The Cosby Show

Season 4 Episode 18


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 1988 on NBC

Episode Recap

Theo worries that Cliff will begin tearing the house apart after a tile falls down in the bathroom. Clair assures him that Cliff is capable of doing small repair jobs without going overboard. However, many tiles begin falling, and Cliff realizes that there is a leaky pipe. He searches for his sledgehammer so that he can go into the wall and fix the pipe. A frantic Clair and Theo begin calling plumbers. Sondra calls Clair in the midst of her panic, and recommends some college friends for the job. Cliff continually hangs around the crew and tries to "help." He also wonders why they got degrees from a prestigious university, only to become plumbers. Jennifer, the head of the crew, stresses the importance of versatility in life. Cliff becomes annoyed when Theo struts around the female workers in a T-shirt and a towel. The crew does a very good job and charges even less than the estimate. Clair forces Cliff to apologize for getting in the way. Meanwhile, a bored Rudy does her best to work Vanessa's nerves.