Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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The Cosby Show » Season 1
The Cosby Show - 01x14 Independence Day

1x14 Independence Day

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5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 10, 1985 on NBC
Summary: When Theo reveals that he got his ear pierced for his girlfriend, stories come out about what stupid things all the Huxtable men did for love.

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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
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor

Episode Quotes

Theo: [Cliff has just made Theo come into his office where he is examining Theo's ear for infection] Hey dad, can we go somewhere else? This place is for pregnant women...
Cliff: Son?
Theo: Yeah, Dad?
Cliff: There's no music coming through the headset. You still bopping to what's left of your brain?
Cliff: Your grandson pierced his ear.
Russell Huxtable: On purpose?

Trivia

  • Hanging in Cliff's office is the emblem for Temple University, a large, stylized letter "T". Temple is Bill Cosby's alma mater.
  • Grandma Huxtable (Clarice Taylor) mentions Adda Mae Ward, her long-ago former rival for Grandpa's affections. Taylor famously played Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in the musical The Wiz (1978).
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