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The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus
Season 05, Episode 18
Air Date February 16, 1989
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
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The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus is the eighteenth episode of The Cosby Show's fifth season which was first broadcast on February 16, 1989.


Theo wants the freedom to date other women, but when his girlfriend Justine shows up at the college hangout with another guy, Theo's attitude turns her off. He tries turning to a voodoo expert, Dr. Lotus, for help in removing Scott from the picture, but he cannot afford the doctor's hefty fee. When Theo asks his dad for the money, Cliff has a much better (and cheaper) idea. He applies an old (and unbelievably messy) Huxtable family concoction to Theo's hands and face that is guaranteed to get Justine back – and teach Theo a valuable lesson.