The Cosby Show

Season 5 Episode 19

The Boys of Winter

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 1989 on NBC
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Cliff receives a visit from Bill Barry, who coached him on a youth city league team. When Cliff refuses to join Elvin, Theo, Howard and Lou in a backyard basketball game, Theo explains that his father recently had an experience that soured him on basketball. Cliff is tight-lipped about the incident, and refuses to even share the details with Coach Barry. When the coach and his wife come over for dinner, Clair produces a videotape of the game that left Cliff so upset. He and some doctors played a basketball game against a squad of much younger lab technicians--who all happen to be women. The women defeated Cliff's team soundly. Cliff had a few highlights, but struggled other times and was exhausted by the end of the game. The coach insists that he is proud of Cliff for giving such a good effort. Cliff tells Clair that he has no problem with losing to women, but is embarrassed by his poor physical condition. They reminisce about a game where he scored the winning basket as a 16-year-old, and agree that memories are the most important thing about sports.moreless

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Tiger Haynes

Tiger Haynes

Coach Bill Barry

Guest Star

Birdie M. Hale

Birdie M. Hale

Mrs. Barry

Guest Star

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

Cliff's Teammate #1

Guest Star

Reno Wilson

Reno Wilson

Howard

Recurring Role

Alex Ruiz

Alex Ruiz

Lou Hernandez

Recurring Role

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