The Cosby Show

Mr. Fish (a.k.a. Goodbye, Mr. Fish)

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 9/27/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Rudy becomes very sad after her pet goldfish, Lamont, dies. Cliff accuses the rest of the family of being insensitive to her plight, and forces everyone to get dressed up and attend a funeral for Lamont in the bathroom. The event ends abruptly after Rudy becomes bored and decides to leave to watch television.

  • 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 (2)
  • My review for Mr. Fish.

    By Nevada-the-wolf, Aug 23, 2006

  • Rudy's goldfish dies and the family gathers to pay their respects.

    By LainiTiye, Jul 15, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Denise: Dad, it's okay to be weird here, but you're going outside the house now. Theo: He's a minister, Dad, he'll tell God we're crazy.

    • Vanessa: Rudy, what I'm trying to say is your fish is dead. Rudy: What is "dead"? Theo: Your fish! Yuck!

    • Cliff: (Talking to Denise) Take the glasses off! (Denise takes them off, revealing weird make up on the side of her face) Cliff: Put the glasses on!

    • Cliff: Now. What is it? Vanessa: Rudy's home. Cliff: (pause) There better be more.

    • Cliff: We're here to say goodbye to a cherished friend: Lamont, the goldfish. Vanessa: I've always felt safe with him around.

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    Notes (5)

    • The bathroom set seen in this episode is different than what is seen in future episodes. The setup is different and the walls are a darker blue.

    • For many of the earlier episodes, the living room has a landing coming in from the front door. It is 2 steps higher up from the rest of the room.

    • This episode is the first to use the new living room set. Every episode from this point has this living room set.

    • For his work in this episode, Earl Pomerantz was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy.

    • Lamont the goldfish was the subject of an E! True Hollywood Story-type spoof in ads run on Nick at Nite in 2002. The ads claim that Lamont was written out of the show because of creative differences with Bill Cosby.

    Trivia (1)

    • Vanessa's favorite food/meal is hot dogs.

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