Denise's Decision is the 25th episode and the season finale episode of Season 2 of The Cosby Show, also the 48th overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Matt Robinson. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on May 15, 1986.


Denise keeps the family, and several potential colleges, waiting for her to finally choose a school to attend. Finally, after much deliberation, Denise chooses the college that she will attend in the fall.

Plot summaryEdit

Cliff and his father are among the Huxtables who can't keep their opinions to themselves when Denise is faced with the difficult decision of which college to attend. Although Denise can't decide if she wants to go away to school, Cliff and Russell try to persuade her to attend their alma mater in North Carolina. Theo is worried about losing out on Denise's car if she goes away, and Vanessa already has plans for her sister's room.