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  • Back Story

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    S 2 : Ep 24 - 4/3/02

    When the kids tease Michael about getting old, Michael pretends to have hurt his back in a game of Twister so they will have to cater to his every whim. Later Jay finds out about his antics and plays a practical joke back on Michael.moreless
  • A Team of His Own

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 1/5/98

    Ruth must deal with a bunch of know-it-alls. Her husband Hilton "knows" that his community center boys' basketball team could beat her girls' team, and her star player Nikki "knows" that the game should be only about scoring the points. So when Ruth challenges Hilton to a boy/girl game, he has a lot to do to get his star players in shape, and Ruth must teach Nikki about teamwork. Hilton gets a lesson in what girls can do when WNBA "New York Liberty" team members Teresa Weatherspoon and Kym Hampton show-up at the gym for a clinic and run a couple of their finest plays.moreless
  • Club Story

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/13/97

    While Malcolm is away with Lydia, Malcolm leaves Eddie in charge of running the bar for a day. Eddie gets the idea that he should transform the bar into an exotic dance club, but doesn't count on the law being there and wanting to shut down the club.moreless
  • Matthew's Old Lady

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 1/8/97

    Matthew arrives in Victory with a pregnant, much older fiancée, and neither Grace nor his adoptive mother are particularly happy with the situation.
  • A Holly, Jolly Christmas

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    S 4 : Ep 12 - 12/18/96

    Grace clashes with Jean over her making a traditional Kelly family favorite for Christmas. Quentin takes advantage of the privacy he's afforded in the garage apartment. Floyd irks Russell by giving away inventory as Christmas gifts to customers.moreless
  • Grace Tests Out

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    S 4 : Ep 11 - 12/4/96

    Grace faces a dilemma when the refinery stops paying for college classes, and she has to choose between taking a proficiency test to gain credits or keeping her job.
  • Fire Music

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 11/27/96

    Still in New York City, Grace wants to do more to make the trip special for Libby, but a fireman makes the trip special for her. Meanwhile, Russell babysits Grace's kids, but mistakenly assumes Quentin's the one he needs to keep an eye on.moreless
  • The Show-Me State

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    S 4 : Ep 9 - 11/20/96

    Grace and Nadine accompany Libby to New York City when her poem makes the "Why I Love My State" national finals, and Grace meets an old flame while they're there.
  • Redeeming Jimmy

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 11/13/96

    Grace's ex-husband Jimmy returns and she gets him a job at the refinery, but he has a hard time there since Grace's friends are trying to sabotage his job. Also, Jimmy gets into trouble when he gives Quentin some dating advice.moreless
  • Road to Nowhere

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 11/6/96

    Grace and Nadine reminisce about a road trip to see an Earth, Wind, and Fire concert after they receive invitations to their class reunion. Wade arrests Russell.
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Kelly

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 10/30/96

    Libby thinks she's seeing ghosts in the house. Jean blames Grace for her minister's sudden departure.
  • Dating Buddies

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 10/23/96

    Fed up with their dull love lives, Grace and Russell have a pretend date, where she meets a nice man. The refinery pulls a shady trick to screw Grace and her co-workers out of benefits. Wade and Nadine revisit their honeymoon spot.moreless
  • Grace and Sailor Bob

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 10/9/96

    A sailor pen-pal of Libby's comes looking for her, not knowing how young she really is. Dougie rents the garage apartment from Grace.
  • Quentin Returns

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 10/2/96

    Quentin is upset at having to leave his father and return home to Victory—so much so that Jimmy's decided to move back to town. Wade wants to become a garbage collector, while Russell yearns to join an elitist country club.moreless
  • This Sold House

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 9/18/96

    The sale of her rented home puts Grace in the market for a new place, and her friends urge her to buy instead of rent. Libby is bit by a squirrel, and the guys hope to catch it so it can be tested for rabies.moreless
  • You Go, Girl

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    S 3 : Ep 25 - 5/15/96

    Rick, distraught over his continuing failure to find a new job, asks Grace to come with him to Alaska. Russell and his ex-wife reconnect.
  • Head Games

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 3/20/96

    Quentin leads his classmates to think he's gravely ill. Jean's new boyfriend has a colorful background.
  • Love Thy Neighbor

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    S 3 : Ep 18 - 2/21/96

    Grace, mortified by her family's behavior towards a black family who've moved into the neighborhood, invites them over for dinner. Quentin uses his father to get his head shaved, though Grace has forbidden it.

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  • The Houseguest

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 5/24/94

    A cousin of Ellen, called Tracy, comes to visit. But things soon start to go wrong when Tracy accuses Ellen of sabotaging her vacation.
  • Some Gifts Aren't Deductible

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    S 8 : Ep 23 - 4/23/92

    When Kenny lies to Deirdra about planning her birthday party, he asks Rudy and Cliff to help him cover his tracks. Meanwhile, Cliff believes that all of his "Dependants" will net him a large check from the IRS.moreless
  • Cliff and Theo Come Clean

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    S 8 : Ep 19 - 2/13/92

    Theo decides to turn down his job offer and go to graduate school. Cliff is pleased, as he did not want his son to move across the country. As a school project, Olivia and Marlon plan to write about what Cliff was like at their age. However, they realize that his colorful stories are all lies. They call on Russell to tell them the truth about Cliff's childhood. Cliff finally impresses them with a true story about how he was pictured in the newspaper because of his work collecting tin foil for the war effort during World War II. Rahim finds a wallet containing 600 dollars at the community center, as one of their customers at a plant sale left it behind. He wants to keep the money, so Theo has the kids debate what he should do. He ends up returning the cash to the rightful owner, but feels like a fool because his family could have really used the money. He admits that his father would not have allowed him to keep it anyway. Theo convinces Rahim that he should be proud of his actions.moreless
  • Cliff Gets Jilted

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    S 8 : Ep 18 - 2/6/92

    Sondra and Elvin prepare for their housewarming party. They experience problems with the furnace and decide to move the party to the Huxtable house, much to Cliff's chagrin. Russell tells Cliff and Clair that he heard a rumor that Vanessa and Dabnis have set a wedding date. Cliff is very excited, as he really likes Dabnis and wants to have him fix stuff all the time. However, they instead tell Cliff and Clair that they have broken up. The couple asks that they keep this a secret, leading to many uncomfortable moments during the party as everyone welcomes Dabnis to the family. Vanessa confesses to her parents that she simply isn't ready to get married. Dabnis doesn't want to speak ill of Vanessa, but Cliff finally gets him to admit that he is annoyed by her habit of talking in convoluted metaphors instead of simply stating what is on her mind. Cliff is saddened by his impending separation from Dabnis, but does get him to repair Sondra and Elvin's furnace so that their family will get out of his house.moreless
  • Bring Me the Lip Gloss of Deirdre Arpelle

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    S 8 : Ep 15 - 1/16/92

    Pam fills in for Cliff's assistant on a Saturday. They must deal with Mrs. Minnifield, an extremely eccentric patient who has difficulty following Cliff's directions. Mrs. Minnifield calls Cliff to report her contractions much later than he asked, and he instructs her to take a cab to the hospital immediately. She instead has the cabbie stop at Cliff's house, and ends up giving birth in the car. Rudy, Stanley and Kenny prepare to work on a group project together. Kenny shows up with a girl named Deirdre and claims that she is his girlfriend. Rudy becomes jealous, but soon concludes that Kenny made the whole thing up just to get to her. Kenny feels guilty after learning that Deirdre has actually liked him for a long time. He apologizes to her and convinces her to give him another chance. He also apologizes to Rudy, and they agree to go on double dates.moreless
  • Clair's Place

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    S 8 : Ep 12 - 12/19/91

    Cliff surprises Clair by finishing her room earlier than expected. Although it doesn't yet have furniture, Clair is thrilled to finally have some privacy. The kids grow depressed when Clair spends the whole day in the room. Pam, Rudy and Olivia initially claim that they need Clair's help to make Christmas cookies, but finally admit that they just have more fun baking with Clair. Cliff leaves Theo bewildered by trying to pass on the "tradition" of putting up the Christmas lights.moreless
  • Olivia Comes Out of the Closet

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    S 8 : Ep 10 - 11/21/91

    Cliff and Clair invite famed singer Miriam Makeba to the house for dinner, and try to discourage the children from crashing the event. Olivia enjoys a visit from her father, but is saddened because he must soon return to the ship. She will not see him again for three months. Olivia disappears during Miriam's visit. While the others search the house frantically, Miriam finds Olivia hiding in the front closet. Olivia explains that she is trying to keep her father from leaving. Miriam takes her outside to talk. She tells her that everyone is very worried about her, and convinces her that she is lucky to have so many family members who care about her. Olivia agrees to go back into the house, and everyone poses for pictures with Miriam.moreless
  • For Men Only

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    S 8 : Ep 9 - 11/14/91

    Theo convinces Cliff to teach a course for young men at the community center. Cliff brings Olivia's doll to the class as a symbol of innocence, but the students misinterpret his intentions and assume that he is going to give a sex education lecture. This sparks a discussion about negative impressions of inner city youth. The teens feel that they are blamed for all of society's problems. A guy named Cal draws the ire of his classmates after he admits that he has fathered children with two different women, but rarely spends time with either his son or daughter. Another student declares that he plans to marry his pregnant girlfriend and get a job. Cal insists that he wants to provide for his children, but has no training and doesn't want to be stuck in a minimum wage job where he is treated like garbage. Cliff tries to help the guys take the necessary steps toward beginning careers. Meanwhile, Russell becomes hooked on a video game after babysitting Olivia and her friend.moreless
  • Olivia's Field Trip

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    S 8 : Ep 8 - 11/7/91

    Cliff and neighbor Jeffrey supervise Olivia's class on a field trip to the museum. Theo organizes a fundraiser for the community center. He plans to put messages on T-shirts and sell them at street fairs. He believes that he has gotten a great deal on the shirts, only to discover that they do not have neck holes. Theo hopes to handle the situation himself, but Clair eventually steps in to save the day with her legal expertise.moreless
  • Pam Applies to College

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    S 8 : Ep 4 - 10/10/91

    Pam is intent on attending the same college as Charmaine. She decides to apply to the same schools: Hillman, Bowling Green and the University of Pennsylvania. Charmaine doubts that Pam can meet the rigorous academic standards of these schools, but doesn't want to burst her bubble. The guidance counselor informs Pam that she has virtually no chance for admission, as her grades for all but one semester are terrible. She vows to find a way to get in, and takes the applications anyway. However, she quickly begins to doubt herself. Olivia tries to provide counsel while practicing her show-and-tell routine. Pam tells Charmaine that she will probably move to California after graduation to live with her mother and grandmother and study fashion design. The girls lament their impending separation, but vow that they will always remain friends. Olivia enters, and they all end up hugging each other while blubbering. Meanwhile, Cliff continues to interfere with work on the new kitchen. He tries to blame the children for a hole in the wall, but no one is buying it.moreless
  • Particles in Motion

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    S 8 : Ep 3 - 10/3/91

    Theo prepares for his first parents' night at the community center, and worries about how to handle parents whose kids are having problems. During a parent-teacher conference, he develops a mutual attraction with single mother Lisa. She asks him out for coffee, but he declines. He explains that it would not be in the child's best interest for the two of them to get involved. Lisa agrees that their relationship should remain professional. When Theo describes the situation to Clair, she shocks him by announcing that her clients hit on her all the time. Rudy meets Stanley at the open house and is instantly smitten. Stanley gets her phone number from Theo and asks her out. A jealous Kenny shows up at the house before Stanley in the hopes of sabotaging their date.moreless
  • There's No Place Like This Home

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    S 8 : Ep 2 - 9/26/91

    Cliff surprises Clair by showing her plans for an addition to the house, a soundproof room where she could be free from the children and their demands. Cliff and Clair co-sign a loan for Sondra and Elvin to help them secure financing on their new house. Elvin suffers a panic attack after the papers are signed as he thinks about just how much money he will have to spend each month. Cliff tries to calm him by reminding him that he and Sondra are both successful professionals. Sondra and Elvin complete the final paperwork and move out of their apartment. Unfortunately, the couple selling the house suddenly files for divorce, complicating the sale and leaving the Tibideauxs homeless. They plead with Cliff and Clair to let them stay in the Kendalls' bedroom while Denise and Martin are in Japan. They lay it on thick, talking at length about the sleazy motel where they will otherwise stay and having the twins trudge sadly across the living room. Cliff and Clair let them stay, but abandon the idea of Clair's room because they feel they can never escape the children. They later decide to build an addition for the kitchen.moreless
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