The Cosby Show

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Season 8, Ep 9, Aired 11/14/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Theo convinces Cliff to teach a course for young men at the community center. Cliff brings Olivia's doll to the class as a symbol of innocence, but the students misinterpret his intentions and assume that he is going to give a sex education lecture. This sparks a discussion about negative impressions of inner city youth. The teens feel that they are blamed for all of society's problems. A guy named Cal draws the ire of his classmates after he admits that he has fathered children with two different women, but rarely spends time with either his son or daughter. Another student declares that he plans to marry his pregnant girlfriend and get a job. Cal insists that he wants to provide for his children, but has no training and doesn't want to be stuck in a minimum wage job where he is treated like garbage. Cliff tries to help the guys take the necessary steps toward beginning careers. Meanwhile, Russell becomes hooked on a video game after babysitting Olivia and her friend.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bill Cosby

    Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

  • Phylicia Rashad

    Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable

  • Raven-Symone

    Olivia Kendall (seasons 6 - 8)

  • Erika Alexander

    Pam Tucker (seasons 7 - 8)

  • Walter Allen Bennett Jr.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A "special episode" that doesn't come across as preachy.

    By BlakeMP, Oct 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Cliff: All of you who do not have a job, raise your hands. And while you have your hands up, I want you to look down because for guys who aren't working, I'm seeing expensive sneakers.

    Notes (1)

    • This is the third episode in which none of the five Huxtable children appear.

    Trivia (3)

    • Cal says to another student that he visits one of his children the first Saturday out of the month and the other child the last Saturday out of the month, and then Cliff says [paraphrased], "You have two children and two girlfriends?" At that point, Cal never said he had two girlfriends.

    • Russell is holding the controller upside down.

    • When Olivia and Marlon were explaining to Grampa how to use the buttons on the game, they said press "A to do this...B...C...D," but since he was playing a Nintendo (8-bit), it only has an A and B button. No C or D.

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