The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 25

Theo and the Kids (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Theo excitedly begins an internship as 7th grade junior counselor at the community center. The students try to trick him in the hopes of getting out of doing their homework, but he is able to handle them. A boy named Stanley repeatedly refuses to do his homework. His classmate, Latisha, mocks him for doing poorly on a recent history test. However, Stanley seems to know all of the material when Theo quizzes him about it. Theo takes Stanley outside and asks him to read a short passage. His struggles prompt Theo to suspect that he is dyslexic. Meanwhile, Cliff bewilders the family by insisting on fixing the sink himself.moreless

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  • Opened our eyes to the world of ghetto schools.

    This episode of the Cosby Show was on TBS this afternoon and I was fortunate enough to watch it. It was deeply moving. Theo, with his firey red hair and youthful enthusiasm, was just what those kids needed in the harsh world of inner-city schools. God forbid any of my 18 children ever have to live in an environment such as the one depicted in this episode. If they were thrust into such an environment, I could only hope they would have someone as kind and caring as Theo Huxtable come into their lives. At one point in the episode, two young rapscallions left the classroom to use the lavatory and instead partook in a game of basketball! The way Theo handled the situation was very mature and heartwarming. His understanding of the childrens\' hard lives really touched my soul in a way it hasn\'t been touched since my wedding day.

    The scenes with Cliff Huxtable fixing the family sink were hilarious! They were just what the doctor ordered for my chronic bronchitis. I was literally banging my head against the wall in laughter. Bill Cosby is a comic genius.

    The only bad part of the episode? Not enough Olivia! That little rambunctious youngster keeps me on the edge of my seat.

    Oh and there is another thing I didn\'t like: the commercials? ;-)

    God Bless Theo Huxtable


    Terrence Horstedmoreless
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Rudy Huxtable

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Clair Hanks Huxtable

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Theo Huxtable

Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

Vanessa Huxtable



Olivia Kendall

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Early in the episode, Rudy brings up Theo's antics from the series Pilot episode and the season three episode "Bald and Beautiful".

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  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode features two subtle references to black history: Theo says that he went to Benjamin Banneker bank.
      Banneker was a famed African-American inventor. Also, the name of the group of students that Theo is teaching is called the "Rosa Parks group." This is a tribute to the legendary civil rights icon.