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  • Merry Thanksgiving

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 11/24/03

    In an attempt to prove that he is a family man, Charlie invites Lisa over for Thanksgiving dinner
  • And So We Commence (1)

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    S 8 : Ep 24 - 4/30/92

    Cliff drives Theo crazy by inviting everyone he knows to Theo's graduation. Olivia gets ready to leave for Singapore.
  • And So We Commence (2)

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    S 8 : Ep 25 - 4/30/92

    Denise calls and announces that she is pregnant. Kenny manages to get a hold of the last three tickets the Huxtables need to get all their guests to the graduation. Vanessa confuses everyone by calling Dabnis "honey." As the ceremony begins, Cliff thinks back to a time when he feared that Theo would never live up to his potential. Cliff becomes upset to learn that the students graduate by section, rather than being called to the stage by name. With everyone out of the house that night, Cliff and Clair share a dance.moreless
  • Theo's Future

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    S 8 : Ep 13 - 1/2/92

    Cliff and Clair are thrilled when Theo is accepted to graduate school. They agree to continue paying his tuition. Theo and a friend attend a corporation's recruiting dinner for the sole purpose of filling up on free food. However, an executive is impressed with Theo's off-hand comment about the corporation's philosophy. He is offered the chance to fly to San Francisco and interview for a position that would pay $30,000 a year. He excitedly tells Cliff and Clair that the job would allow him to become the first one of their kids to stop sponging off of them. Although they often tease him, they assure him that they do not think of him that way. They consider paying for his tuition an investment in his future. Eugene, one of the kids from the community center, is upset to learn that Theo may take a job and leave them. However, Theo insists that he is merely keeping his options open. Meanwhile, Clair tries to stifle Cliff's habit of stealing the remote control while she is watching a program.moreless
  • Two Is a Crowd

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    S 8 : Ep 11 - 12/5/91

    Vanessa unexpectedly drops by for a visit, claiming that she needs some peace and quiet to study. Dabnis arrives a few hours later and shows Cliff and Clair a cryptic note that Vanessa had left him. He confronts her and notes her continued reluctance to set a wedding date. He reminds her that she was the one who pursued him, and wonders why she is now pushing him away. Vanessa apologizes and asks Dabnis to be patient as she deals with her fears about marriage. Kenny waits around the house all day, hoping to console Rudy after her break-up with Stanley. Stanley shows up first and boasts that he will mend his rift with Rudy. He wins her back by repeating Kenny's heartfelt words about caring and friendship (although Kenny had stolen the speech from Dabnis anyway). Kenny gets back at Stanley by tagging along on the couple's date. Meanwhile, Cliff works Clair's last nerve by dropping hints about the outcome of a book she is trying to read.moreless
  • Cliff and Jake

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    S 7 : Ep 24 - 4/11/91

    Despite the family's best efforts, Cliff learns that his friend Jake is holding a sale at his appliance store. Clair tries to convince Jake not to sell Cliff a power sander, as she is afraid that he will become obsessed with sanding the entire house. Cliff inadvertently sets Jake off on a rant about an incident from ten years earlier, in which Jake's best friend Stanley forced him to pay for car repairs after a traffic accident that Jake insists he did not cause. Jake's daughter Cookie sets up a meeting with Cliff to introduce him to her fiancé, Jonathan, who is Stanley's son. They have been seeing each other secretly for almost a year to avoid their fathers' wrath. Although they will marry even without their fathers' approval, they plead with Cliff to serve as a mediator between the men. Jake behaves very stubbornly, but Stanley proves to be more reasonable. Not wishing to miss his son's wedding, he admits that he caused the crash when he absent-mindedly backed up his car. He had argued with his wife, and wanted to return home to apologize. He denied blame for the accident because Jake hurt his feelings by screaming at him. The men apologize for their behavior and renew their friendship.moreless
  • Home Remedies

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    S 7 : Ep 21 - 3/7/91

    Olivia gets sick and develops laryngitis, spoiling her plans to sing at the party for Russell and Anna's 55th wedding anniversary. Everyone horrifies Cliff by suggesting possible home remedies for her malady. Olivia feels that she has let everyone down, and is so disappointed that she decides to stay in her room instead of coming to the party. Cliff arranges for her to put on a lip-synch performance to a blues record, with Cliff and Rudy as her "backup band."moreless
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy

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    S 7 : Ep 20 - 2/28/91

    Cliff and Clair go away for a skiing weekend and agree to let Theo use the vacant house for a date with Cheryl. His friend Denny's girlfriend Ellen comes over to discuss plans for Denny's birthday surprise the following night. She drinks a glass of wine before remembering that she is not supposed to mix alcohol with her antihistimines. Theo believes that she has left, but she becomes ill and has to run upstairs to the bathroom. She then feels dizzy and falls asleep in Cliff and Clair's room. A worried Denny arrives and shares his suspicions that Ellen is cheating on him. Theo discovers that Ellen is in the house, and tries to hide her. Cliff and Clair return home after their ski trip is rained out, but Theo can't get them away from Denny long enough to explain what is going on. The situation becomes even more complicated when Martin gets a weekend pass and unexpectedly arrives home with Denise; and Theo's grandparents come over with Sondra and Elvin to pick up a saw. Denny discovers movie tickets with Ellen's name on the envelope and concludes that she is seeing Theo behind his back. Cheryl arrives as Denny is tossing around more accusations. Ellen overhears and sneaks out the back door. She comes around to the front and tells Denny that she has bought him the tickets as a surprise. Theo tells an understanding Cheryl the entire story over dinner.moreless
  • Total Control

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    S 7 : Ep 16 - 1/31/91

    A successful high school basketball coach and his wife prepare for the birth of their first child. They have prepared extensively, and insist that they are ready for every possible scenario. However, Ray panics when his wife goes into labor. He is also taken aback when she becomes irritable and snaps at him in the delivery room. He runs into the hallway and begins crying. Cliff is able to get him back into the delivery room by convincing him to treat the situation the same way he would handle adversity in a basketball game.moreless
  • It's Your Move

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    S 7 : Ep 13 - 12/13/90

    Elvin looks forward to watching the Giants-Eagles playoff game at the Huxtable house. Sondra foils his plans by agreeing to help some friends move at the same time. Although several of the couple's friends have promised to help out, Sondra and Elvin are the only ones who show up. Panicked to discover that Nancy and Walter haven't even finished packing, Elvin seeks the aid of Martin and Theo. Theo cannot stay long because his girlfriend has tickets to the game. Nancy continually nags the men for not packing with enough care, and she and Sondra thwart their efforts to watch the game instead of working. Walter purposely gets lost on the way to the new apartment, and the guys scheme to watch the rest of the game at Cliff's house. However, Sondra and Nancy quickly track them down and remind them that they must return the moving truck or face higher rates. Cliff tapes the game for them, but Olivia seemingly spoils the outcome. Cliff admits that he told Olivia to give them a phony score as a prank.moreless
  • Just Thinking About It (1)

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    S 7 : Ep 7 - 11/1/90

    Slide tries to convince Pam to sleep with him. He insists that all of their friends are sexually active, including Lance and Charmaine. Pam asks Charmaine why she didn't confide in her about this. Charmaine insists that it is a lie, and publicly confronts Lance. He manages to talk his way out of the situation. Slide continues to pressure Pam. She has a talk with Cliff and Clair and says that she may be in love. They understand what she is feeling, but try to explain that love may be more complicated than she believes. Cliff is stunned when Pam asks him for birth control pills. Meanwhile, Olivia plays with an imaginary dog.moreless
  • Just Thinking About It (2)

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    S 7 : Ep 8 - 11/1/90

    Cliff tells Pam that he will refer her to a gynecologist if she gets permission from her mother. Clair has a talk with Pam. She tells her that if she elects not to have sex, a good man will respect her decision. Charmaine adds that she should not sacrifice her beliefs just to hold on to a guy. Pam tells Slide that she wants to wait. Slide is unhappy, and expresses outrage when he learns that Pam has obtained condoms from her doctor (instead of going on the pill). He doesn't even seem to think it would be a big deal if she got pregnant. Pam breaks up with him, but is miserable. Theo assures her that many guys who act like dogs in high school eventually mature. Slide comes to see Pam, and they get back together. However, he immediately begins pressuring her again. She storms off after he suggests that he will move on to another girl. Slide realizes that he made a mistake. He uses Lance as a go-between to facilitate communication, and tells Pam that he is sorry and does not want to make her do anything that she will regret. Meanwhile, Cliff finds a way to keep Olivia from blaming all of her misdeeds on her invisible dog.moreless
  • Bird in the Hand

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    S 7 : Ep 2 - 9/27/90

    Cliff prepares to take on rival Jim Harmon in an auction for an original copy of Charlie Parker's Night in Tunisia. He volunteers to drive Olivia to preschool so that Denise can complete a paper. However, Denise had forgotten that she is supposed to watch the preschool class all day. The teacher insists that Cliff must take her place if she does not show up. Denise offers to come down, but Cliff takes the assignment because he does not want Denise to lose her newfound dedication to her studies. He calls the auction house and arranges to place bids over the phone. He beats out Harmon, and is on the verge of winning the recording when a late arrival enters the bidding. Clair inadvertently bids against Cliff and drives up the price. Even after Cliff bows out, the overly enthusiastic man at the phones continues to shout out bids. His error is eventually revealed, and Clair wins the record for $450 (only $150 more than what Cliff would have paid!).moreless
  • Same Time Next Year

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    S 7 : Ep 1 - 9/20/90

    Cliff is ecstatic as the first day of school arrives. Vanessa, who took summer school courses and graduated high school a year early, leaves for Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Denise begins her first semester at Medgar Evers, while Olivia enters preschool. Rudy becomes nervous about her first day of the sixth grade and refuses to leave her room. She confesses to Cliff that she is upset about the fact that she doesn't have breasts yet. He cheers her with a story about his youth and convinces her that her personality, intelligence and smile are what matters. She is prepared to go to school--until her friend Margie, who "developed" over the summer, appears at the door. Rudy's friend Amy brings over a cream that will supposedly enhance their bust within 48 hours. Clair tells Rudy that she shouldn't worry about the reactions of boys her age, as they laugh at everyone whether they have breasts or not. ("They're dumb," she explains succinctly.) She convinces Rudy to toss the cream and go to school. Cliff and Clair have a few moments of peace and quiet, until Theo returns from his trip to Europe. Rudy comes home in a much better mood, as most of the girls in her class have yet to develop.moreless
  • What's It All About?

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    S 6 : Ep 22 - 3/22/90

    Clair must work grueling hours as she takes on the most difficult case of her career. She gets very little sleep for several days. She is unable to relax when she returns home from court because the children repeatedly demand her attention. Clair becomes extremely irritable. She tells Cliff that she has "nothing left to give." Cliff tries to help by getting a surgeon friend to allow her the use of his desolate cabin for the weekend. She is thrilled for the chance to be alone and rest, but ends up freezing when the pipes and a window break. She wants to come home, but no trains are available until the next day. Clair convinces the manager of the lodge to drive her to the nearest bus station. Cliff offers to do his best to help her continue her vacation at home, but Clair elects to help Rudy with her history paper instead of resting.moreless
  • Theo's Dirty Laundry

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    S 6 : Ep 21 - 3/15/90

    Cliff finds women's underwear in Theo's laundry. Clair does some sleuthing and soon discovers that Theo has moved in with Justine. Theo explains that Justine lost her roommate, and that he moved in so that she wouldn't lose the place. The rent is cheaper, so he has been putting the extra money from his parents into a bank account. Clair is furious that Theo has lied to them. She and Cliff declare that he is not allowed to live with his girlfriend because it will interfere with his education. Theo disagrees, and feels that the arrangement has been good for the couple. He says that they will find a way to make it on their own if their parents won't support them. Justine tells her parents the truth, and warns Theo that her father is angry with him. They try to come up with a plan to stay together, reasoning that they can get jobs and tranfer to a cheaper school upstate. They soon conclude that they are moving too fast, and decide to abide by their parents' wishes. When Theo returns home, Clair refuses to accept his apology and throws him out. She plans to take him back if he grovels, but worries when he doesn't return for several hours. They soon learn that Theo is staying with Justine's parents. They are not upset because her father wants to keep an eye on Theo. Inspired by a conversation with Paula, Denise announces plans to become a teacher and help children with learning disabilities. She tries to convince her parents that she is serious, and promises to move out soon. Clair dissuades her, noting that she will need help with Olivia if she wishes to go back to college. Cliff thinks that Clair is crazy to pass up the opportunity to get one of their kids out of the house.moreless
  • Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side

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    S 6 : Ep 18 - 2/8/90

    Danielle comes to the house and shows off her new shirt. Rudy and Kim decide that they must buy identical shirts while they are still available, but Rudy doesn't have enough money. She searches her room, but comes up $2.30 short. Kenny offers to give her the money in exchange for the autographed Magic Johnson poster that Cliff had given her. He doesn't have any money at the moment, but says that his brother owes him money and will be getting his paycheck that night. Rudy decides to ask Clair for an advance in her allowance in the meantime. Unfortunately, Vanessa first approaches Clair and tries to demand a raise in her allowance (which she feels her parents "owe" her). Clair becomes angry and says that she's not giving out any more money, so Rudy keeps quiet. She swipes some of the money that Clair had left out for the dry cleaners. Clair drives herself crazy tearing apart the house while looking for the missing cash. Kenny tells Rudy that his brother couldn't come up with the money, so she turns to Theo for help. Cliff makes the connection and realizes that Rudy took the money. He advises her to come clean with Clair. Clair is relieved that she isn't losing her mind and misplacing things. She scolds the guilt-ridden Rudy for taking the money, but goes easy on her because she seems to have learned her lesson. Cliff realizes that Kenny lied about getting money from his brother so that he could stake a claim on Rudy's poster. Cliff accompanies Kenny to his house to get it back.moreless
  • Elvin Pays for Dinner

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    S 6 : Ep 13 - 1/4/90

    Sondra and Elvin make plans to have dinner with his old friend from college and her sister. However, Sondra decides to stay home because she is preoccupied with her personal statement essay for law school applications. Elvin offers to cancel, but she encourages him to go out and have a good time. He promises to return by 9:30 to take babysitters Vanessa and Rudy back home. He calls from the restaurant to tell Sondra that he might be late, and she encourages him to stay out. When Elvin returns home, Sondra is furious that she had to interrupt work on her essay to drive her sisters home. She acts cordial toward Elvin's guests, but refuses to speak to Elvin after they leave. She is especially upset that he paid for dinner. They have dinner with Cliff and Clair the next day. Cliff gives Elvin advice on being psychic so that he will know how to keep from upsetting his wife. Clair sympathizes with Sondra, but points out that she could have avoided the whole fiasco by being honest with Elvin. They eventually make up. Vanessa and Rudy get hooked on old movies. They become too caught up in the films and fear that Sondra is going to kill Elvin in a jealous rage.moreless
  • Cliff's Wet Adventure

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    S 6 : Ep 9 - 11/16/89

    The Huxtables host a large gathering for Thanksgiving dinner. Cliff must go to the market in the midst of a terrible storm to gather ingredients for the meal. Unfortunately, he keeps forgetting items on his list and getting sent back out into the rain. Martin's ex-wife, Paula, calls from the airport during a long layover. Denise invites her to join the family for Thanksgiving so that she can spend time with Olivia. Martin feels uncomfortable about the situation, but Denise assures him that everything will be fine. Paula and Denise have a talk while Martin helps Olivia prepare a gift for her mom. Paula explains why she ended her marriage. She had always made decisions based on what her parents wanted, and could no longer stand it. Although it was painful, she felt that she needed to live her own life.moreless
  • Shall We Dance?

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    S 6 : Ep 7 - 11/2/89

    Vanessa discovers that Rudy has a crush on one of her classmates, Clarence, and teases her about it. Rudy's teacher, Mrs. McGee, teaches the class a series of lessons on etiquette. Clarence eagerly volunteers to sit beside Rudy during a demonstration on dinner table manners, and they stare at each other lovingly. Clarence's friends get on his case, and force him to prove that he doesn't like Rudy by harassing her. Rudy and her girlfriends go to the Huxtable house and rant about how stupid the boys are. They go to the mall and ignore them, and continue this behavior the next day. When Rudy comes back after school to retrieve a book, Clarence knocks her books out of her hands and shoves her. Mrs. McGee catches Rudy beating up Clarence, and orders the two to be partners at the dance that is to conclude the etiquette lesson the next day. Cliff tries to counsel Rudy on why ten-year-old boys behave the way the do, but only confuses her. The boys and girls, not surprisingly, are reluctant to socialize at the dance. Kenny has to dance with Mrs. McGee after he cannot find a partner.moreless
  • Theo's Gift

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    S 6 : Ep 5 - 10/19/89

    Theo studies for a mythology exam with Justine, and seems to have a complete mastery of the subject. He is disgusted when he only receives a C on the test. He cannot understand why he continues to do poorly, and is tired of working so hard for mediocre grades. He says that he just could not understand the test questions. Theo tells his parents that he even went to the learning center for testing to try to get a grasp on his problem. When Cliff tells him to concentrate harder, Theo accuses him of failing to be supportive. Cliff and Clair accompany Theo to the learning center. The woman running the center tells him that he may have a form of dyslexia. After the diagnosis is confirmed, she gives Theo some tips on organization and suggests that he take some classes on dealing with the syndrome. Theo and his parents are thrilled that there is a way to treat his problem. His grades begin to show a marked improvement, and Theo predicts that he will soon get A's.moreless
  • Birthday Blues

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    S 5 : Ep 22 - 3/30/89

    Clair celebrates her 46th birthday. She becomes annoyed when everyone patronizingly tells her that she "still" looks good. Theo, Vanessa and Rudy dress up in old clothes and put together a skit describing the way things were when Clair was each of their ages. Clair's friend's husband serenades her in Spanish before the two couples go to lunch together. After Clair refuses to eat dessert, Cliff tries to tempt her by bringing a bunch of cakes home.moreless
  • It Comes and It Goes

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    S 5 : Ep 20 - 3/9/89

    Sondra grows frustrated with staying home to care for the twins all day while Elvin is at medical school. She notes that he only spends a few minutes with them at night before leaving the room to study. Although she is exhausted, Sondra wants to keep a dinner date at her parents' house because she longs for adult conversation. Everyone ignores her as they coo over the babies or ask Elvin about medical school. Elvin tries to change the topic to get Sondra included in the conversation, to no avail. However, Clair, Mrs. Tibideaux and Anna notice Sondra's mood and encourage her to have some dessert and express what is bothering her. They can all sympathize with her plight, and realize that she has things even tougher because she has twins. She vents about Elvin's lack of sensitivity, and vows to be just as rude when he cares for the kids while she is in law school. Cliff realizes that the women are getting worked up about something, and blames Elvin. The men try to give him tips on helping out without appearing to question Sondra's judgment. Cliff tells a story about taking Sondra and Denise fishing because Clair needed a break. Clair tells the same story, but learns from Anna that Cliff left the girls at her house all weekend. Everyone is appalled by his behavior, and Sondra comes to appreciate Elvin.moreless
  • If the Dress Fits, Wear It

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    S 5 : Ep 10 - 12/8/88

    Clair discovers that the dress that she wants to wear to an upcoming benefit no longer fits. Her designer friend estimates that she would have to lose five pounds in the next six days to fit comfortably into the dress. She wants to keep her quest to lose weight a secret from Cliff, but he overhears her discussing it with her friend. Clair signs up for an exercise class, where the demanding instructor belittles the students--especially Clair. She realizes that Emma's criticism is exactly what she needs, and decides to hire her as her personal trainer for the week. Clair suffers severe leg cramps in the middle of the night. Cliff cooks a fabulous Mexican meal for the sole purpose of tempting Clair and getting on her nerves. She resists the urge to break her diet. However, she nearly lets her hunger get the better of her a few days later. She stops herself from eating the leftovers when Cliff comes home early from the hospital. On the night of the benefit, Clair tricks Cliff into believing that she failed to lose the weight. She then stuns him by emerging from their room in the dress.moreless
  • The Physical

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 10/13/88

    After a weekend eating binge, Cliff hopes to flush out his system before his upcoming physical. The doctor tells him that he is in pretty good shape, but has very high cholesterol. Cliff admits that he has a tendency to overindulge in high-fat foods. Clair promises to help him stick to a more reasonable diet to help him lower his cholesterol before his next blood test. Denise commits many mistakes on her new job, but complains that she doesn't receive any credit when she does something right. She goes to her boss and demands some respect, as well as a promotion. He fires her. While drowning her sorrows at a pizza parlor, she gets a job as a waitress. She is confident that this will somehow pave the way for her big break.moreless
  • Together Again and Again

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 10/6/88

    Theo prepares to move into the dorms as he begins his freshman year at NYU. He is puzzled by the fact that he never received his dorm assignment. Cliff discovers that Theo forgot to send in the application. They try desperately to find him a place in one of the dorms. Moments before she is scheduled to leave for Hillman, Denise announces that she has dropped out of school. She fears that Cliff will throw her out of the house, and he becomes angry that she would make such an assumption. Clair actually agrees that college probably isn't right for Denise. However, she is perturbed when Denise says that she didn't look for a job over the summer because it was her vacation. Sondra and Elvin are expecting a baby. They offer Denise a job at their store, but she turns them down because she only wants to work in the fashion or entertainment industries. She later gets a job as receptionist for a record label. Theo approaches his parents with a stupid idea about renting a condo near the university for over $400,000 per year. Cliff concludes that the children want to take over the house. He tells Clair that they should flee and never return.moreless
  • Trust Me

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    S 4 : Ep 21 - 3/3/88

    Clair gets Cliff to take a couple of days off of work to rest. Clair helps a friend with a misunderstanding she is having with her husband.
  • Bookworm

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    S 4 : Ep 14 - 1/7/88

    Clair's book club invites men for the first time and when only the women show, Clair tries to discourage Cliff from attending. The kids spend the night with Sondra and Elvin.
  • The Show Must Go On

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 12/17/87

    Cliff treats Rudy and her friends to a Vaudeville show, while the rest of the family try to avoid Vanessa's old boyfriend Robert.
  • The Locker Room

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    S 4 : Ep 12 - 12/10/87

    Theo tries to prevent Vanessa from dating his friend Lyle. Cliff wants to know how Rudy's magic tricks work.
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