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Season 04, Episode 02
Air Date October 1, 1987
Writer Gary Kott
Director Jay Sandrich
Previous Call of the Wild
Next It Ain't Easy Being Green

Theogate is the second episode of The Cosby Show's fourth season which was first broadcast on October 1, 1987.


Theo is on the hot seat when he comes home late from a cross-country meet and makes the Huxtable family miss the opening curtain of Vanessa's school play. Cliff and Clair suspect that Theo is not telling the whole truth about his tardiness, so a Huxtable family court is convened, with Vanessa as the judge, Clair as the prosecutor, Cockroach as Theo's defense attorney, Rudy, Kenny and Peter as the jury, and Cliff as the surprise witness.