The Cosby Show

Season 5 Episode 3

Rudy's All-Nighter

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 1988 on NBC
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Theo is frustrated when he receives a D on his first paper in English composition, as well as many critical remarks from the professor. He must work all weekend to revise it. Rudy invites her friend Caroline to stay the night. Cliff becomes somewhat annoyed by the fact that Rudy's friends always expect him to be funny and perform certain characters. He pretends to be depressed, but then delights the girls with his "pirate" impression. Rudy and Caroline stay up extremely late and get on everyone's nerves with their obnoxious behavior. Caroline, the daughter of a newspaper editor, offers Theo tips for his paper. Caroline wakes up Cliff in the middle of the night and demands to go home after getting into an argument with Rudy. By the time Cliff has called her parents and is ready to drive her, they have already made up and gone to sleep. Cliff is left exhausted. Theo gets some feedback from his professor. He is surprised to hear that Cliff would be proud if he got a C on the paper, but Cliff feels that the fact that he is working is so hard is what is important. Theo vows that he will eventually get good grades.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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • When Cliff calls Caroline's father, Cliff simply picks up the phone and starts talking to her father without dialing any numbers!

      • Caroline brings a sleeping bag along with her, claiming that Rudy's beds are too hard for her to sleep on, but when Cliff comes in to check on her after she tells him she wants to go home, she's sleeping in the bed she said was like rocks, and not in her sleeping bag.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Rudy: Dad, you will do your impression of the funny pirate, won't you? Everybody loves it when you do the pirate!
        Cliff: Well, first of all, I am not a professional comedian.

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