But Grandpa Russell wants her to attend Hillman, to uphold a family tradition. Everyone but the jaded, world-weary Vanessa who has grown sick and tired of the blues is excited about the concert. Also, Denise visits for the weekend, and Cliff insists upon barbecuing, even though it is freezing outside. When both Cliff's and Clair's parents come to the Huxtable home for dinner, Theo learns that the subject of his history paper, the Civil Rights March in Washington D. Pam thinks she may be in love. It is a nod to decision to move to Thursdays at 8:00 pm Eastern, presenting The Cosby Show with its first true ratings challenge. Note: This is the final appearance of Joseph C.
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. 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. Back at home, Denise is left to watch over the younger kids. Wonder feels so bad about the accident that he invites the whole Huxtable family to a recording session. Note: This is the first appearance of Alex Ruiz as Lou.
Undaunted, cagey Cliff arranges to bid by phone. Malcolm-Jamal Warner wore a business suit and is seen looking at his watch then starts tapping his feet, etc. Note: Bill Cosby and Keshia Knight Pulliam appeared on the episode of A Different World which aired later that evening. Minifield bypasses the hospital and arrives on Cliff's doorstep with contractions less than four minutes apart. Rudy's friend Carolyn sleeps over, but their late-night fighting disrupts Cliff's sleep — and jeopardize his sanity. Note: This is the first episode in the series not to be directed by Jay Sandrich.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner wore glasses in this set of opening credits, but not in any episodes. 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! Theo, Pam and Rudy, the volunteer decoration committee, may yet uphold their reputation for not finishing what they start. But even Theo's howling like a dog and groveling at her feet fails to change Justine's mind. And Rudy does not want to return to school after she is teased by a bully in her first-grade class. But he gets carried away during a love scene and Justine breaks off their romance. 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.
To Pam, it seems as if the whole world is against her; even her best friend will be leaving her. However, the season three theme's long version had some parts cut, instead of a differently composed version of that theme. 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. They hold a family forum to make sure their children know the lines of communication are always open. A serious Economics recession begins; Theo escorts Cheryl to a party instead of hitting the books. Theo and Cockroach inspect their lack of facial hair, in the hallway; Vanessa and Robert are studying in the kitchen.
The Huxtables decide to use the exciting news to play an elaborate joke on Cliff. Note: This is the last appearances of as Stanley and Gabrielle Carmouche as Deirdre. Although she appreciates the upscale surroundings, Cliff and Clair's rules cramp her style. She picks herself up, dusts herself off, orders a large cheese pie — and then gets hired on as a waitress in the pizza parlor. Overwhelmed at last, Clair plunges hungrily into one of the cakes — without a fork! In his confusion, Elvin drives off to the hospital without 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. She dumps Kenny before the paste is dry on their model.
McGee pairs Rudy and Clarence and they mend fences all on their own. And Rudy seems to be the only person in the dream who can see through Olivia's blatant manipulations. Cliff tries to give Rudy his facts-of-life speech the one about boys being like helicopters and girls being like geraniums. Sondra and Elvin are arguing in the dining room. This is also the first appearance of as Russell Huxtable. The final indignity: Cliff tempts her to abandon her diet for not one but three calorie-laden whipped cream cakes.
Cliff and Clair tactfully suggest that some singing lessons might be in order, so the girls seek out a teacher. But when Cliff's friend Dan confides about his troubles at home, Cliff is reminded that average days are not to be taken for granted. I as the number one show on Thursday nights, eventually becoming during the same season. But, in a late night heart-to-heart talk with Clair, Rudy's real concerns about womanhood finally surface. She will have to enter as a freshman and need a tutor. Note: This is the first appearance of as Kenny, a. Harmon ditch their wives to team up for the charity pinochle tournament, the rejected spouses decide to enter the tournament themselves.
But the bargain-conscious Cliff becomes a wheeler-dealer when the family handyman, Mr. Although Denise cannot decide if she wants to go away to school, Cliff and Russell try to persuade her to attend their , Hillman College. Denise and Sondra come home from college to join the festivities and try to make Cliff feel young by pointing out things that are older than Dad. Cliff arranges for The , led by , to perform its famous and his parents' favorite piece, Shiny Stockings. After Rudy oversteps her bounds and Clair reminds her who's in charge, Rudy turns sullen and surly. 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.
Thus, Theo begins to suspect that Stanley has a learning disability, too. But when their overactive imaginations detect monsters in the house, the girls take extreme measures to protect themselves. Finally, Clair will have a room of her own, Cliff promises. Rudy, on the other hand, more than holds her own on the big night and shines beside her formidable partner. But she is deflated again when she volunteers to become the teacher's apprentice and is turned down because she is without a. Then, Cliff casts doubt on her chances for acceptance at a major school.