The Cosby Show

Getting to Know You

Season 6, Ep 12, Aired 12/14/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Cliff and Martin meet at the cafe for coffee. Two women hit on them and are disappointed to learn that they are married. Cliff and Martin introduce them to Theo. The Huxtable women spend the day on a shopping excursion. They convince Elvin to dress up in an elf costume when he visits sick children at the hospital. He is initially put off by the costume, but eventually becomes very enthusiastic about lifting the kids' spirits. Cliff and Martin are left alone in the house. Cliff pushes him for details about his courtship with Denise. They later bond over their experiences in the Navy. Cliff says that he is glad that Denise married such a good man, but is disappointed that he didn't get to give her away. The family organizes an impromptu ceremony in the living room so that Cliff can officially give his daughter away. Olivia and Cliff discuss Santa Claus and his racial background.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Bonet

    Denise Huxtable Kendall

  • 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
  • Notes (2)

    • Sometimes this episode is played out of order in syndication (usually after "Elvin Pays for Dinner").

    • At the 1990 Young Artist Awards, Malcolm-Jamal Warner won the award for Best Young Actor in a Supporting Role in a Television Series. Tempestt Bledsoe was nominated for Best Young Actress in a Supporting Role, and Raven-Symone for Outstanding Performance by an Actress Under the Age of Nine.

    Trivia (2)

    • The family plays a wedding re-run ceremony so that Cliff can give Denise away. Why was Martin conducting his own wedding ceremony? Couldn't someone else like Theo play the part of the minister or judge conducting the ceremony?

    • It seems like Martin couldn't make up his mind on how to address Cliff. When Cliff meets Martin at the Cafe de Balzac, Martin addresses Cliff as Dad while sitting with the two ladies. Later at the kitchen, when they were drinking the apple juice, Martin addresses Cliff as Dr. Huxtable.

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