Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 01x05 A Shirt Story

1x05 A Shirt Story

5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Oct. 18, 1984 on NBC
Summary: When Cliff denies Theo's request for the money to buy an expensive shirt, he turns to Denise to make him one like it, and things go horribly wrong.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Christine played by Sonia Bailey
Phillip Washington played by Kadeem Hardison
Melissa James played by Cassandra Murray

Episode Quotes

Cliff: No 14 year old boy should have a $95 shirt unless he is on stage with his four brothers.
Clair: Theo, wear a jacket.
Theo: And cover my Itchy Amorada?
Denise Huxtable Kendall: [Theo's complaining about the shirt fitting horribly] Well maybe if you tuck it in a little...
Theo: [through gritted teeth] It's tucked into my socks!


  • Kadeem Hardison, who plays Theo's friend, Phillip Washington in this episode, later plays Dwayne Cleophus Wayne (Initially the potential love interest of Lisa Bonet's character, Denise) in the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.
  • The name of the designer of the expensive shirt Theo buys is Gordon Gartrelle, which is actually the name of a producer on The Cosby Show.
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