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First Aired: September 16th, 1996
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Air Time: Monday, 08:00 PM
Network: CBS
Summary: Bill Cosby stars as Hilton Lucas, a former airline worker forced into early retirement after a mass layoff. Other characters in this CBS sitcom include Hilton's wife Ruth, his daughter Erica and family friends Griffin and Pauline.
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# of Episodes: 96
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Season 4
Episode 1: My Spy
Air Date: September 29th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton falls asleep during an ""I Spy"" marathon. He dreams that he and his old partner Kelly Robinson have been put on a new case in Hong Kong. However, Erica keeps interrupting Hilton's dream to discuss her wedding preparations. The rest of the cast play parts in the dream.
Episode 2: The Wedding
Air Date: October 6th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton has to pay the wedding organizers for their services as Erica's wedding nears, but Ruth is more concerned with why the bride isn't falling apart yet.
Episode 3: Book 'Em, Griff O
Air Date: October 13rd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton urges Griffin to do something to replace his school's outdated textbooks, and Drica and Darien return from their honeymoon.
Episode 4: Lucas Apocalypse
Air Date: October 20th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: When Griffin tries to prepare for Y2K by installing a generator, he causes a premature blackout for the entire neighborhood.
Episode 5: A Teacher's Life
Air Date: October 27th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Getting through a typical day is hard enough, but it becomes an ordeal for Griffin when everyone demands his time on the day he is preparing for a date with a beautful flight attendant.
Episode 6: There's Something About Hilton
Air Date: November 3rd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: A strange woman comes to the shop under the impression that Hilton is her husband, Charlie.
Episode 7: Superstar, Part 1
Air Date: November 17th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Griffin has a dream in which teachers are given the same elite status & salary as professional athletes or actors.
Episode 8: Superstar, Part 2
Air Date: November 24th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Episode 9: The Parent Trap
Air Date: December 15th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Erica visits a student's home to get his mother more involved in his education.
Episode 10: One for the Books
Air Date: December 22nd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Ruth and Pauline try to help save a friend's failing bookstore by annexing it to the Flower Cafe.
Episode 11: Loving Madeline
Air Date: December 29th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: The cast presents a heartfelt tribute to Madeline Kahn, with clips highlighting her character Pauline.
Episode 12: The Hilton Hilton
Air Date: January 14th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Darien's late arrival to an important family dinner causes a fight between Hilton and Ruth.
Episode 13: Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf
Air Date: January 21st, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: When Ruth teaches Erica how to play golf, a rivalry begins between the two women that even extends to cooking.
Episode 14: To Catch a Thief
Air Date: January 28th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton finds himself in the middle of a Bank Heist.
Episode 15: Raising Paranoia
Air Date: March 3rd, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Griffin, Erica and Darien try to convince a drug-addicted friend to enter rehab.
Episode 16: It's a Wonderful Wife
Air Date: March 10th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: For a school paper, Keisha discovers intriqing facts about Ruth's past.
Episode 17: Perfect Valentine
Air Date: March 31st, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Griffin's inablity to deal with the return of his estranged father, who abandoned him 15 years earlier, causes problems in his relationship with Rebecca.
Episode 18: A Pair of Threes Beats a Flush Every Time
Air Date: April 7th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton discovers that a former high school buddy is now homeless.
Episode 19: Thursday's Child
Air Date: April 14th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: A foster child in Erica's class wants to move in with the Lucases.
Episode 20: Kids Eat the Darndest Things
Air Date: April 14th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Griffin tries to encourage both his students and the Lucases to eat healthier foods.
Episode 21: A Long Night's Journey
Air Date: April 21st, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton suffers from insomnia for several days, falling asleep during the day at inopertune moments, causing Erica and Ruth embarassment. When Hilton refuses to attend a sleep clinic, Griffin offers to set up a video camera in the Lucas' bedroom to record the night's activity to find the cause of Hilton's sleeplessness. The next morning, when the family gathers to watch the tape, no one is more surprised than Ruth to see that it's her snoring and kicking Hilton in her sleep that keeps him awake.
Episode 22: The Song Remains the Same
Air Date: April 28th, 2000, 08:00 PM
Summary: Hilton passes his advice along to Erica and Darien on how to keep the romance alive in marriage.