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

Episode Guide

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

    The Song Remains the Same

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) gives advice when Erica and Darien (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Darien Sills-Evans) fear their marriage may be on the rocks after an argument.

  • 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 gives everyone food for thought when he preaches the benefits of healthy eating, though Hilton has his own ideas.

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

    Thursday's Child

    A foster child (Tavia Rivee Jefferson) tired of bouncing from home to home asks if she can live with Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) and her family. With Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad. Guest star: Frank McCourt.

  • 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 tries to help an old classmate he unexpectedly discovered living on the street by tracking down his family.

  • 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 interviews Ruth for a school project and finds that she has been holding out on some heroic information.

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

    Raising Paranoia

    Griffin, Erica and Darien (Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Darien Sills-Evans) hold an intervention for a drug-addicted friend (guest star David Eigenberg) in deep denial.

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

    To Catch a Thief

    Hilton draws on his love of Hitchcock to convince the police that he was just an innocent bystander during a bank robbery.

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

    Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf

    Mother-daughter rivalry gets out of hand when Ruth and Erica become rivals on the golf course and in the kitchen.

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

    The Hilton Hilton NTP

    A fight between Darien and Erica (Darien Sills-Evans, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) spills over into one between Hilton and Ruth (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad).

  • 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 (Phylicia Rashad, Madeline Kahn) buy the neighboring bookstore to keep a fried chicken franchise from moving in. Guest star: Chip Zien.

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

    The Parent Trap

    Erica tries to get the parent of a student immersed in a violent world of video games and television to take an interest in their son.

  • 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 neighborhood woman is convinced that Hilton is her husband, prompting Ruth, Doug and Erica to look into her past.

  • 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

    Hilton finds himself handing out cash to the caterer, the minister and everyone else on Erica's wedding day.

  • 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

    Hilton recounts joining the Navy and learning that his friends were making advances toward Ruth; Griffin's girlfriend visits a millionaire's convention.

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

    He Who Hesitates Is Lucas

    Erica and Darien (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Darien Sills-Evans) announce their engagement but still expect to live in Hilton and Ruth's house. With Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad and guest star Kathy Ireland.

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

    The Vesey Method

    Griffin is assigned to teach science to a class of underprivileged students; Hilton stumbles into Dr. Becker's waiting room after his car breaks down.

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

    The Party's Over

    Hilton and Ruth (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad) try to find the person responsible for spiking the punch at a birthday party. With Jurnee Smollett.

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


    When Hilton's tightfisted friend Tim stages a rent strike against his landlord, he gets evicted and turns to Hilton.

  • 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

    Hilton tries to comfort Del after his daughter Jurnee reacts badly to his date with her strictest teacher.

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

    Ol' Betsy

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) gets a chance to play matchmaker by helping an old friend (guest star Ossie Davis) track down a long-lost love (guest star 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

    Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) wants to install a security system after Hilton's (Bill Cosby) CD player is stolen from their home. Guest star: Jade Yorker.

  • 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

    Hilton and Ruth (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad) discover that Del's (guest star Sinbad) seemingly perfect new girlfriend (guest star Khandi Alexander) has been lying about her past.

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

    This Old Friend

    An old Navy buddy (guest star Julius J. Carry III) repays his debts to Hilton (Bill Cosby), then proves he hasn't really changed.

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

    Turkey Day

    Hilton gets a crash course in sewing after betting Ruth that he can make Jurnee's Thanksgiving Day costume from scratch.

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

    Judgment Day

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) goes to court to fight a woman's bogus lawsuit against the Flower Cafe. Guest star: Kevin James.

  • 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

    Hilton is determined not to let a painful playground incident affect Jurnee for the rest of her life.

  • 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 (Phylicia Rashad) discovers Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) has been hiding all the gifts she has given her over the years. With Bill Cosby.

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

    Lucas Discordia

    Hilton is bewildered when Ruth icily rejects his gracious offer to drive her and Pauline into Manhattan.

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


    Hilton (Bill Cosby) is devastated when Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) and her latest boyfriend (guest star David Alan Grier) decide to end their relationship.

  • 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 sends Jurnee to Del when she asks him a complicated question about "the birds and the bees.".

  • 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 Lucas family tries to help Griffin (Doug E. Doug) woo the woman of his dreams (Ingrid Rogers) by arranging a special dinner. With Bill Cosby.

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

    On the Rocks

    The recent changes in Ruth and Hilton's (Phylicia Rashad, Bill Cosby) lives turn a minor tiff into a giant fight.

  • 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

    Hilton winds up in an accident that lands him in jail on the day of his big national television appearance.

  • 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's (Bill Cosby) quiet time at home ends up as a wild samba party winding through the streets of New York. Guest star: Priscilla Lopez.

  • 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 Hilton Lucases (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Two Hilton 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 (Phylicia Rashad) attends Hilton's (Bill Cosby) big tap-dance recital, unaware he hasn't been going to his lessons. Guest stars: Maurice Hines and Sheila E.

  • 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 (Bill Cosby, Doug E. Doug) take a flight with a deranged passenger (William Shatner) on board.

  • 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

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) becomes buddies with the uptight boyfriend (guest star Jim Dale) Pauline (Madeline Kahn) has just dumped.

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

    Older and Out

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) joins a softball team without knowing it's for gay men. With Phylicia Rashad. Guest stars: Joseph Bologna and Andre De Shields.

  • 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

    Griffin and Erica (Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) reluctantly agree to Hilton's strict house rules.

  • 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

    Hilton (Bill Cosby) gets a part-time job working on a television show featuring Erica's (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) childhood idol (guest star Tim Conway). Darryl M. Bell also guest stars.

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

    My Dinner With Methuselah

    Pauline's (Madeline Kahn) blind date with a dashing young man (Peter Jacobson) ends up being spent with a polite elderly man (Red Buttons).

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

    The Return of the Charlettes

    Ruth has a chance to sing with the successful band she left behind -- if she can only get out of bed.

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

    I'm OK, You're Hilton

    Hilton's (Bill Cosby) advice when he and Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) attend couples counseling causes more problems than it solves. Guest star: Tony Darrow.

  • 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) has to scramble to get tickets to a sold-out concert after promising Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) he would take her. Guest star: Jeffrey Osborne.

  • 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?

    A call to a radio talk show earns Hilton and Ruth (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad) a dinner invitation from the president. Guest star: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

  • 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

    Old sibling rivalry is rekindled when Hilton's (Bill Cosby) brother George (Roscoe Lee Browne) comes to town to accept an award.

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

    Guard Almighty

    Hilton is treated more like a doorman than a security guard while working at an upper-class apartment building.

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

    Basketball Story

    When Hilton (Bill Cosby) gets a shot at $1 million, relatives show up seeking handouts. Guest star: Penny Hardaway.

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

    No Nudes Is Good Nudes

    When the nude model (Shari Headly) from Hilton's (Bill Cosby) art class winds up at his house, he has to hide her from his wife (Phylicia Rashad).

  • 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 (Bill Cosby) is caught in a tangled web of deceit after lying about a need for brain surgery. With Phylicia Rashad and Madeline Kahn.

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

    The Best Little Antique Shop in Astoria

    Hilton finds himself in the middle of a sting operation while working at his new job in an antique shop.

  • 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's belief that he is getting a surprise party provides a brief respite from his feelings of being unappreciated.

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


    To fill his time, Hilton (Bill Cosby) agrees to baby-sit Erica's (T'Keyah Crystal Keymah) turtle, despite Ruth's (Phylicia Rashad) objections.