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Play It Again, Russell 

After an example of not so great trombone playing at a Jazz club gig, Russell needs to get it together quick because the next time is his career finale.

Director:

Jay Sandrich

Writers:

Ed. Weinberger (created by), Michael Leeson (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Cosby ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
Phylicia Rashad ... Clair Huxtable
Lisa Bonet ... Denise Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Theo Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Vanessa Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Rudy Huxtable
Art Blakey ... Drummer
Bootsie Barnes Bootsie Barnes ... Saxophonist
Jimmy Heath Jimmy Heath ... Saxophonist
Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan ... Pianist (as Tommy Flannagan)
Joe Wilder Joe Wilder ... Trumpet Player (as Joseph B. Wilder)
Percy Heath Percy Heath ... Bassist
Slide Hampton Slide Hampton ... Russell's Trombone
Jimmy Oliver Jimmy Oliver ... Spencer Cunninghham (as Jimmy 'Badman' Oliver)
Tito Puente ... Timbal Player
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Storyline

Russell Huxtable (Cliff's Dad) has an off night on stage at the Jazz club. His usual flair for the trombone eluded him and his playing was less than he can accept. He's due to play one more time and then retire from performing. With help from his wife Anna, he keeps in practice for the big night. Will Russell blow up a storm or blow his big finale? Written by happipuppi13

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode's title is a reference to "Play it again, Sam", a quote from Casablanca (1942) See more »

Quotes

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: I'm not stubborn.
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
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