The Cosby Show

Season 2 Episode 17

Play It Again, Russell

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 13, 1986 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • While Cliff and Clair are getting ready to head to the club to hear Russell play, Clair sings a phrase from Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love".

  • Quotes

    • (Rudy is bothering everyone with her knock knock jokes when Theo enters)
      Rudy: Theo! Knock knock!
      Theo: No!
      Rudy: No who?
      Theo: No way!!

  • Notes

    • The end credits of this episode are somewhat extended. Each musician is individually credited.

      Also, the ORIGINAL season 2 opening credit music (rarely seen in syndication) is used rather than the usual season 2 closing music.

    • Slide Hampton actually played the trombone part that is heard during the performance.

  • Allusions