Clair's Sister is the ninth episode of Season 2 of The Cosby Show, also the 33rd overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Elliot Shoenman and .[[John Markus] The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on November 21, 1985.


Clair's young sister arrives with news of her finally becoming engaged. Clair lets her know that married life won't be as simple as she thinks.

Plot summaryEdit

The Huxtable family is thrilled when Clair's sister, Sara, announces her engagement. Legendary jazz vocalist, Joe Williams, plays Clair's father, Al, who refuses to sing at his younger daughter's wedding unless Clair sings with him. Clair and her mom, Ethel, join forces to teach Sara a little something about marriage while Grandpa Al and Cliff chide the groom-to-be about the role of a husband.

Note: Note: This is the first appearance of Joe Williams as Clair's father Al Hanks. Guest appearance: Mario Van Peebles appears as Garvin. Sabrina Le Beauf does not appear in this episode.