5x12 Truth or Consequences
First Aired: Jan. 05, 1989 on NBC
Summary: After Vanessa shows up late for dinner several nights in a row with lame excuses, Cliff and Clair become suspicious. Vanessa is forced to tell her secret to Rudy that she is meeting her boyfriend, Jeremy. Rudy promises not to tell, but when she is questioned by Cliff and Clair, she can't…
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- Cliff's story about his brother James was taken from Bill Cosby's actual life. His brother James died of Rheumatic fever in 1947.
- In "Cliff Babysits", we learn Cliff had a younger brother. James Theodore Huxtable died at the age seven of rheumatic fever. Cliff was eight years old at the time.