Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 01x11 You're Not a Mother Night

1x11 You're Not a Mother Night

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Dec. 06, 1984 on NBC
Summary: When Clair gets fed-up with the children, Cliff gives her a "You're Not A Mother Night" in a hotel room away from the children.

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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
Mrs. Jennings played by Anne Twomey

Episode Quotes

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: So... it's work.
Clair Hanks Huxtable: [looks at him; shocked] No.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No?
Clair Hanks Huxtable: No!
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: *NO?*
Clair Hanks Huxtable: No, I love my work.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [sotto voce] I'm sorry...
Clair Hanks Huxtable: But then, I come home and people are crying, wanting dinner, have a button popped off and in need to be sowed on.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: So, it's the kids again!
Clair Hanks Huxtable: [shocked] No, it's not!
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: It's the kids, and work.
Clair Hanks Huxtable: [with great passion] NO!
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [distraught] Then, it's ME?


  • Goof (continuity error): The sign by Cliff's office says his name is Clifford, yet it's mostly been established as Heathcliff.
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