Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 02x04 Cliff in Love

2x04 Cliff in Love

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Oct. 17, 1985 on NBC
Summary: While on a weekend visit, Sondra breaks up with Elvin, and Cliff tries to convince her to take him back.

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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
Daryl played by Joseph C. Phillips
Elvin Tibideaux played by Geoffrey Owens

Episode Quotes

Elvin Tibideaux: I'm sorry, Mrs. Huxtable, I didn't think you did that kind of thing.
Clair Huxtable: What kind of thing?
Elvin Tibideaux: You know... serve.
Clair Huxtable: Serve whom?
Elvin Tibideaux: [indicating Cliff] Serve him.
Clair Huxtable: [with a tense smile] Oh, serve *him*. As in "serve your man"?
Elvin Tibideaux: Well, yeah.
Clair Huxtable: [now visibly indignant] Let me tell you something, Elvin. You see, I am not "serving" Dr. Huxtable, okay?
Elvin Tibideaux: Okay.
Clair Huxtable: That's the kind of thing that goes on in a restaurant. Now I am going to bring him a cup of coffee just like he brought me a cup of coffee this morning. And *that*, young man, is what marriage is made of: it is give-and-take fifty-fifty. And if you don't get it together, and drop these macho attitudes, you are never gonna have anybody bringing you anything anywhere any place any time EVER.

Clair Huxtable: Now, what would you like in your coffee?
Elvin Tibideaux: [shaken] Maybe I can get *you* some coffee.
Clair Huxtable: Elvin, that's alright. I don't mind getting it. But thanks for offering.

Cliff: Elvin?
Elvin Tibideaux: Yes, sir?
Cliff: When she brings the coffee back, if I were you, I wouldn't drink it.


  • This is the first episode of the series in which Elvin makes an appearance.
  • Joseph C. Phillips is the guest star in this episode as Darryl. He later became a regular cast member as Denise's husband, Lt. Martin Kendall.
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