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The Cosby Show

Bring 'Em Back Alive

Episode: 050 | Aired: September 25, 1986

The Huxtable home is invaded by an elusive garter snake.

Food For Thought

Episode: 051 | Aired: October 02, 1986

When a family friend has a heart attack, Clair challenges Cliff to give up his beloved high-fat comfort foods.

Golden Anniversary

Episode: 052 | Aired: October 09, 1986

The entire clan gathers to celebrate Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. Frank Foster and the Count Basie Orchestra guest star.

Man Talk

Episode: 053 | Aired: October 16, 1986

Theo asks his for his parents' advice when he runs into girl trouble at school.

Mother May I?

Episode: 054 | Aired: October 23, 1986

Vanessa does her best to get around Clair's ban on wearing make-up to school; Theo becomes safety-obsessed and organizes a Huxtable family fire drill.

The March

Episode: 055 | Aired: October 30, 1986

When Theo has to write a paper about the March on Washington, The Huxtable and Hanks grandparents share their experience.

Theo's Flight

Episode: 056 | Aired: November 06, 1986

After a member of the Tuskegee Airmen makes a speech at their school, Theo and Cockroach decide that their main purpose in life is to fly.

Vanessa's Rich

Episode: 057 | Aired: November 13, 1986

When Vanessa is accepted into the pep squad, her family's wealth causes her to be labeled a stuck-up rich girl.

Denise Gets A D

Episode: 058 | Aired: November 20, 1986

Denise's difficulties in school create tension at home, especially around straight-A sister Sondra. Guest Star: Rosalind Cash

A Girl and Her Dog

Episode: 059 | Aired: December 04, 1986

Rudy and Peter discover that pet care is a serious responsibility when they take in a lost dog.

War Stories

Episode: 060 | Aired: December 11, 1986

Russell and Homer bring an army buddy to the Huxtable house, and soon the war stories are flying back and forth. Meanwhile, Vanessa prepares for a skating date with a new boyfriend, and Cockroach gives Theo some very bad advice about handling women.

Cliff In Charge

Episode: 061 | Aired: December 18, 1986

The house is in chaos as Clair and Anna head to a ceremony at Hillman. Russell comes to help Cliff with the kids, and Theo fields prank calls from girl classmates who have posted his number in the school ladies' room.

Monster Man Huxtable

Episode: 062 | Aired: January 08, 1987

Elvin and Sondra come to visit and reveal that they are contemplating marriage.

Rudy Spends the Night

Episode: 063 | Aired: January 15, 1987

With Rudy staying at her grandparents' and Denise and Vanessa headed for fun in Greenwich Village, Cliff and Theo organize their own "Huxtable Men's Club."

Say Hello to a Good Buy

Episode: 064 | Aired: January 22, 1987

Cliff and Theo try to conceal their family's financial circumstances to get a better deal on a new car. Sinbad and Gilbert Gottfried guest star.

Denise Gets An Opinion

Episode: 065 | Aired: February 05, 1987

Denise mistakes a medical student assigned to follow Cliff for the phone pal she has finally agreed to meet; a broken-hearted Robert decides he may want to date Vanessa again.

Calling Doctor Huxtable

Episode: 066 | Aired: February 12, 1987

Cliff fills in for another doctor and winds up with three women who are due to deliver at roughly the same time.

You Only Hurt the One You Love

Episode: 067 | Aired: February 19, 1987

Cliff attempts to get a fired cleaning lady reinstated at the hospital; Theo and Rudy's tumbling games result in Rudy's getting injured. Rita Moreno guest stars.

The Shower

Episode: 068 | Aired: February 26, 1987

Clair and Denise plan the bridal shower for Denise's soon-to-be-married pregnant friend. Lela Rochon and Deon Richmond guest star.

Cliff's 50th Birthday

Episode: 069 | Aired: March 12, 1987

Denise and Sondra return home to help the Huxtable family celebrate Cliff's half-century birthday.

I Know That You Know

Episode: 070 | Aired: March 19, 1987

The family tries to hide Sondra and Elvin's news about their engagement from Cliff. Theo tries to trip Cliff up with his new joke kit.

The Andalusian Flu

Episode: 071 | Aired: April 02, 1987

When both Cliff and Clair come down with the flu, Theo takes over the head of the household. He begins pushing all the housework upon Vanessa and Rudy while he spends time with his girlfriend, Lana.

Bald and Beautiful

Episode: 072 | Aired: April 09, 1987

Cliff visits with old friend Scott Kelly, whose recent heart attack has caused him to change his entire personality. Theo and Cockroach embark on a career opportunity which involves shaving their heads for a music video. FACTOID: Bill Cosby and guest star Robert Culp worked together on the series I SPY.

Planning Parenthood

Episode: 073 | Aired: April 30, 1987

Clair's sister arrives for a visit and announces her desire to have a baby. Pam Grier guest stars.


Episode: 074 | Aired: May 07, 1987

The Huxtable family visits Denise at Hillman to pay tribute to retiring college president Dr. Hanes.