Rudy Spends the Night is the 14th episode and Season 3 of The Cosby Show, also the 63rd overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Carmen Finestra. The episode originally aired in the United States on NBC on January 15, 1987.


Cliff establishes the Huxtable Men's Club when the women are away to help Theo get over his sadness of a lost date. Vanessa is very excited that big sister Denise is letting her go to theVillage with Denise's college friends. Rudy spends the night with Cliff's parents.

Plot summaryEdit

Grandpa and Grandma Huxtable go all-out to entertain Rudy when the youngster spends the night at their home. Meanwhile, with Cliff and Theo left alone in the house, Cliff decides to hold the first meeting of the Huxtable Men's Club. But their plans are thwarted when Theo has a surprise visitor - the girl of his dreams, Lana Herman.

Note: Sabrina Le Beauf and Phylicia Rashād both do not appear in this episode.