Calling Doctor Huxtable is the 17th episode and Season 3 of The Cosby Show, also the 66th overall episode in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Chris Auer. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on February 12, 1987.


It's a labor crisis when Cliff is called to the hospital to deliver not one but three babies! Meanwhile Vanessa unsuccessfully tries to keep her girlfriend from smoking while she's in the Huxtable home.

Plot summaryEdit

Cliff goes to the hospital to deliver a baby and finds out three patients are ready to deliver. Theo is in charge at home, and Vanessa has a friend over who smokes a cigarette in Vanessa's room.

Scene quotesEdit

  • Rudy: [about smoking] It makes your breath stink. It makes your lungs dirty. And then you die!

  • Cliff: Mrs. Schrader has been here eight times. I know the Schrader babies. When they see daylight they run.

Note: Malinda Williams and Patricia Richardson both guest star.