The Cosby Show

Season 3 Episode 19

The Shower

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 1987 on NBC

Episode Recap

Denise throws a bridal shower for her good friend Veronica. She is the only person who knows that Veronica is pregnant. Veronica takes Denise aside and confesses that she got pregnant on purpose. She and her boyfriend wanted to get married, and figured that the only way their parents would allow this is if they were having a baby. They had intended to continue with school and get part-time jobs, but things have not gone the way they planned. They are moving in with her parents. After Clair deduces that Veronica is pregnant, Denise shares her friend's secret. Clair is horrified by Veronica's behavior, particularly because it will have such an effect on her parents' lives. She understands that Denise wants to help her friend, but says that Veronica must handle the situation on her own. She advises Denise that the best thing for her to do is provide emotional support. Clair keeps Cliff and Theo away from the shower by sending them to the office to put up some shelves--and hiding the English version of the instructions. Vanessa comes to regret taking Rudy and Kenny to the skating rink after she has to listen to an entire afternoon of their bickering.