Burke, a patient of his who is expecting child number 13.
But Cliff's plan backfires when Clair is struck by how good Mrs. Note: This is the first appearance of Ethel Ayler as Carrie Hanks, Clair's mother.
Theo's plans to impress his date by wearing an expensive designer shirt are ruined when Cliff forces him to return the extravagant purchase.
But Denise comes to the rescue when she offers to make Theo an exact copy for a third of the price.
Notes: Guest appearance by Kadeem Hardison, who years later would portray Dwayne Wayne on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.
The name "Gordon Gartrelle" was taken from a staff member, who eventually became a writer/producer for The Cosby Show during the final two seasons of the series.
In later seasons, when Rudy had outgrown Cosby's trademark 'kids do the darndest things!
' gags, the show introduced a Cousin Oliver in the form of Denise's stepdaughter Olivia, played by Raven-Symone.
Cliff and Clair's plans for a quiet night are ruined when Vanessa and Rudy can't sleep, with Rudy claiming the wolf man was growling in her closet.
But Grandpa Russell wants her to attend Hillman, to uphold a family tradition.
Cliff explains to his father the prestige of attending a highly regarded school like Princeton, until the elder Huxtable points out that Hillman produced a highly regarded doctor... Note: Russell mentions that the only reason Cliff attended Hillman was because of Clair going, but in a later episode from the fourth season, Clair reveals to Vanessa and Rudy that Cliff was at Hillman while she was in high school.
The show is still notable for being one of the earliest successful TV series to center on well-to-do African-Americans, without making an issue of (though not ignoring) their race.
In fact they considered the key part of the premise being that Cliff and Clair were college educated and practiced prestigious trades, where most other sitcoms (white Clair: I remember a boy who still trick or treating when he was fifteen.