The Cosby Show

Season 4 Episode 20


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 1988 on NBC

Episode Recap

Clair is disgusted to discover that Theo has a collection of car and motorcycle magazines that feature scantily clad women. She forces him to dispose of the stack. Clair invites some friends, Dr. Jim and Nicole Harmon, over for dinner. Cliff and Jim are anxious to race through the meal so that they can renew their rivalry in the game of petanque. They eventually go outside in freezing weather and take off their coats to prove how tough they are. Their wives refuse to encourage their behavior in any way. The Harmons' daughter, Lindy, accompanies them to dinner. Theo has not seen her since she was shipped away to boarding school years earlier, and is very impressed with the way she has developed. He tells Clair that he wants to ask her out. After Lindy reveals that she is headed to Oregon to go rock climbing with Outward Bound, he feigns an interest in the sport. She agrees to teach him some climbing techniques in the basement. Theo insists on using the banister for a practice climb. The whole thing comes crashing down after he tries to show off by doing a handstand on the banister.