The Cosby Show

Season 1 Episode 13

Father's Day

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 20, 1984 on NBC
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Clair notices that Cliff is still wearing his worn-out old pajamas and wonders why he doesn't wear the ones she gave him for Father's Day. This sets Cliff off on a speech about how no one gives fathers what they really want or need for Father's Day. He digs out a box of gifts the children have given him over the years, and shows off an array of ties, belts and hats that light up. He walks around the house in the tacky clothing and asks the children to put some thought into their gifts the next time Father's Day comes around. The kids agree that they haven't been thoughtful, and set out with Clair to buy him some better Father's Day presents--even though it is two weeks until Christmas. Meanwhile, Cliff encounters a macho father-to-be who insists that he is the boss of the household and must always get his way. Cliff sets him straight, explaining that he and his wife must band together to keep the children from taking over.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Towards the end of the show, when they're giving Cliff his Father's Day presents, watch Rudy. She is sitting on a chair behind the sofa towards the right. You can see Rudy pick her nose for a few seconds. After picking her nose, she wipes her fingers off on her pants!

      • Cliff says in the begining that he has the day off, but when the kids go shopping it shows him at work in his office.

      • It is daylight outside when Cliff and Clair are talking, but when he turns the lights off to try on his light-up Father's Day gifts, it gets pitch black in the room.

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      • At the 1985 Young Artist Awards, the series won the award for Best New Comedy or Drama Television Series; and Malcolm-Jamal Warner shared the award for Best Young Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Keshia Knight Pulliam were nominated for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy.

      • At the 1985 Golden Globes, The Cosby Show won the award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Bill Cosby also won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

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