Special Sub-Topic: All About Theo
|What was Theo and Cockroach's nickname for good looking girls?|
Burgers. When Denise found this out she was disgusted and said, "How would you guys feel if we girls called you a clydesdale?" (A clydesdale is a horse.) Vanessa thought the nickname Burger was cute until Denise made her realize that a burger was a piece of meat. Vanessa then thought that Theo and Cockroach were jerks for making up a name like that.
|There was a Drama student at NYU named Jade who was Denny's girlfriend, and she always got Theo's name wrong. What did she call Theo?|
Leo. Theo once helped Jade with her lines when she played Joan of Ark in a play. They ended up kissing in the middle of the dorm lobby. His girlfriend Justine was furious! Jade made another appearance in the episode when Denny found an expensive watch out on the street, and gave it to her as a gift. The watch was reported stolen, and Jade and Denny ended up at the police station. Denny had to explain that he found the watch, not bought it. Jade dumped Denny after that.
|Theo had a crush on which of his friends' girlfriends?|
Howard. We first saw Howard on the show when Sondra gave birth to the twins. He came over to the house to study philosophy with Theo, Justine, and his girlfriend Julia, played by now-supermodel, Naomi Campbell. Theo couldn't figure out how a guy like Howard got a girl like Julia. Theo was absolutely smitten with Julia the first time he saw her. He didn't hide it very well either.
|In the pilot episode, Cliff showed Theo the budget of "regular people." Where did Theo say he would live?|
New Jersey. Theo kept getting D's in school, so Cliff tried to show him that if he didn't go to college, he would have a hard time getting a good job and supporting himself. He used Monopoly money to make his point. Though Theo tried to be cheap about everything but his clothes and shoes. But by the end of the experiment, Theo still wound up with no money. Cliff: "Regular people."
|When the family showed Theo the "real world," Cockroach played his boss. What was his "fake boss" name?|
Horton W. Dansberry. Theo needed to prove that he had a job in order to get the apartment, so Cockroach played the boss of the fake "Cockroach Oil." Theo had done a terrible job of managing his money. He kept borrowing from the family, and not paying them back. So the family decided to show him that the "real world" wouldn't be as kind as his family was about not getting their money back.
|In the episode that guest starred B.B. King, which of Theo's girlfriends did the blues legend advise him on?|
Justine. Because he was having doubts about Justine, there were a few times in this episode when Theo asked the men around him when they knew that their wives were the ones for them. Riley sang and played his guitar for the family in the living room. Kenny came over and sang too. Afterwards, the family went to the club to hear Riley play there.
|When Theo got his ear pierced, Cliff gave him what nickname?|
Hole in the Lobe. Cliff nicknamed Grandpa Huxtable, himself, and Theo for the things they did to impress their women. The three Huxtable men: Scarchest, Skinhead, and Hole in the Lobe. Years ago, Grandpa Huxtable had tattooed Grandma Huxtable's name across his chest. When she saw that it was mis-spelled, she insisted that he remove it. It left a scar. And Cliff tried to straighten his hair to impress Clair, but the solution he used burned it off. Theo got his ear pierced because a girl told him he would look good in an earring.
|How did Theo and his friends escort their dates to the prom?|
helicopter. Theo and his buddies tried to outdo their rival, Gordon, who was escorting his date by a lush limo. They thought for sure that a helicopter was the way to go, but the night didn't go as planned. The night was one big disaster. A limo took them to the helcopter. After the wild helicopter ride ruined the girls hairdos, the limo took them back to the house, and on the way, Theo threw up in the limo.
|In college, Theo's class was taking a summer trip where?|
Egypt. Theo's professor, Prof. Grayson, came over to talk Cliff and Clair into letting Theo go to Egypt. Cliff tried to guess her ethnic background. He failed. She was Irish, Native American, and African American. Prof. Grayson also appeared in the episode when Denny gave Jade the lost watch. But she didn't play Prof. Grayson. She played one of the cops that took Jade and Denny to the police station.
|Which actor from the movie "The Best Man" guest starred as Theo's rival for Justine's affection?|
Harold Perrineau. Harold Perrineau (pre-dreadlocks), who later went on to star on the television series "Lost," played Scott. Theo saw him and Justine together holding hands in the coffee shop. Theo consulted a witch doctor so that he could get rid of Scott and get Justine back. But he didn't have much money, so the witch doctor said that all he could do was give Scott a runny nose.
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