Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 01x16 Jitterbug Break

1x16 Jitterbug Break

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 31, 1985 on NBC
Summary: Denise attempts to convince her parents to let her sleep in the street to try to get concert tickets.

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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
Marie played by Judith Jamison
Ralph played by Donald McKayle
Dancer played by Gerard Cooper
Girl played by Christine Langner
Al played by Alex Paez

Episode Quotes

Denise: Dad, promise me something. When my friends come over... don't do that.
Cliff: You're not going. I love you. You're not going.
Denise: You said you would have an open mind.
Cliff: 32nd St closed it up, dear.
Cliff: 32nd St. Where?
Denise: On 32nd St... itself.
Cliff: Why, have you volunteered to be a pothole?


  • In the episode "Clair's Reunion," it is revealed that Heathclifford Huxtable grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in the episode "Jitterbug Break," Theo and Cliff remind Denise that Cliff slept outside Connie Mack Stadium for World Series tickets, after Denise says that it was Connie Frances Stadium.
  • The title refer to a dance that stated in the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s and was originally used in a scene in MGM's The Wizard of Oz (the wicked witch sent an insect (jitterbug) to the Dorothy and her friends just before the flying monkeys attacked) but was left on the cutting room floor.
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