The Cosby Show

Season 5 Episode 1

Together Again and Again

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 1988 on NBC
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Theo prepares to move into the dorms as he begins his freshman year at NYU. He is puzzled by the fact that he never received his dorm assignment. Cliff discovers that Theo forgot to send in the application. They try desperately to find him a place in one of the dorms. Moments before she is scheduled to leave for Hillman, Denise announces that she has dropped out of school. She fears that Cliff will throw her out of the house, and he becomes angry that she would make such an assumption. Clair actually agrees that college probably isn't right for Denise. However, she is perturbed when Denise says that she didn't look for a job over the summer because it was her vacation. Sondra and Elvin are expecting a baby. They offer Denise a job at their store, but she turns them down because she only wants to work in the fashion or entertainment industries. She later gets a job as receptionist for a record label. Theo approaches his parents with a stupid idea about renting a condo near the university for over $400,000 per year. Cliff concludes that the children want to take over the house. He tells Clair that they should flee and never return.moreless

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    Lisa Bonet

    Lisa Bonet

    Denise Huxtable Kendall (seasons 1 - 3, 6 - 7, recurring seasons 4 - 5)

    Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby

    Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable

    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable

    Phylicia Rashad

    Phylicia Rashad

    Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable

    Tempestt Bledsoe

    Tempestt Bledsoe

    Vanessa Huxtable

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Lisa Bonet was pregnant in real life (with Zoe Kravits, her daughter with Lenny Kravitz), but the producers chose to hide her pregnancy rather than having it written into Denise's storyline.

      • Whatever happened to the promise Denise made to Clair in the Different World episode Clair's Last Stand, where she said she was going to get a summer job? When Clair asked her about it, Denise gave the lame excuse about being on vacation. Shouldn't Clair have been nagging Denise about getting a job for the last three months instead of just now?

      • Since she's quit school, it's assumed that Denise's new job is full time (40 hours). But it only pays $25 per week, which comes out to about 63 cents an hour. I'm not sure what the minimum wage was in 1988, but it had to have been more than that.

      • When Denise first announces she's not going back to school, she's says she's afraid Cliff and Clair will throw her out of the house. Cliff protests that they have never said that, but in "Denise Drives," after Denise argues about using the money in her savings account to buy a used car, Clair says, "The next time you show any attitude like that you can take whatever money is in that account and go discover America!" Isn't that throwing her out of the house?

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Denise: (talking about her job at the recording studio) I'm the assistant to the executive assistant.
        Clair: And tell your father what the assistant to the executive assistant DOES!
        Denise: Well, I take care of the needs of the guests and I operate the inter-office telecommunications system.
        Cliff: You get coffee and you answer the phone!

      • Clair: Listen, let me take out some of these bags.
        Theo: Oh, wait. This trunk is heavy. Let me help you.
        Clair: Don't worry about that, honey. (Nudges him aside) No problem. I've got lots of energy today! (Pulls out trunk with ease)
        Cliff: Stong woman. Strong woman! All right.
        Theo: You know, I get the feeling that you and Mom can't wait to get me out of the house. Aren't you the least bit emotional?
        Cliff: Oh, yes. We're going to miss you. Now get your bags!

      • Theo: I don't get it. If you weren't going back to school, why did you pack all your bags?
        Denise: 'Cause soon as I tell Mom and Dad what I'm doing, Dad's going to throw me out of the house.
        Vanessa: Good. That means I'll get my room back.
        Rudy: So will I.
        Denise: You guys! I'm about to face a really difficult situation and all you can think about is yourselves?
        Vanessa: Hey, who else are we supposed to think about?
        Rudy: Yeah! (Both leave the room)
        Theo: Denise, what you are about to go through with Mom and Dad is going to be tough. And I really feel for you. But look at the bright side. Once Mom and Dad hear about this, they'll totally forget about I did! (Laughs and jubilantly slam dunks nerf basketball through the hoop of his room door before leaving as well) HA HAAAAH!!!

      • Denise: I've decided to discontinue my college education.
        Clair: Come again, young lady?
        Denise: I'm not going back to Hillman.
        Cliff: Wanna bet?

      • Denise: And who am I? An industrious young woman who wants to examine life without....pressure!
        Cliff: And how much does that pay?

    • NOTES (7)

      • This season five premiere episode was delayed into October because NBC was covering the summer olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

      • For the majority (if not all) of the season 5 closings nobody says, "The Cosby Show is taped before a studio audience" in the syndicated versions.

      • The logo shown in the opening for The Cosby Show is written in colored script writing on the top of the screen, as opposed to the white block logo used in previous seasons.

      • The music for the closing credits in season 5 have two renditions. One is longer than the other. However, neither are the same as the opening sequence music.

      • This opening credits is the only credits that feature the whole cast dancing together in the whole run of the show.

      • This is the first time that Sondra is shown pregnant.

      • The opening sequence now features the cast dancing on a veranda to music performed by The Oregon Symphony Orchestra,
        in Hawaiian-like clothes. Elvin (Geoffrey Owens) does more of his dance with Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe) than Sondra (Sabrina LeBeauf).

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