The Cosby Show: Season 1, Episode 16

Jitterbug Break (31 Jan. 1985)

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After her unusual plan for getting concert tickets falls through, Denise and friends have an impromptu dance party in the living room.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Clair Hanks Huxtable (as Phylicia Ayers-Allen)
Theodore 'Theo' Huxtable (as Malcolm Jamal-Warner)
Rudy Huxtable (as Keshia Knight-Pulliam)
Judith Jamison ...
Donald McKayle ...
Gerard Cooper ...
Christine Langner ...


Denise asks her dad if she can join friends overnight on New York's 32nd Street to wait in line for concert tickets. After Cliff refuses, her friends stop by, letting her know they've been refused also. One of them has a boom-box and starts playing break-dance music, leading to an impromptu dance party. Soon, the family has joined in and when Cliff and Clair's 2 friends show up, they give the kids a lesson in Jitterbug dancing from their era and the kids teach them some new moves too ,musically bridging the generation gap. Written by happipuppi13

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In the episode "Clair's Reunion," it is revealed that Heathclifford Huxtable grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in the episode "Jitterbug Break," Theo and Cliff remind Denise that Cliff slept outside Connie Mack Stadium for World Series tickets, after Denise says that it was Connie Frances Stadium. See more »


[Denise has unsuccessfully tried to get permission from Cliff to sleep on 32nd St]
Cliff: You're not going. I love you. You're not going.
Denise: You said you would have an open mind.
Cliff: 32nd St closed it up, dear.
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