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War Stories
Season 03, Episode 11
Air Date December 11, 1986
Writer Matt Robinson
Director Jay Sandrich
Previous A Girl and Her Dog
Next Cliff in Charge

War Stories is the eleventh episode of The Cosby Show's third season which was first broadcast on December 11, 1986.


When Cliff's father and his old Army buddies join Cliff in a pinochle game, Cliff is frustrated because the older men keep talking about the Army and will not let Cliff get in a word about his days in the Navy. Cliff becomes further exasperated when his father pulls one of his notorious pinochle hoaxes, with Cliff as the victim. Also, Vanessa is excited about her date with Tyrone, until she decides she also wants to date another guy.