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Season 5

6 Oct. 1988
Together Again and Again
Theo is starting college and Denise is to return to Hillman. Cliff and Clair look forward to fewer children at home, but Theo does not have a room at college and has to commute while Denise drops out of college. Sondra announces she is pregnant.
13 Oct. 1988
The Physical
The children tease Cliff about how much he eats as he prepares for his physical in the morning. Denise talks about the celebrities she meets at the record studio. Turns out she is not a great employee and does not really work with them.
20 Oct. 1988
Rudy's All-Nighter
Rudy invites a friend over for a sleep-over party. Clair agrees to make baked apples; Cliff reluctantly agrees to performing a comedy routine. Rudy and her friend start the night with arguing. Theo gets a D grade on his first college paper.
27 Oct. 1988
Move It
Cliff & Clair visit Sondra & Elvin's apartment and are surprised and shocked at the cramped space and state of disrepair. Clair does not want her grandchild to grow up there. Sondra & Elvin agree to borrow money to get a better place.
3 Nov. 1988
Out of Brooklyn
Vanessa is having problems with her boyfriend Roy. Denise announces she quit her job and plans to move to Africa as a photographer's assistant. Despite objections and hardships she will endure, Denise is determined to go.
10 Nov. 1988
The Birth
Sondra starts contractions. Elvin is nervous and Cliff & Clair are anxious.
17 Nov. 1988
Cyranoise de Bergington
Rudy borrows money from Cliff to buy a birthday gift two months in advance for Clair. Theo's friend Howard breaks up with his girlfriend and Theo is interested in asking her out. Theo asks another friend, Denny, to talk to the girl for him.
1 Dec. 1988
How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
Vanessa forms the "Lipsticks" singing group; Cliff's dad gets an envelope saying "You are a winner", instead of "You might be a winner".
8 Dec. 1988
If the Dress Fits, Wear It
Clair goes on a crash diet and endures an exhaustive exercise program to lose enough weight to fit into an old dress to wear for an evening out with Cliff.
15 Dec. 1988
Is There a Hamster in the House?
Rudy watches a hamster overnight for a friend but it dies. Feeling bad, Cliff and Rudy buy a replacement hamster. Rudy tells her friend what happened and is surprised how her friend takes the news.
5 Jan. 1989
Truth or Consequences
Vanessa gets caught lying to her parents about staying out past her curfew with her boyfriend, Jeremy.
12 Jan. 1989
Cliff Babysits
Cliff babysits Winnie and Nelson when the rest of the family goes to see a Michael Jackson concert.
26 Jan. 1989
Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten
Clair wants to replace the living room couch but Cliff is reluctant to let the old couch go. Also, Clair is invited on a television talk show. However, when she finds out she is only asked her thoughts as a black woman, she leaves the show.
2 Feb. 1989
The Lost Weekend
Everybody's away for the weekend, and Theo has the place to himself. Theo's friends decide it's time to party!
6 Feb. 1989
No Way, Baby
One of Cliff's patients is a young, unmarried teenager without other known family. Cliff finds the girl's grandfather so someone can be with her when she delivers. When Clair meets the grandfather, she realizes he cannot read or write.
9 Feb. 1989
Can I Say Something, Please?
Rudy complains to her parents that she doesn't get to do what her friends can and she still has to follow so many rules. So Cliff and Clair allow Rudy to stay up as late as she wants to teach her a lesson.
16 Feb. 1989
The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
Theo's former girlfriend, Justine, is starting to date other men and Theo is upset. Theo consults a voodoo shopkeeper for a spell or potion that will help him win her back.
23 Feb. 1989
The Boys of Winter
Theo & his friends meet Cliff's former basketball coach. The Huxtables invite Coach Barry & his wife to their house for dinner. They watch a taped old basketball game together where Cliff misses all his shots & the coach sent him to the bench.
9 Mar. 1989
It Comes and It Goes
Sondra finds it difficult to be a stay-at-home mom with baby twins. When the Tibideaux visit Cliff, Clair and Cliff's parents, Sondra vents with her mother and grandmother who have been there and done that with young children.
16 Mar. 1989
Theo's Women
Theo helps an acting student with her lines then gets caught kissing her by his girlfriend who dumps him on the spot.
30 Mar. 1989
Birthday Blues
On Clair's birthday, Cliff & their kids surprise her with an act.
13 Apr. 1989
A Room with No View
Rudy is constantly bothering her sister Vanessa and they always have a fight but their parents find the perfect way to teach them a lesson.
27 Apr. 1989
What He Did for Love
Theo and his friends go to the cafeteria to impress a girl with a very expensive watch one of them found on the street. Unfortunately it appears that the watch was reported stolen and his friend gets in trouble.
4 May 1989
Day of the Locusts
Sondra has strep throat which keeps her from taking care of her babies. She goes paranoid when Clair and Elvin's mom take the babies with them so she can recover.
11 May 1989
57 Varieties
Theo asks his parents to give him fifteen hundred dollars for an educational summer trip to Egypt. The Huxtables are not sure about giving him the money so he invites his teacher to the house to talk to his parents.

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