You're Not a Mother Tonight is the 11th episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show, also the eleventh overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Karyl Gold Miller and Korby Siamis. The episodes originally aired in the United States on NBC on December 6, 1984.


Clair is having too many mothering days with everyone wanting her attention and to do things for them. Cliff decides it is time for a mother's day off. He takes her for a romantic day and night at a hotel.


Clair is completely exhausted from constantly caring for the children, so Cliff decides to take her out on the town for "You're Not a Mother Night". Cliff reserves a suite in the Biltmore Hotel. While there, some of Clair's motherly instincts start kicking in — but they stop just in time for a very romantic evening.