The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 5

It's All in the Game

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 1990 on NBC
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Cliff and Clair return from a relaxing weekend in Vermont to find total chaos in the house. Theo repeatedly asks to "borrow" household items for his apartment. Rudy successfully begs for permission to sign up for ice skating lessons, at a cost of $200. Olivia breaks the washing machine by trying to wash some of her crayons. Vanessa comes home from the library and tries to hide the fact that she broke a headlight by crashing the station wagon into a parked car. Cliff and Clair begin to rant about the various calamities associated with parenthood, and compile a list of the most common lies told by children. Theo, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy fight back by naming off a series of embarrassing things that Cliff has done to them. They complain about the heavily embellished stories that Cliff constantly tells about his childhood.moreless

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    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

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The goof would be Vanessa saying that she never saw Jeremy again since we know she did in at least Can I Say Something, Please? and Theo's Women. They are just insinuating that Jeremy told Vanessa about the apple incident.

      • When Vanessa complains about the way Cliff is tough on the girl's dates, she cites an example from Truth or Consequences, when Cliff yelled at Jeremy for keeping Vanessa out past her curfew; Vanessa says Cliff "took two apples, said one was me, one was him, then took the apple that was him and skinned it!" First of all, that isn't what happened at all--Cliff took the apples and put them one on top of the other, then asked Jeremy if he and Vanessa had been that close in the car. Second of all, Vanessa goes on to say that she never heard from Jeremy again after that, but in Can I Say Something, Please? Vanessa tells Clair that she's going to the mall for a date with Jeremy. Did she get a new boyfriend with an identical name?

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Denise: Olivia, Mom found these crayons in the washing machine, are they yours?
        Olivia: They used to be, but the machine wrecked them.
        Denise: Young lady, you know your not suppoed to touch any machines, and why, why were you washing these crayons?
        Olivia: Because they were dirty and the lady said they were washable!

      • Cliff: Some of the greatest lies ever told by your children: "I forgot", "I'll pay you back later", "It was like that when I found it".
        Cliff and Clair: "I swear, mom/dad, it was like that when I found it"!
        Cliff: And another one that's key around here, "What are you doing home so early"?

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