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Out of Brooklyn
Season 05, Episode 05
Air Date November 3, 1988
Writer Carmen Finestra
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
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Out of Brooklyn is the fifth episode of The Cosby Show's fifth season which was first broadcast on November 3, 1988.


Vanessa falls victim to a rumor circulating around school that her boyfriend Roy has broken off their romance. Rudy offers Vanessa some sisterly advice: be really tough, remember that the woman is the boss and do not forget to tell him off! As her anxiety builds and her confidence deteriorates, Vanessa becomes increasingly clumsy, much to the chagrin of everyone in her path. Meanwhile, Denise's prospective employer, a photojournalist who is preparing a book on the pygmy tribes, persuades Cliff and Clair to allow Denise to accompany her to Africa.