One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    I remember when little Rudy Huxtable tried that tactic on Clair, when she wanted to wear her summer dress to a party in the chill of the fall and snuck and put it on, even after Clair said no… “But mommy, you’re making me feel bad!”… Clair: “Oh, you’re going to feel much worse, if you don’t do like I asked you, and please don’t think of defying me, ever again! Is that clear?” If there’s one thing Clair would not stand for, is any challenge to her parental authority, or any "kid manipulation tactic’, and would communicate this in such a strong, yet surprisingly calm manner, that you knew you were getting yelled at, without her even breaking a sweat!…..

  2. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, you didn’t mess with Clair Huxtable. Rudy should’ve asked Vanessa how that worked out, Clair always knew when her kids were doing something wrong. As for Ruthie, she’s sure the drama queen.

  3. Habogee

    Habogee said, over 3 years ago

    “I wish we knew where they’re going so we could decide if Mom is being unreasonable or not.”

    Mom is not being unreasonable. She is being Mom.
    Not for us to decide.

  4. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 3 years ago

    I think I hear an Echo . . .

  5. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, over 3 years ago


    I remember another episode where one of the older kids ( I think Vanessa) gave her and Cliff the silent treatment after they told her she couldn’t go to an upcoming party ( I forget why). Instead of giving into her childish behavior, they threatened to ground her for a month….that got her talking! A lot of today’s parents could learn from that!!!

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, that’s the “Washington DC” episode…. when Vanessa tried to dramatize (as usual) and do the whole thing to try to get to stay home and go to a party… and ended up like the way you said… it seems like they had a few other episodes just like that, too… lol!

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