Bring 'Em Back Alive is the premiere episode and Season 3 of The Cosby Show, also the 50th overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Matt Williams. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on September 25, 1986.


The Huxtable house is thrown into chaos after Rudy finds a snake in the basement. Cliff and Theo cannot capture it, so Clair calls an exterminator. Also, Theo and his friend plan a party with lots of girls attending.

Plot summaryEdit

Utter havoc erupts in the Huxtable home when Rudy spots a snake in the basement and Cliff "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Huxtable is determined to catch the slithery serpent. The Huxtables rest easier when Theo assures them that the snake can't climb out of the basement. But their relief is short-lived when an hysterical Clair discovers the snake in her bedroom.

Notes: The title is from the TV series Bring 'Em Back Alive. Sabrina LeBeauf does not appear in this episode.