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No Way, Baby
Season 05, Episode 16
Air Date February 6, 1989
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
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No Way, Baby is the sixteenth episode of The Cosby Show's fifth season which was first broadcast on February 6, 1989.


Cliff tracks down the only living relative of his unmarried patient, who is about to deliver her first child. Her grandfather, a 67-year-old former boxer named Ray Palomino is reluctant to get involved because he is afraid that his secret (an inability to read or write) will be discovered. But thanks to an emotional delivery room meeting with his lovely granddaughter, some prodding from Cliff and a waiting room encounter with a retired English teacher who offers to coach him, the ex-fighter vows to make a "comeback."