The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 22

Nightmare on Stigwood Avenue

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 21, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Rudy suffers a nightmare after an argument with Olivia. She dreams that Olivia is a tyrant who constantly gets her own way by manipulating Cliff and Clair with her cuteness. She schemes to take over Rudy's room; and Rudy is eventually forced to the basement after losing her bed to Olivia's new pony. However, Cliff and Clair suddenly stop catering to Olivia's whims. ("It's my dream," Rudy explains to the furious Olivia.) Vanessa, Pam and Charmaine serve as a musical chorus throughout the nightmare.moreless

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  • Does anyone know what happened to the designer jacket that was given to Rudy on this episode? My friends and I have been trying to find this out for ages. Please help email me at sierraturcotte@yahoo.commoreless

    I loved this episode. The way Raven goes from sweet to mean is hilarious. I just love every part of it. However if anyone knows what happenend to the designer jacket that was given to Rudy as a birthday present on this episode please let me know at Thanks for any light you can shed on this subject. You know the jacket that has a picture of raven on the back. My friends and I have watched this episode about one hundred times and we really want to know. What happenend to the designer jacket that was given to rudy on this episode. Please help solve the jacket mystery. you can email me any information at thank you for your helpmoreless
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



Olivia Kendall (seasons 6 - 8)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the scene when Olivia is painting the living room, Rudy reveals that she found a violin and proceeds to play it fluently. In season four's "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," Rudy was forced to play the violin for school.

    • Goof: Rudy recalls the incident in which Cliff sat on Charlie, his pet bird, and metions that Charlie was canary. But in the episode, "Is There a Hamster in the House," Cliff tells the children that Charlie was a finch.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Song in the first scene:

      There's trouble in the Huxtable house tonight, Rudy and Olivia had a fight. Rudy can't stand what Olivia does. Living with a kid is never fun. She went in her drawers, and messed with her stuff. Rudy has had it; enough's enough. Cliff came in, Clair did too. Blaimed the mess on Rudy, said "Child, we're through."

      Now Rudy's asleep in her bed. But the're trouble brewing in her head! Blaimed by Cliff, accused by Clair. She wants Olivia out of her hair. There's trouble in the Huxtable house tonight!

    • (After being told to eat liver)
      Olivia: "Ew, I hate liver. It tastes icky."
      Clair: "Oh, but it's so good for you."
      Olivia: "If it's so good for you, why don't you eat it?"
      Rudy: "Uh-oh."
      Clair: "What did you just say to me, young lady?"
      Olivia: "I said, you eat it. Please."
      Clair: "Okay." (starts eating)
      Rudy: "Mom!"
      Clair: "Oh, but Rudy she said 'please.'"
      Olivia (turns to Cliff): "You eat it too. Please."
      Cliff: "Please doesn't work on me."
      Olivia: "I'll be your best friend."
      (Cliff starts eating)
      Rudy: "Dad!"
      Cliff: "I want to be her best friend."

  • NOTES (4)

    • During the end credits of this episode, nobody says, "The Cosby Show is taped before a studio audience" at the very end.

      Besides "The Last Barbeque", this never happens during season 7.

    • This episode's title is a reference to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror-movie series.

    • This is the first appearance of Aaron Beener as Olivia's friend Marlon.

    • Karen Malina White, Erica Alexander, and Tempestt Bledsoe are the Musical Chorus during the dream, and they got that idea from the musical Little Shop of Horrors.


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