The Cosby Show

Surf's Up

Season 6, Ep 2, Aired 9/28/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Cliff buys a refrigerator for Theo's apartment. He is upset to learn that Clair has already been to the apartment, while Theo has failed to invite Cliff because he is worried that he will bore his friends. Cliff angrily heads over to the apartment and demands to come in. He takes pity on Theo and cuts short one of his tales. However, Theo's roommates find Cliff to be very interesting and keep pleading with him for more stories. Theo is impressed, and later tells Cliff that this is the first time he has seen him as a friend. Theo and his roommates get evicted after re-creating one of Cliff's stories by dumping soap and water on the floor and sliding around with sponges tied to their rears. They end up damaging the landlord's ceiling. Theo must move back in with his parents. Clair pressures Cliff to resolve the situation. Cliff goes to see the landlord and offers to pay him more each month if he allows the guys to return.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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Great show

    By janmarshe, Apr 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Clair (to Theo): "You tied sponges to your butts?"

    Notes (2)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of "Cliff's Rambling". It became a running gag throughout the series.

    • Cliff's rambling stories are a highlight of this episode. Some of it is reminiscent of Bill Cosby's stand-up comedy.

    Trivia (1)

    • Clair says she's seen Theo's friends sneak out of a room while Cliff rambles, something which took place (albeit without Clair) at the end of the season five episode, What He Did for Love.

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