The Cosby Show

Season 5 Episode 17

Can I Say Something, Please?

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 1989 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Vanessa: When I was your age, I always wanted to stay up past my bedtime, but I could never figure out how to do it. You went to Mom and Dad with your list, and they changed it. Way to go!
      Rudy: Come on! What are you really doing? You're making fun of me, aren't you?
      Vanessa: No, I mean it. I'm really proud of you.
      Rudy: I don't believe it! You came here to laugh at me because I'm tired. Well it won't work!
      Vanessa: What's the matter with you?
      Rudy: Don't play dumb with me. I know what you're really doing here! The whole family's setting me up to fail. Kenny told me. He said you're going to try to teach me a lesson. You don't think I can stay up. Well I'm on to you sista! You're the ones that are going to look like fools, see! Yeah, when I pull this off!
      Vanessa: You know what your problem is? You've been staying up too late watching too many of those old gangster movies.
      Rudy: I'll watch what I want, when I want! And you palookas can't stop me! I've been in tougher fixes than this! And you can just take your phony smile and hit the bricks!
      Vanessa: (gasps in astonishment) Hit the bricks?!?
      Rudy: Yeah, scram, baby! (Vanessa leaves the room as Rudy goes back to her desk) They're not going to take me alive, yeah!