Theo brings home a poor report card. Much to Cliff's dismay, Denise goes on a date with Rafael, an older man who's a former merchant marine. Cliff & Clair's plans for a quiet night are ruined when Vanessa & Rudy can't sleep.
GOODBYE MR. FISH
When Rudy's goldfish dies, Cliff struggles over how to break the bad news to her. Cliff wants to hold a formal funeral in the bathroom, but the rest of the family has other ideas about the proper site for the "memorial."
IS THAT MY BOY?
Cliff is thrilled that Theo will continue the family tradition as a member of the football team. Elated when his son asks to see some of his old moves, his delight turns to disappointment when he sees that Theo is terrible!
HOW UGLY IS HE?
Dr. Cliff Huxtable and his wife, Clair, a lawyer, invite daughter Denise's bright new boyfriend to dinner. But the outspoken fellow soon wears out his welcome when he criticizes the medical and legal professions.