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Eat, Drink and Be Wary
Season 08, Episode 16
Air Date January 30, 1992
Writer Jill Condon
Leslie Strain
Director Carl Lauten
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Eat, Drink and Be Wary is the sixteenth episode of The Cosby Show's eighth season which was first broadcast on January 30, 1992.


When Clair goes out of town to a law conference in Washington, D.C., everybody expects Cliff to follow his usual pattern of gorging himself on junk food while she is away, but he surprises them by serving a healthy dinner.

After learning that some their classmates are planning to take a cab to the school dance instead of being driven by parents, Rudy and her friends, Susan & Danielle decide to prove how "cool" they are by taking the subway.

Cliff refuses to let them do so, but he changes his mind after Pam & Charmaine agree to ride with the girls both ways as they attend a movie in the area.

Sondra drops by to see Cliff just as a take-out guy arrives with pizza, buffalo wings and ice cream. Cliff still plans to eat everything, but Clair calls at that moment and makes him feel guilty by talking about trust.