2x15 Theo and Cockroach
First Aired: Jan. 30, 1986 on NBC
Summary: Theo and his friend Cockroach have to take a test in English class on MacBeth. Instead of reading the book, they rent a recording which they can't understand a word of. Theo manages to pass the test though using Cleland notes.
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Cliff: This is Dr. Huxtable. I delivered some of you. I'm a parent and a taxpayer. And I am probably the only adult who will sue little children.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Theo starts the record, he sets the needle back on its cradle and you can tell the record starts slowing down to a stop before the scene cuts away, and in the meantime you hear the audio from the record as if it started playing.
- When Theo and Cockroach are listening to the Shakespeare record, they skip to the middle. The old man's voice telling the story of MacBeth is Earle Hyman's voice, the actor who plays Cliff's father Russell Huxtable in the series. Later on in the series (#4.5 Shakespeare), Russell quotes a scene from another Shakespeare, Julius Caesar.