When the ear becomes infected, Theo is forced to show Cliff the earring and accept his punishment – a lecture from Grandpa.Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Clarice Taylor as Anna Huxtable.
Unfortunately, Cliff soon discovers that being a doctor has not fully prepared him to take care of a sick child.
While staying at a friend's house for a weekend, Theo has his ear pierced to prove his independence.
Theo's plans to impress his date by wearing an expensive designer shirt are ruined when Cliff forces him to return the extravagant purchase.
But Denise comes to the rescue when she offers to make Theo an exact copy for a third of the price.
Excited that the whole family will be together for Thanksgiving, Cliff anxiously waits for Sondra's arrival home from Princeton.