The Cosby Show

The Dentist

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 2/2/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Peter is scared to go the dentist, so Rudy offers to go with him. Clair gets upset about an article in the newspaper, which keeps Cliff from getting any sleep.

  • 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)
  • Peter is afriad of the dentist.

    By yuki_megami, Jun 11, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Dr. Burns is walking out with, having just finished with a patient and his mom.) Dr. Burns: Now, that wasn't so bad, was it? Patient: Yes! Dr. Burns: (Placing his hand over the boy's mouth) Shhhh! I have other patients!

    • (Dr. Burns is trying to get Cliff to agree to an overdue appointment.) Dr. Burns: Monday, you come see me. Cliff: No, Monday's no good. Dr. Burns: Tuesday? Cliff: No, Tuesday's even tighter than Monday. Dr. Burns: How loose is Wednesday? Cliff: Wednesday's no good, either. Dr. Burns: Would you consider Feezle Day? Cliff: No, Feezle Day we take the children out to see the Feezles!

    • Clair: (referring to Peter) I hear you had a really tough patient today! Dr. Burns: I've had tougher...(looks at Cliff)...which reminds me, it's been a long time since I've seen you in my office!

    • Dentist: I think if you were to go ahead of Peter and show him there's nothing to be afraid of, he'd do it. Do you understand? Rudy: Yes. Dentist: But you won't do it? Rudy: No. Dentist: No...you mean I'm in this alone?

    • Dr. Burns: A long time ago, these teeth walked into my office. They didn't have an appointment. They didn't have anything! So I said 'Do I know you?' and they said, 'No, but you've taken out some of our friends!'

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    Notes (3)

    • This is one of the few appearances of Mr. Chiara, Peter's father.

    • For his work in this episode, Danny Kaye was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy.

    • This episode is Danny Kaye's last appearance before his death in March 1987. It begins with another voiceover from Keshia Knight Pulliam announcing that the episode is meant especially for kids.

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