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: 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.
Rudy Huxtable: Show us teeth! [Dr. Burns opens his mouth] No! Those teeth!
Dr. Burns: Where, on the shelves? Yeah these go on the shelves too sometimes. [picks up some false teeth] A long time ago these teeth came into my office, they didn't have an appointment, they didn't have anything! And I said 'do I know you?' and they said 'No, but you've taken out some of our friends!'
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 final performance of Danny Kaye.
  • 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!"
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