And although Cliff Huxtable opted to woo Claire with enticing strawberry shortcakes on her birthday, his son went the music route, after getting into hot water with his girlfriend. If smart phones were around in the ‘80s, Theo Huxtable’s “Justine, Justine” would have definitely been a ringtone. As an NYU co-ed, Theo tries to win back his girlfriend, and gets some pointers from the blues master, B.B. King, and Cliff himself: “You’re a dog. You’re under the house. You’re freezing and you’re cold and the only person who can open the door for you, is Justine!” His agonized facial expressions and all-out howling made for one of the most hilarious moments in Cosby Show history, and there are definitely many.
The pleading worked. Justine forgave him. When all else fails, fellas, just beg.