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You Only Hurt the One You Love
Season 03, Episode 18
Air Date February 19, 1987
Writer John Markus
Carmen Finestra
Director Jay Sandrich
Previous Calling Doctor Huxtable
Next The Shower

You Only Hurt the One You Love is the eighteenth episode of The Cosby Show's third season which was first broadcast on February 19, 1987.


When Theo and Rudy play wildly in the house, Vanessa warns them that someone is bound to get hurt. Theo does not listen, though, and Rudy ends up with a bruise on her face. If Cliff and Clair find out how Rudy got hurt, Theo will be in big trouble. Theo's not talking – but what about Rudy and Vanessa?