The Cosby Show

Season 3 Episode 14

Rudy Spends the Night

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 1987 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Scenes cut from this episode in syndication: Cockroach prank-calling Theo in the kitchen pretending to be Lana, further discussion between Denise and Vanessa about dressing "funky" in Cliff's clothes to go to Greenwich Village and Lana and Theo talking about past relationships after Lana accepts Theo's date invitation.

    • In an earlier episode Clair, Cliff and the children get their grandparents a painting as an anniversary gift. This painting can be seen hanging on the wall in the grandparent's home in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Maxine: Theo, why do you think we came over here?
      Theo: To get help with your math.
      Maxine: Why would we do that when we get higher grades in math than you do?

  • Notes

    • In the beginning of the episode, when Cliff and Theo were talking about the girls Theo went out with, one of the names was "Condola". This was in honor of Phylicia Rashad - who played Clair. She was on maternity leave to give birth to her and husband Ahmad Rashad's baby - a daughter named "Condola".

  • Allusions

    • Denise invites Vanessa to hang out with her and her college friends in "The Village". "The Village" refers to Greenwich Village, a hip/trendy area of Manhattan, New York.

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