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Is That My Boy is the fourth episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by John Markus. The episodes originally aired in the United States on NBC on Thursday October 11, 1984.


Theo makes the football team, so Cliff gives him some pointers.


Freshman Theo tries out for the football team and makes it. Cliff is overjoyed, but his pride falters when he discovers his son will never be a star. Theo, however, is just happy being on the team. Meanwhile, Rudy believes that her older brother and sisters don't like her.

Did You Know?[]

Cliff speaks about "The Groverton Game" (1958) with a back field of "Harry Jefferson, Don Council, Toby Wilson, & me." Harry Jefferson and Bill Cosby actually played football together in the US Marine Corps. Don Council and Cosby played football together at Temple University from 1960 to 1962.

Episode scene quotes[]

Heathcliff: [Rudy is keeps calling Vanessa's name. However, there is no answer] Rudy, put your ear down on the floor. Can you hear me? Rudy Huxtable: Yes. Heathcliff: [yells] STOP IT!

Denise Huxtable: Just ignore her. Heathcliff: Spoken by a woman with no children!