The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 16

Total Control

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • While talking to Ray on the phone, Cliff says, "When she gets out of the bathroom..." but Ray never mentioned she was in the bathroom.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia: "Please! Please! Give Dr. Huxtable a Mister Ragi!"

    • Cliff: Last year I wanted a Maserati for my birthday and Mrs. Huxtable wouldn't let me have one.
      Olivia: Well, if you tell Daddy and Denise that I want a pony, I'll tell Mrs. Huxtable that you want a Mister Ragi!

    • Alicia: (in pain)My back!
      Ray: Your back?
      Alicia: Is killing me!
      Ray: I'll get the tennis balls and massage you. (starts massaging)
      Alicia: You're doing it all wrong.
      Ray: The book says...
      Alicia: Forget the book! That is not helping my back at all.
      Cliff: Try straight up and down motions.
      Alicia: Excuse me, it's my back. (realizing it's Cliff) Oh, try straight up and down.

  • Notes

    • This is the first episode in which none of the Huxtable children appear.

    • John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck also played a married couple in the "Problem Child" movies. In addition, Ritter played the ex-husband of Yasbeck's character on Wings. They married in real life in 1999.

    • Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens, Lisa Bonet, Joseph C. Phillips, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Erika Alexander do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions