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Bad Dreams
Season 01, Episode 03
Air Date October 4, 1984
Writer John Markus
Director Jay Sandrich
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Bad Dreams is the third episode of The Cosby Show's first season which was first broadcast on October 4, 1984.


Cliff forbids 10-year-old Vanessa to see a scary movie; though he allows older brother Theo to go. Vanessa sneaks out to see the movie anyway, but soon regrets it when she begins having nightmares. Now she insists on sleeping with Cliff and Clair, but she quickly overstays her welcome.