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The Cosby Show

First Day of School

Episode: 025 | Aired: September 26, 1985

A new school year begins, and the kids try to adjust to new and different situations.

The Juicer

Episode: 026 | Aired: October 03, 1985

A tempting new appliance creates trouble for Rudy and her friend Peter.

Happy Anniversary

Episode: 027 | Aired: October 10, 1985

It's Cliff's parents' 49th wedding anniversary, and the evening is filled with songs, gifts, and all sorts of surprises.

Cliff in Love

Episode: 028 | Aired: October 17, 1985

Sondra breaks up with boyfriend Elvin yet again, and accepts an eye-opening blind date with another man.

Theo and the Older Woman

Episode: 029 | Aired: October 24, 1985

When Denise and a friend observe the Huxtables for a school project, Theo falls under the spell of the sophisticated older Suzanne. Blair Underwood and Robin Givens guest star.


Episode: 030 | Aired: October 31, 1985

Vanessa is "batty" over cute classmate Robert and plans all sorts of romantic schemes for her upcoming Halloween party.

Rudy Suits Up

Episode: 031 | Aired: November 07, 1985

Clair worries about Rudy's safety when the youngest Huxtable becomes the star of the local pee-wee football team.

Denise Drives

Episode: 032 | Aired: November 14, 1985

Newly licensed driver Denise is annoyed when Cliff puts the brakes on her car-buying plans.

Clair's Sister

Episode: 033 | Aired: November 21, 1985

The Huxtable and Hanks families join forces to plan Clair's sister's upcoming wedding. Joe Williams, Ethel Ayler and Mario Van Peebles guest star.

Clair's Toe

Episode: 034 | Aired: December 05, 1985

An accidental injury teaches Clair to set aside her stubborn streak and ask her family for help.

Denise's Friend

Episode: 035 | Aired: December 12, 1985

When Denise's friend has a problem she doesn't want to discuss with her parents; the Huxtables discuss the value of honesty and communication. Stacey Dash guest stars.

Mrs. Westlake

Episode: 036 | Aired: January 02, 1986

Guess who's coming to dinner: Theo's nemesis, in the form of his tough math teacher Mrs. Westlake. Sonia Braga guest stars.

The Auction

Episode: 037 | Aired: January 09, 1986

Clair is determined to acquire a painting by her great-uncle, famed artist Ellis Wilson even though the estimated price keeps climbing.

Vanessa's Bad Grade

Episode: 038 | Aired: January 16, 1986

Vanessa and Robert spend more time flirting than studying, which causes Vanessa to go to great lengths to conceal her sub-par grade on her history exam.

Theo and Cockroach

Episode: 039 | Aired: January 30, 1986

Theo and his friend Cockroach exhaust the Huxtable family's intellectual resources as they prepare for an important test on Macbeth. FACTOID: Earle Hyman, who regularly plays Cliff's father Russell, appears here as the voice of Macbeth.

The Dentist

Episode: 040 | Aired: February 02, 1986

Rudy's frightened friend Peter hides at the Huxtable house to avoid a trip to the dentist. FACTOID: This episode marks one of Danny Kaye's last appearances on network television.

Play It Again, Russell

Episode: 041 | Aired: February 13, 1986

The family worries that Russell is losing his musical chops after a disappointing performance with his old band. This episode features a slew of musicians: Art Blakey, Bootsie Barnes, Jimmy Heath, Tommy Flannagan, Joseph B. Wilder, Percy Heath, Jimmy "Badman" Oliver, Tito Puente, Carlos "Patato" Valdias, Eric Gale

A Touch of Wonder

Episode: 042 | Aired: February 20, 1986

A car accident on an icy road alarms the Huxtables -- until they learn that the passenger in the other car is Stevie Wonder.

Full House

Episode: 043 | Aired: February 27, 1986

An overworked and exhausted Cliff's plans for sleeping late are thwarted by his ever-present family.

Close To Home

Episode: 044 | Aired: March 13, 1986

A colleague's family problems give Cliff a renewed appreciation of his own home life.

An Early Spring

Episode: 045 | Aired: March 20, 1986

As math teacher Mrs. Westlake prepares to give birth, Theo and Cockroach struggle with preparing for a tough test. Sonia Braga guest stars.

Theo's Holiday

Episode: 046 | Aired: April 03, 1986

The Huxtables decide to teach Theo some lessons about money and real life by converting their home into "The Real World Apartment Building."

The Card Game

Episode: 047 | Aired: April 10, 1986

Dr. Foster, Cliff's college English professor, volunteers to fill in for an important pinochle game against Cliff's father. FACTOID: Dr. Foster would become a recurring character on Cosby spinoff A Different World.

Off to the Races

Episode: 048 | Aired: May 08, 1986

Cliff and his college track rival Tailwind Turner team up for a charity race and find themselves facing a former Olympic medalist. Guest Stars: Runners Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Dhamiri Abayomi, James Burnett, Ira Davis, James Hodge, Larry James, Charlie Stevenson

Denise's Decision

Episode: 049 | Aired: May 15, 1986

Denise prepares to make her final decision about where she will attend college.