Bad Dreams is the third 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 4, 1984.


Vanessa claims that she is old enough to watch a scary movie that Theo saw, but Cliff still forbids it. Vanessa sneaks out anyway, and ends up having nightmares as a result.


Vanessa sneaks into a scary movie despite her parents' forbidding it because she can't handle scary things. Cliff and Claire then have to deal with Vanessa sleeping between them in bed when she has nightmares from the movie.


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