Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 03x18 You Only Hurt the One You Love

3x18 You Only Hurt the One You Love

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First Aired: Feb. 19, 1987 on NBC
Summary: Cliff tries to help but with no success when a kindly woman who cleans the doctor's lounge, Mrs. Granger, is laid-off. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Theo make up a cover story when Theo injures Rudy's face while playing circus in his room.

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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
Mrs. Granger played by Rita Moreno
Mr. Howe played by Alvin Lum
Mr. Davis played by Lou Myers

Episode Quotes

Clair Hanks Huxtable: [about Rudy's injury] Cliff. Now this is serious. We have to call a doctor.
Rudy Huxtable: [crying] I want to see a doctor.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: I am a doctor.
Rudy Huxtable: [still crying] No you're not! You're Daddy!


  • Lou Myers would later play Mr Gaines on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.
  • The title is based on the song "You Always Hurt the One You Love" by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher.
  • Rita Moreno earlier appeared with Bill Cosby on the PBS Children's series The Electric Company.
  • Mrs. Grainger's (Rita Moreno) husband is named Ennis, the same as Mr. Cosby's son.
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