The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 18

27 and Still Cooking

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 1991 on NBC
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Cliff plans a special surprise for Clair to celebrate their 27th anniversary. He decides to re-create the restaurant where they shared their first dinner as a married couple. He tracks down the same chef, Mr. Atkins, and hires him to prepare dinner. He also hires a calypso band; and Theo, Pam and Rudy volunteer to supply decorations. Mr. Atkins believes that the meal Cliff has requested is too "simple" for a chef of his caliber, and refuses to make it--until Cliff threatens to withhold his check. However, Atkins still tries to slip unnecessary ingredients such as tofu into the soup. Cliff asks Elvin to keep an eye on Atkins, and he saves the meal by secretly shoving the unwanted items down the garbage disposal. Unfortunately, Cliff becomes ill before Clair comes home from work and falls asleep. She thanks him for his sweet gesture, and enjoys the dinner and music alone at his insistence.moreless

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Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable



Olivia Kendall (seasons 6 - 8)

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Pam Tucker (seasons 7 - 8)

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode, which aired in February 1991, the Huxtables are celebrating their 27th anniversary. This means that they were married in 1964. In the episode, It Comes and Goes, Clair refers to a Memorial Day weekend in 1967 when Sondra was three years old. This means that Sondra was born before May of 1964. If Cliff and Clair were married in February, 1964, then that means that either Sondra was born before they were married or Clair was pregnant with her when they got married!!!!

    • This episode is supposed to have Cliff and Clair celebrating their 27th anniversary. Why did they skip over the 25th? They had big celebrations for Russell and Anna's 49th & 50th anniversaries, so why not the 25th? Silver anniversaries are usually big occasions to most people.

    • During the course of the episode, Cliff starts to get sick, running a fever. If Cliff were really as sick as he was, how could he taste the soup? Most people struggling with a cold can't smell or taste anything because their sinuses are clogged.

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