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Der New Yorker Gynäkologe Cliff Huxtable zieht mit seiner Frau Claire fünf Kinder, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein können, groß. Dabei kommt es zu kleineren und größen Auseinandersetzungen - innerhalb und außerhalb der Familie. Die Bill Cosby Show (Originaltitel: The Cosby Show) ist eine US-amerikanische Sitcom, die von 19auf dem Sender NBC ausgestrahlt wurde. Die Bill Cosby-Show: In der erfolgreichsten US-Sitcom der er Jahre spielt Kult-Komiker Bill Cosby den gut situierten New Yorker Gynäkologen Cliff. darknesspublishing.se - Kaufen Sie The Cosby Show - Die Komplett-Box (32 Discs) günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden. Die "Bill Cosby Show" erlebte im Kosmos der TV-Rezeption einen beispiellosen Auf- und Abstieg: Vom gefeierten Kult der 80er-Jahre zum Missbrauchsskandal.

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The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York.

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage. A close-knit group of six friends get through their teens together while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships, and duties to the family.

A widowed broadcaster raises his three daughters with assistance from his rock'n'roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

The Cunningham family live through the s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Based on the standup comedy of Bill Cosby, the show focused on his observations of family life. Although based on comedy, the series also addresses some more serious topics, such as learning disabilities and teen pregnancy.

Written by Jwelch I grew up with a crush on Clair, Sandra and Denise who didn't like Denise? I really loved the ways that Cliff Huxtable dealt with the kids and I am sure that many parents across America ventured to be more like him and deal with their kids as he did although it would be nice if we could.

The best thing about the show was that while it did show a well-off black family, it was not preachy about the plight of blacks and was woven gently into the plots with humor, with humor you can remember it a lot easier than if someone just preached it at you.

It was a vehicle that did in fact continue the "movin' on up" legacy that shows like The Jeffersons and Good Times started but most of all making it about family life and how parents and children relate to each other thus, making it timeless.

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Also, Theo and Cockroach contemplate shaving their heads so they can appear in a new hot music video. The college, which Denise now attends, is paying tribute to President Zachariah J.

Haynes on the occasion of his retirement. Guest stars : Joe Seneca and Gloria Foster. This season's opening sequence features the cast dancing to a vocal jazz rendition of the theme performed by Bobby McFerrin.

Bill Cosby is seen at the end of the credits dancing to the music as the producer credits appear and at the end, he quickly turns his head, takes off his top hat and looks into the camera before the sequence cuts to black.

Unlike the first three seasons, the opening credits featured the cast wearing some formal s-style clothing with Cosby wearing a top hat and tails, Tempestt Bledsoe wearing a Navy uniform similar to what performers would wear when performing to the troops in the USO.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner wore a business suit and is seen looking at his watch then starts tapping his feet, etc. Geoffrey Owens Elvin Tibideaux is introduced to the regular cast by Cosby leading him into Sabrina LeBeauf's credit scene, symbolizing Heathcliff Huxtable "giving away" his daughter Sondra to her new husband.

Before the producer credits appear, Cosby is briefly seen holding a picture of Lisa Bonet Denise. Bonet does not appear as a regular this season, having departed for the spinoff series, A Different World.

Sondra and Elvin shock Cliff and Clair when they return from their honeymoon camping trip with a surprising announcement.

The newlyweds have decided to give up their respective career paths to open a camping store in Brooklyn.

Theo is on the hot seat when he comes home late from a cross-country meet and makes the Huxtable family miss the opening curtain of Vanessa's school play.

Cliff and Clair suspect that Theo is not telling the whole truth about his tardiness, so a Huxtable family court is convened, with Vanessa as the judge, Clair as the prosecutor, Cockroach as Theo's defense attorney, Rudy, Kenny and Peter as the jury, and Cliff as the bailiff When a neighbor asks Cliff to return his prized power drill, Cliff promises to return it later that day.

But Cliff then spends the day frantically searching the house, realizing he has no idea where he put the drill. Also, Theo and Vanessa help Rudy prepare a haunted house for her Halloween party.

Also, Denise visits for the weekend, and Cliff insists upon barbecuing, even though it is freezing outside. Cliff and his father, Russell, pay a visit to the Huxtables' neighbor, Mrs.

Hickson Eileen Heckart. Also, Sondra and Elvin have an unusual promotional idea for their wilderness store. The Huxtable family goes to the mall to cheer Clair's entry in a winter squash contest.

Cliff encourages Theo, Vanessa and Rudy to support their mother's accomplishments, but they see a visit to the mall as a chance to pursue their own interests.

And while they're supposed to be looking after their younger sister, Theo and Vanessa become distracted and Rudy is soon lost in the mall.

Guest stars : Louis Nye as a rival entrant. When Clair gives Theo a pair of tickets to the taping of a television dance show, he invites Cockroach to go with him.

But later he must make a difficult decision when only one of them can be admitted to the studio. Meanwhile, confronted with the realization that he is the only Huxtable who does not know "new math," Cliff agrees to take lessons from Vanessa.

Cliff has his hands full when he takes Rudy and her friends to see a vaudeville show and none of the kids find the performers very funny.

Clair is afraid Cliff will embarrass her at her book club meeting by pretending he read the book being discussed. Cliff insists he will finish the book on time, but Clair thinks he will try to fake his way through.

The air is thick with competition as Cliff and his friend James Harmon go head to head in Petanque , a French outdoor bowling game. Clair and Nicole Harmon laugh over their husband's competitiveness, but the men take the competition very seriously.

When Clair's friend, Dyan, fears her marriage is in trouble, she goes to Clair for help. Meanwhile, Cliff takes a mini-vacation at home.

Theo Huxtable and his friends are determined to treat their dates to the best prom night money can buy. Meanwhile, at home, Vanessa and Rudy help Cliff give Clair the prom she never had.

The opening sequence in this season features the cast in Caribbean-style clothing dancing on a veranda to an orchestral version of Kiss Me arranged by James DePreist , and performed by the Oregon Symphony Orchestra.

This opening credit sequence, choreographed by Geoffrey Holder , is the only one during the series' entire run that featured the whole cast dancing together.

The first seven episodes feature a closing theme version of this orchestration. This version is identical to the one used to open the show.

Cliff follows up his "lost weekend" food binge with a day of emergency fasting for his annual blood test and physical.

Despite his yeoman performance on the treadmill, the results indicate that his overindulgence in hoagies, chocolate soda and strawberry cheesecake must cease.

Meanwhile, Denise is not fazed in the least by her firing from the record company. She picks herself up, dusts herself off, orders a large cheese pie — and then gets hired on as a waitress in the pizza parlor.

Vanessa falls victim to a rumor circulating around school that her boyfriend Roy has broken off their romance. Rudy offers Vanessa some sisterly advice: be really tough, remember that the woman is the boss and do not forget to tell him off!

As her anxiety builds and her confidence deteriorates, Vanessa becomes increasingly clumsy, much to the chagrin of everyone in her path.

Meanwhile, Denise's prospective employer, a photojournalist who is preparing a book on the pygmy tribes, persuades Cliff and Clair to allow Denise to accompany her to Africa.

Bedlam erupts in the Huxtable kitchen when Sondra goes into labor. In his confusion, Elvin drives off to the hospital without her.

When he and Sondra drive to the Hospital , Sondra is forced to drive the car. Everyone gathers in the hospital waiting room to hear the surprise news — Sondra has delivered twins!

Named Winnie and Nelson. Also, Elvin will be going back to medical school. Meanwhile on the Huxtable's residence, Theo has second thoughts about his girlfriend, Justine, when he meets Julia, the beautiful co-ed who is dating his friend Howard.

When Cliff and Clair returned home, she is trying to figure out what a " Grandma " is. Also, they enjoy the Spaghetti and meatballs, cooked by Theo and Howard.

Clair hopes an exercise instructor, known as "The Bonecrusher", will help her fit into her new evening gown. Clair throws herself into the workouts, but her efforts are undermined by a mischievous Cliff.

It seems he is so upset that she has not told him about her plan to lose five pounds in a week that he will pull every underhanded trick in his book to "test" her willpower — including the ultimate temptation: guacamole and corn chips.

Babymania grips the Huxtable household, with Elvin videotaping every waking moment of his children's lives. It turns out that Elvin can't stop to shoot a video.

When Russell shows up with eight tickets to a Michael Jackson concert, Sondra convinces the paranoid papa that it is okay to leave the twins with "strangers" like Clair and Cliff for a few hours.

Clair gets called away suddenly on a case, leaving Cliff to act as sole baby-sitter. Eventually, caring for two infants takes its toll, and Clair returns to find three slumbering cherubs in the living room.

Clair's television career gets off to a rousing start when she is invited to be a guest panelist on a Sunday morning current events talk show.

She is a big hit with the producers, but cannot stand the three insufferable chauvinists on the panel with her.

Meanwhile, poor Cliff is suffering prewithdrawal pains; Clair has purchased a beautiful new sofa for the living room and his favorite old sofa and chair are to be banished from the house.

In a moving finale, Cliff bids a sentimental farewell to his "old friends". Cliff and Clair take a well-earned break from kids and chores, depositing Rudy at Grandma's, dropping Vanessa at a friend's house and heading for the Poconos.

That leaves Theo alone in the house for the weekend. When his friends hear about it, they organized a party. But, somehow, the "intimate gathering" of close friends turns into an open house for hundreds, most of them strangers.

The house is soon trashed, leaving Theo to face the wrath of Cliff, who wonders why there is "no place in America to get rid of your kid".

Cliff tracks down the only living relative of his unmarried patient, who is about to deliver her first child. Her grandfather, a year-old former boxer named Ray Palomino is reluctant to get involved because he is afraid that his secret of being illiterate will be discovered.

But thanks to an emotional delivery room meeting with his lovely granddaughter, some prodding from Cliff and a waiting room encounter with a retired English teacher who offers to coach him, the ex-fighter vows to make a "comeback".

Time marches on, but some things never change. Cliff rents his favorite children's movies for Rudy's party, but Rudy prefers more contemporary titles.

Rudy patiently explains the facts of life, "It's a New Age. Dad — get with it! Crafty Cliff agrees, knowing full well that Rudy's enthusiasm for staying awake all night will wane in a week.

She actually lasts four days, but not without first seeing and borrowing hard-boiled dialogue from every late night s gangster movie on the tube.

Theo wants the freedom to date other women, but when his girlfriend Justine shows up at the college hangout with another guy, Theo's attitude turns her off.

He tries turning to a voodoo expert, Dr. Lotus, for help in removing Scott from the picture, but he cannot afford the doctor's hefty fee.

When Theo asks Dad for the money, Cliff has a much better and cheaper idea. He applies an old and unbelievably messy Huxtable family concoction to Theo's hands and face that is guaranteed to get Justine back — and teach Theo a valuable lesson.

Cliff proudly introduces Elvin and Theo to his former basketball coach. The boys ask the coach why Cliff is so "sour on basketball. Also, Rudy and Vanessa admire an athletic Cliff in an old photo album and Cliff and Clair reminisce about his "glory days".

When Rudy interferes with Theo and Justine's chocolate mousse -making in the kitchen, Theo complains to Cliff that they are constantly being interrupted and are never alone.

Cliff suggests that Theo take Justine to a long foreign film with subtitles if he really wants to be alone with her. When they cannot find one, Justine decides to work to pick up extra money and Theo agrees to help a beautiful drama student rehearse a play.

But he gets carried away during a love scene and Justine breaks off their romance. Cliff advises Theo to beg, plead and then "go to the next level" if he wants to get her back.

But even Theo's howling like a dog and groveling at her feet fails to change Justine's mind. The kids launch Clair's 46th birthday with a candle in her morning grapefruit and a litany of references to how good she "still" looks.

Cliff continues the assault with a description of how 50 is "right around the corner" and with a big sign that wishes her an oops "Happy 64th Birthday.

The final indignity: Cliff tempts her to abandon her diet for not one but three calorie-laden whipped cream cakes.

Overwhelmed at last, Clair plunges hungrily into one of the cakes — without a fork! When Theo's friend Denny finds an expensive watch on the street, Theo and the gang suggest he give it to Jade, his new high-class girlfriend, to impress her.

It works like a charm until the police show up and reveal that the watch was stolen days earlier. When Jade refuses to give up this "symbol of Denny's love," the police haul her into the station for questioning.

Denny is forced to admit that he found the watch and Jade dumps him so Denny, Theo and the gang find themselves dateless on Saturday night.

They take refuge in the Huxtable basement, pretending to be having a good time without their women, until Cliff's rambling non-sequiturs finally drive them out into the night.

In the opening sequence for seasons 6 and 7, the cast danced on a stage with a backdrop that displayed the marquee of the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

A classical jazz arrangement of "Kiss Me," featuring Craig Handy on saxophone , was used for the theme, which sounds similar to " Shotgun " by Junior Walker and the All-Stars.

When the credits end, instead of looking at the camera, Cosby walks off the stage and comments, "This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!

Denise surprises Cliff and Clair by returning home a week early from Africa. But even more surprising — she brings with her a new husband, naval officer Martin Kendall, and his 3-year-old daughter, Olivia.

In typical Denise style, she not only neglected to tell her parents about her marriage, she never even told them about Martin's existence!

And it does not take Cliff long to figure out where the newlyweds will be living until Martin's naval housing is approved — the Huxtable Inn, of course.

Cliff's story about how he and his roommates cleaned their floors in college inspires Theo and his buddies to strap soapy sponges to their butts and slide across the kitchen floor.

Unfortunately, their landlord who lives directly beneath them is not amused by their ingenuity — he is too busy cleaning up the water damage!

Theo and his friends are evicted , spurring Cliff into immediate action to have them reinstated lest Theo be forced to return to the Huxtable's already overflowing abode.

Vanessa and her girlfriends are asking for trouble when they play the alphabet game with a bottle of bourbon.

Vanessa chug-a-lugs her way to a miserable night of sickness and through a nasty hangover the next day. But Cliff and Clair decide to hammer the lesson home even further.

They devise an alphabet game of their own that includes Rudy, four shot glasses, a bottle of booze really tea and a confused and extremely reluctant Vanessa.

Even after raising three daughters, Cliff's in over his head when Rudy reports her first "boy trouble.

But his friends taunt him about it, so he treats Rudy badly to quiet them. Clarence and Rudy's relationship quickly deteriorates from a love match to teasing, name-calling and a knock-down, drag-out fight.

Cliff tries to give Rudy his facts-of-life speech the one about boys being like helicopters and girls being like geraniums.

But at the school dance, the wise Mrs. McGee pairs Rudy and Clarence and they mend fences all on their own. Guest star : Elaine Stritch.

Cliff's ingestion of a sausage hero immediately before bedtime brings on a dream in which spores contaminate the U. Theo, the only unwed mother-to-be, soon joins them.

They commiserate and console each other, but their solace is short-lived. Contractions send them all to the hospital and into the most bizarre delivery room.

Cliff's late-night eating habits finally bite back, with a vengeance! His nightmare is filled with such Muppet characters as overstuffed talking sandwiches, back-talking refrigerator denizens and a bloodthirsty mob of creatures in the operating theater of Cliff's hospital.

It seems that Cliff is scheduled to perform a delicate operation for their viewing pleasure, but he somehow winds up on the table as the patient, before waking up safe and sound in his own bed.

Theo and Justine take a big step without telling either set of parents, and it all comes out, literally, in the wash.

When Cliff finds Justine's undergarments in Theo's wash load, Theo comes clean and admits that he and Justine have been living together ever since her roommate moved out.

When Cliff and Clair refuse to support him unless he returns to his own apartment, Theo takes a bold and defiant stand.

But level-headed Justine brings reality back into focus for Theo, and together they make a wise decision for their future.

Vanessa and her girlfriends display extraordinarily bad judgment when they lie and deceive their way into borrowing a car and making a trip to Baltimore to see a rock concert behind their parents' backs.

The journey is disastrous: the car is stolen, a con artist cheats them out of their concert tickets and a pickpocket takes all their travel money.

But all pales in comparison to the reception that awaits Vanessa upon her return home — Hurricane Clair strikes with all the fury of a mother enraged.

Meanwhile, Olivia tries to impress Cliff with some jokes. Denise applies to a local college, only to be told that her Hillman credits will not be accepted.

She will have to enter as a freshman and need a tutor. She bemoans the fact that they will not give her credit for her "life experiences" — such as marriage and living at home with her parents.

Always on the lookout for a shortcut to success, Denise is enthused when she hears Olivia's teacher using rap music to teach the children to count.

But she is deflated again when she volunteers to become the teacher's apprentice and is turned down because she is without a college degree.

Guest stars : Max Roach and Suzzanne Douglass. Olivia cannot understand why she must go to church when God obviously wants her to go to the zoo with her friend.

But after spending some time with Cliff's visiting great aunt Gramtee Minnie Gentry , Olivia decides that she would rather take part in the family's togetherness in church the next day.

Mavis Staples leads the choir and church in a rousing song. Cliff and Clair look forward to reclaiming the house as another school year begins.

Cliff pushes Vanessa out the door on her way to college, then rushes Rudy off to school. But Rudy's afraid that her prepubescent body will not measure up with the other sixth-graders.

As Denise voices fears that Olivia's first day of pre-school will be traumatic, Olivia blithely announces "point me in the direction of that school and I'm outta here!

Theo's plan to hire a stripper for brother-in-law Martin's belated bachelor party sets off sparks in the Huxtable house and ignites a full-blown battle of the sexes.

While the men consider the striptease "traditional," the women call it "archaic, demeaning and stupid.

But by the time the battle wanes and the smoke clears, its participants are lovey-dovey again. Is it the influence of reason or, as Cliff claims, the secret ingredient in his barbecue sauce?

Clair's teenage cousin Pam Tucker moves into the Huxtable home, triggering a period of adjustment for all concerned. Although she appreciates the upscale surroundings, Cliff and Clair's rules cramp her style.

Weeknight parties are out, and Pam has already accepted an invitation from her boyfriend Slide. She is sorely tempted to defy the Huxtables' curfew, willing to let the punishment fit the crime.

However, while testing the waters, she begins to appreciate the value of the curfew and the wisdom of its enforcers. Having broken up with Slide, Pam sets her sights on Aaron, a new student whose brains, compassion and integrity are all top of the class.

Meanwhile, Alfred, a nervous expectant father turns to Cliff for tips on how to play basketball with his future son.

Alfred also gets some insights from Theo on how boys view their fathers when it comes to sports. And both Alfred and Cliff get an enlightening lesson from their wives.

Finally, Olivia announces her intention of becoming a doctor as well as a professional football player. Bring on the hoagies, orange sodas and potato chips — it is playoff time.

But Sondra upsets Elvin's football-watching plans by promising their help in moving two friends to a new apartment.

Afraid he will miss the entire game, Elvin enlists the aid of "his brothers" Theo and Martin to hurry things along.

In the day's most exciting match-up, Sondra and Nancy defend against the moving team's sneaky maneuvers and sloppy execution. In other football news, Clair demonstrates some impressive baton-twirling moves, while Olivia sticks to her original plan to become "Dr.

Crusher, Middle Linebacker". Theo is just one good grade away from the Dean's List. Fortified with devil's-food donuts and chocolate milk, he is determined to cram for tomorrow's Economics final.

That is, until he lifts his head from the book in the college cafe and locks eyes with the girl of his dreams.

A serious Economics recession begins; Theo escorts Cheryl to a party instead of hitting the books. Yet even while close dancing, his mind wanders to current indicators and the Gross National Product.

Luckily, Cheryl's a girl who can add things up; she encourages him to go home and finish studying. Theo helps Pam improve her grades — so much so that she starts thinking about college.

Unfortunately, her Ivy League dreams are dashed by the nightmare of how much it will cost to get there. Her classmates are no help either — jealous of her improving grades, undermine her growing confidence.

At home, Olivia announces her intention to become President, certain that the highest office in the land will give her the power to create her own flag, eat turkey stuffed with french fries and stay up "real, real late".

Basketball coach Ray Evans John Ritter and his wife Alicia Amy Yasbeck have devised the perfect game plan for the birth of their first child.

Baby book in hand, the over-anxious couple prepares for any contingency. Their practice sessions run like clockwork.

But when the first contractions begin, Ray falls apart! Worse, three hours into labor, a stressed-out Alicia turns on him — blaming Ray for "her condition.

It takes much coaching from Cliff to get him off the bench and back into the game. When Cliff and Dr. Harmon ditch their wives to team up for the charity pinochle tournament, the rejected spouses decide to enter the tournament themselves.

But when the wives defeat the defending champs, suddenly only Cliff and Jim stand between them and the coveted trophy. Meanwhile, with Rudy as baby-sitter, Olivia whines her way into staying up late and watching a horror movie.

But when their overactive imaginations detect monsters in the house, the girls take extreme measures to protect themselves.

With everyone else out of the house, Theo prepares for a romantic evening with his girlfriend, Cheryl. But his plans are thwarted by the Invasion of the Romance Snatchers!

First, Denny and his girlfriend Ellen drop by in mid-spat. Then, Cliff and Clair return home, their ski weekend rained out.

Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable drop by to borrow a table saw; and Elvin arrives to transport it to their house in his van.

By the time Cheryl shows up, Theo's so confused he may need the rest of the evening to figure it all out. It is bowling-night-as-usual: Cliff's team loses; low bowler buys dinner; that is Cliff.

During the post-game Chinese meal, Carleton and Dr. Harmon — two cricket-playing Caribbean natives — must endure a walk down baseball's memory lane led by former baseball greats Frank Robinson and Joe Black.

Revenge is sweet, though, as a late-night game in the middle of the Huxtable living room, separates the cricketeers from the boys of summer.

Olivia, in bed with a cold and laryngitis, is miserable because she will not be able to sing at Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 55th wedding anniversary.

Despite the exotic home remedies suggested by the steady stream of would-be "doctors" in the house, it is Cliff who actually saves the day by finding a way for Olivia to "voice" her feelings at the party.

Meanwhile, longtime sweethearts Lance and Charmaine reminisce about the high points of their romance.

But their fuzzy memories are no match for Aaron's total recall of even the most obscure events in his and Pam's four-month relationship.

But their efforts are to no avail; Cliff already has set his sights on an electric sander. While at the store, Cliff hears Jake recount the story of the damages he had to pay to Stanley Rappaport, his former friend and now worst enemy , for a traffic accident.

It does not mean much to Cliff until Jake's daughter Cookie introduces Cliff to her fiance, Jonathan Rappaport, and begs Cliff to reconcile Jake with Jonathan's father Guest stars : Red Buttons , E.

Marshall and Audrey Landers. Theo begins his internship in psychology as a counselor at a local community center. His new charges test him immediately.

Wise to their tricks because he used to pull them himself, Theo wins a few skirmishes, but then loses his cool. The next day, he is less concerned about his image and more interested in helping his kids.

One student, Stanley, reminds him of himself when he was younger: defensive about his messy notebook, sloppy handwriting and slow reading speed.

Thus, Theo begins to suspect that Stanley has a learning disability, too. Vanessa, home from college, announces, "I'm engaged.

Vanessa then reveals her year-long relationship and six-month engagement to Dabnis, a college maintenance supervisor who is, by his own admission, "knocking on Cliff and Clair take turns confronting their formerly level-headed daughter.

Clair voices concern about how far apart Vanessa and Dabnis are in age, while Cliff questions Vanessa's "back door presentation of both her relationship and her fiance.

Rudy and two girlfriends don makeup and trendy clothes to crash "The Exchange," an "Over 16" dance club in New York City. Cliff and Clair overhear the plan and decide to let them go — with Pam, Lance and Charmaine as secret chaperones.

Since the teen club is a big step down for them, the three mature high schoolers are praying that no one recognizes them.

A would-be Romeo tries to hit on Rudy and her friends; Lance steers him away without blowing his cover. But when Pam wins a chance to dance with headline rapper J.

Freeze, she completely loses her cool. Olivia is upset because Martin is leaving for the Orient. After extracting a promise that he will not leave without saying goodbye, Olivia hides herself in the living room closet, hoping to delay his departure indefinitely.

The rest of the family prepares to welcome legendary African singer Miriam Makeba to the Huxtable home. But Ms. Makeba almost gets lost in the shuffle when Martin comes downstairs to leave, Olivia is nowhere to be found and the whole family abandons their honored guest to search for the six-year-old.

Eager for extra cash, Pam fills in for Cliff's regular assistant. Everything is under control until Mrs.

Minifield bypasses the hospital and arrives on Cliff's doorstep with contractions less than four minutes apart.

Meanwhile, Kenny shows up to work on a school science project with Rudy and Stanley. Hoping to make Rudy jealous, Kenny has brought along his girlfriend of three days, Deirdre.

Rudy sees right through Kenny's plan, and so does Deirdre. She dumps Kenny before the paste is dry on their model.

Only then does he realize that he actually likes Deirdre. Knowing Cliff's penchant for junk food, Clair searches Cliff's favorite hiding places for chips and cookies before she leaves for a business trip.

All she finds are fruits, greens and other healthful items. With the help of every condiment in the refrigerator, the girls manage to make palatable Cliff's dinner of boiled chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Later, Sondra intercepts a late-night delivery of Buffalo chicken wings, pizza and ice cream. The boxes are packed, the moving van is loaded, but Cliff still has his doubts.

While Elvin and Sondra supervise the unloading in New Jersey, Winnie and Nelson remain with Cliff, who would rather take a nap than look after the twins.

A game of hide-and-seek ensues and Cliff knocks over the grandfather clock, breaking it. By the time Elvin returns, Cliff is not a happy camper.

This may not be the best time for Elvin to explain to Cliff that now he and Sondra have moved to New Jersey, Elvin's family needs a second car — Cliff's station wagon.

Preparing for a school project, Olivia seeks out a more reliable source after Cliff tells her a bunch of outrageous stories about himself at age six.

Among other things, it seems that Cliff's first bicycle hangs in the Smithsonian next to the Spirit of St. Olivia brings Russell on as a consultant, who relates some interesting and true stories about the young Cliff that even Cliff has forgotten.

Clair hosts a group of Hillman College alumnae who have gathered to plan a testimonial for a much-loved professor. While trying to come up with a way to describe the colorful woman, Clair and her friends reminisce about their fun-filled college days.

Meanwhile, Olivia persuades Cliff to get a "beauty makeover" in her new hair salon. Parenting is the 1 topic of the day around the Huxtable home: Sondra and Elvin want to provide for the twins in their will.

After seeing a lawyer to draw up a will, Sondra and Elvin narrow the field of candidates for guardianship of the twins.

Will it be Cliff and Clair, or Theo? After Rudy oversteps her bounds and Clair reminds her who's in charge, Rudy turns sullen and surly.

Cliff wonders what's bothering Rudy, besides the fact that she is 13 and her parents are always wrong.

In her annual plea, Clair begs Cliff to just hand over his receipts and let her and the accountant thrash out the tax return.

Caught without an appropriate gift for Deirdre's birthday, Kenny tells her he has planned a party for her at the Huxtables. When Deirdre realizes the party is just a spur-of-the-moment cover-up, she dumps Kenny forever.

Desperate Kenny appeals to Stanley for help. Stanley is highly motivated: unless he can convince Deirdre to take Kenny back, Rudy, Stanley and Kenny could become a threesome again.

Eight years of magic, love and laughter with the Huxtable family come to an end. Cliff's invitation list for Theo's graduation from NYU continues to grow as he invites a host of relatives and friends to celebrate and, despite a scarcity of tickets, he just keeps on inviting people.

Theo's protests fall on deaf ears: "If they ask me, they're coming," declares the proud father. Denise calls from Singapore to tell the family that she and Martin are expecting.

Vanessa and Dabnis arrive, providing mixed signals to everyone about their current relationship. At the commencement ceremony, Cliff thinks back eight years to the day he used Monopoly money to illustrate the harsh realities of life to thenyear-old Theo.

By the time Cliff emerges from his reverie, Theo is already a graduate. That evening, after the doorbell is finally fixed, Cliff and Clair dance cheek-to-cheek one last time in the Huxtable living room — and then dance off the set into television history.

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Earl Pomerantz. Cliff forbids year-old Vanessa to see a scary movie; though he allows older brother Theo to go.

Vanessa sneaks out to see the movie anyway, but soon regrets it when she begins having nightmares. Now she insists on sleeping with Cliff and Clair, but she quickly overstays her welcome.

When Cliff realizes that Clair is overstressed at home and in the office, he treats her to a night in a deluxe, first-class, spare-no-expense room at the Biltmore Hotel.

Back at home, Denise is left to watch over the younger kids. Cliff is thrilled that Theo will continue the Huxtable tradition as a member of the football team, and he can hardly control his joy when his son asks to see some of his old football moves.

But his delight turns to disappointment when he sees that Theo has no moves of his own. Note : Russell mentions that the only reason Cliff attended Hillman was because of Clair going, but in a later episode from the fourth season, Clair reveals to Vanessa and Rudy that Cliff was at Hillman while she was in high school.

This is also the first appearance of Earle Hyman as Russell Huxtable. With her music recital three days away, Vanessa cannot play a note on the clarinet.

So Cliff arranges for her music teacher to give her private lessons. Vanessa's music teacher, Mr.

Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie tries to give her a crash course in the clarinet. Cliff and Clair invite daughter Denise's bright new boyfriend Kristoff St.

John to dinner. But the outspoken fellow soon wears out his welcome when he criticizes the medical and legal professions.

Cliff gives the children a lecture on the importance of picking their father a suitable gift instead of the neon ties and yo-yos they usually buy him.

The kids take his advice to heart and plan a special Father's Day for their dad six months early.

Matt Williams. Rudy is sick and Clair must go to an important interview, so Cliff stays home to watch her. Unfortunately, Cliff soon discovers that being a doctor has not fully prepared him to take care of a sick child.

Matt Robinson. Randall, Elisa de la Roche as Nurse. Guest star : Iman as Mrs. Montgomery, one of Cliff's patients.

Guest stars : William Christian as Mr. Winifred Hervey. Guest stars : Al Freeman Jr. Clair is excited to learn that Cliff's widower friend, Mike Robert King has a new woman in his life and invites the couple over for dinner, but she is shocked to discover that the beautiful Nikki Terry Farrell is the same age as her oldest daughter.

Mitchell, Lisa Mordente as Expectant Mother 1 Note : This episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series featuring Tony Orlando 's character and the community center, which never came to fruition.

Also, the first episode in which Clair is shown to be fluent in Spanish. An ecstatic Cliff and Clair are the only happy Huxtables when summer vacation ends and school bells ring for the kids.

High school senior Denise looks forward to a revitalized social life without her braces. Boys and make-up are the major concerns for Vanessa, who is anxiously awaiting her first day of junior high.

Theo contemplates a year of agony when he gets the most difficult math teacher in the school. And Rudy does not want to return to school after she is teased by a bully in her first-grade class.

Cliff buys a new juicer and gives strict instructions to Rudy and her friend Peter not to touch it. When Vanessa gets caught up in a phone call and Rudy and Peter are left alone, they proceed to the kitchen and try to make grape jelly with the new contraption, but the results are disastrous and cause Peter to flee the house and Rudy to escape upstairs.

Theo and Denise find the aftermath of the mess, but Theo advises her not to clean it up, citing Rudy's need to learn responsibility, and conveys this to Cliff and Clair, who both surprisingly agree.

Note : This is the first appearance of Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Joseph C. Martin Kendall. Carmen Finestra. Guest stars : David Langston Smyrl as Mr.

Clair goes from overprotective mom to football fanatic when Rudy Sweet Feet Huxtable becomes the star of her pee-wee football team. Cliff is delighted that his daughter will follow in his footsteps on the football field, and cons a wary Clair into going to see her play.

Clair is swept off her feet by Rudy's play. Clair buys a pair of beautiful new shoes and challenges Cliff to a smooth contest — to decide who has the most style.

Unfortunately, when Clair breaks her toe, she cannot fit her bandaged foot into her stylish new shoes. What is more, she refuses any help from Cliff — determined to prove she can function as a lawyer, wife and mother of five, in spite of her broken toe.

When Cliff invites his math teacher, Mrs. Westlake Sonia Braga , and her husband to dinner, Theo prepares himself for what promises to be the worst night of his life.

But Theo is shocked and his parents are surprised when the prim and proper Dragon Lady turns out to be a beautiful and charming woman.

Day as a U. Slide Hampton provided the audio track for Russell's trombone solos. Wonder feels so bad about the accident that he invites the whole Huxtable family to a recording session.

After a week of delivering babies at all hours of the morning, an exhausted Cliff tries in vain to find some peace and quiet at home.

Sondra and Elvin are arguing in the dining room. Eddie and Denise are watching MTV in the living room. Theo and Cockroach inspect their lack of facial hair, in the hallway; Vanessa and Robert are studying in the kitchen.

And Rudy and Rae play in the master bedroom. A frustrated Cliff gives up and retreats to his office. Westlake's plan to give a tough math test to Theo's class is interrupted when the pregnant teacher goes into labor unexpectedly and seeks the services of Dr.

Huxtable to deliver the baby. Also, Cliff tries in vain to teach Rudy to ride a bicycle while Vanessa seeks advice from Denise on every teenager's nightmare: pimples.

Note : Cliff wears a cap that says Magnum, P. I as the number one show on Thursday nights, eventually becoming the number one show in prime time during the same season.

Cliff and his father are among the Huxtables who cannot keep their opinions to themselves when Denise is faced with the difficult decision of which college to attend.

Although Denise cannot decide if she wants to go away to school, Cliff and Russell try to persuade her to attend their alma mater , Hillman College.

Theo is worried about losing out on Denise's car if she goes away, and Vanessa already has plans for her sister's room.

Cliff's pinochle partner becomes ill and can't play in their monthly match against Russell and his partner Homer Bill Gunn , who are notorious for stretching the rules to beat their opponents, so Cliff teams up with his former English teacher, Professor Bennington Foster Roscoe Lee Browne , who proves to be a formidable player with more than a few tricks of his own.

Havoc erupts in the Huxtable home when Rudy spots a snake in the basement and Cliff "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Huxtable is determined to catch the slithery serpent.

The Huxtables rest easier when Theo assures them that the snake cannot climb out of the basement.

But their relief is short-lived when a hysterical Clair discovers the snake in her bedroom. After a friend has a mild heart attack , Cliff struggles with his cravings when Clair insists he cut down on fried and fatty foods.

Clair says that he eats too much of salt. Also, the Huxtables help Denise prepare to leave for her freshman year at Hillman College. The whole Huxtable family joins together to make Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 50th Wedding anniversary a special evening.

The Huxtables perform another spirited lip-sync, as they did for the grandparents' 49th, this time to James Brown 's " I Got the Feelin'. Theo and friends are supposed to be studying for their college entrance exams but instead the conversation keeps turning to girls.

In particular, Theo cannot decide if he should stay with his current girlfriend, Tanya, or ask out a new girl, Randi Taylor, at school.

Meanwhile, Cliff dons the wardrobe of a perfect English gentleman and joins Rudy for a spot of tea. Cliff and Clair have their hands full with Vanessa, after the rebellious teenager ignores their order not to wear make-up — and comes home from school with the evidence all over her face.

Also, after learning about fire safety in school, Theo urges his father to examine the smoke alarms in their home and arranges for a family fire drill.

Tony Singletary. Note : This is the first episode in the series not to be directed by Jay Sandrich.

Note : This is the first appearance of Deon Richmond as Kenny, a. Guest star : Essence Atkins. Hughes Note : The episode is preceded by a second anti-drug public service announcement featuring Bill Cosby.

While Clair is away, Cliff takes care of the family, which now includes a lost puppy that Rudy found. Cliff agrees to keep the dog until the weekend, when the family flies to Washington, DC to meet Clair.

Meanwhile, Vanessa sulks and mopes around the house because the family's trip falls on the same weekend as her friend's big party.

But Cliff insists that Vanessa go with the rest of the family. When Cliff's father and his old Army buddies join Cliff in a pinochle game, Cliff is frustrated because the older men keep talking about the Army and will not let Cliff get in a word about his days in the Navy.

Cliff becomes further exasperated when his father pulls one of his notorious pinochle hoaxes, with Cliff as the victim. Also, Vanessa is excited about her date with Tyrone, until she decides she also wants to date another guy.

When Clair and her mother-in-law go to Hillman College to visit Denise, Cliff and his father, Russell, are left in charge of the kids.

Russell is pleasantly surprised to see first-hand what a good father Cliff is. Needless to say, all does not go smoothly when Clair is away: Russell helps out when Theo has girl problems; Rudy has a spat with her "boyfriend" Kenny; the sidewalk outside the Huxtable home is in dire need of repair; and a tired Cliff is summoned to deliver two babies.

Sondra and Elvin visit the family on their way to the theater, just as Theo "Monster Man" Huxtable practices for a big wrestling match.

When Elvin volunteers to teach Theo some expert wrestling moves, he has to break it to Sondra that he will not be able to go to the theater with her.

The family, thinking Elvin's decision will lead to one of Sondra and Elvin's infamous fights, is shocked when Sondra readily agrees that Elvin should do whatever he feels like doing.

Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable go all-out to entertain Rudy when the youngster spends the night at their home. Meanwhile, with Cliff and Theo left alone in the house, Cliff decides to hold the first meeting of the Huxtable Men's Club.

But their plans are thwarted when Theo has a surprise visitor — the girl of his dreams, Lana Herman. Guest stars : Gilbert Gottfried and Sinbad Note : Watched by almost 65 million viewers when it originally aired, it is the highest-rated episode of the series.

Denise impatiently waits at home for her blind date, but is confused when Cliff leaves with the boy she thought she was to meet.

And when Vanessa's ex-boyfriend, Robert, comes over and finds her in the company of two other guys, the lovesick teenager begs Cliff to help him win Vanessa back.

Guest star : Rita Moreno. Guest star : Lela Rochon. Theo receives a package of practical jokes in the mail and succeeds in fooling Clair, Vanessa and Rudy.

But Theo's gags cannot fool Cliff and he brags that he is too clever to be tricked. Later, when Cliff is out, Sondra and Elvin visit the family to announce their engagement.

The Huxtables decide to use the exciting news to play an elaborate joke on Cliff. When Cliff and Clair are both bedridden with the flu, Theo volunteers, to the surprise of his parents, to run the household.

Theo's plan to delegate the duties to the troops — namely, Vanessa and Rudy — backfires when his sisters realize that they are doing all the work.

Cliff treats Rudy and her friends to fine dining at an expensive restaurant, but discovers, much to his chagrin, that fine food is wasted on the young.

Also, Clair, her sister Sarah and friends discuss the trials and tribulations of combining a career with motherhood.

The episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff series A Different World , which premiered next season. Note : Geoffrey Owens as Elvin becomes a regular cast member.

Rudy plays her parents against each other to get her way and learns what can happen when you do not follow the rules. Meanwhile, Cliff tries to get the Sanitation Department to pick up his old water heater, and Vanessa's friend, Robert, seeks some advice on girls from Cliff and Theo.

When Theo runs into trouble and ends up at the police station, Cliff and Clair discover how easy it is to take out their anger and frustration on each other.

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Freeze, she completely loses her cool. Olivia is upset because Martin is leaving for the Orient. After extracting a promise that he will not leave without saying goodbye, Olivia hides herself in the living room closet, hoping to delay his departure indefinitely.

The rest of the family prepares to welcome legendary African singer Miriam Makeba to the Huxtable home. But Ms. Makeba almost gets lost in the shuffle when Martin comes downstairs to leave, Olivia is nowhere to be found and the whole family abandons their honored guest to search for the six-year-old.

Eager for extra cash, Pam fills in for Cliff's regular assistant. Everything is under control until Mrs.

Minifield bypasses the hospital and arrives on Cliff's doorstep with contractions less than four minutes apart.

Meanwhile, Kenny shows up to work on a school science project with Rudy and Stanley. Hoping to make Rudy jealous, Kenny has brought along his girlfriend of three days, Deirdre.

Rudy sees right through Kenny's plan, and so does Deirdre. She dumps Kenny before the paste is dry on their model.

Only then does he realize that he actually likes Deirdre. Knowing Cliff's penchant for junk food, Clair searches Cliff's favorite hiding places for chips and cookies before she leaves for a business trip.

All she finds are fruits, greens and other healthful items. With the help of every condiment in the refrigerator, the girls manage to make palatable Cliff's dinner of boiled chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Later, Sondra intercepts a late-night delivery of Buffalo chicken wings, pizza and ice cream. The boxes are packed, the moving van is loaded, but Cliff still has his doubts.

While Elvin and Sondra supervise the unloading in New Jersey, Winnie and Nelson remain with Cliff, who would rather take a nap than look after the twins.

A game of hide-and-seek ensues and Cliff knocks over the grandfather clock, breaking it. By the time Elvin returns, Cliff is not a happy camper.

This may not be the best time for Elvin to explain to Cliff that now he and Sondra have moved to New Jersey, Elvin's family needs a second car — Cliff's station wagon.

Preparing for a school project, Olivia seeks out a more reliable source after Cliff tells her a bunch of outrageous stories about himself at age six.

Among other things, it seems that Cliff's first bicycle hangs in the Smithsonian next to the Spirit of St. Olivia brings Russell on as a consultant, who relates some interesting and true stories about the young Cliff that even Cliff has forgotten.

Clair hosts a group of Hillman College alumnae who have gathered to plan a testimonial for a much-loved professor.

While trying to come up with a way to describe the colorful woman, Clair and her friends reminisce about their fun-filled college days.

Meanwhile, Olivia persuades Cliff to get a "beauty makeover" in her new hair salon. Parenting is the 1 topic of the day around the Huxtable home: Sondra and Elvin want to provide for the twins in their will.

After seeing a lawyer to draw up a will, Sondra and Elvin narrow the field of candidates for guardianship of the twins. Will it be Cliff and Clair, or Theo?

After Rudy oversteps her bounds and Clair reminds her who's in charge, Rudy turns sullen and surly. Cliff wonders what's bothering Rudy, besides the fact that she is 13 and her parents are always wrong.

In her annual plea, Clair begs Cliff to just hand over his receipts and let her and the accountant thrash out the tax return.

Caught without an appropriate gift for Deirdre's birthday, Kenny tells her he has planned a party for her at the Huxtables.

When Deirdre realizes the party is just a spur-of-the-moment cover-up, she dumps Kenny forever. Desperate Kenny appeals to Stanley for help.

Stanley is highly motivated: unless he can convince Deirdre to take Kenny back, Rudy, Stanley and Kenny could become a threesome again.

Eight years of magic, love and laughter with the Huxtable family come to an end. Cliff's invitation list for Theo's graduation from NYU continues to grow as he invites a host of relatives and friends to celebrate and, despite a scarcity of tickets, he just keeps on inviting people.

Theo's protests fall on deaf ears: "If they ask me, they're coming," declares the proud father. Denise calls from Singapore to tell the family that she and Martin are expecting.

Vanessa and Dabnis arrive, providing mixed signals to everyone about their current relationship. At the commencement ceremony, Cliff thinks back eight years to the day he used Monopoly money to illustrate the harsh realities of life to thenyear-old Theo.

By the time Cliff emerges from his reverie, Theo is already a graduate. That evening, after the doorbell is finally fixed, Cliff and Clair dance cheek-to-cheek one last time in the Huxtable living room — and then dance off the set into television history.

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Earl Pomerantz. Cliff forbids year-old Vanessa to see a scary movie; though he allows older brother Theo to go.

Vanessa sneaks out to see the movie anyway, but soon regrets it when she begins having nightmares. Now she insists on sleeping with Cliff and Clair, but she quickly overstays her welcome.

When Cliff realizes that Clair is overstressed at home and in the office, he treats her to a night in a deluxe, first-class, spare-no-expense room at the Biltmore Hotel.

Back at home, Denise is left to watch over the younger kids. Cliff is thrilled that Theo will continue the Huxtable tradition as a member of the football team, and he can hardly control his joy when his son asks to see some of his old football moves.

But his delight turns to disappointment when he sees that Theo has no moves of his own. Note : Russell mentions that the only reason Cliff attended Hillman was because of Clair going, but in a later episode from the fourth season, Clair reveals to Vanessa and Rudy that Cliff was at Hillman while she was in high school.

This is also the first appearance of Earle Hyman as Russell Huxtable. With her music recital three days away, Vanessa cannot play a note on the clarinet.

So Cliff arranges for her music teacher to give her private lessons. Vanessa's music teacher, Mr.

Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie tries to give her a crash course in the clarinet. Cliff and Clair invite daughter Denise's bright new boyfriend Kristoff St.

John to dinner. But the outspoken fellow soon wears out his welcome when he criticizes the medical and legal professions.

Cliff gives the children a lecture on the importance of picking their father a suitable gift instead of the neon ties and yo-yos they usually buy him.

The kids take his advice to heart and plan a special Father's Day for their dad six months early.

Matt Williams. Rudy is sick and Clair must go to an important interview, so Cliff stays home to watch her. Unfortunately, Cliff soon discovers that being a doctor has not fully prepared him to take care of a sick child.

Matt Robinson. Randall, Elisa de la Roche as Nurse. Guest star : Iman as Mrs. Montgomery, one of Cliff's patients.

Guest stars : William Christian as Mr. Winifred Hervey. Guest stars : Al Freeman Jr. Clair is excited to learn that Cliff's widower friend, Mike Robert King has a new woman in his life and invites the couple over for dinner, but she is shocked to discover that the beautiful Nikki Terry Farrell is the same age as her oldest daughter.

Mitchell, Lisa Mordente as Expectant Mother 1 Note : This episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series featuring Tony Orlando 's character and the community center, which never came to fruition.

Also, the first episode in which Clair is shown to be fluent in Spanish. An ecstatic Cliff and Clair are the only happy Huxtables when summer vacation ends and school bells ring for the kids.

High school senior Denise looks forward to a revitalized social life without her braces. Boys and make-up are the major concerns for Vanessa, who is anxiously awaiting her first day of junior high.

Theo contemplates a year of agony when he gets the most difficult math teacher in the school.

And Rudy does not want to return to school after she is teased by a bully in her first-grade class. Cliff buys a new juicer and gives strict instructions to Rudy and her friend Peter not to touch it.

When Vanessa gets caught up in a phone call and Rudy and Peter are left alone, they proceed to the kitchen and try to make grape jelly with the new contraption, but the results are disastrous and cause Peter to flee the house and Rudy to escape upstairs.

Theo and Denise find the aftermath of the mess, but Theo advises her not to clean it up, citing Rudy's need to learn responsibility, and conveys this to Cliff and Clair, who both surprisingly agree.

Note : This is the first appearance of Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Joseph C. Martin Kendall. Carmen Finestra.

Guest stars : David Langston Smyrl as Mr. Clair goes from overprotective mom to football fanatic when Rudy Sweet Feet Huxtable becomes the star of her pee-wee football team.

Cliff is delighted that his daughter will follow in his footsteps on the football field, and cons a wary Clair into going to see her play.

Clair is swept off her feet by Rudy's play. Clair buys a pair of beautiful new shoes and challenges Cliff to a smooth contest — to decide who has the most style.

Unfortunately, when Clair breaks her toe, she cannot fit her bandaged foot into her stylish new shoes. What is more, she refuses any help from Cliff — determined to prove she can function as a lawyer, wife and mother of five, in spite of her broken toe.

When Cliff invites his math teacher, Mrs. Westlake Sonia Braga , and her husband to dinner, Theo prepares himself for what promises to be the worst night of his life.

But Theo is shocked and his parents are surprised when the prim and proper Dragon Lady turns out to be a beautiful and charming woman.

Day as a U. Slide Hampton provided the audio track for Russell's trombone solos. Wonder feels so bad about the accident that he invites the whole Huxtable family to a recording session.

After a week of delivering babies at all hours of the morning, an exhausted Cliff tries in vain to find some peace and quiet at home.

Sondra and Elvin are arguing in the dining room. Eddie and Denise are watching MTV in the living room. Theo and Cockroach inspect their lack of facial hair, in the hallway; Vanessa and Robert are studying in the kitchen.

And Rudy and Rae play in the master bedroom. A frustrated Cliff gives up and retreats to his office. Westlake's plan to give a tough math test to Theo's class is interrupted when the pregnant teacher goes into labor unexpectedly and seeks the services of Dr.

Huxtable to deliver the baby. Also, Cliff tries in vain to teach Rudy to ride a bicycle while Vanessa seeks advice from Denise on every teenager's nightmare: pimples.

Note : Cliff wears a cap that says Magnum, P. I as the number one show on Thursday nights, eventually becoming the number one show in prime time during the same season.

Cliff and his father are among the Huxtables who cannot keep their opinions to themselves when Denise is faced with the difficult decision of which college to attend.

Although Denise cannot decide if she wants to go away to school, Cliff and Russell try to persuade her to attend their alma mater , Hillman College.

Theo is worried about losing out on Denise's car if she goes away, and Vanessa already has plans for her sister's room.

Cliff's pinochle partner becomes ill and can't play in their monthly match against Russell and his partner Homer Bill Gunn , who are notorious for stretching the rules to beat their opponents, so Cliff teams up with his former English teacher, Professor Bennington Foster Roscoe Lee Browne , who proves to be a formidable player with more than a few tricks of his own.

Havoc erupts in the Huxtable home when Rudy spots a snake in the basement and Cliff "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Huxtable is determined to catch the slithery serpent.

The Huxtables rest easier when Theo assures them that the snake cannot climb out of the basement. But their relief is short-lived when a hysterical Clair discovers the snake in her bedroom.

After a friend has a mild heart attack , Cliff struggles with his cravings when Clair insists he cut down on fried and fatty foods.

Clair says that he eats too much of salt. Also, the Huxtables help Denise prepare to leave for her freshman year at Hillman College.

The whole Huxtable family joins together to make Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 50th Wedding anniversary a special evening.

The Huxtables perform another spirited lip-sync, as they did for the grandparents' 49th, this time to James Brown 's " I Got the Feelin'.

Theo and friends are supposed to be studying for their college entrance exams but instead the conversation keeps turning to girls.

In particular, Theo cannot decide if he should stay with his current girlfriend, Tanya, or ask out a new girl, Randi Taylor, at school.

Meanwhile, Cliff dons the wardrobe of a perfect English gentleman and joins Rudy for a spot of tea. Cliff and Clair have their hands full with Vanessa, after the rebellious teenager ignores their order not to wear make-up — and comes home from school with the evidence all over her face.

Also, after learning about fire safety in school, Theo urges his father to examine the smoke alarms in their home and arranges for a family fire drill.

Tony Singletary. Note : This is the first episode in the series not to be directed by Jay Sandrich.

Note : This is the first appearance of Deon Richmond as Kenny, a. Guest star : Essence Atkins. Hughes Note : The episode is preceded by a second anti-drug public service announcement featuring Bill Cosby.

While Clair is away, Cliff takes care of the family, which now includes a lost puppy that Rudy found. Cliff agrees to keep the dog until the weekend, when the family flies to Washington, DC to meet Clair.

Meanwhile, Vanessa sulks and mopes around the house because the family's trip falls on the same weekend as her friend's big party. But Cliff insists that Vanessa go with the rest of the family.

When Cliff's father and his old Army buddies join Cliff in a pinochle game, Cliff is frustrated because the older men keep talking about the Army and will not let Cliff get in a word about his days in the Navy.

Cliff becomes further exasperated when his father pulls one of his notorious pinochle hoaxes, with Cliff as the victim.

Also, Vanessa is excited about her date with Tyrone, until she decides she also wants to date another guy.

When Clair and her mother-in-law go to Hillman College to visit Denise, Cliff and his father, Russell, are left in charge of the kids.

Russell is pleasantly surprised to see first-hand what a good father Cliff is. Needless to say, all does not go smoothly when Clair is away: Russell helps out when Theo has girl problems; Rudy has a spat with her "boyfriend" Kenny; the sidewalk outside the Huxtable home is in dire need of repair; and a tired Cliff is summoned to deliver two babies.

Sondra and Elvin visit the family on their way to the theater, just as Theo "Monster Man" Huxtable practices for a big wrestling match.

When Elvin volunteers to teach Theo some expert wrestling moves, he has to break it to Sondra that he will not be able to go to the theater with her.

The family, thinking Elvin's decision will lead to one of Sondra and Elvin's infamous fights, is shocked when Sondra readily agrees that Elvin should do whatever he feels like doing.

Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable go all-out to entertain Rudy when the youngster spends the night at their home. Meanwhile, with Cliff and Theo left alone in the house, Cliff decides to hold the first meeting of the Huxtable Men's Club.

But their plans are thwarted when Theo has a surprise visitor — the girl of his dreams, Lana Herman. Guest stars : Gilbert Gottfried and Sinbad Note : Watched by almost 65 million viewers when it originally aired, it is the highest-rated episode of the series.

Denise impatiently waits at home for her blind date, but is confused when Cliff leaves with the boy she thought she was to meet.

And when Vanessa's ex-boyfriend, Robert, comes over and finds her in the company of two other guys, the lovesick teenager begs Cliff to help him win Vanessa back.

Guest star : Rita Moreno. Guest star : Lela Rochon. Theo receives a package of practical jokes in the mail and succeeds in fooling Clair, Vanessa and Rudy.

But Theo's gags cannot fool Cliff and he brags that he is too clever to be tricked. Later, when Cliff is out, Sondra and Elvin visit the family to announce their engagement.

The Huxtables decide to use the exciting news to play an elaborate joke on Cliff. When Cliff and Clair are both bedridden with the flu, Theo volunteers, to the surprise of his parents, to run the household.

Theo's plan to delegate the duties to the troops — namely, Vanessa and Rudy — backfires when his sisters realize that they are doing all the work.

Cliff treats Rudy and her friends to fine dining at an expensive restaurant, but discovers, much to his chagrin, that fine food is wasted on the young.

Also, Clair, her sister Sarah and friends discuss the trials and tribulations of combining a career with motherhood.

The episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff series A Different World , which premiered next season. Note : Geoffrey Owens as Elvin becomes a regular cast member.

Rudy plays her parents against each other to get her way and learns what can happen when you do not follow the rules. Meanwhile, Cliff tries to get the Sanitation Department to pick up his old water heater, and Vanessa's friend, Robert, seeks some advice on girls from Cliff and Theo.

When Theo runs into trouble and ends up at the police station, Cliff and Clair discover how easy it is to take out their anger and frustration on each other.

Everyone in the family notices Cliff and Clair's arguing, especially Theo, who hopes his parents will forget to punish him.

When Elvin drops by the Huxtable home after another fight with Sondra, the whole family shares some of the classic moments in Huxtable history.

The Huxtables take Elvin through some family highlights, including the funeral for Rudy's goldfish, Theo's pierced ear, the slumber party, and Grandma and Grandpa Huxtable's 49th wedding anniversary.

Bill Cosby appeared on the episode of A Different World which aired later that evening. Theo enjoys "locker room talk" with his buddies at school, but when one of them asks Vanessa on a date, Theo becomes concerned about his sister's reputation.

Meanwhile, Rudy a. Guest stars : Angela Bassett and S. Epatha Merkerson. When she is assigned the violin instead of the cymbals , Rudy thinks her teacher, Miss Abbott Melba Moore , hates her and decides not to cooperate, so Cliff and Clair are summoned to meet with Rudy's teacher.

Meanwhile, Kenny and Vanessa believe Theo is psychic. Theo is uncomfortable visiting his friend Jake, who is hospitalized with cancer.

Jake loves seeing his friends and all except Theo have visited him. The late philanthropist Armand Hammer appears in the role of Mr. Lindquist, Jake's grandfather, who is active in raising money for cancer research.

Back at the Huxtable home, Elvin tries to get along without Sondra, who has gone to Boston for the weekend to visit her college friends.

Vanessa prepares an impressive audition, hoping to become her school's first female drum major. Cliff and Russell Huxtable share some laughs, and some of Cliff's three-day chili, with Russell's old friend Slim Claxton Dub Taylor , a xylophonist who is in town to play at a jazz club with his trio.

When Theo discovers a leaking pipe in the family bathroom, he and Clair try to prevent Cliff from making the repairs himself.

While Cliff searches the house for his sledge hammer to knock through the wall, Clair quickly hires some college friends of Sondra who have started a plumbing company.

Rudy writes a fairy tale and reads it to Cliff and Clair. As she is reading, the story comes to life — with her family and friends in starring roles.

Note : This is the first appearance of Sullivan Walker as Dr. James Harmon. The Huxtable family rediscovers what it is like to have a daughter visiting for spring break when Denise comes home from Hillman.

Lisa Bonet appears as Denise. Notes : This is the first appearance of Michelle Thomas as Justine. When Theo accidentally catches a corpse while fishing with Cliff, the Huxtables discover how media attention can affect the family.

Meanwhile, Rudy and Kenny care for some baby birds nesting outside the kitchen window. With Denise returning to college for her junior year and Theo moving into on-campus accommodations, Cliff and Clair's goal of zero children living at home by the year begins to look attainable.

But they receive a severe setback when Denise decides to drop out of Hillman and Theo forgets to mail in his check to reserve a dormitory room at NYU.

Fearing that their nest will never be emptied, a melancholy Cliff proposes that he and Clair leave the house, let the children have it and, unlike General MacArthur , never return.

Guest star : John Amos as Dr. Bradley Herbert, Jr. Theo gets a "D" on his first freshman English composition and worries that he is not "college material.

Rudy's friend Carolyn sleeps over, but their late-night fighting disrupts Cliff's sleep — and jeopardize his sanity.

The girls soon discover that making up is not hard to do, especially when you are really sleepy. The meal: burnt veal a la shoe leather, charred yet raw potatoes and brown tap water.

The ambiance: rickety furniture, a tuba serenade from above, an exploding microwave oven and a trick window. With their first grandchild about to be born into this environment, Cliff and Clair find dinner at Elvin and Sondra's a most harrowing experience.

Their only hope is to persuade the stubborn pair to swallow their pride and accept some help in securing a new, larger and, most important, safer apartment.

Theo's friend Howard breaks up with the beautiful Julia. Theo sees this as an opportunity to date her himself, even though he is already dating Justine.

To make sure Julia likes him, he asks his friend Denny to put in a good word for him. Although Julia falls for Denny, Theo is not discouraged and decides to try his luck anyway.

His two-timing plans fall through, however, when Justine finds out and warns Julia. Both ladies drop Theo the same day, leaving Cliff to piece together his son's shattered ego.

Meanwhile, at home Rudy asks Cliff to advance her the money to buy Claire a birthday present and does chores around the house to pay off the advance.

When Vanessa and her two friends make a demo video of The Loco-Motion at a local department store, visions of MTV stardom dance in their heads.

Cliff and Clair tactfully suggest that some singing lessons might be in order, so the girls seek out a teacher Betty Carter.

But learning to sing is a time-consuming step that they decide to bypass in favor of selecting hip, new outfits.

The Lipsticks' career is brought to a grinding halt, however, when Cliff and Clair get an eyeful of their suggestive gyrations and skimpy costumes.

Mark St. Cliff bends his iron rule against pets in the house when he lets Rudy "baby-sit" her friend's hamster. When the little fellow develops a bad cold, Cliff and Rudy take him to the veterinary hospital's emergency room.

There they witness a wee hours parade of strange animals with even stranger maladies. Despite all efforts, the hamster dies, prompting Cliff to finally tell the truth about his anti-pet stand.

It seems when he was a boy, he sat on his pet finch, Charlie. And although he did not kill him, the resultant trauma for both boy and bird brought Cliff's penchant for pets to a complete end.

Vanessa's new boyfriend, Jeremy, wants to see more of her, so she sneaks out to meet him, lying to Cliff and Clair in the process.

When they find out, Vanessa's grounded for a month and Jeremy is invited into the kitchen for a man to man talk with Cliff.

The conversation conducted by Cliff is an ingenious one and also becomes a hilarious inquisition when Cliff uses a pair of apples, designated "Jeremy" and "Vanessa," to discern just how close the two of them were when they were parked in Jeremy's car!

Note : Bill Cosby's actual brother James died of the same illness of rheumatic fever at the age of six. Guest star : Austin Pendleton.

Note : This is the first appearance of Alex Ruiz as Lou. Cameo appearance by Joie Lee. Guest stars : Sammy Davis, Jr.

Guest voice-over : Ed McMahon. Guest stars : Moses Gunn and Harold Perrineau. Elvin comes home from med school to find an exhausted and snappish Sondra complaining about her life and his insensitivity.

They bundle up the babies and head for the Huxtables, joined by Cliff and Elvin's parents, for dinner and an evening of stimulating "adult conversation.

As a result, the elder-generation mothers and fathers welcome Sondra and Elvin to their respective clubs. Note : This is the first appearance of Vanessa A.

Williams as Jade. Guest stars : Denise Nicholas. Cliff's enjoyment of the warm spring air and the music of birds chirping is interrupted by the sounds of Vanessa and Rudy's non-stop bickering.

Moments later, the slamming of bedroom doors upstairs cause a partial ceiling collapse on top of Cliff's head.

Disgusted with the behavior of his two youngest children, Cliff banishes Vanessa and Rudy from their cozy bedrooms and relocates them to the basement.

They are allowed to come upstairs for meals, to use the bathroom and, if they behave well, watch television with their parents. Otherwise, they are destined to remain in each other's company in the basement until they learn to get along Guest stars: Don Reed as Theo's friend Mitchell.

Reed previously appeared as Chip St. Charles in four episodes of A Different World. When Sondra gets strep throat , Clair and Elvin's mother, Francine, remove the babies from the apartment, under the pretense of protecting them from Sondra's germs.

In reality, the babies are protected because both Sondra and Elvin are wearing surgical masks, but Clair and Francine cannot resist an opportunity to have their grandchildren all to themselves.

At first, Sondra's grateful. But later, high fever and Elvin's thoughtless comments about "letting our mothers take our Babies" send Sondra into an escalating spiral of suspicion and revenge.

When she finally tracks them down, Clair and Francine experience the full onslaught of Hurricane Sondra.

Note : Joseph C. This is the last appearance of Peter Costa as Peter. Guest appearance : Bill Cosby's real-life daughter Ensa Cosby, upon whom the character Vanessa is loosely based.

Denise and Martin visit the Rhode Island naval base where they are expecting to be housed. There is just one little hitch: Denise has neglected to confirm the reservation for the housing.

And although the Navy puts the Kendalls on a waiting list, for the next six months they will have to stay right where they are — in Cliff and Clair's overcrowded home!

Meanwhile, Cliff's desperate attempts to explain what he does for a living to Olivia meet with her polite but firm rebuttal: "Doctors don't deliver babies," she informs him, "the stork does!

Theo proudly answers all of Cliff's questions as Theo practices for an upcoming mythology exam. But when he scores low on a test where he knew all the answers but could not always understand the questions, Cliff and Clair take him to a learning specialist, who tells them that Theo has dyslexia.

And although Theo's diagnosed condition is manageable, his and Vanessa's litany of accusations about Theo's years of suffering parental criticism for laziness and bad study habits prove to be unbearable for Cliff and Clair.

Sondra and Elvin get a well-deserved night out when an overconfident Denise boasts that caring for two children should be as easy as looking after one.

So the marathon begins! It is Denise and Olivia versus Winnie and Nelson. And after a long evening of twin mayhem, complicated by a recurring local blackout, the exhausted competitors wind up on the Huxtables' doorstep.

Cliff and Clair wisely retreat to the basement for a good night's sleep. Neema Barnette. When Martin's ex-wife Paula Victoria Rowell calls Olivia from the airport after her departure is delayed, Denise impulsively invites the woman she has never met to join the Huxtables for Thanksgiving dinner.

Amid the spying of curious family members and acute nervousness from Martin, Denise gets a chance to have an enlightening conversation with the woman whose child she is raising, and with whom she has more than a little in common!

In the meantime, Clair keeps sending Cliff out into the rain for last-minute Thanksgiving groceries. Chocoholics Cliff and Olivia do a hatchet job on the cake that Clair's baked for Denise's in-laws Moses Gunn and Nancy Wilson , extracting a large circle from its middle.

The two culprits quickly cover up their defacement of the dessert but to no avail — Clair discovers the icing over the hole they have stuffed with paper towels!

Meanwhile, Denise frets over her upcoming meeting with the woman who has reportedly said to Martin about Denise, "I can't stand her".

When Clair asks Lorraine, Martin's mother, to clarify the remark, it becomes clear that Martin's the culprit here.

And it is three against one when Denise, Clair and Lorraine give Martin a hard time for being so hard of hearing!

Clair's in Washington on a case and Cliff's in charge — but just barely. Rudy follows Cliff's advice on how to deal with her on-again, off-again friends — only to succeed in alienating all of them.

Even when Cliff gets himself into trouble with Rudy's teacher for ghost-writing Rudy's history composition, he remains determined to handle the household on his own.

But when Vanessa pulls the wool almost far enough over Cliff's eyes to get away with going to a college party, Clair is the only one who can inform Cliff that he's been duped!

Also, Theo tries to use Olivia to get a bunch of girls' phone numbers, but gets caught by Justine. Martin and Cliff spend some time together and develop a new, warm appreciation for each other.

When Cliff confesses his secret regret about not having given Denise away at her wedding, Martin stages an informal ceremony in the Huxtable living room, so Cliff can see his wish come true.

Elsewhere, Elvin slowly warms up to his elf's makeup and costume for a Christmas show at the hospital. And Denise tries to explain what Santa Claus looks like to a suspicious and highly skeptical Olivia, who counters with "If Santa Claus has a little bit of everyone inside him, is that why he's so fat?

Sondra decides to stay home to work on her law school application, happily forfeiting a chance to go out to dinner with Elvin, his old college chum Judy and Judy's sister.

Elvin gallantly offers to stay home with Sondra, but she insists that he go. However, when he pays for the dinner, Sondra's so angry, she refuses to speak to him!

Later, Cliff explains the workings of a woman's mind to his son-in-law: Elvin is supposed to be psychic, of course — when Sondra said "go," she really meant "stay" and when she said "yes," she really meant "no!

Coincidentally, following Jim Henson 's death five months after this first aired, an in-memory note of Henson was added after the closing credits when the episode reaired the following summer, and is utilized on all subsequent prints.

When Denise's snappy repartee gives Vanessa the courage to approach handsome Elliott in a cafe, all looks promising. But later on, as Denise envisions a career as a single's counselor, Vanessa storms in to announce that Denise has ruined her life: Elliott already has a girlfriend named Shana!

Elliott, a weakling who is attached to Shana but smitten with Vanessa, then shows up to ask Dr. Denise for her advice on how to handle the situation.

Big mistake! Finally, Shana Malinda Williams arrives to give Denise a piece of her mind. At that point, Denise decides it is time for her to permanently retire from the love business!

Will cultures and tastes clash? Denise plans a healthful, fully organic menu for Olivia's birthday party. Cliff and Clair contend that kids expect chocolate cake and junk food — and will not settle for less.

So they agree to offer the children both kinds of food and monitor which cake the kids actually prefer! During the day, Cliff is pressed into child-sitting and it takes all his ingenuity to keep the party going in light of such comments as "I've had matzos that taste better than this!

Elvin and Theo catch blues great Riley Jackson B. King at a local club and Theo is blown away by his singing.

Coincidentally, the next day, Jackson is at the Huxtable house when Theo drops by to rave about his "discovery" of this great singer.

It seems that Jackson is an old friend of Grandpa Russell's and he has invited the whole Huxtable family to hear him play that night.

Everyone but the jaded, world-weary Vanessa who has grown sick and tired of the blues is excited about the concert.

Rudy's attempts to replace the money before Clair finds it missing lead her further into misery and duplicity.

Cliff finally adds it all up and pulls Rudy aside for a heart-to-heart talk. It yields some truths for both of them. Rudy realizes that she was wrong and must confess to Clair.

And Cliff learns why Rudy was afraid to ask him for the money she was afraid she would be subjected to his litany about the salary of coal miners in Rudy's down in the dumps because she has been partnered with the best male dancer in school for an upcoming show.

Cliff and Clair intensify her tap dancing lessons in an effort to boost her confidence for the big day.

But it is Cliff who is most inspired. Overconfident to the max, he pulls on a pair of taps and faces off against Rudy's teacher, the legendary Sandman Sims.

The tapstepping marathon leaves Cliff beaten and bowed. Rudy, on the other hand, more than holds her own on the big night and shines beside her formidable partner.

Theo throws Cliff, Elvin, and Martin a challenge they cannot ignore: prove that they are not living in "the marriage graveyard" where Theo claims romances go to die!

Cliff devises a secret competition that will not only resurrect the romance in their lives but will determine which of the husbands is the most romantic.

According to his plan, the reactions of their wives to some specially selected presents will be the barometer for determining "The Emperor of Romance.

Note : This is the last appearance of Michelle Thomas as Justine. Exhausted, overworked and with patience worn thin, Clair wonders if she has "anything left to give.

But the hideaway is hideous: drafty, cold and barely functional! Clair longs to come home to the relative comfort of noise and chaos in the Huxtable house.

Clair brings her friend and rival attorney, Bernice Mercedes Ruehl , home to visit while Cliff's entertaining their recently divorced neighbor, Jeffrey.

Despite their physical disparity, Jeffrey and Bernice really hit it off. But Jeffrey is so self-conscious about his new toupee , he cannot concentrate on Bernice and blows what Cliff and Clair hoped might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Note : Portions were filmed at St. Note : In a scene prior to the opening credits, Olivia enters Cliff's bedroom wearing a Bart Simpson mask.

This is the only episode in the series that has a " cold open ". Cliff plans to attend an auction where he hopes to outbid his nemesis, Dr.

Harmon, to add a rare Charlie Parker record to his jazz collection. Instead, he gets roped into helping out at Olivia's preschool.

Undaunted, cagey Cliff arranges to bid by phone. But when Harmon drops out and a mysterious, late-bidding stranger challenges Cliff dollar for dollar, the auction gets fast and furious.

Ellen Falcon. Notes : This episode is removed from the current syndication cycle after Bill Cosby admitted to purchasing quaaludes with the intent to give them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Notes : Erika Alexander joins the cast as Pam. The Huxtables return from a romantic weekend in Vermont to find the household in chaos.

Olivia has "cleaned" her crayons in the new washing machine; Vanessa has hit a parked vehicle with Cliff's car; Theo has appropriated various Huxtable household items for use in his own apartment.

Obviously, it is time for one of Cliff's seminars on the hardships of being a parent. However, the Huxtable offspring turn the tables to deliver a discourse of their own: a side-splitting expose of what it is like to be on the receiving end of one of Cliff's famous "talks".

Rudy and Kenny document Clair's job for a school video contest because Cliff's job is not "exciting enough.

In desperation, they turn to Cliff. At the hospital, they con an expectant father into taping his son's birth and make plans to pass the footage off as their own.

When Cliff intervenes, all seems lost. But the resourceful reporters realize they can pull victory from the jaws of defeat by simply documenting the truth.

Pam's boyfriend Slide wants to take their relationship to "the next level" but Pam has reservations. Cliff and Clair's advice strengthens Pam's resolve to take things at her own speed.

But caught between his "homies" and his hormones, Slide keeps pressing until Pam explodes in indignation. Still, she does not want to lose him to another girl.

Meanwhile, Olivia introduces the family to Dwayne, an invisible Saint Bernard who becomes a most convenient scapegoat for all of Olivia's naughty escapades.

Pam thinks she may be in love. And Slide's invitation for them to "get busy" is looking more and more acceptable.

Clair tells Pam about an over-eager young suitor named Cliff who learned to respect teenage Clair's decision about the time and the place for intimacy.

The little story gently reminds Pam that "if the man is good, he will wait. In fact, Cliff tells Olivia, Dwayne is now blaming Olivia for the mess!

Psychology major Theo prepares a personality profile on Cliff, who is so secretive, Theo dubs the syndrome "Fugitive Fantasy Fear.

But, in a late night heart-to-heart talk with Clair, Rudy's real concerns about womanhood finally surface. Inspired by a rare weekend alone together in the Huxtable house, Denise and Martin pound the pavement in search of an affordable apartment.

Rudy, tired of sharing sleeping space with Olivia, launches a determined campaign for their soon-to-be-vacated room.

When Martin and Denise come home tired, frustrated and empty-handed, Theo tells them about a one-bedroom opportunity. However, where the ever-optimistic Denise sees minimalist charm and efficiency in the offbeat space, practical-minded Martin sees only a cramped trailer fit for a Munchkin.

And when they get back home, they must face the terrible wrath of a still-roomless Rudy. Note : This is the first appearance of Seth Gilliam as Aaron.

Clair's announcement that she is beginning menopause triggers a series of bizarre misinterpretations of her behavior by her children.

Since the kids expect the stereotypical indecision, mood swings, weeping and hot flashes, Cliff and Clair decide to give them all the melodrama they can possibly handle!

Pam and Aaron grow closer as he demonstrates that some of the best things in life are free — like a moonlight tour of their historic neighborhood.

Guest stars : Vanessa A. Note : Going by production order, this was Lisa Bonet's final performance as Denise, who appears briefly in the first scene of the episode.

In airdate order, Bonet appears in two more episodes, one of which was produced for season six. Note : This is the first episode in which none of the Huxtable children appear.

Bill Cosby and Raven-Symone are the only regular cast members to appear in this episode. Guest star : Bern Nadette Stanis.

Cliff has an elaborate 27th wedding anniversary surprise for Clair — a re-creation in the dining room of the tiny Caribbean restaurant where they ate during their honeymoon.

He tracks down the original chef and orders a calypso band to entertain for the evening. But when the special day arrives, the chef, now a gourmet prima donna, balks at re-creating a menu from 27 years ago.

The calypso band arrives two hours early. Theo, Pam and Rudy, the volunteer decoration committee, may yet uphold their reputation for not finishing what they start.

And on top of everything, Cliff is coming down with a full-blown case of the flu. Rudy plans to go to the movies with three girls and three boys.

But her first date is jeopardized when the other two girls cancel. The boys find ample solace in the refrigerator until "The Clairettes" sashay into the kitchen and sing them the riot act.

Note : In production order, this is Lisa Bonet 's final episode as Denise in season seven. Though she appears in the episode "Cliff and Jake", which was produced for season six.

Note : This is the final appearance of Sullivan Walker as Dr. A special dream episode is a nightmare for Rudy, who cannot escape the evil plots of Olivia no matter which way she tosses and turns.

As a " Supreme-ly " hip Greek chorus Pam, Charmaine and Vanessa comments on the action, Olivia demonstrates her uncanny ability to wrap the Huxtables around her little finger, undermine Rudy at every turn, and get anything she wants from adults with her shameless whining.

Moreover, whereas Rudy cannot do anything right, Olivia can do no wrong. And Rudy seems to be the only person in the dream who can see through Olivia's blatant manipulations.

Notes : This is the final appearance of Lisa Bonet as Denise. This episode was originally produced for season six.

This is the first and only two-part episode in which both parts of the episode premiered on separate nights and not back-to-back.

As he grows more confident in his abilities and judgment, Theo's personal involvement with his students at the community center deepens.

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