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Play It Again, Russell
Season 02, Episode 17
Air Date February 13, 1986
Writer John Markus
Director Jay Sandrich
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Play It Again, Russell is the seventeenth episode of The Cosby Show's second season which was first broadcast on February 13, 1986.


Cliff convinces his father, Russell, a former professional musician, to come out of retirement and play with his old band, The Jazz Caravan, in an old-fashioned jam session. Since his retirement, Russell thinks he is not the musician he used to be. But Cliff and his mother, Anna, use reverse psychology to convince him to blow the trombone with his pals once again.