Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show - 04x17 The Drum Major

4x17 The Drum Major

3/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Feb. 04, 1988 on NBC

Summary: Vanessa is upset after she auditions for drum major, and it goes perfectly, but the job is given to a guy who dropped his baton twice. She is even more upset after she finds out that the judges were all Theo's friends. Meanwhile, Russell tries to get his friend, Slim Claxton, to accept…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Jennifer played by Erica Gimpel
Andy played by Josh Pais
Ted played by Kevin Rock
Worker #1 played by Laura Hill (VII)
Worker #2 played by Helen Lee (VII)

Episode Quotes

Clair Hanks Huxtable: [trying to stall Cliff] Ask him to explain the facts of life to you.
Vanessa Huxtable: [face lights up] All right!
Clair Hanks Huxtable: So, I hear you're gonna fix the tile...
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: That's right...
Clair Hanks Huxtable: You're lookin' mighty cute in that toolbelt...
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [demurely] I've got it in suede too...
Rudy Huxtable: [Cliff is on the phone] Vanessa hit me!
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No, no. Go... read a book!


  • Goof (continuity error): Rudy blows bubbles in her milk and the bubbles rise above the glass. The shot changes to Vanessa and when it goes back to Rudy the bubbles are gone.
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