Mr. Quiet is the 23rd episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show, also the 23rd overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Emily Tracy. The episodes originally aired in the United States on NBC on May 2, 1985.


Plot summaryEdit

Singer 'Tony Orlando' guest stars as a man who runs an activity center, where Dr. Huxtable is giving a class to expectant mothers and Clair is attending another class. Tony's character has a girlfriend who also works with him there. Thanks to Theo, he encounters and helps a boy who refuses to speak, out of his fear of strangers. He has also just been teased and beaten up by other kids. Tony finds out who his mother is and while waiting for her, tries to get "Mr. Quiet" to talk.


Notes: This episode was a backdoor pilot for a proposed spin-off series featuring Tony Orlando's character and the community center, which never came to fruition. Also, the first episode in which Clair is shown to be fluent in Spanish.