The Cosby Show

Jitterbug Break

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 1/31/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Cliff and Clair make plans to go dancing with some friends. Clair admits that Cliff's dancing embarrasses her. Denise tries to convince her parents to let her sleep on the street in the hopes of getting tickets to a concert. Cliff refuses to consider this. Denise's friends come over and admit that their parents also turned them down. However, an acquaintance has agreed to stand in line and buy tickets for everyone. The teens decide to hang out at the Huxtable house instead. They move the furniture so that everyone can dance in the living room. Theo shows off his breakdancing skills. When Cliff and Clair's friends arrive, the adults take to the floor and compare moves with the kids.moreless

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Quite possibly the weakest episode until the beginning of the Olivia debacle

    By bondfool, Aug 01, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Denise: Dad, I'd like permission to sleep away from home tonight." Cliff: Okay. Are you going to sleep at a friend's house? Denise: No. Cliff: Are you going to sleep at a stranger's house?

    • Theo: Hey, if Dad lets you go, I'll give you five-hundred dollars. Denise: You don't have five-hundred dollars! Theo: Do I look worried?

    Notes (1)

    • Blair Underwood and the actor portraying another of Denise's friends are uncredited, even though they have speaking parts.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: As the scene in the kitchen changes from Rudy to her parents, back to Rudy, etc, the number of brussel sprouts on her plate go from three to one, then back to three again.

    Allusions (1)

    • The band name "The Walking Lemons" seems to be a reference to hit '80s rock band The Talking Heads.

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