Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 02x16 The Dentist

2x16 The Dentist

3.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 02, 1986 on NBC
Summary: Rudy's friend, Peter, is afraid to go to the dentist.

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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
Dr. Burns played by Danny Kaye
Peter Chiara played by Peter Costa
Mr. Chiara played by Barry Moss
James's mother played by Eli Giaggo
James played by Max Barabas

Episode Quotes

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [Claire's going on about a story in the paper about water conservation] Claire, did you see this story?
Clair Hanks Huxtable: What is it?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: 'Man dies because wife won't let him sleep!'
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: There's no woman in here.
Dr. Burns: No, just me.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: And you're not pregnant either!
Dr. Burns: Not now, no.
Dr. Burns: Monday you come see me.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No, Monday's no good.
Dr. Burns: Tuesday?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No, Tuesday's even tighter than Monday.
Dr. Burns: How loose is Wednesday?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No, Wednesday's no good either.
Dr. Burns: Would you consider Feezle day?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No because Feezle Day we take the children out to see the Feezles.


  • The original script gave Danny Kaye the line "This is the tooth shuttle, and I need an astronaut!" as he propelled his chair up and down. The episode's original air date was less than one week after the disaster aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, so Kaye overdubbed that line with "This is the tooth ship, and I need a pilot!"
  • The final performance of Danny Kaye.
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