The Cosby Show

Season 4 Episode 24

Gone Fishin'

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 28, 1988 on NBC

Episode Recap

While fishing with Cliff and Russell, Theo reels in the dead body of a mobster. He receives a great deal of attention around school, and is featured in the newspaper. A TV news reporter asks to come to the house to do an interview with Theo. Clair is wary, as the newspaper reporter fabricated some of Theo's quotes; and she fears that the television station may also exploit him. She and Cliff insist on being present at the interview. Theo acts a bit cocky, but handles himself well. Meanwhile, Rudy and Kenny discover a nest of baby birds that have been abandoned by their mother. They try to care for the birds themselves, but Clair suggests calling the ASPCA. After hearing about the birds, the reporter devotes most of her story to Rudy and cuts Theo's interview to one sentence.