A Shirt Story is the fifth episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by John Markus. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on Thursday October 18,1984.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Theo gets a shirt that cost too much, so Denise makes him an "Exact" replica. Well....ALMOST!!

Plot[edit | edit source]

Theo wants to impress a girl by wearing an expensive shirt by designer Gordon Gartrelle. Since Cliff and Clair will not pay for it, Denise offers to make a copy of the shirt for him.

Did You Know?[edit | edit source]

  • Kadeem Hardison, who years later would portray Dwayne Wayne on the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, makes a guest appearance as Phillip. The name "Gordon Gartrelle" was taken from a staff member, who eventually became a writer/producer for The Cosby Show during the final two seasons of the series.
  • The name of the designer of the expensive shirt Theo buys is Gordon Gartrelle, which is actually the name of a producer on The Cosby Show.

Episode scene quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Cliff: No 14 year old boy should have a $95 shirt unless he is on stage with his four brothers.

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  • Clair: Theo, wear a jacket.
  • Theo: And cover my Itchy Amorada?

  • Denise: [Theo's complaining about the shirt fitting horribly] Well maybe if you tuck it in a little...
  • Theo: [through gritted teeth] It's tucked into my socks!

  • Cliff: No 14-year-old boy should have a ninety-five dollar shirt, unless he is on stage with his four brothers!

Cast[edit | edit source]

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