The Cosby Show: Season 2


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 26

First Day of School

Cliff and Clair are overjoyed with the arrivial of the new school year, as their children are finally out of the house.

2 Oct 03

The Juicer

Cliff, who has a fetish for electronic appliances, buys a juicer. Rudy and Peter, bored from Vanessa’s inattentive baby-sitting, decide to use it even they are not allow…

3 Oct 10

Happy Anniversary

For Russell and Anna’s 49th wedding anniversary, the family commissions a portrait of the couple as newlyweds, and offers them a cruise to Europe. Later in the evening, t…

4 Oct 17

Cliff in Love

Sondra breaks up with her boyfriend Elvin and is depressed, taking it out on the family. Cliff and Clair aren’t exactly unhappy; they find Elvin rather annoying. Later, h…

5 Oct 24

Theo and the Older Woman

When friend Suzanne accompanies Denise to observe the Huxtables’ normal behavior, a smitten Theo behaves far from normally. Robin Givens as Suzanne. Blair Underwood as Ma…

6 Oct 31


Vanessa has a Halloween party. venessa has a crush on a one Robert Forman, day dreamming about her love she drops an entire tray of glasses and embarrasses herself in front of…

7 Nov 07

Rudy Suits Up

Rudy plays football and becomes a star, much to the chagrin of Clair, who worries she’ll get hurt. But reluctance turns to excitement when Rudy is the star of her first g…

8 Nov 14

Denise Drives

Denise wants to buy a car. She plans to use her savings to do so, but Cliff and Clair quickly point out flaws in her plan. The answer to everyone’s problems comes from fr…

9 Nov 21

Clair's Sister

Clair’s sister Sarah gets engaged. First appearance of Joe Williams as Clair’s father Al Hanks. Ethel Ayler as Carrie Hanks. Mario Van Peebles as Garvin.

10 Dec 05

Clair's Toe

While preparing to go out on a proposal anniversary dinner, Clair breaks her toe, but tries not to let it upset her routine. In the end, she develops a unique piece of footwear…

11 Dec 12

Denise's Friend

Denise asks Cliff to talk to her friend, who has a medical problem. Cliff diagnoses the girl as having a mild bladder infection, but learns that she was wary of telling her par…

12 Jan 02

Mrs. Westlake

Theo’s math teacher comes for dinner, to Theo’s extreme consternation. He thinks she plans to tell his parents of a bad grade on a math test. To his surprise, Mrs.…

13 Jan 09

The Auction

Clair bids on a painting by her great-uncle that her grandmother had once owned. Attempting to win her favor, Elvin tries to bake her a cake but fails miserably; he then gets a…

14 Jan 16

Vanessa's Bad Grade

Vanessa steals a sweater from Denise. The two soon begin to fight. In the end, Rudy’s choice of television viewing, the “I Have A Dream” speech, reminds the w…

15 Jan 30

Theo and Cockroach

Theo and his friend Cockroach scheme to pass a test on William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, which neither one has read. First appearance of Carl Anthony Payne II…

16 Feb 02

The Dentist

Peter goes to the dentist, but has Rudy come along for moral support so Peter won’t be afraid of the dentist anymore. Danny Kaye (in one of his last appearances) as Dr. B…

17 Feb 13

Play It Again, Russell

Russell plays in a tribute with the band he played in years ago. Guest appearances by jazz musicians Tito Puente, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Jimmy Heath, Tommy Flanagan, Eric Gal…

18 Feb 20

A Touch of Wonder

After his limo collides with Denise’s car, Stevie Wonder (appearing as himself) invites the Huxtables to a recording session. Wonder performs “I Just Called to Say…

19 Feb 27

Full House

After an exhausting midnight shift at the hospital and a night’s sleep, all Cliff wants is to read his paper in peace – but the children have taken over every room…

20 Mar 13

Close to Home

A close friend of Cliff’s, played by Samuel E. Wright, is overcome with sadness due to his daughter’s recurring drug addiction. His feelings are set off as he obser…

21 Mar 20

An Early Spring

Theo’s math teacher has a baby and Cockroach shows a different side. Carl Anthony Payne II as Cockroach. Sonia Braga as Mrs. Westlake. Cockroach’s real name, Walter…

22 Apr 03

Theo's Holiday

After Theo claims that he’ll have no problem making it in the “real world”, the Huxtables convert their house in the “Real World Apartments” and t…

23 Apr 10

The Card Game

Cliff plays pinochle with his father, a former teacher, and a friend. Theo buys a cheap ring for his girlfriend Tanya. Earle Hyman as Russell. Roscoe Lee Browne as Dr. Foster.<…

24 May 08

Off to the Races

In a charity run, Cliff races at the Penn Relays with “Tailwind” Turner and — as apparent payback for the race a year prior — ends up having to run the…

25 May 15

Denise's Decision

After much deliberation, Denise chooses the college that she will attend in the fall. Earle Hyman as Russell. Clarice Taylor as Anna.

About The Cosby Show

Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable was an OBGYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), and his wife Clair was a successful attorney. They had five children: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Sondra was rarely seen during the first season because she was away at Princeton. She became a regular character in the second season, and was usually seen with her on-again off-again beau, Elvin. They eventually married and had twins; but not before stunning their families by announcing the fact that Elvin was dropping out of medical school to open a camping store, and Sondra was dropping out of law school to help her husband in his endeavor. Denise was the “unique” child, the black sheep of the family. She had her own way of doing things, right down to the style of clothing she wore. After graduating high school, she left for Hillman College in 1986 (a year later, this would become the setting for the spin-off A Different World), but returned two years later with news that she was dropping ou