Clair's Toe is the 10th episode of Season 2 of The Cosby Show, also the 34th 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 December 5, 1985.


While preparing to go out on a proposal anniversary dinner, Clair breaks her toe, but tries not to let it upset her routine. In the end, she develops a unique piece of footwear to hide her cast.

Plot summaryEdit

Clair buys a pair of beautiful new shoes and challenges Cliff to a "smoothness" contest - to decide who has the most style. Unfortunately, when Clair breaks her toe, she can't fit her bandaged foot into her stylish new shoes. What's more, she refuses any help from Cliff - determined to prove she can function as a lawyer, wife and mother of five, in spite of her broken toe.

Scene quotesEdit

(Clair "accidently" took the remote for the TV with her upstairs and now Cliff has followed her to get it back)

  • Cliff: I came up here to get the remote.
  • Clair: Why can't you get up and turn on the television by yourself?
  • Cliff: Because I don't wanna walk to the TV.