Doctor Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple, are raising their children (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy). The two oldest daughters eventually live adult lives and get married. As the children get older, the family gets larger and, to the chagrin of Cliff, keep on coming back home when he wants them to move out and live on their own for good.
The Cosby Show Season 3 (1986-1987)
|3x01 Bring 'em Back Alive |
Everyone in the Huxtable family, except for Cliff is deathly afraid when they find a snake in the basement. Meanwhile, Theo and Cockroach plan a party at Cockroach's house, and decide ...
|Sep. 25, 1986|
|3x02 Food for Thought |
The whole family helps Denise pack and prepare for college. Meanwhile, Clair challenges Cliff to go one day without eating junk food. He eventually becomes so desperate that he gets ...
|Oct. 02, 1986|
|3x03 Golden Anniversary |
The Huxtables have a party for Anna and Russell's 50th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Sondra and Elvin argue the whole way home while bringing Denise back on a visit from college. ...
|Oct. 09, 1986|
|3x04 Man Talk |
Theo seeks advice from Cliff in his relationship with Tanya when he finds himself attracted to another girl, Randi Taylor, who repeatedly flirts with him. Meanwhile, Rudy and Cliff ...
|Oct. 16, 1986|
|3x05 Mother, May I? |
When Rudy reveals that Vanessa has make-up, Clair confronts Vanessa and reminds her that she is not allowed to wear make-up until she is 15. But Vanessa wears it anyway at the insistence ...
|Oct. 23, 1986|
|3x06 The March |
Cliff, Clair, and the grandparents help Theo after he gets a C on a paper about the 1963 march on Washington by telling what it was like to be there. Meanwhile, Rudy helps Vanessa build ...
|Oct. 30, 1986|
|3x07 Theo's Flight |
Theo and Cockroach decide it's their life's calling to be pilots after a member of the Tuskegee Airmen comes to speak to their class. They convince Cliff and Clair to let them take ...
|Nov. 06, 1986|
|3x08 Vanessa's Rich |
When two of the most popular girls in school come over to Vanessa's house and find out that she has an $11,000.00 painting hanging over her fireplace, they spread rumors around the ...
|Nov. 13, 1986|
|3x09 Denise Gets a D |
Denise blames her teachers not reminding her about deadlines when she gets her third straight D in English. Meanwhile, Rudy wants to play the Sun not the Wind in the school play because ...
|Nov. 20, 1986|
|3x10 A Girl and Her Dog |
When Rudy and Peter find a dog, they beg Cliff to let them keep it. He says they can keep it until they find the owner, but only if they promise to take care of it. And of course, they ...
|Dec. 04, 1986|
|3x11 War Stories |
When Russell and his war buddies share their war stories, everyone listens, but when Cliff tries to tell his old Navy stories, no one will listen because he served during a peaceful ...
|Dec. 11, 1986|
|3x12 Cliff in Charge |
While Clair is away at Hillman organizing a ceremony for their retiring president, Cliff is left in charge. Russell even comes to stay to try and help out, and is impressed by the way ...
|Dec. 18, 1986|
|3x13 Monster Man Huxtable |
After Sondra and Elvin admit that they are not fighting as frequently, Elvin confesses to Theo that he is thinking about asking her to marry him. Meanwhile, when Cliff convinces Rudy ...
|Jan. 08, 1987|
|3x14 Rudy Spends the Night |
Rudy decides to spend the night at her grandparent's house, but when she gets afraid and asks to come home, Anna and Russell cheer her up. Meanwhile, Vanessa is thrilled when Denise ...
|Jan. 15, 1987|
|3x15 Say Hello to a Good Buy |
When Cliff decides it's time to buy a new car, he dresses up in old, baggy, clothes to try and get a good deal. Meanwhile, when Vanessa suggests that Rudy get real pictures for her ...
|Jan. 22, 1987|
|3x16 Denise Gets an Opinion |
When Denise comes home for the weekend and sets up a blind date with a boy that she's been talking to over the phone, she mistakenly believes that a medical student visiting Cliff is ...
|Feb. 05, 1987|
|3x17 Calling Doctor Huxtable |
Cliff winds up with three women who are due to deliver at about the same time when he fills in for another doctor. Meanwhile, Vanessa is surprised when Cliff understands when her friend ...
|Feb. 12, 1987|
|3x18 You Only Hurt the One You Love |
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 ...
|Feb. 19, 1987|
|3x19 The Shower |
Denise throws a bridal shower for her friend Veronica who no one else knows she is pregnant but Denise. But Denise is shocked to find out that her friend got pregnant on purpose so ...
|Feb. 26, 1987|
|3x20 Cliff's 50th Birthday |
Clair decides to let Cliff have some friends over to celebrate his 50th birthday, even though he wants to invite Mark, who used to be married to Clair's best friend. Meanwhile, Cliff ...
|Mar. 12, 1987|
|3x21 I Know That You Know |
When Sondra and Elvin stop by unexpectedly and announce their engagement plans, Cliff is the only one who doesn't know because he was at the office. So the whole family decides to pull ...
|Mar. 19, 1987|
|3x22 Andalusian Flu |
After Cliff catches the flue from Clair, Theo decides to take over and forces Vanessa and Rudy to do all the chores while he does nothing. They eventually become tired of this and stage ...
|Apr. 02, 1987|
|3x23 Bald and Beautiful |
Cliff is excited when his old Navy buddy, Scott Kelly, comes by for a visit. But when Cliff learns that Scott had a heart attack, he starts to eat healthier foods. Meanwhile, Cockroach ...
|Apr. 09, 1987|
|3x24 Planning Parenthood |
Cliff takes Rudy and her friends to a gourmet restaurant, and they decide they want hamburgers, not the fancy food on the menu. Meanwhile, Vanessa tries to convince Theo to teach her ...
|Apr. 30, 1987|
|3x25 Hillman |
The Huxtables go to Hillman to attend a ceremony for the retiring president of 53 years, Dr. Hanes.
|May. 07, 1987|
Season 3 Characters
Season 3 Videos[none added]
Season 3 Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 12: - Cliff in Charge|
Russell Huxtable: I think you should go upstairs to bed.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: No, I can't. Mrs. Roland is ready to deliver. Her labor pains are fifteen minutes apart and her husband's are seven minutes apart.
|Season 3 / Episode 18: - You Only Hurt the One You Love|
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!
Season 3 Trivia
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