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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Bill Cosby Show' in the 1970s:

1970s Episode Guide for 'The Bill Cosby Show':

(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 14, 1969: The Fatal Phone Call
Season 1, episode 1
W: Dave Evans   D: Harvey Hart

With Vic Tayback (Calvin), John Hawker (Mack), Victor Millan (Detective #1), Craig Chuoy (Policeman #1), Jay Powell (Policeman #2).
Series premiere. While jogging around his neighborhood, Chet answers a phone in an outside booth and becomes involved in a garage mechanic's marital problem.

September 21, 1969: Lullaby And Goodnight
Season 1, episode 2
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Howard Morton (Lou Welk), Joseph V. Perry (Max Waltz), Richard Eastham (Lionel Schallert), Fleurette Carter (Rona Williams).
Chet is nominated as a consultant for the President's physical fitness program, but can't find the energy to serve when a barking dog robs him of sleep.

September 28, 1969: The Best Hook Shot In The World
Season 1, episode 3
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Harvey Hart

With Joyce Bulifant (Marsha Patterson), Gregory Gordon (Joey Howe), Richard R. Keefe (Larry Tompkins).
Chet is upset by a counselor's accusation that his "prejudice" against short basketball players has caused a boy to drop out of school.

October 5, 1969: A Girl Named Punkin
Season 1, episode 4
W: Ed Weinberger, Lou Shaw   D: Seymour Robbie

With Ketty Lester (Cathy), Arlyce Baker (Punkin), San Christopher (Helen McGinn).
Chet's romance with Cathy is interrupted by a settlement house child who refuses to speak.

October 12, 1969: Rules Is Rules
Season 1, episode 5
W: John Lamonte   D: Jay Sandrich

With Joyce Bulifant (Marsha Patterson), Fran Ryan (Mrs. Beal), Len Lesser (Supervisor), Johnnie Collins III (Student), Jimmy Witherspoon (Janitor), Marguerite Ray (Nurse).
Chet Kincaid raises his standard -- and quite a few eyebrows -- when he fights the battle of red tape to obtain a single basketball valve needle.

October 26, 1969: Let X Equal A Lousy Weekend
Season 1, episode 6
W: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw   D: Jay Sandrich

With Hilly Hicks (Eddie Tucker), Bill Zuckert (Phil), Ethelinn Block (Janet Spencer), Ron Foster (Mar. Madeo), Felix Nelson (Mr. Paskins), Glenn Dixon (Mr. Roman), Daniel F. Martin (Mr. Brizel).
Chet is assigned to substitute for an algebra teacher and alienates fellow faculty members when he boasts that math instruction is simple.

November 9, 1969: The Killer Instinct
Season 1, episode 8
W: Lee Karson   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Nehemiah Persoff (Mr. Byron), Robert Rockwell (Tom Bennett), Thom Brann (Mr. North), Johnny Mandell (Mr. Hunt), Bill Borsella (Danny Byron).
Chet Kincaid fears pressure from a crime syndicate when the father of a clumsy candidate for the football team takes a menacing interest in the selection of the players.

November 16, 1969: The Substitute
Season 1, episode 9
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Jay Sandrich

With Lee Weaver (Brian Kincaid), Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Gloria Calomee (Ellen Spangler), Sid McCoy (Mr. Langford), Donald Livingston (Roger Kincaid), Edward Crawford (Donald Kincaid), Carla Stephens (Rebecca Kincaid).
Chet's date with a delightful substitute teacher appears ill-fated when he's reminded of a previous commitment -- babysitting!

November 23, 1969: Brotherly Love
Season 1, episode 10
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Ralph Senensky

With Lee Weaver (Brian Kincaid), Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Fred Pinkard (Mr. Kincaid Sr.), Charlene Jones (Beverly Scott).
Chet's happy bachelor existence is disrupted when his brother comes to stay following a marital spat.

November 30, 1969: Going The Route
Season 1, episode 11
W: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso   D: Lee Philips

With Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Donald Livingston (Roger Kincaid), Dick Wilson (Mr. Jacobi), Olive Dunbar (Mrs. Jacobi), Marc Winters (Rudy), Bobby Johnson (Manny Modell).
Chet Kincaid unwillingly volunteers to deliver his ill nephew's paper route and finds hazards undreamed of in his regular job.

December 7, 1969: A Word From Our Sponsor
Season 1, episode 12
W: Marvin Kaplan   D: Sid McCoy

With Lee Weaver (Brian Kincaid), Alan Oppenheimer (Dwight McDevitt), Kathleen Freeman (Eloise Hardy), Mike Farrell (Al Socconis), Victor Izay (Fitzgerald), Michael Chase (Malcolm Owens).
Chet lands an assignment for a TV commercial and discovers that acting is not always easy as pie.

January 4, 1970: Growing, Growing, Grown
Season 1, episode 15
W: Ken Solms, Gail Parent   D: Ralph Senensky

With Lee Weaver (Brian Kincaid), Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Alice Nunn (Winona Fisk), Bryan O'Byrne (Leonard Lillibridge), Issa Arnal (Diane Taylor), Danny Llorens (Norman Botley).
A possibly beautiful romance seems destined for the dump when Chet's only mode of transportation to a school dance is his brother's garbage truck.

January 11, 1970: The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Season 1, episode 16
W: Stan Daniels   D: Coby Ruskin

With Henry Fonda (Mr. Richards), Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. Wochuk).
Coach Chet Kincaid is stranded overnight in an elevator with an English teacher and a cleaning woman.

January 18, 1970: Lover's Quarrel
Season 1, episode 17
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Moms Mabley (Aunt Edna), Mantan Moreland (Uncle Dewey), Arthur Adams (Phys Ed Instructor), Johnnie Collins III (Roy Woodward), Jean LaGuerra (Julie Allen), Alfred Dennis (Manager).
Chet is forced into second thoughts when he decides he's going to pursuade his aunt and uncle to halt their interminable bickering.

January 25, 1970: The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
Season 1, episode 18
W: Ed Weinberger, Steve Pritzker   D: Jay Sandrich

With George Spell (Raymond Carter), Stuart Nisbet (Vic Sherman), Robert Karnes (Mr. Roberts).
Coach Kincaid accepts a donation for new baseball uniforms along with a request that he try to counsel a youth with criminal tendencies.

February 1, 1970: The Gumball Incident
Season 1, episode 19
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Jay Sandrich

With Tom Bosley (Cookie Maharg), John Harmon (Mr. Gustaitis), Roy Glenn (Jailer), Dennis Cross (Policeman), Frederic Downs (Jude).
Accused of having broken gumball machine outside a grocery store, Chet puts his faith in the American judicial system.

February 8, 1970: Goodbye, Cruel World
Season 1, episode 20
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Stanley Z. Cherry

With Wally Cox (Wally Haverstraw), Alice Backes (Angela), Maria Val (Lily), Yuki Shimoda (Salesman).
Chet finds himself in the unfavorable role of adviser to a spurned lover who decides life is intolerable.

February 15, 1970: Driven To Distraction
Season 1, episode 21
W: Joseph Bonaduce, Betty Bonaduce   D: Coby Ruskin

With Marsha Kramer (Donna), Alex Clarke (Norman), James Milhollin (Mr. Harrison), Billy Bowles (Billy).
Chet learns the meaning of terror when he becomes a teacher of driver education for high school students.

March 1, 1970: The Blind Date
Season 1, episode 22
W: Warren S. Murray   D: Ralph Senensky

With Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Cicely Tyson (Mildred Hermosa), Gail Cameron (DiDi).
Grudgingly agreeing to a blind date, Chet meets the girl of his dreams.

March 8, 1970: How You Play The Game
Season 1, episode 23
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Dane Clark (Dave Baxter), Marlene Clark (Vicki Himbrough), Tony De Costa (Gene Terrell), Stuffy Singer (Garrett Winslow).
A handball expert gives Coach Kincaid a good chance to live up to his own advice about being a good loser.

March 22, 1970: The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson
Season 1, episode 24
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Bill Cosby

With Lou Gossett Jr. (Hurricane Smith), Don Pedro Colley (Big Bronson), Lloyd Kino (Postman), Benny Baker (Mr. Apollo).
Chet Kincaid fears physical injury when an old high school enemy writes he's going to visit Chet.

March 29, 1970: This Mouth Is Rated X
Season 1, episode 25
W: Ed Weinberger, Martin Ragaway   D: R. Robert Rosenbaum

With Joyce Bulifant (Marsha Patterson), Robert Burton (Bob Nicholson), Bobo Lewis (Mrs. Nicholson), Carol Green (Gail Snyder).
Chet is sent scrambling for a solution to an epidemic of bad language which has infected his basketball team.

April 5, 1970: Really Cool
Season 1, episode 26
W: Ed Weinberger, Bill Cosby   D: Melvin Van Peebles

With Robert Rockwell (Tom Bennett), Sid McCoy (Mr. Langford), Bobby Diamond (Harvey Sanderson), Olga James (Gail Hathaway), Willie Harris (Boxer).
An interview for the school paper about his athletic career puts Chet in an embarrassing position.

September 13, 1970: Anytime You're Ready, C.K.
Season 2, episode 1
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Gordon Hoban (Alex), Eldon Quick (Greg Samuelson), Glen Capers (Stan), Alberto Isaac (Alberto), Alex Clarke (Bert), Mark Malmborg (Ron).
Series returns for its second year. Coach Chet Kincaid helps an injured football player find a new interest to keep him from dropping out.

September 20, 1970: Open House
Season 2, episode 2
W: Roland Wolpert   D: Jay Sandrich

With Richard X. Slattery (Mr. Perry), Barbara Perry (Mrs. Perry), Kip King (Wes), Paul Comi (Fred Thompson), Nancy Jeris (Jo Thompson).
Chet agrees to help his friend Wes, a teacher and part-time real estate broker, sell a house. Chet winds up saving a marriage but losing a deal.

September 27, 1970: Is There A Doctor In The Hospital?
Season 2, episode 3
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Miguel Monsalve (Jimmy Sierra), Billy Sands (Porter), Gregory Sierra (Mr. Sierra), Woodrow Parfrey (Dr. Moore), Med Flory (Doctor), James Hong (Doctor), Shirley Melline (Nurse), Arthur Adams (Ralph Shea).
Hospitalized by a back injury, Chet finds it difficult to get the attention of a doctor until a plucky fellow patient shows him the trick.

October 4, 1970: There Must Be A Party
Season 2, episode 4
W: Gary Belkin   D: Jay Sandrich

With Ta-Tanisha (Georgianna Jones), Beah Richards (Rose Kincaid), Hilly Hicks (Bob), Vonetta McGee (Ruth), Vince Howard (Fred), David Carson (Billy).
Chet draws on a wry example from his own experience to prove to a girl student that she shouldn't set her heart on winning a movie contest. However, he doesn't prove totally successful.

October 11, 1970: The Old Man Of 4-C
Season 2, episode 5
W: Ernest Kinoy   D: Jay Sandrich

With Will Geer (Mr. Kane), Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Patterson), Ellen Corby (Mrs. Hilberman), Aldine King (Phyllis).
Chet befriends an aged neighbor and finds that more and more of his leisure hours are being occupied by the old fellow.

October 18, 1970: The Lincoln Letter
Season 2, episode 6
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Sid McCoy

With Rupert Crosse (Felix E. LeBlanc), Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Patterson), Isabel Sanford (Aunt Bertha), Beah Richards (Chet's Mom), Lee Weaver (Brian), Olga James (Verna), Laurence Haddon (Salesman), John Zaremba (Jordan Ellingsworth), Jerry Fujikawa (Teacher), Stanley Bennett Clay (Kid).
Chet has dreams of fast cars and luxury when he learns he's an heir to a letter supposedly written by Abraham Lincoln to a distant relation.

October 25, 1970: The Runaways
Season 2, episode 7
W: Dorothy Cooper   D: Bill Cosby

With George Spell (Raymond), Lynn Hamilton (Mrs. Carter), James Westerfield (Old Man), Gloria Hill (Waitress).
Chet Kincaid proposes to return a young runaway, but finds it is not as easy as he thought it would be.

November 1, 1970: The Artist
Season 2, episode 8
W: Dorothy Cooper   D: Ivan Dixon

With Janet McLachlan (Laura Randall), Michael Ansara (Fletcher Rodenberry), James Bradley Jr. (Peter), Lloyd Kino (Judge).
Chet is called on to resolve a young painter's inability to complete an art project.

November 8, 1970: March Of The Antelopes
Season 2, episode 9
W: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw   D: Coby Ruskin

With Olan Soule (Alan), Radames Pera (Bob Fullerton), Beulah Quo (Mrs. Rogers), David Choi (Harold Rogers), Gerald Edwards (Rudy Hammersmith), Jim Pete (Ducky Lynch), Jonathan Parfrey (Jimmy Lawrence), Barry Cahill (Bus Driver), Tom Moses (Dispatcher).
Chet volunteers to become unofficial scoutmaster for a camping trip that can't seem to get off or on the ground.

November 15, 1970: The Deluge (1)
Season 2, episode 10
W: Stanley Greenberg   D: Coby Ruskin

With Gloria Foster (Dolores Winters), Parley Baer (Tyler), Paul Jackson (Harold Winters), Jill Haney (Carolyn Winters).
An emergency finds teacher Kincaid caught between two uncontrollable forces of nature -- expected arrival of a baby and a torrential storm.

November 22, 1970: The Deluge (2)
Season 2, episode 11
W: Stanley Greenberg   D: Coby Ruskin

With Gloria Foster (Dolores Winters), Parley Baer (Tyler), Paul Jackson (Harold Winters), Jill Haney (Carolyn Winters), Charles Shull (Policeman), Jeff Burton (George Harris).
Chet helps an expectant mother deliver her child.

December 13, 1970: Swann's Way
Season 2, episode 12
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Jay Sandrich

With Don Knotts (Leo Swann), Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Patterson), John Amos (Salesman).
A friendly repossessor is after a television set that Chet Kincaid buys and refuses to pay for when it breaks down.

December 20, 1970: The Poet
Season 2, episode 13
W: Art Wallace   D: Ivan Dixon

With Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Patterson), Mark Hamill (Henry), Jerry Fujikawa (Gentry), William Wintersole (Mr. Halprin), Rc Carrott (Johnny), Isabel Cooley (Miss Richards), George Jacobs (Wallace).
Chet learns the meaning of poetic justice when he tries to encourage a budding poet who fears ridicule from his classmates.

December 27, 1970: Teacher Of The Year
Season 2, episode 14
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Coby Ruskin

With Joyce Bulifant (Marsha Peterson), William Wintersole (Mr. Halperin), Margueritte Ray (Miss O'Connell), Jerome Guardino (Mr. LaRosa), Jay Adler (Mr. Abrams), Dick Balduzzi (Mr. Green), E.A. Sirianni (Mr. Harrison), Helen Funai (Miss Hillard), Stanley Bennett Clay (Anderson), Dale Ishimoto (Mr. Shimura).
Chet goes all out when he receives the nomination of "Teacher of the Year" from students and faculty, but then it appears the ceremony will lead to embarrassment for him.

January 3, 1971: To Each According To His Appetite
Season 2, episode 15
W: Bob Garland   D: Jay Sandrich

With Hilly Hicks (Eddie Tucker), Joyce Bulifant (Marsha Patterson), Dick Balduzzi (Mr. Green), Beulah Quo (Teacher), Ed Begley Jr. (Student), Mwako Cumbaka (Student), Bill Henderson (Teacher), Barbara Clarke Chisolm (Miss Simms), Oscar DeGruy (Watson).
Chet steps in to arbitrate student grievances and winds up with a sit-in at his apartment.

January 10, 1971: Viva Ortega
Season 2, episode 16
W: Sandy Baron, Treva Silverman, Oliver Wolcott   D: Luther James

With Joaquin Martinez (Ortega), Frank Campanella (Mr. Lombardi), Marcus Hemphill (Phil), Eunice Suarez (Catalina Ortega), Ref Sanchez (Hector).
Chet goes out of his way to help an immigrant pass his citizenship test only to be accused by the man of conniving with the examiner to make the test too easy.

January 17, 1971: The Miraculous Martin
Season 2, episode 17
W: Bob Garland   D: Coby Ruskin

With Dick Van Dyke (Miraculous Martin), Mary Frann (Louise), Louis Quinn (Louie Cutler), Bill Smillie (Minister), Edward Crawford (Rodger), Danny Rees (Juggler).
A tippling down-on-his-luck magician persuades Chet to join his act temporarily -- and to pinch-hit as best man at his wedding.

January 24, 1971: The Sesame Street Rumble
Season 2, episode 18
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Bill Cosby

With Kelvin Cosby (Davey), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (Bob), Bill Russell (Teacher), Dick Balduzzi (Teacher), Lee Weaver (Brian Kincaid), Hazel Medina (Davey's Mother), Jerry Fujikawa (Teacher), Don Elson (Teacher).
Chet is faced with 14 anxious football fans, a broken down TV set and a 5-year-old neighbor who insists on watching Sesame Street.

January 31, 1971: The Generation Gap
Season 2, episode 19
W: Art Wallace   D: Jay Sandrich

With Beah Richards (Rose Kincaid), Fred Pinkard (Pop), Consuela Neal (Sheila), Kathy McKee (Margo), Helby Ziroe (Eloise), Charles Lampkin (Harold Morgan), Royce Wallace (Frances Morgan).
Chet invites his father for a visit only to discover that, despite a close bond, there's a large generation gap.

February 7, 1971: Tobacco Road
Season 2, episode 20
W: Ed Weinberger   D: Coby Ruskin

With Herb Edelman (Mr. Maher), Donald Ein (Swedish Man).
Chet sets out to help his friend break his nicotine habit but a party -- and hypnosis -- backfires.

February 14, 1971: A Dirty Business
Season 2, episode 21
W: John D.F. Black   D: Coby Ruskin

With Darrell Larson (Chuck), Kip King (Sam Cutter), Mary Treen (Mrs. Drucker), Larry McCormick (Fred Shour), Alberto Isaac (Alberto).
Chet Kincaid, in an effort to save his track team from utter defeat, sets out to sign up a fast student athlete. Complications develop when the young man desires only anonymity for his future profession as a spy.

February 21, 1971: The Barber Shop
Season 2, episode 22
W: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw   D: Coby Ruskin

With Isabel Sanford (Autn Bertha), Antonio Fargas (J.J.), Arthur French (Cartons), Jay Montgomery (Rudy), Joshua Bryant (Mr. Thomas), Heather McCoy (Mrs. Thomas), Mwako Cumbaka (Man).
A barbershop challenge leaves Chet with a broken windshield and a young cousin with half a haircut that Chet must finish.

February 28, 1971: The Power Of A Tree
Season 2, episode 23
W: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw   D: Ivan Dixon

With Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. Wochuk), Byron Morrow (Wilson Ingersall), Nathaniel Taylor (Bob Steffen), Pat Morita (Tree Surgeon), Penelope Gillette (Secretary).
A community-minded lady enlists Chet's support in her fight to save a young tree she has planted at a construction site.

March 7, 1971: The Green-Eyed Monster
Season 2, episode 24
W: Michael Elias, Frank Shaw   D: Coby Ruskin

With Kim Weston (Gloria Ruskin), Otis Day (Douglas), Dorothy Meyer (Gloria's Mother), Penny Antine (Miss Elkins), Paul Bradley (Maitre'D), Carl Byrd (Dr. Mal Stuart).
Chet's active imagination plays havoc with his romance with teacher Gloria Ruskin.

March 14, 1971: The Long Road Back
Season 2, episode 25
W: Art Wallace   D: Coby Ruskin

With John Marley (John Sloan), Jack Naughton (Charles), Helena Hatcher (Mrs. Dixon), Peter Halton (Tony), Jim Pete (Marty).
Chet reluctantly becomes involved in a strange effort to help a wealthy eccentric re-create his childhood.

March 21, 1971: The Saturday Game
Season 2, episode 26
W: Art Wallace   D: Allan Sherman

With Milton Selzer (Kurawitz), Barry Miller (Harry), Vincent Van Patten (Jimmy), Stella Garcia (Miss Garcia), Craig Jue (Billy), Pepe Brown (Frank).
Young Harry Kurawitz joins Chet's community baseball team and is forced into a decision of conscience. The team plays on Saturdays, a day which is committed to his faith and his father. (Last show of the series.)

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