The Cosby Show

You Only Hurt the One You Love

Season 3, Ep 18, Aired 2/19/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Cliff is upset to learn that the hospital is laying-off his favorite employee. Theo spends the day playing with Rudy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • 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

  • Tempestt Bledsoe

    Vanessa Huxtable

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Rudy: I was reaching for a book and I fell on my shoe.

    • Mrs. Granger: My daughter said to me 'Ma, since you worked to put me through college, now that you're retiring, how about if I pay for you to go?' Can you imagine that? Me going to college? Cliff: Yes. Mrs. Granger: Come on, can you see me bopping around a college campus? Cliff: Yes. Mrs. Granger: And sitting in class with my grandson on my back, giving him homemade cookies? Cliff: It would be beautiful. Mrs. Granger: Yeah, I can see that happening.

    • Mrs. Granger: I asked my grandson what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said a grandma. I asked him why a grandma? He said 'Because grandmas always give you presents'. Cliff: So did you give him one? Mrs. Granger: Yeah, I love what he has to say about grandmas. Cliff: What's he say about grandpas? Mrs. Granger: Nothing, he never knew his. Cliff: Oh I'm sorry. Mrs. Granger: I'm not, he's not missing anything. I got married when I was 16. Cliff: 16? That I didn't know. Mrs. Granger: Yeah, I was pregnant, and that you didn't know. It took me 5 months to tell my father, when I did, the next day he marched us up to the Justice of the Peace and we were married. On the night of our first anniversary he said 'I'm going to the store for a pack of cigarettes, I'll be back soon'. Well there must've been a long line at that store because he never came back. Cliff: Oh no. Mrs. Granger: Yeah, for 3 days my father and I looked for that boy...then I finally said to myself 'what am I killing myself for?' But you know what, it's true what they say, it's better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

    • Clair: Theo, since you enjoy playing circus so much, you can be part of one: the Huxtable circus. This is the big top. And you get to clean the big top from top to bottom, stating with those windows.Then you can do the floors. Cliff: Look at it this way son; here, no elephants.

    Notes (2)

    • Lou Myers was later a series regular on A Different World as Vernon Gaines.

    • Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno co-starred on the PBS children's show The Electric Company in the early 1970s.

    Trivia (2)

    • This episode marked the return of Phylicia Rashad as a full-time cast member, after the birth of daughter Condola Rashad.

    • Mrs. Granger says that her husband's name is Ennis, which is the name of Bill Cosby's son in real life.

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