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The Cosby Show

Call of the Wild

Episode: 075 | Aired: September 24, 1987

Newlyweds Sondra and Elvin return from their honeymoon with two big announcements that prove to disappoint Cliff and Clair.


Episode: 076 | Aired: October 01, 1987

Clair stages a mock trial to get to the bottom of Theo's flimsy excuse for arriving home late.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Episode: 077 | Aired: October 08, 1987

Rudy is sick of being too young to make her own decisions about her clothing. Robert and Vanessa have a study date.

Cliff's Mistake

Episode: 078 | Aired: October 15, 1987

Disharmony arises in the neighborhood when Cliff loses his friend Jeffrey's favorite power drill; the Huxtable kids put together a Halloween haunted house. Wallace Shawn guest stars.


Episode: 079 | Aired: October 22, 1987

Theo and Cockroach turn to Cliff's party guests for help with their assignment about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; Rudy must write a fairy tale. Roscoe Lee Browne and Christopher Plummer guest star.

That's Not What I Said

Episode: 080 | Aired: October 29, 1987

Theo has a brush with the law; Cliff and Clair lash out at one another.

Autumn Gifts

Episode: 081 | Aired: November 05, 1987

The Huxtables join forces to convince an ailing neighbor to take her medication. Eileen Heckart guest stars.

Looking Back Part 1

Episode: 082 | Aired: November 12, 1987

When Sondra and Elvin have an argument, Elvin storms over to the Huxtable household where he gets some valuable insight into the family's history.

Looking Back Part 2

Episode: 083 | Aired: November 12, 1987

Flashbacks of previous episodes continue as the Huxtables tell Elvin about the family's history.

Where's Rudy?

Episode: 084 | Aired: November 19, 1987

During the annual produce contest at the mall, Theo and Vanessa manage to misplace Rudy. Louis Nye guest stars.

Dance Mania

Episode: 085 | Aired: December 03, 1987

Clair gets Theo and Cockroach tickets to a TV dance show. Adam Sandler guest stars.

The Locker Room

Episode: 086 | Aired: December 10, 1987

Theo worries when a locker-room gossip asks Vanessa out. Cliff is impressed by Rudy's magic tricks. Adam Sandler guest stars.

The Show Must Go On

Episode: 087 | Aired: December 17, 1987

Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a vaudeville show; Robert falls in love with one of Vanessa's friends. Carl Ballantine guest stars.


Episode: 088 | Aired: January 07, 1988

An unprepared Cliff tries to bluff his way through a meeting of Clair's book club. Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy spend the night at Elvin and Sondra's apartment. Angela Bassett and S. Epatha Merkerson guest star.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Episode: 089 | Aired: January 14, 1988

Disharmony results when Rudy, who has her heart set on the cymbals, is asked to play the violin.

The Visit

Episode: 090 | Aired: January 21, 1988

Theo feels uncomfortable about visiting his friend Jake, who's in the hospital with cancer.

The Drum Major

Episode: 091 | Aired: February 04, 1988

Vanessa wants to be her school's first female drum major; Russell tries again to settle his debt to a fellow musician.


Episode: 092 | Aired: February 11, 1988

Cliff claims that he can replace a broken pipe, but the family doubts he has the skills to complete the task.

Once Upon A Time

Episode: 093 | Aired: February 18, 1988

The Huxtables act out Rudy's story in which the Nasty People declare war on the Happy People.

The Prom

Episode: 097 | Aired: February 24, 1988

Theo and his buddies are determined to impress their prom dates, while Cliff gives Clair the prom she never had. Michelle Thomas and Adam Sandler guest star.


Episode: 094 | Aired: February 25, 1988

Cliff endures freezing temperatures to challenge his friend to the bocce-like game of petanque; Theo tries to impress a girl who's into rock climbing.

Trust Me

Episode: 095 | Aired: March 03, 1988

Clair counsels her TV-reporter friend, whose husband thinks she's fooling around with the celebrities she interviews.

Home for the Weekend

Episode: 096 | Aired: March 17, 1988

The family is glad to have Denise home for a long-awaited visit, but Denise prefers to spend her time with her friends.

Gone Fishin'

Episode: 098 | Aired: April 28, 1988

Theo reels in the body of a mobster during a fishing trip; Rudy and her friend Kenny become adoptive parents to baby birds.