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Cliff Babysits
Season 05, Episode 13
Air Date January 12, 1989
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
Previous Truth or Consequences
Next Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten

Cliff Babysits is the thirteenth episode of The Cosby Show's fifth season which was first broadcast on January 12, 1989.


Babymania grips the Huxtable household, with Elvin videotaping every walking moment of his children's lives. When Russell shows up with eight tickets to a Michael Jackson concert, Sondra convinces the paranoid papa that it is okay to leave the twins with "strangers" like Clair and Cliff for a few hours. Clair gets called away suddenly on a case, leaving Cliff to act as a sole baby-sitter. Eventually, caring for two infants takes its toll, and Clair returns to find three slumbering cherubs in the living room.