The Cosby Show

Season 1 Episode 4

Is That My Boy?

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 1984 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Rudy's favorite bear, Bobo, appears for the first time in this episode and will become a favorite prop for the run of the series.

  • Quotes

    • Claire: We are very fortunate to have the children, Cliff. Otherwise we would never know the joy of leaving them at home.

  • Notes

    • This is the first episode to reference a fifth and oldest Huxtable sibling, away at college.

    • This is the first episode in which Theo mentions his friend Cockroach. However, he doesn't appear in the series until season 2's "Theo and Cockroach."

  • Allusions

    • On "The Cosby Show: A Look Back" documentary, Tempestt Bledsoe says that she admires how this show had parents and children talking together, unlike most shows on at the time.

      The segment of Rudy and Clair in the box is shown right after that.