The Best Episodes Directed by Jay Sandrich
#12 - The Last Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 24
WJM-TV has some personnel changes in the executive department (again), and everyone except Ted Baxter is fired. The new station manager wants to see the WJM News the highest-ranked in Minneapolis, and for some reason feels that Ted can help him make it happen. (Seems a little odd, eh?) The gang says goodbye to each other in the form of a long, hard cry. Mary thanks them all for being her surrogate family, and Lou finally sentimentally says, "I cherish you people." They bravely march out the office doors singing, "It's a long, long way to Tipperary." At the last moment, Mary leans back through through the WJM-TV doors and turns out the light. So long, WJM-TV.
#13 - Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 8
The writing and technical unions go on strike, leaving only Lou, Mary, and Ted in the newsroom. WJM-TV makes Lou be second cameraman on "The Chuckles the Clown Show". Because an upset Murray is on strike, Mary has to write the news stories. They are terrible, and when Lou criticizes them, she starts crying. Things take a turn for the worse: Ted's union strikes, and Lou has to fill in as anchorman! On his first brodcast, he has "clammy hands", and he bombs. At a local bar, Murray, Gordy, & Mary share a laugh over this. After drinking before his 2nd brodcast, he is "as cool as a cucumber"--that is, until he falls asleep at breaktime. Herb fills in for Lou for the rest of the brodcast. The next day, the unions come to an agreement, and everything goes back to normal. Rhoda Morgenstern & Phyllis Lindstrom do not appear in this episode.
#16 - Cliff in Love
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 4
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, he appears at the house with flowers and tries to apologize. While there, he offers some of his sexist rhetoric to Clair, who quickly becomes annoyed. First appearance of Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Joseph C. Phillips appears as Daryl (Phillips joins the cast in Season 6 as Denise's new husband, Navy Lt. Martin Kendall)
#20 - Episode 15
Soap Season 1 - Episode 15
Corrine goes to jail for killing Peter. Burt launches his own investigation. Danny decides to surprise the Godfather but must get past his daughter, Elaine, first. Ingrid Svenson arrives in Dunn's River, claiming to be Corrine's real mother.
#26 - Pilot Presentation
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 1
Clair is furious when Theo brings home a report card with 4 D's. He tells Cliff that he has no intention of going to college, as he feels that he is destined to be a "regular person." Cliff uses Monopoly money to teach him about the economic realities that many blue-collar workers must face. He assures Theo that he only wants him to try his best. Cliff is alarmed to meet Denise's latest beau, a former merchant marine who once spent time in a Turkish prison.
#27 - Love is All Around
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 1
The classic series begins its classic 7-year run in Mary's apartment. Mary Richards, a 30-year-old single woman, has left her long-time boyfriend, Bill, to be with her old friend, Phyllis Lindstrom, in Minneapolis. (Mary originally lived in Roseburg, MN.) Why did Mary leave Bill? After promising to her that he would marry her right after his internship at the hospital, he said, "Why rush into things???" Meanwhile, she's already having troubles with her new apartment--a bitter upstairs neightbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, insists that she owns Mary's apartment! Later, Mary goes on a job interview at WJM-TV's The 6:00 News for a secreterial job. Lou Grant, the boss, tells her that the job has already been filled, but he does say that the job of Associate Producer is open. Sure, it offers $10 less per week than the secreterial job, but Mary is fine. "If you can get off with $15 less per week, I'll make you Producer," he says. She declines, then goes on to meeting Ted Baxter, the ridicul
#28 - The Locker Room
The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 12
Theo and his classmates brag about their dates with girls in the locker room, but Theo's mood changes when one of the guys goes out with Vanessa and brags about it the next day. Troy Winbush as Denny. Adam Sandler as Smitty.
#33 - Didn't You Used to Be . . . Wait . . . Don't Tell Me
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 7
Mary attends her high school reunion and meets up with her former boyfriend Howard Arnell, who continues to have feelings for Mary. Meanwhile, Rhoda tags along believing that people will "remember" her although she didn't attend Roseburg High.
#34 - Episode 18
Soap Season 1 - Episode 18
Father Tim bids Corinne farewell. Burt tells Mary he can make himself invisible. Chester hires high-priced attorney E. Ronald Mallu to defend Jessica. Jessica decides to skip bail and head to Rio. Claire alerts the SEC to Chester's shady business dealings.
#36 - Episode 23
Soap Season 1 - Episode 23
Walter dumps Eunice. Burt tells Mary he killed her first husband. Corinne walks out on Ingrid. Father Tim tells his mother he's leaving the priesthood. Jodie and Carol plan a weekend at the Cape. The prosecution drops a bombshell at Jessica's murder trial.
#42 - Denise Drives
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 8
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 friend Mr. Lucas, who has an old car he is willing to sell. Denise proves herself a good driver, and the car is hers. David Langston Smyrl as Mr. Lucas.
#43 - Mrs. Westlake
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 12
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. Westlake comes to dinner looking young, attractive, and even with a sense of humor; and she has a very good surprise! Mrs. Westlake also gives Theo his test-he actually gets an 89, and he proceeds to embrace her, much to his shock. Sonia Braga as Mrs. Westlake.
#44 - Slumber Party
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 22
Rudy invites all of her friends over for a slumber party. It's Cliff's job to watch over them, and he demonstrates some unique games to wrangle the youngsters. In the end, Russell drops by and demonstrates the perfect way to deal with kids-bribe them!
#45 - A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 5
When Ida, Rhoda's mother, visits, she sees how well Phyllis and Bess get on, and how closely Mary appears to her mother when they chat on the telephone, that she tries to be Rhoda's "friend".
#47 - Bonjour, Sondra
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 10
Sondra, the eldest Huxtable child makes her first appearance when she visits home for Thanksgiving. She plans on going to Paris for the summer, and hopes that her parents will support the decision.
#50 - Lou's Place
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 16
Lou spots an opportunity to buy a bar after realizing a lifelong dream. However, he is short of several thousand dollars and Ted is the only one who can come to his aid.
#51 - Hi There, Sports Fans
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 5
In this episode Dick Gautier guest stars briefly as Ed Cavenaugh, a sleazy sportscaster. Have a look at his website at Dick Gautier.com. Gordon Jump, later of MTM Enterprises' "WKRP" is seen for a few minutes playing one of the sportscaster applicants. When Ted asks Mary to order tweezers and other assorted supplies for his personal use, she gets more than a little flustered and asks Lou to give her something challenging to do. At the drop of a hat, he assigns her the task of hiring a new sportscaster...and firing the old one. In order to let Ed Cavenaugh down easy, she invites him to lunch and he tries to mesmerize her with his suavity with the opposite sex. Then Mary learns a lesson: don't fire the current sportscaster until you've hired another one. After days of screening applicants, listening to demo tapes and perusing their eight-by-ten glossies, she decides on Andy Rivers. On the night of Andy's first broadcast, Mary once again gets a case of the blues when all Andy has to say o
#54 - Cliff's Birthday
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 24
Cliff is turning 48, and as usual, he is trying to find out what his birthday present is ahead of time. Clair, with the help of the kids, orchestrates a huge trick. Cliff is fooled, and doesn't find about what is birthday surprise is: a visit to Lena Horne's private club. Lena Horne as herself, Clarence Williams III as Clarence Thornehill. In episode 12, Cliff says his birthday is in October.
#55 - Theo and the Joint
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 17
Clair discovers a marijuana joint in one of Theo's school books. She and Cliff confront him about it, and accept his explanation—another boy slipped it in. Theo confronts the boy and brings him home to confess in order to remove any uncertainty from his parents about his telling the truth. Theo and the boy actually start to become friends. Stephen Thompson as Anthony Braxton, Iman as Mrs. Montgomery. Rudy says her full name in this episode, Rudith Lillian Huxtable.
#57 - Jitterbug Break
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 16
Cliff tries to impress Denise's friends by teaching them how to jitterbug. Some of Clair's friends also show off their dance moves. Soon, the whole house is full of dancers. Blair Underwood as Denise's boyfriend (uncredited), Judith Jamison as Marie, Donald McKayle as Ralph, Gerard Cooper as Guy, Christine Langner as Girl
#58 - Today I Am a Ma'am
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 2
Mary is worried now that she's outside the 15-29 demographic group which the station classifies as 'young', and the mailboy has called her 'Ma'am'. Rhoda persuades her into calling an old boyfriend for a get-together.
#60 - The Juicer
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 2
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 allowed to use appliances. David Langston Smyrl as Mr. Lucas. Peter Costa as Peter.
#61 - How Ugly Is He?
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 9
Denise has a new boyfriend, David, but is reluctant to bring him home. She fears that Cliff will, like always, make fun of the boy and ruin her chances with him. Cliff and Clair are initially impressed with David until he expresses some unwanted opinions about medicine and the law at dinner. Kristoff St. John plays boyfriend David.
#62 - 1040 or Fight
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 11
Mary is audited by the IRS, and the shy auditor takes an interest in her. Unfortunately, he has great difficulty telling her how he feels.
#63 - It's Whether You Win or Lose
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 5
When Lou's trip to Las Vegas is cancelled, Mary organizes a poker game at the office where Murray loses a substantial amount to Ted.
#65 - Back to the Track, Jack
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 20
Cliff's college track coach contacts him and asks to run in a charity event between Hillman and its rival, Norton College. Heathcliff "Combustible Huxtable" trains, but soon learns that he is not the runner he was all those years ago.
#68 - Father's Day
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 6
Ted meets his father, who deserted him as a baby.
#71 - A Shirt Story
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 5
Theo wants to impress a girl by wearing an expensive shirt by designer Gordon Gartrelle. Since Cliff and Clair will not pay for it, Denise offers to make a copy of the shirt for him. Guest appearance by Kadeem Hardison, who years later would portray Dwayne Wayne on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World.
#73 - . . . Is a Friend in Need
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 12
Rhoda loses her job as a window-dresser and isn't in a hurry to find something new. When there is a job opening at WJM-TV, Mary lies to Rhoda and tells her the job has been filled, to Lou's surprise.
#78 - Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 23
A con-man tricks Ted into setting up a broadcasters' academy. When he finds out he's been had, he asks Lou, Mary and Murray to be the faculty and give the semester's opening lectures.
#81 - One More Time
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 7
While Clair cares for a friend's baby, she begins to consider having another. Cliff desperately tries to talk her out of it, claiming that babies are "false advertising." Clair's mother, Carrie, then reminds her that the older you are when you have kids, the older you'll be if they end up having to come back and live at home. First appearance of Ethel Ayler as Carrie Hanks, Clair's mother.
#83 - You're Not a Mother Night
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 11
Clair is exhausted from constantly caring for the children. Cliff decides to take her out on the town for "You're Not a Mother Night." They go to a fancy restaurant and hotel. While there, some of Clair's motherly instincts start kicking in-but they stop in time for a romantic evening.
#85 - Halloween
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 6
Vanessa has a crush on a one Robert Forman, who comes to her Halloween party. Daydreaming about her love, she drops an entire tray of glasses and embarrasses herself in front of the guests. Pam Potillo as Janet. Dondre Whitfield as Robert. Akili Prince as Scott. (Years later, Prince would originate the role of Terrence Frye on All My Children. Upon leaving that series, he was replaced by Whitfield.)
#86 - Rudy Spends the Night
The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 14
Cliff establishes the Huxtable Men's Club when the women are away to help Theo get over his sadnes of a lost date. Venessa is very excited that big sister Denise is letting her go to the Village with Denise's college friends.
#87 - Play It Again, Russell
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 17
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 Gale, Joe Wilder, Carlos Valdes ("Patato"), Bootsie Barnes, and Jimmy Oliver. Slide Hampton provided the audio track for Russell's trombone solos.
#90 - The Farkas Fracas
Get Smart Season 4 - Episode 11
When Agent 99 is caught without dessert, she gratefully accepts chocolate mousse from her solicitious neighbor Naomi Farkas. Naomi and her husband Emil are secret KAOS agents who hope to photograph some papers the Chief has with him.
#94 - Episode 17
Soap Season 1 - Episode 17
Jessica is booked into jail. Mary realizes Burt needs psychiatric help. Elaine introduces Danny to her father. A blackmailer threatens to publish photos of Walter and Eunice. Chester hires an attorney for Jessica but is told Jessica's case is hopeless.
#98 - Physician of the Year
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 15
Cliff is set to receive an important award, but a woman goes into labor right before the ceremony. Theo delivers his speech for him. Aleta Mitchell as Mrs. Randall, Elisa de la Roche as Nurse, Sheldon Leonard as Dr. Wexler
#101 - An Early Spring
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 21
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 full real name, Walter Bradley, is revealed in this episode (only his first name was previously mentioned).
#104 - Fly the Unfriendly Skies
The Bob Newhart Show Season 1 - Episode 1
Bob invites Emily to join his fear of flying group on a trip to New York City. Much to Bob's surprise he finds that Emily also has a fear of flying and refuses to go. After a conversation with Howard she decides to go only to back out after boarding the plane.
#107 - Off to the Races
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 24
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 final leg against Olympic gold medalist Valerie Brisco-Hooks. Josh Culbreath as Col. Sanford "Tailwind" Turner. Valerie Brisco-Hooks appears as herself. Cameo appearance by Bill Cosby's real wife, Camille Cosby (uncredited).
#108 - He's All Yours
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 - Episode 13
After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day.
#111 - Golden Anniversary
The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 3
Russell and Anna's 50th wedding anniversary. The family performs James Brown's "I Got the Feelin' " in this sequel to Season 2's "Happy Anniversary". Earle Hyman as Russell. Clarice Taylor as Anna. Geoffrey Owens as Elvin. Appearance by Frank Foster and the Count Basie Orchestra. First mention of Rudy's desire to have a husband named "Bud" when she grows up.
#112 - Denise's Friend
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 11
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 parents without certainty. Cliff and Clair decide to show the kids that they can tell them anything, but the children quickly point out that their parents will just get angry. Cliff admits that anger is part of problems, but tells the children that no matter what, they will be loved.
#113 - Vanessa's New Class
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 18
Vanessa is placed in an advanced science class. She creates a model of the solar system, but learns that she will have to work harder than ever if she hopes to succeed. First appearance of Pam Potillo as Vanessa's friend Janet Meisner.
#114 - Remembrance of Things Past
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 22
A former boyfriend visiting Minneapolis calls Mary who, deep down, wants to see him again but she has been hurt by him too many times before.
#115 - The Auction
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 13
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 advice from Cliff on how to pass himself off as a good cook. In real life, the painting used in the episode is Funeral Procession by Ellis Wilson.
#116 - Theo and Cockroach
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 15
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 as Cockroach. Phylicia Ayers-Allen changes her professional name to Phylicia Rashād, after marrying NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashād.
#123 - Close to Home
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 20
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 observes the close relationship between Cliff, Clair, and Denise, who is his daughter's age.
#128 - Full House
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 19
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 in the house. Classic scene: Denise's boyfriend sings reggae in front of the living room TV.
#130 - Thanksgiving at the Huxtables
The Cosby Show Season 6 - Episode 9
Denise invites Martin's ex-wife Paula for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff to the store for last-minute groceries, despite the fact that it is a cold and rainy Thanksgiving Day. Victoria Rowell as Paula.
#136 - Cover Boy
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 6
Jack Cassidy guest stars as professional model Hal Baxter, who comes to visit his brother Ted at WJM-TV. Immediately, the two engage in a heated battle of sibling rivalry about EVERYTHING -- salaries, cars, & even women. In an effort to size up his brother, Ted claims that Mary is his girlfriend. Ted & Hal decide to go on a double-date with Mary & Rhoda. At the restaurant, Ted doesn't know any etiquitte, and it shows. Back at Mary's apartment, Ted & Hal arm wrestle before Hal decides to go with Rhoda up to her apartment to look thru magazines for his picture. Ted stays with Mary to make Hal think that he spends more time with his girl than he does. The next morning, Mary, who got no sleep last to night, falls asleep while typing. When Ted asks her for another double-date, she refuses. Ted feels beated and, when Hal comes in to WJM-TV, tells him the truth: he's not dating Mary. Hal admits to being a career slump and having a mole surgically installed. As the 2 walk out together
#137 - Ted's Wedding
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 - Episode 9
Out of pity for Ted, Mary invites him & Georgette over for brunch. While he as an onion ring in his mouth, he proposes to Georgette...again. When, for the first time, Georgette says no, she & Ted have a talk and decide they want to get married now. They invite all their friends: Lou, Murray (with mud on his sweatshirt from his son's football game), and Sue Ann (who, in a spectacularily comedic enterance, brings a veil, flowers, and rice, among several other things). Ted's mom can't make it (she's washing her hair), but the incompetent minister comes straight from his tennis match. Best man Lou helps Ted calm his wedding day jitters. When the minister asks Ted if he takes Georgette to be his lawfully wedded wife, he pauses for a moment. Finally, with a smile on his face, he says, "I do." When they are pronounced husband & wife, Sue Ann sings the wedding march...very poorly, of course. Once the wedding ends and Lou, Murray, & Sue Ann leave, Ted asks, as if nothing had happened,
#141 - A Touch of Wonder
The Cosby Show Season 2 - Episode 18
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 I Love You" with Clair and the family. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable.
#142 - Pilot
A Different World Season 1 - Episode 2
Jaleesa and Denise get a new roommate, talkative transfer student Maggie Lauten. Denise learns that the check for her dorm fees has bounced. To make matters worse, she had also covered Jaleesa's fees to repay her for an earlier favor. Denise and Jaleesa face eviction unless they can come up with 200 dollars by the next day. Denise cannot bring herself to ask her parents for help, as she is tired of being bailed out. When the dean of students realizes that Denise sincerely wants to take responsibilty for her actions, he helps her get a cafeteria job with an advance on her salary. Jaleesa takes delight in the fact that she is now Denise's boss.
#146 - Play It Again, Vanessa
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 8
Vanessa plays clarinet in the school's orchestra. Though she tries her best and practices daily, she simply cannot play the instrument. She plays an embarrassing solo at the school concert, but her parents support her anyway. Guest Dizzy Gillespie as Mr. Hampton, Vanessa's music teacher.
#148 - His Two Right Arms
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2 - Episode 24
Mary gets city councilman Pete Peterson to appear on Face the People and discovers that he is completely incompetent. She and his aides try to bring him up to speed on current events so he can make a good impression on the show.
#155 - Let's Get Away From it Almost
The Bob Newhart Show Season 1 - Episode 15
Bob and Emily travel to a ski lodge that's nearly deserted except for the annoying couple with whom they share a bathroom. After sitting through a disastrous dinner, the Hartleys decide to leave only to find themselves caught in the spotlight of the abominable floor show they're trying to escape.
#157 - Rudy's Sick
The Cosby Show Season 1 - Episode 12
Clair could be named partner at her law firm if an interview goes well-but Rudy is sick! Cliff vows to take care of her while Clair works, and engages in some unique doctoring methods. Clair is named partner and Rudy is fine by the end.
#167 - The New Sue Ann
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 5 - Episode 7
A young fan, Gloria, persuades Sue Ann to hire her for The Happy Homemaker. Sue Ann is less than pleased when Gloria plays up to the station manager and gets a larger role on the show at the expense of her own.
#173 - Same Time Next Year
The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 1
Denise takes classes locally at Medgar Evers College, while Vanessa enrolls at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Rudy starts sixth grade. Olivia starts preschool. In a scene prior to the opening credits, Olivia enters Cliff's bedroom wearing a Bart Simpson mask. It is a nod to FOX's decision to move The Simpsons to Thursdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific, presenting The Cosby Show with its first true ratings challenge.
#175 - Home Remedies
The Cosby Show Season 7 - Episode 21
When Olivia comes down with a cold, everyone (except Cliff) has a different home remedy to offer as a cure. Russell and Anna celebrate another wedding anniversary. Cliff, Rudy and Olivia perform Koko Taylor's "I'm A Woman".
#176 - Tracy Grammar School, I'll Lick You Yet
The Bob Newhart Show Season 1 - Episode 2
It's Vocation Day in Emily's class, and Bob feels left out when he's not invited. At the last minute, he's asked to fill in, but Emily's worst fears are confirmed when Bob fails to excite the kids' interest.
#184 - If the Dress Fits, Wear It
The Cosby Show Season 5 - Episode 10
Clair secretly goes on a crash diet and exercise program to lose five pounds in a week so she can fit into a dress. Appearance by Debbie Allen; voice-over by Ahmad Rashād (Phylicia Rashād's sister and husband).
#185 - Death and Ben Take a Policy
My Family Season 1 - Episode 6
As one of Susan's tour group dies unexpectedly, she decides that the family needs life insurance. Nick agrees, but only in order to win favour with his new girlfriend - a life insurance salesperson!
#188 - Denise Gets a D
The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 9
Denise's college career starts with a D, but Denise is to scared to show her parents. Clair needs to rest in bed because of a pinched nerve. Rudy portrays "the wind" in a school play. Rosalind Cash as Dr. Hughes (The episode is preceded by a 30-second anti-drug public service announcement featuring Bill Cosby).
#192 - Episode 6
Soap Season 1 - Episode 6
Corrine moves in with Peter, leaving Chester angry and Jessica heartbroken. Burt receives word that Chuck and Bob are on their way from Hawaii. The Godfather gives Danny one last chance to kill Burt, this time at a cabin in the woods.
#195 - Episode 4
Soap Season 1 - Episode 4
Jessica and Corrine run into one another at Peter's apartment. Jodie tells Dennis of his plans for a sex change. Billy has girl trouble. Chester is caught cheating on his mistress. Danny tries to kill Burt but is more clumsy than lethal.
#198 - Bookworm
The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 14
Clair drags Cliff to her book club meeting, and he's the lone male there. Much to Clair's surprise, Cliff knows quite a bit about the book in question! Meanwhile, the kids attempt a sleepover at Sondra and Elvin's run-down studio apartment, but are overwhelmed by the noise and lack of utilities. Appearances by Angela Bassett and S. Epatha Merkerson.
#201 - Episode 19
Soap Season 1 - Episode 19
Mr. Mallu interviews the family in a desperate search for character witnesses in Jessica's trial. Dr. Medlow recommends that Burt be committed to a mental hospital. Jessica makes an impassioned plea to Corinne. The blackmail photos of Eunice and Walter end up in the wrong hands.
#204 - Episode 45
Soap Season 2 - Episode 20
Jessica tells Chester and Donohue that she's torn between them. Jodie brings Alice home to meet the Campbells. Corinne tracks down Tim in his cave to tell him his son is possessed by the devil. Danny gets a lead on Elaine's killers. Burt tags along with Danny and spots a UFO.
#205 - Lou's First Date
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4 - Episode 8
Lou gives Mary the task of finding him a date for an awards' ceremony. A name mix-up means that Lou winds up taking out an 80-year-old woman.
#207 - Episode 47
Soap Season 2 - Episode 22
Jessica leads the family in the exorcism on Corrine's baby. Jodie and Alice grow closer. Danny finds himself in danger. Billy is taken hostage by the Sunnies. Jessica decides between Chester and Donohue. Burt disappears in the light.
#208 - Anything Happen While I Was Gone?
The Bob Newhart Show Season 1 - Episode 10
As soon as Bob returns to the office from his vacation in Mexico, Jerry announces that he is about to be married to a girl he met nine days ago. Cynthia, a beautiful but domineering oral hygienist, becomes too much for Jerry, and he realizes that he has made a mistake.
#209 - Valerie of the Dolls
Get Smart Season 5 - Episode 3
When KAOS plans to destroy California by smuggling into the country dolls secretly containing the ingredients for the most powerful explosive known to man, Max and The Chief enroll in Miss Valerie's School For Expectant Fathers, convinced that it is a KAOS front.
#210 - P-I-L-O-T
The Bob Newhart Show Season 1 - Episode 9
Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child. This is a retooled version of the original pilot. In order for this episode to fit into the series, the office scenes had to be re-shot. Originally Jerry Robinson(Peter Bonerz) was a swinging Psychologist and shared office space with Bob. The characters of receptionist Carol Kester(Marcia Wallace) and patient Elliot Carlin(Jack Riley) were absent. In fact, the part of Bob's patient was played by the Orthodontist who worked upstairs. Bob and Emily also lived in a condo and Bob was head of the building association.
#211 - Episode 36
Soap Season 2 - Episode 11
The Campbells scramble to raise Elaine's ransom. Jessica hires Detective Donohue to find Chester. Corinne learns she is five months pregnant, even though she's only been married a month. Carol has pre-wedding jitters. Dennis makes a last-ditch effort to win back Jodie.
#212 - Episode 33
Soap Season 2 - Episode 8
Home from the hospital, Chester drives the Tates crazy. Jodie and Dennis part on bad terms. Eunice and Dutch make plans to rendezvous in the country. Corinne learns she is pregnant. Burt catches Mary and her professor in a compromising position, then turns to Sally for comfort.
#213 - Episode 35
Soap Season 2 - Episode 10
Eunice and Dutch leave for his family's farm. Chester fears he is a burden on the family, then disappears. Jodie and Jessica offer emotional support to Mary. Burt tries to end it with Sally, but she refuses to let him go. Elaine is kidnapped.
#215 - The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3 - Episode 15
Mary runs into her former boyfriend Dan Whitfield in an elevator by chance. Subsequently, Dan realizes he still has feelings for Mary, breaks off his engagement, and begins dating her again.
#223 - Episode 53
Soap Season 3 - Episode 6
Real Burt calls Mary, but Alien Burt intercepts Mary on her way to meet him. Jessica confronts Chester with her suspicions that he is cheating again. Eunice tells Corinne that she's fallen out of love with Dutch. Corinne spots Chester with another woman in a restaurant. Billy and Leslie sneak away to a romantic restaurant, only to run into several familiar faces. Tim and Corinne decide to divorce.
#224 - Episode 51
Soap Season 3 - Episode 4
Burt and Saul escape the spaceship but find themselves in other danger. Jessica finally convinces Detective Donohue to leave. Millie comes to Danny's rescue. Eunice awaits Dutch's release from prison while Corinne bemoans her non-existent sex life with Tim. Chester resumes his philandering ways. Billy and his teacher share a kiss.
#225 - Episode 41
Soap Season 2 - Episode 16
Burt, Danny, Jodie, Chuck, and Bob drown their sorrows during a night on the town. Tim announces he's moving to a cave in hopes of making peace with God. The police catch up with Dutch. Jodie meets Alice, a suicidal lesbian, on the Tri-borough Bridge. Mary moves in with Jessica. Corinne goes into labor.
#227 - Episode 49
Soap Season 3 - Episode 2
Alien Burt has his way with Mary, and she's not complaining. Real Burt meets Saul, who tells Burt he cannot escape the spaceship. Billy resists the Sunnies' brainwashing. Mrs. David asks Jodie to choose between Wendy and Alice. Benson and "the Step Brothers" penetrate the Sunnies' compound but are stopped short of rescuing Billy.
#229 - Episode 42
Soap Season 2 - Episode 17
Corinne gives birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Mary angrily confronts Burt with his alleged infidelities. Jodie and Alice get off to a rocky start as roommates. Jessica enjoys an evening of dinner and romance at Detective Donohue's apartment. Meanwhile, Chester regains his memory and heads for Dunn's River.
#231 - Episode 39
Soap Season 2 - Episode 14
Burt ends it with Sally, who takes the news very badly. Dutch and Eunice get a visit from Jessica, Benson, and Billy--and the cops. Danny sets out to find Elaine's killers with Burt in tow. Detective Donohue presents Jessica with evidence of Chester's death. But Chester is very much alive, if a little confused, in Toledo.
#232 - You Only Hurt the One You Love
The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 18
Rudy gets hurt from Theo's rough games. Rudy cries. Theo gets punished. Clair goes to a doctor and gets the same advice that Cliff gave her. Cliff learns that the woman who cleans up the Doctor's Lounge at the hospital (Rita Moreno) has been fired. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable and Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable.
#235 - Episode 52
Soap Season 3 - Episode 5
The Tates adjust to life with Dutch in the house. Danny returns home with Millie. Mary grows increasingly suspicious of "Burt." Jodie officially begins his life as a single, gay parent. Real Burt and Alien Burt come face to face. Billy and Leslie decide to pursue a relationship.
#236 - Episode 48
Soap Season 3 - Episode 1
Jessica chooses Chester, but offers to let Donohue stay in the Tate house until he recovers from the shock. Burt wakes up on the spaceship, where the aliens reveal that they plan to replace him with a replica. The alien double moves in with the unsuspecting Mary. Carol's mother introduces Jodie to his newborn daughter, Wendy. Benson, Chester, Donohue and the Major prepare to rescue Billy from the cult. And Danny goes missing.
#240 - Empty Nests
The Golden Girls Season 2 - Episode 26
In this pilot for another series (Empty Nest, obviously the concept was retooled), the girls' friend Renee is feeling depressed and lonely with her children grown up and moved out and her husband's workaholic habits.
#247 - Hillman
The Cosby Show Season 3 - Episode 25
The Huxtable family goes to Hillman College to attend a ceremony in honor of its president's retirement. Guest appearance by Joe Seneca. Filmed at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. The episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff series A Different World, which premieres in the fall of 1987.
#253 - Murray the Fink
The Odd Couple Season 2 - Episode 6
Oscar and Felix are arrested after Murray raids the poker game.
#259 - Falter at the Altar
Laverne & Shirley Season 1 - Episode 5
Laverne suddenly decides to marry her boyfriend of only two months before he is sent away by the Navy.
#261 - Shakespeare
The Cosby Show Season 4 - Episode 5
Christopher Plummer and Roscoe Lee Browne appear. Theo must read Julius Caesar for school, but complains that it is boring. Russel and his friends read scenes from the play aloud, and Theo is enthralled. Later, the men read from a different work of literature-a story Rudy wrote!
#262 - Strike Up the Band or Else
The Odd Couple Season 5 - Episode 6
After losing $500 to Billy Bob Babcock in a poker game, Oscar only gets 24 hours to pay up.
#266 - Lou's Army Reunion
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 - Episode 15
Lou desperately wants to find a way to return a favor to an army buddy but is distraught when he asks Lou to fix him up on a date with Mary.