The Cosby Show

Out of Brooklyn

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 11/3/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Denise continues to run through various jobs because of her screw-ups. She finally finds a job that she likes, but wants to quit after meeting a photographer. Denise tells Cliff and Clair that she wants to go to Africa and serve as the woman's assistant as she completes a photo essay about pygmies. Cliff and Clair are extremely skeptical, especially after hearing about the rugged living conditions. Denise does not back down, even claiming that she has no problem with eating bugs. Cliff and Clair decide to let her go on the trip. Vanessa falls into a funk after a rumor passes through school that her boyfriend, Roy, has been telling people that they have broken up. Vanessa becomes very clumsy as she deals with her depression, and is angry that Roy could not even call her to officially break up. He finally calls, but reveals that he is happy and never said anything about wanting to break up.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 (2)

    • Denise: What did they say? Rudy: I had my ear right to the door and all I heard was "Denise", "Quitter" and "Dropout". Denise: That's all you heard? Rudy: No, but then I heard Daddy say (deepens voice) "Rudy, get away from the door!" Denise: That's it, I'm not going! The chance of a lifetime. It'll never happen to me again! (Cliff and Clair come downstairs to the kitchen) Cliff: Hello! First of all, I want you to understand that I didn't appreciate you sending a spy. And on top of that you sent a lousy spy. (Rudy scoffs)

    • Rudy: How come you didn't let him have it? Vanessa: Roy is a gentleman, Rudy and he was trying to protect my feelings. Rudy: Oh man, love's a joke! Vanessa: No, it's not! Not if you have a guy like Roy. (goes upstairs excited) Yes!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Rudy: In two days, she'll be writing about dead crickets again.

    Notes (2)

    • J. August Richards is now best known in the role of Charles Gunn on the WB drama Angel.

    • Lisa Bonet, who had only been credited as a guest star for her appearances in season five, went on maternity leave after this episode. This was also the reason she left A Different World.

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