The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
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The Card Game 

Cliff's Pinochle partner cancels on him, so Cliff asks former Hillman professor to sit in and help finally beat his father and his buddy who cheat. Meanwhile, Theo buys his girl a ring.

Director:

Jay Sandrich

Writers:

Ed. Weinberger (created by), Michael Leeson (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bill Cosby ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
Phylicia Rashad ... Clair Huxtable
Lisa Bonet ... Denise Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Theo Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Vanessa Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Rudy Huxtable
Earle Hyman ... Russell Huxtable
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Dr. Barnabus Foster
Bill Gunn ... Homer
Tanya Wright ... Tanya
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Storyline

Having been beaten every time at Pinochle by his dad and his buddy Homer, Cliff hopes to attain victory when his old college professor, Dr. Foster substitutes for his partner, who has called off sick. Meanwhile, Theo wonders if his girl will like and accept the "faux" diamond ring he has purchased from a home shopping channel on TV for $19.95. Written by happipuppi13

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For his work in this episode, Roscoe Lee Brown garnered an Emmy win for himself. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: You've cheated and you've lied. And at the turn of this trick, the score is now tied.
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Soundtracks

Kiss Me
Composed by Stu Gardner and Bill Cosby
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