The Cosby Show

Season 8 Episode 21

Rudy's Retreat

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 27, 1992 on NBC

Episode Recap

Rudy is upset when Clair refuses to let her go to Danielle's house for dinner because she didn't give any advance notice. Clair notes that Rudy has become extremely moody, and tells Cliff that she has reached the age where everything her parents do seems unbearable. Sondra and Elvin announce that they are preparing their will. They inform Cliff and Clair that they are in the running to become the twins' legal guardians in the event of Sondra and Elvin's deaths. They are not thrilled by this news, and Clair recommends that they find someone younger for the job. However, Sondra and Elvin have ruled out Denise and Martin (because she's too unstable and they've already dumped Olivia on the Huxtables), and Vanessa. They are considering Theo, and want to have a discussion to see who would be the best candidate. Cliff and Clair bow out, declaring that they are too old to raise more kids and are confident that Theo would do a good job. Sondra and Elvin grow concerned after Theo points out that he is still in school, and that Sondra and Elvin don't have enough assets to leave behind to aid him in providing for the kids. They finally conclude that he could just turn to his parents for help. Cliff talks to Rudy and gets her to admit that she still loves her parents, even though she finds them boring.