The Cosby Show: Season 1, Episode 16

Jitterbug Break (31 Jan. 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: write review

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



(created by), (created by), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 206 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 183 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 2769 titles
created 3 months ago
a list of 6737 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Jitterbug Break" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Jitterbug Break (31 Jan 1985)

Jitterbug Break (31 Jan 1985) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cosby Show.
« Previous Episode | 16 of 197 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Family



Release Date:

31 January 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The title refer to a dance that stated in the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s and was originally used in a scene in MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939) (the wicked witch sent an insect (jitterbug) to the Dorothy and her friends just before the flying monkeys attacked) but was left on the cutting room floor. See more »


Cliff: A long, long time ago, three to four generations ago, parents didn't talk much to their children. At four A.M, the father would come home, look at his son sleeping, wake him up and say "Boy, go out and plough the field now". And the boy would rub his eye and say "Yes, pa". And occasionally, the son would ask the father how much he'd get paid. And the father grabbed the plough, and ran over his son. Those days are over, because we have become more civilized, more sophisticated, but it's still ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who was the most annoying character (part two) rockywrists
Did Anyone Else Find Claire Huxtable Arrogant, Stuck Up And Bossy? leighabc123
What did you think about Cousin Pam? rockywrists
Why didn't Bill keep his name? nathandhood
The parents were harsher with Vanessa jennifer-brown02
The 'Wretched' episode ever... kartoon-1
Discuss Jitterbug Break (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: