Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 02x15 Theo and Cockroach

2x15 Theo and Cockroach

3/5 (2 votes)
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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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
Walter 'Cockroach' Bradley played by Carl Anthony Payne II
Teresa played by Traci Wolfe
Donnie played by Claude Brooks
Voice of MacBeth played by Earle Hyman

Episode Quotes

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.
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