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Theo and Cockroach

Synopsis
US television sitcom about the Huxtable family, an African-American family living in New York City. Dr Heathcliff (`Cliff’) Huxtable (Cosby) is a obstetrician, and his wife Clair (Rashid), is an attorney; their five children are Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Theo and his friend Cockroach must study Macbeth for school, but rather than read the text they decide to listen to an audio recording. They are still unable to understand a word and ask Theo’s sister Denise to help. She suggests using a’Cleland Notes’ study aid. The recorded voice of Macbeth is Earle Hyman.
Series
Cosby Show, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
30 Jan 1986 (Channel: NBC)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Jay Sandrich
Writer
Thad Mumford
Cast
Earle HymanVoice of Macbeth (Macbeth)
Bill CosbyDr Heathcliff ‘Cliff’ Huxtable
Carl Anthony II PayneWalter ‘Cockroach’ Bradley
Lisa BonetDenise Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal WarnerTheo Huxtable

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available as part of THE COSBY SHOW-SEASON 2.
History
Episode 15, season 2 and episode 39 overall.

Production Company

Name

Carsey-Werner

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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