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The Cosby Show Episode: "Mother, May I?"

Season 3, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Clair is furious when Vanessa disobeys her order not to wear makeup; Theo uses fire-prevention tips learned in school. Rebecca: Nicole Forte. Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
Original Air Date: Oct 23, 1986

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Season 3, Episode 5
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Aired: 10/23/1986
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Premiered: September 20, 1984, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Cosby played a doctor and dad in this all-time classic, which was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes after ABC passed on the series. Mostly set in a Brooklyn brownstone, the series focused on obstetrician Cliff Huxtable and his wife, Claire, a lawyer, as they raised their kids with loving firmness. The series debuted in September 1984, ran for eight seasons and produced one spin-off, `A Different World.'

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