The Cosby Show

Season 4 Episode 23

The Prom

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 24, 1988 on NBC

Episode Recap

Theo and his friends Denny and Smitty decide to rent a limo for the prom to impress their dates. After learning that another guy has already arranged for a limo, they decide that they must do something to top him. They decide to also rent a helicopter. After discovering the expense, Theo suggests that they could cut down on the price if he signed up for lessons and just brought everyone else along for the ride. The limo driver calls Cliff and reports that the evening was a disaster. The helicopter ride ruined the girls' hair, and Theo got sick in the limo from eating caviar. They then arrived at the school to discover that the prom was over. The furious girls announce that they will try to salvage the evening by going out to a fancy restaurant. Cliff tries to help Theo make it up to the girls by giving him some money and the car keys. Vanessa and Rudy learn that Clair missed her prom because Cliff was busy with exams at Hillman. Although she seems fine, they believe that she is secretly devastated. They confront Cliff, who agrees to hold a prom at the house.