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Breaking With Tradition
Season 01, Episode 06
Air Date October 25, 1984
Writer Earl Pomerantz
Director Jay Sandrich
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Breaking With Tradition is the sixth episode of The Cosby Show's first season which was first broadcast on October 25, 1984.


Denise wants to attend Princeton like her older sister, Sondra. But Grandpa Russell wants her to attend Hillman, to uphold a family tradition. Cliff explains to his father the prestige of attending a highly regarded school like Princeton, until the elder Huxtable points out that Hillman produced a highly regarded doctor... Cliff.