The Cosby Show

No Way, Baby

Season 5, Ep 16, Aired 2/6/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Cliff contacts Ray Palomino, the estranged grandfather of a young woman who is about to have a baby on her own. Ray has not seen any of his family for 18 years. However, Cliff asks him to come to the hospital to support Louisa because they have been unable to find any other family members. Ray does not have a lot of faith in Cliff's ability as a doctor. Louisa is very glad to see Ray, who also manages to charm the nurses. He wants to help care for his great-grandchild, but bristles when Cliff offers him some pamphlets about child-rearing. Clair listens to Cliff describe Ray's behavior, and opines that Ray doesn't know how to read or write. Cliff disagrees, as he feels that Ray is just a rude person. Cliff believes that he is right when Ray produces a list of relatives; but he claims to have lost his glasses when Clair asks him to read a name. He also doesn't know how to spell the name "Tom." Louisa gives birth to a baby boy. Ray tells Cliff that he is aware that the Huxtables know he is illiterate. He insists that he doesn't need to learn to read at his age. A man whom Ray befriended in the waiting room says that he is a former English teacher and offers to help him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Bonet

    Denise Huxtable Kendall (seasons 1 - 3, 6 - 7, recurring seasons 4 - 5)

  • Bill Cosby

    Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

  • Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable

  • Phylicia Rashad

    Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable

  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Vanessa: You'll never get a good job with only a 4th grade education. Rudy: Sure I will. Vanessa: What'll you do? Rudy: Teach the 3rd grade.

    • Cliff: (wearing Ray's hat) Hello, I'm Ray Palomino and I was wondering do you spell Tom with 2 As or 4 Zs?

    • Cliff: She's going to have that baby tonight, I called all her family I could find, and you're the only one that showed up. Ray: My granddaughter's about to make me a great grandfather, and you say you called all the family, and I'm the only one who came? You're setting me up for something, aren't you?

    • Ray: My granddaughter's having a baby? Cliff: Yes. Ray: I didn't know she was married. Cliff: She isn't, you see it is possible to have a baby without getting married.

    • Vanessa: (to Rudy) Touch me again, and you're on the floor.

    Notes (2)

    • For his work in this episode, Sammy Davis Jr. was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy.

    • Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens and Malcolm-Jamal Warner do not appear in this episode.

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