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Denise's Friend
Season 02, Episode 11
Air Date December 12, 1985
Writer John Markus
Director Jay Sandrich
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Denise's Friend is the eleventh episode of The Cosby Show's second season which was first broadcast on December 12, 1985.


Denise's friend, Michelle, thinks she has a medical problem and wants to keep it from parents, so she asks Cliff for advice. This leads Cliff and Clair to question whether their children would come to them with their problems or seek outside help. They hold a family forum to make sure their children know the lines of communication are always open. But the children pose some hypothetical questions which give their parents pause.