The Cosby Show

Breaking With Tradition

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 10/25/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Denise ponders her college choices and the family tries to persuade her to go to Hillman.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Bonet

    Denise Huxtable

  • Bill Cosby

    Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

  • Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Rudy Huxtable

  • Phylicia Rashad

    Clair Huxtable

  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    Theo Huxtable

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Russell (referring to Theo as he and Cliff discuss sending the kids to college): And where are you sending him? Cliff: If he gets his grades up, high school!

    • Cliff (to Theo): You are not that dumb!!!!

    • Russell (to Denise): Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.

    Notes (3)

    • Earle Hyman is only ten years older than Bill Cosby.

    • Earle Hyman makes his first appearance as Russell Huxtable.

    • This episode marks the first time that Sondra is mentioned by name. She was previously mentioned in the fourth episode produced, "You're Not a Mother Night".

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: In the scene where Cliff takes the ball from Theo and places it on the counter, it is clear that the ball will roll off the counter. However, we never hear the ball actually fall off the counter. But,when the camera turns to Theo and he says, "Door two", then the camera turns back to Cliff, the ball is nowhere to be found on the counter.

    • In the scene where Cliff goes into Denise's room, to make her think about Hillman, listen closely. As he enters her room, someone in the audience coughs.

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