The Cosby Show: Season Five

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Title: The Cosby Show: Season Five
Year: 1988-1989
Network: NBC
Creators: Ed. Weinberger, Michael Leeson & Bill Cosby
Directors: Jay Sandrich, Tony Singletary, Carl Lauten, Chuck Vinson
Writers: Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott, John Markus, Janet Leahy, Mark St. Germain
Starring: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam
Music: Stu Gardner & Bill Cosby (theme); non-original music throughout the show
Episodes: 26, at c. 23 minutes
Synopsis: the day to day life of a large family in Brooklyn
How I saw it: any number of times on television; on video (rented from Netflix), over the past couple weeks
Subjective Rating: 8/10
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for cinematography) c. 3.3/4 (Very good).

For the most part the quality is about the same as seasons three and four. Except that where three and four have a couple episodes that stand out as bad, season five has a couple episodes that are among my favorites. It’s never quite as funny as the first two seasons, though, and there are plenty of sit-com cliches.


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