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Together Again and Again
Season 05, Episode 01
Air Date October 6, 1988
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Jay Sandrich
Previous Gone Fishin'
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Together Again and Again is the first episode of The Cosby Show's fifth season which was first broadcast on October 6, 1988.


Cliff and Clair were excited about having less children in the house when Denise was to be picked up and taken back to Hillman by a friend for her junior year there and Theo was to go to NYU and live in a dorm there. Unfortunately for the parents, Denise announced that she dropped out of college and wanted to find a job in fashion or music without having to get an education (feeling that she didn’t belong in college, but she packed her bags anyway, assuming that as soon as her parents found out about her dropping out, Cliff was going to throw her out of the house), and Theo was found out by Cliff that he didn’t get a dorm assigned to him because he didn’t mail the check for it.

Elvin and a pregnant Sondra came in and offered Denise a job at the wilderness store, but she turned it down, not wanting to take a job not associated with fashion or music. This was when Cliff came to realize that the children would never move out of the house; he believed that Denise dropped out of college, Theo deliberately didn’t mail the check, and Sondra and Elvin were purposefully living in a condemned apartment and soon going to have a baby to make him and Clair feel sorry for them, all for the same reason: They all wanted the house and return there to live in it. By that point, Cliff decided that he and Clair should leave the house themselves and let the children have it.

That night, Denise announced to her parents that she just got a job in the music industry as an assistant to the executive associate (the starting position in her career as a record producer), where she must bring coffee and answer phones, and the pay for her was $25 a week.