift (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Greatest Gift

    Ruth is furious to find a cache of gifts she has given Erica over the years.

  • Cosby - Lucas Discordia (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Lucas Discordia

    Ruth's icy reaction to his gracious offer has Hilton baffled.

  • Cosby - Chemistry (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    Hilton misses Erica's latest ex, a handsome, well-educated jazz musician.

  • Cosby - Do Not Overheat (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Do Not Overheat

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) sees his dream of privacy go up in smoke when Griffin's (Doug E. Doug) house burns to the ground. With Phylicia Rashad.

  • Cosby - Now Is the Time, the Walrus Said (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Now Is the Time, the Walrus Said

    Hilton coaches Jurnee's dad (Sinbad) for a facts-of-life discussion.

  • Cosby - The First Gentleman (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The First Gentleman

    Ruth is president of the Businessmen's Roundtable, and Hilton, the ladies auxiliary; guest Tony Bennett.

  • Cosby - Love Intervention (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Love Intervention

    The Lucases play Cupid for smitten Griffin.

  • Cosby - On the Rocks (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    On the Rocks

    When Ruth and Hilton have a major fight they assess the changes in their lives.

  • Cosby - Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Astoria (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Astoria

    Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) and her friends take Ruth's (Phylicia Rashad) dating advice and go looking for a few good men. With Bill Cosby.

  • Cosby - 1040 - Not So E-Z (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    1040 - Not So E-Z

    Hilton gets last-minute tax help from a very young accountant; Ruth and Pauline apply for a small-business loan.

  • Cosby - Enter Lucas (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Enter Lucas

    Hilton doesn't realize that the lead character in Pauline's play is a thinly veiled portrayal of him.

  • Cosby - Mud (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:


    Hilton has to retrieve his handmade gift for Ruth, which was accidentally switched with the work of a famous artist.

  • Cosby - Fifteen Minutes of Fame (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Fifteen Minutes of Fame

    New York's dullest guy, Hilton, is invited to appear with Letterman.

  • Cosby - Out to Launch (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Out to Launch

    After inheriting a boat, Hilton spends three very cold nights sitting in the parked ship with Griffin.

  • Cosby - Old Yeller (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Old Yeller

    Griffin hires Hilton to narrate children's books on tape, but isn't happy when he starts changing the stories.

  • Cosby - Brazil (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    Hilton lets a Brazilian girls choir use the closed coffee shop for a get-together.

  • Cosby - A Team of His Own (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    A Team of His Own

    Sexism abounds when the boys basketball team Hilton and Griffin are coaching plays a girls team coached by Ruth and Erica.

  • Cosby - The Two Mr. Lucases (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Two Mr. Lucases

    Ruth thinks Hilton is having an affair when Griffin impersonates his father on the phone to seduce a woman.

  • Cosby - Shall We Dance (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Shall We Dance

    Ruth gives reluctant Hilton tap-dancing lessons for his birthday; guest Maurice Hines.

  • Cosby - Lucas Raymondicus (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Lucas Raymondicus

    An article written by Ray Barone about his father's winning shot in a high-school game has Hilton foaming at the mouth.

  • Cosby - The Pilot (Not the Pilot) (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Pilot (Not the Pilot)

    Hilton and Griffin find themselves aboard a plane with a deranged passenger (William Shatner).

  • Cosby - Dating Games (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Dating Games

    Ruth's obnoxious sister-in-law (Debbie Allen) brags continually about her daughter's wedding plans; guests Busta Rhymes; Rhonda Ross Kendrick.

  • Cosby - Last Man Standing (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Last Man Standing

    As the first one sick and the first one cured, Hilton has to take care of the rest of his ill family.

  • Cosby - Lucas Smartypantsicus (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Lucas Smartypantsicus

    Ruth thinks that Hilton made Pauline break up with her new boyfriend.

  • Cosby - Older and Out (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Older and Out

    Unwitting Hilton joins a basketball team for gay men.

  • Cosby - Two Cents (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Two Cents

    When Hilton and Griffin get on each other's nerves, they challenge each other to a contest of willpower.

  • Cosby - The Rules (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Rules

    Hilton sets strict house rules for Griffin and Erica.

  • Cosby - Wake Up and Smell the Coffeehouse (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Wake Up and Smell the Coffeehouse

    Hilton brings coffee and cookies to the struggling flower shop and hits pay dirt.

  • Cosby - About My Life (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    About My Life

    Hilton's peaceful life is shattered by the arrival of Erica and Griffin as housemates, and by a new preschool next door.

  • Cosby - Social Insecurity (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Social Insecurity

    When a bureaucratic glitch declares Hilton dead, he must prove otherwise to the government and his new employer.

  • Cosby - Hilton's Playland (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Hilton's Playland

    Erika's TV-producer boyfriend regrets giving Hilton a job on a children's show.

  • Cosby - My Dinner With Methuselah (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    My Dinner With Methuselah

    Ruth arranges a blind date for Pauline; Hilton advises Griffin about romance.

  • Cosby - The Return of the Charlettes (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Return of the Charlettes

    Ruth gets a chance for the spotlight when a superstar buddy (Patti LaBelle) comes to town.

  • Cosby - I'm OK, You're Hilton (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    I'm OK, You're Hilton

    Hilton has a wonderful time giving advice to his therapy group.

  • Cosby - That Darn Cat (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    That Darn Cat

    Ruth and Pauline assume that Erica is pregnant when they find a positive pregnancy test in her garbage.

  • Cosby - Anniversary Waltz (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Anniversary Waltz

    After 30 years, Hilton and Ruth decide to finally have a formal wedding, but their plans go wrong again.

  • Cosby - Florida (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    Hilton and Ruth consider moving to sunny Florida when a blizzard makes New York look much less attractive.

  • Cosby - Valentine's Day (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Valentine's Day

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) tries everything to get Valentine's Day tickets for a Jeffrey Osborne concert.

  • Cosby - Lucas Platonicus (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Lucas Platonicus

    After pursuing Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) for 10 years, Griffin (Doug E. Doug) decides that it is finally time to give up. With Bill Cosby.

  • Cosby - Brave New Hilton (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Brave New Hilton

    Hilton tries to improve a friend's feather business, while Ruth and Pauline attempt to land their own big account.

  • Cosby - Guess Whose President Is Coming to Dinner? (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Guess Whose President Is Coming to Dinner?

    Hilton calls a radio talk show and gets invited to dine with the president.

  • Cosby - Tempus Lucas (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Tempus Lucas

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) hits the gym a little too hard while trying to get in shape for a physical examination. With Phylicia Rashad.

  • Cosby - The Broken Reflection (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Broken Reflection

    Hilton's brother (Roscoe Lee Brown) is in town for an honorary degree.

  • Cosby - Guard Almighty (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Guard Almighty

    Security guard Hilton deals with a robber and the Yankees; with Joe Torre, David Cone.

  • Cosby - Basketball Story (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Basketball Story

    Lucky ticket-holder Hilton will win $1 million, if he can make a free-throw; guest Penny Hardaway.

  • Cosby - No Nudes Is Good Nudes (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    No Nudes Is Good Nudes

    Hilton helps the nude model from his art class.

  • Cosby - Natural Born Debtors (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Natural Born Debtors

    Hilton gives Pauline's young cousin Wendy a lesson in money management when she shows up crying on the doorstep.

  • Cosby - One Foot in Your Mouth (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    One Foot in Your Mouth

    Hilton gets caught in his own lie when he tries to get out of attending a wedding.

  • Cosby - The Best Little Antique Shop in Astoria (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Best Little Antique Shop in Astoria

    Hilton's (Bill Cosby) antique-store job is part of a sting operation.

  • Cosby - Happily Ever Hilton (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Happily Ever Hilton

    The airline from which Hilton was laid off announces it is hiring back thousands of released workers.

  • Cosby - Neighborhood Watch (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Neighborhood Watch

    Hilton runs amok on honest citizens after he organizes a neighborhood watch program.

  • Cosby - It's My Party (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    It's My Party

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) expects a retirement surprise party from his former employer.

  • Cosby - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Corporate downsizing forces Hilton Lucas into retirement and under foot.

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