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Cliff in Charge
Season 03, Episode 12
Air Date December 18, 1986
Writer Matt Williams
Director Jay Sandrich
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Cliff in Charge is the twelfth episode of The Cosby Show's third season which was first broadcast on December 18, 1986.


When Clair and her mother-in-law go to Hillman College to visit Denise, Cliff and his father, Russell, are left in charge of the kids. Russell is pleasantly surprised to see first-hand what a good father Cliff is. Needless to say, all does not go smoothly when Clair is away: Russell helps out when Theo has girl problems; Rudy has a spat with her "boyfriend" Kenny; the sidewalk outside the Huxtable home is in dire need of repair; and a tired Cliff is summoned to deliver two babies.