The Cosby Show

Season 5 Episode 11

Is There a Hamster in the House?

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 1988 on NBC
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Caroline convinces Cliff to let Rudy watch her hamster, Darren, for the night while she is at her grandmother's house. Vanessa becomes upset and assumes that Cliff will eventually let Rudy get her own hamster. The kids believe that Cliff dislikes animals, but he claims that he fears that the kids will not be able to take care of pets properly. With some prompting from Theo, he reveals that he once sat on his pet bird Charlie. He survived, but never trusted Cliff again. Rudy is concerned when Darren becomes ill. Cliff thinks that Darren is okay, but later begins to worry. They take the hamster to the clinic and pay for X-rays, but it dies during the exam. Cliff buys a new hamster for Caroline and tries to pass it off as Darren. Caroline isn't fooled, but takes the news in stride. She says that the same thing happens every time someone else looks after her hamster. Russell tries to ease Cliff's guilt about his bird by telling him that his mother also had an accident with Charlie. She inadvertently put him in the washing machine, and he crashed into the walls after she revived him with brandy.moreless

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  • During the Vet visit that place is so busy at 4 in the morning

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    When the hamster is found sick and they take it to the vet, that is the busiest place i ever seen at that hour to be at what he stated 4 in the morning. a dog, cat, seal, elephant, lion, and hamster all running around there needing treatment. then the little girl having to break the news to Cliff and Rudy about every time she leaves a hamster at someone's house it ends up dying. It is one of those funny episodes to watch, and the Cosby Show is one of those favorite shows I just can't forget.moreless
Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet

Denise Huxtable Kendall (seasons 1 - 3, 6 - 7, recurring seasons 4 - 5)

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

Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

Vanessa Huxtable

Iona Morris

Iona Morris

Veterinarian

Guest Star

Grace Johnston

Grace Johnston

Caroline Gregory

Guest Star

Georges Ghezzi

Georges Ghezzi

Mr. Irondale

Guest Star

Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman

Russell Huxtable

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    • In syndication, the scenes at the veterinary clinic are shortened or cut out. These include a segment where Rudy asks to pet the sea lion, and when they hear an elephant giving birth outside.

    • At the 1989 Young Artist Awards, the series was honored as Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special. The award went to Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lisa Bonet, Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens and Deon Richmond (Kenny). The how was also nominated for Best Family Television Series.

    • Sabrina LeBeauf and Geoffrey Owens do not appear in this episode.

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