The Cosby Show

Season 2 Episode 22

Theo's Holiday

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 03, 1986 on NBC

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  • In order to teach Theo a lesson about "the real world", the family decides to set up the house and become personalities such as a landlord at Real World Apartments, owners of the Chuck Wagon Restaurant and Amanda's Furniture City, and a receptionist at Fi

    This is my all-time favorite Cosby Show episode because it's hilarious but of course it has that feel-good morale to it. What I've always liked most about The Cosby Show is the interaction between the kids and the parents, and the way they know each other so well. This is a family whose members like to joke around with each other, and with (Heath)Cliff Huxtable (Mr. Bill Cosby) as the head of the family, it's easy to believe that they like to take on certain characters. This is demonstrated in other episodes, such as when Alvin imitates Cliff while wearing his pajamas or when Cliff and the kids do a lip-synch routine to James Brown's "I Got the Feeling". Nowhere is this tendency to take on roles more evident than in this episode. The quotes for the episode listed here don't seem all that funny, but what makes the episode so hilarious is the timing and delivery of lines of each actor. From Cliff to Rudy (who does an excellent portrayal of Mrs. Griswold, the alcoholic owner of Real World Apartments) and Cockroach (who becomes so involved with the game, at one point he asks, "Who's playing your dad?"), this episode is sure to have you shaking in your seat with laughter!