The Best Cosby Show Episode

by Liz Heather in

If you have time to spare, go to and watch this full episode. It's the one where Rudy wants to wear a summer dress to a party in the autumn and her mother tells her she can't. There's a whole sequence when she's in her room by herself that I am absolutely in love with. I remember seeing this episode for the first time when I was sixteen or so and immediately remembering how such small things in my life would make me so upset at that age. God, it's a really good episode. (And that really means something considering I always loathed Clair Huxtable - you probably hate me saying that, but she was a terrible television mother. I agree with her in this episode, but for the most part she was way too strict on her kids. Awful, awful woman.)