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Bring 'Em Back Alive
Season 03, Episode 01
Air Date September 25, 1986
Writer Matt Williams
Director Jay Sandrich
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Bring 'Em Back Alive is the first episode of The Cosby Show's third season which was first broadcast on September 25, 1986.


Havoc erupts in the Huxtable home when Rudy spots a snake in the basement and Cliff "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Huxtable is determined to catch the slithery serpent. The Huxtables rest easier when Theo assures them that the snake cannot climb out of the basement. But their relief is short-lived when an hysterical Clair discovers the snake in her bedroom.