If this is your first time here, I recommend starting from the first episode and working your way forward. Of course, that's entirely your call.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Season 4, Episode 22: The Prom

The prom is coming up, and Theo and his friends want to arrive in style. When a limo turns out not to be impressive enough by their standards, they opt for a helicopter instead. It does not go well. Back at home, Vanessa and Rudy help Cliff throw a prom for Clair to make up for the fact that finals prevented him from taking her to the dance when they were younger.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog
Teenage boys, always checking to see who has the bigger... limo.

Gerald makes another appearance as the show's semi-antagonist. This time, he's there to brag about how his limo is the biggest and best. I'm not blaming him for the helicopter incident: there's no need to make everything into a pissing contest, and it's Theo's fault for rising to the bait. I am, however, blaming him for wearing a purple sweatshirt in public. Dismissed.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Troy Winbush Denny
He needs someone else to choose his outfits from now on.

Denny returns as part of Theo's post-Cockroach entourage. He looks a mess in this getup. The tones are all too muted, nothing fits, the un-collar of his shirt bothers me for a non-specific reason, and acid-washed denim is a cultural mistake about which we should all be ashamed.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Troy Winbush Denny tuxedo prom
I nominate his date as future clothes-chooser.

He cleans up nice, though. The tux is sharp, and he gets extra points for pushing the envelope with a white tie, white gloves, and a top hat.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog LaChanze prom
Not impressed by the helicopter.

His date, Sylvia, is played by Broadway actress LaChanze. She makes her television debut here, and has made a few on-screen appearances here and there, but is mostly known for starring in musicals like Once Upon This Island and The Color Purple, for which she won a Tony. (That shot of her in the center is post-helicopter, and I can't get enough of how furious she looks.) This dress is solid; I like the slight asymmetry and the playful shape. The skirt length and bare shoulders feel flirty without getting inappropriate. It would have been nice for her to tweak one or both of these colors. The grass green could be brighter, or maybe that fuchsia could be punched up a little. If you're going to wear a loud dress, you may as well go all the way loud.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Adam Sandler Smitty
I'm pretty sure he does no falsetto singing at any point during the series.

It's still weird to me that Adam Sandler got his start on this show. He's back as Smitty, the goofy one. Accentuating his goofiness: those mom jeans, that raggedy t-shirt, and those too-white hi-tops.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Adam Sandler Smitty tuxedo prom
He looks like he's about to bomb at an open mic night.

OK, now we're just trying too hard with the "personality" thing. Jeans and a velvet jacket with a tuxedo shirt from, what, the 1800s? And the flower instead of a tie? It's all so forcibly zany that I barely even register the fact that his pocket is vomiting.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Stacey Williams
...and she knows how to use them.

He manages to land a date with Roxanne, who is played by six-foot-tall legit model Stacey Williams. In addition to small appearances on film (for instance as a former girlfriend in Jerry Maguire), she has done print work in places like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. I thought she was serving a pretty bland outfit initially, just a yellow sweatery/blousy thing (let's call it a cardishirt) and a denim skirt, but then I realized in the long shot that she's wearing black panty hose. That's a bold look for daytime at any age, but particularly in the halls of your high school. Dang, girl.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Stacey Williams prom dress
Effortless beauty.

Her prom dress is a candy confection and I mostly adore it. I don't know that it absolutely needs to be diagonal at the bottom, given that the incline is so slight anyway. Plus, there's a weird fabric polyp down in the corner, and if leveling those ruffles would prevent that, then I'm especially eager to implement such a fix. But the color is wonderful, the all-over texture is divine, and she's a princess tonight. Smitty is never going to have it this good again.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Michelle Thomas Justine prom dress
I wouldn't have gone out with him again after this. She's a champ.

The last of the prom dates is Michelle Thomas in her first appearance as Theo's long-time girlfriend Justine. The two actually dated in real life after this, and he was at her bedside when she passed away from cancer at only 29. She is best remembered for this part and her subsequent performances as Steve Urkel's girlfriend on Family Matters. I'm liking the overall cut and color of this dress, though there's a slight fit problem happening in the chest that's making her shape a little awkward. But she has a great Diana Ross and the Supremes vibe, and earns a million bonus points for picking orange shoes. It shouldn't work, but it does. It works so hard.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Robert Weil
This show consistently equates shortness with funniness.

Robert Weil appears briefly as the limo driver. You might remember him from Moonstruck  or Saturday Night Fever, but probably not. He's wearing a uniform, so let's just keep moving ahead. We've still got a whole regular cast to get through!

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy
She's wearing a tiny ring. Are she and Kenny engaged?

Rudy's first scene happens at the kitchen table, so this is all we see. Banded sweatshirt over a pastel turtleneck. Mainly this is interesting because her hair is almost always braided, meaning that I completely underestimated how much of it there actually is. Those pigtails are long and voluminous. I was unaware.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy
Don't make her wear round clothes and hold round things. Rude.

More sweats, this time in brighter colors, plus a number 88 to let you know that she's on a sports team of some sort. Perhaps a league of spherical children? Really, get her one shirt that fits. One. For me.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy
Those had better be fake pearls.

For the restaged prom, Rudy and Vanessa dress up like period-appropriate chaperones. You know how you can tell a family is rich? When they have tons of fancy costumes for their kids just lying around. Like, who has the budget to buy tiny, classic hats that will only be worn if their child decides to do something inexplicable like throw a retro party? It' makes no sense. I love that little lightly patterned skirt, though; that's a good formal piece for any old time. While her red coat is a good vintage find, it's another one that will probably spend the rest of its life unseen in a closet.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Vanessa Tempestt Bledsoe
Maybe it's better from the ribs down.

Vanessa is also seated at the kitchen table for the first segment, so we're left with this. I'm guessing by the thick band at the neck that this is her episode #4.20 purple top, with a rust button-up shirt over it. Eh. (Also: were shell necklaces associated with dudes you should definitely not date when this episode aired?)

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Vanessa Tempestt Bledsoe
I dig that brooch. Get it?!

Her second scene also happens mostly behind a table, and when she finally stands up to leave, she carries a gigantic sign. If we hadn't seen her legs in the third segment, I'd have begun to worry that there was a problem of some sort. This murky yellow isn't so hot for me. It's not that it looks bad on her specifically; more that it looks bad in general. It reminds me of mustard that has gone bad. She attempts to spice it up by opting for pins that are shovels. Just shovels. It's a decision.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Vanessa Tempestt Bledsoe
She should wear more baby pink.

More costumes! She even has fake glasses lying around! And another hat! I guess Cliff could have taken the girls to buy these pieces when they went shopping for party supplies, which explains why he wasn't around to dissuade Theo from renting a helicopter.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Theo Malcolm Jamal Warner
Behind bars.

Theo starts the show in an imagined collaboration between Tommy Hilfiger and Tim Burton. So many black and gray stripes! Any second now, he'll be starring in a movie in which a misunderstood hero finds love with a daft but warm-hearted woman while Danny Elfman music plays. In terms of fashion, nothing is going particularly well for him, but the loafers are somehow the most offensive to me.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Theo Malcolm Jamal Warner
Can't go wrong with one of these babies.

At least the tux is deluxe, and he's keeping with the family tradition of that kente tie. Though I wish the white scarf matched the off-white shirt.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Clair Phylicia Rashad
A goddess even when handling Tupperwear.

We don't see enough of Clair's first dress, but from what I can gather from its short screen time, it's delightful. My favorite part is the bit of white lining inside the sleeve. That kind of attention to detail is what really makes a garment shine. The presentation is simple but impeccable.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Clair Phylicia Rashad
A plague on the vestments that besmirch her loveliness!

She allows her standards to slip for her second look, however. I can support the aquamarine, but the pajama-y tailoring works against her, particularly this tent of a shirt. Look at how it destroys her silhouette in the first panel: her torso is broadened, her legs are shortened, and her arms become doughy nubs. Other than the detailing going down the back, this gives us little to really look at. She's as flat and square as a paint chip at the hardware store. Not good.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Clair Phylicia Rashad prom dress
Opera gloves. I live.

Cliff claims that this is her original prom dress, which he had altered. That makes no sense. First off, she wasn't planning on going to prom, so why did she buy a dress? And since she didn't attend the dance, why save the dress she didn't get to wear? And was there really enough extra fabric to seamlessly expand the whole creation? Oh, and while we're talking about inconsistencies, this version of the timeline is continuing with the revised history in which Clair went to school after Cliff because she is younger than him, even though they used to be the same age and went to college at the same time.

Ignoring all that nonsense, she looks friggin' adorable.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Cliff Bill Cosby sweater
Now the Mario Bros. theme song is stuck in my head.

It could very well just be a knitting technique, but I can't help but feel as though Cliff's first sweater is partially inspired by pixelated art in video games. This is like a Christmas sweater as viewed on a Nintendo. Also, check out the khaki cargos and green striped socks. Because tomorrow...

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Cliff Bill Cosby sweater
The headache has moved to my knitwear.

...he wears them again! This time, his sweater says "tv static" to me, which sort of continues the technology theme.

The Cosby Show Huxtable fashion blog Cliff Bill Cosby tuxedo prom
He has a retro tuxedo just in case, I guess.

And lastly, he pulls out the prom tuxedo. Note that since he is portraying a teenage version of himself, he opts for the simple bow tie, and not the crossover he apparently adopted in later years.

Well, that was a lot. Proms are exhausting, huh? And I didn't even think to save what I wore. Then again, I rented my tux. And it was really ugly.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Season 4, Episode 21: Home for the Weekend

You guys: Denise is back for a visit. The whole family is excited to see her (as am I, make no mistake), but resentment builds when she spends so much time visiting old friends. Look, she's popular. Deal with it. Her return to the show on an episode with a three-day arc means that there's a lot of ground to cover, including a few really stunning contributions from Denise. Let's get down to business.

The Cosby show fashion blog Susan Diol Cheryl
Braidy Holmes.

Susan Diol returns as Cheryl, giving a little continuity to this "visiting old friends" scenario. She's got a decent thing going. You can see her paving the way for the next decade: that structured plaid blazer will be refined into a brighter, more fitted variant that will pop up in iconic portrayals of '90s fashion like Clueless. Other than the one big impact of the jacket, she's keeping it plain with the light, collarless blouse and slim khaki trousers. It's not as dated as it could be, and I appreciate how her choices show obvious relevance to future styles. The rolled sleeves and hairstyle really hold her back, though. And the tailoring, obviously.

The Cosby show fashion blog Wynonna Smith
She might punch. She might be into fisting. Either way, that's a lot of lady.

A second, nameless friend is played by Wynonna Smith. Her credits include two appearances on A Different World as Lorna (no idea if that's a different character or not) and one of the Ikettes in What's Love Got to Do with It. Her jacket is the main focus here, and I'll agree with the choice to rock a giant black bomber. The patches confuse me, but whatever. Underneath, I can't tell if that's a dress or overalls or a skirt and separate top, but I can't imagine that any of those possibilities would make this into something that I liked. She shortens her legs with those socks hiked halfway up her calves and the ghastly fanny pack that lowers her waist. Wrong call. Proportions are important, people!

The Cosby show fashion blog Nina Zoie Lam
Flying squirrel realness.

Nina Zoie Lam (who wasn't using the "Nina" yet professionally at this point) makes her TV debut in this role. Her IMDb page only lists a couple other credits. Like the other two ladies, she's relying almost entirely on the jacket with her outfit. Then again, when you have a leather coat this big and purple, I'm sure it's tough to find pieces that coordinate. The cut of her sleeve gives her total tyrannosaurus arm, though. There's so much shoulder pad and loose sag that you just can't figure out where anything is, and it ends up making her torso into this crazy jumble. Beyond that, it's jeans and a t-shirt. Can't say much about those.

The Cosby show fashion blog Nona Zoie Lam Susan Diol Wynonna Smith Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
She's really committed to that braid, huh?

They all show up again later, but we basically only see shoulders and no one cares about any of these shirts anyway, right? Don't look too closely at Denise, we're getting to her later.

The Cosby show fashion blog Colin Quinn Davey Herbeck
And now he guest stars on Girls, which feels equally as random.

Oh, and by the way: the man they're watching on TV, Davey Herbeck, is played by Colin Quinn in his third-ever acting credit. He actually does rather well at convincingly selling the alternative comedian act even though the script doesn't support him much in that endeavor. Grainy footage of grainy footage gives me almost nothing to go on in terms of fashion review, though, so I won't bother.

The Cosby show fashion blog Belinda Sawyer
She's waving goodbye because we'll never hear from her again.

Though she's not listed on the IMDb, this woman is credited at the end of the episode as Belinda Sawyer. She's Theo's date, who is singled out by Denise and her friends for being highly attractive. I'm not sure if she's going for a badass vibe with the mostly black, leather jacket, cutoff tee situation, but it kind of works for me. It shouldn't; it reads like a costume. But I dig it. The hoops are a little big. OK, a lot big.

The Cosby show fashion blog Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
Never leave us again!

Obviously, the guest star we all care about is Denise, and she knocks it out of the park with all three of her looks. Her first presentation is this masterpiece. Her friends are all like, "On Fridays, we wear coats," and she's all, "watch and learn, amateurs." She's petite, and could easily get lost in an oversized garment, but the cinched waist and slim pants give you a sense of her true proportions, so the ridiculous shoulders end up being OK. The asymmetrical tailoring is absolutely spectacular, and the pins I'll allow because everything else is working so well.

The Cosby show fashion blog Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
The world is dark when you are gone.

These may or may not be the same black pants. Doesn't matter. How beautiful is this shirt? The lacey material and ruching give it some elegance, and yet it feels casual enough to be worn with jeans. I'm fully in love with it.

The Cosby show fashion blog Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable

You know what? I'm not even going to tarnish this with my inferior commentary. I'm just going to look at it forever because it is unbelievable. This is the outfit, everyone. THE outfit. Please join me in simply staring in awe.

The Cosby show fashion blog Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable
I maybe didn't darken the non-Rudy areas enough.

Ignore everyone else and just look at Rudy, OK? Her first outfit barely registers, but it's my job to highlight it. ("Job.") So, we've given up on buying her clothes that fit, it seems. We're just going to accept that for the next year, she'll be swimming in everything, and then eventually it'll fit for like a day, and then it'll be too small and she'll just deal. By the fifth kid, I guess you're all about practicality. Also, remember when Vanessa was all over purple belts for a while? That runs in the family maybe.

The Cosby show fashion blog Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable
Facial expressions, everyone. Facial expressions.

This is a little better. Not great, but better. I mean, that shirt is too big, but an adult might wear it that big, too.

The Cosby show fashion blog Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
Please don't do this to me.

We actually get four outfits from Vanessa this week, with varying levels of success. Her biggest fail is this first one, which: what? What is she doing? Like, gigantic shirt over gigantic shorts, and then capri-length leggings? And, like, pastels and khaki then bright red all of a sudden? I'm understanding none of this. This should not have happened.

The Cosby show fashion blog Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
Flawless victory.

And then this! Just right. That dark coral, ultra-structured Victorian blouse is so, so chic. Having a distinct point of view is important, as is precise tailoring, and both of them are displayed in full effect here. The bustle ruffles? Come on. You can't see it well, but underneath, she's rocking a short, rigid skirt and then another set of capri-length leggings. However, they fit much better here, juxtaposing the modern and causal with the old-school formal in a way that delights me. And she's misguidedly wearing this to go shopping for a new dress for a party, when really this is exactly what she should be wearing to go out because it is undeniably fabulous.

The Cosby show fashion blog Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable

Sadly, she ends up with this nightmare instead. How does the girl who chose that top also choose this thing? The floral is cloying, the double hemline is regrettable, the humongous bow is outright stupid... I can't say "no" loudly enough.

The Cosby show fashion blog Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable
And now things get easy for me.

Her final outfit is a reprise of her episode #4.11 jumpsuit.

The Cosby show fashion blog Malcolm Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable
Smooth sailing.

This is Theo's episode #4.4 shirt. It looks better here with the lighter jeans, though the length is still completely unacceptable.

The Cosby show fashion blog Malcolm Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable
Look, they used all the budget for new items on Denise, OK?

Theo first wore this jacket (with a different nehru shirt underneath) in episode #3.25 when the family sent Denise off to college. I dislike it with matching khaki pants. It's way too sloppy to fit as part of a suit. If you're going for that look, you're going to want to find fitted pieces and tuck your shirt in, for heaven's sake.

The Cosby show fashion blog Malcolm Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable
I guess they had fifty cents left over for this top.

Anyone know who that is on his sweatshirt? This is another example of Theo's proto-hipster stylings. It wasn't ironic when he was wearing it.

The Cosby show fashion blog Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable
I could do a whole separate blog about the looks she gives people.

Clair has opted for solid colors under a contrasting cardigan a few times, so this is just a variation on a usual lounging-at-home theme. The palette she's chosen here isn't her most successful; often, she's bolder in her selections, pairing two jewel tones and avoiding neutrals. The gray and creamsicle are fine, but not outstanding.

The Cosby show fashion blog Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable
Making her this plain is a crime.

Last time Clair wore this, in episode #4.8, she had a much more vibrant shirt on underneath, and flashier jewelry. Those additions helped a lot. These medium brown pieces are exceptionally plain, and without flashier accessories, she fades away.

The Cosby show fashion blog Phylicia Rashad Clair Huxtable
I'm charging you with two counts of Phylicia Diminishment.

Big shirt, black leggings. End of story. I guess we could talk about the not-quite-mock-turtleneck situation at her collar. That's weird, right?

The Cosby show fashion blog Bill Cosby Cliff Huxtable
He bought his daughter flowers! Too cute.

Cliff first wore this shirt in episode #4.14, while the cardigan is from #3.16. He's doing better when that horrid sweater thing is gone.

The Cosby show fashion blog Bill Cosby Cliff Huxtable
Action shots!

Though he has similar shirts, I think this specific piece is new. It's a good color on him, I understand why he'd repeat it. The plaid has a nice, soft purple undertone that matches his suspenders ideally, though, so I'll position this as a refined ideal based on previous experiments rather than another random teal creation. Well done, doctor.

The Cosby show fashion blog Cliff Huxtable Bill Cosby sweater
The end.

His last look is an episode #4.5 repeat.

Wow, I'm glad there were so many recycled pieces this episode, because that was a lot of clothing. Still, it's worth it to get Denise back. She gave us some truly revolutionary displays of sartorial excellence, didn't she? I might need to start watching A Different World just to see if she looks that incredible on all those episodes, too.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Season 4, Episode 20: Trust Me

When Clair's old friend, a famous celebrity interviewer a la Barbara Walters, comes in for legal advice about a possible divorce, she ends up receiving marriage counseling. Ms. Huxtable is skilled in all areas of life and manages to reunite husband and wife with almost no effort. At home, Cliff is on a much-needed staycation while Vanessa tries to stump Theo with a series of riddles. Keeping with the show's favorite theme, her ultimate victory comes from a puzzle that plays on the listener's sexist assumptions.

She looks like a supervillain. Friend or arch-nemesis?

Clair's friend Dyan Hemmings is played by Meg Foster. Her biggest success was probably her leading role in They Live, though I was personally more familiar with her as Evil-Lyn in Masters of the Universe. You might also know her as the first Chris Cagney in Cagney & Lacey, though she was replaced by Sharon Gless after six episodes. She still works sporadically, for instance her recurring part as Hera in the Hercules/Xena universe. Breaking down her clothing choices is going to be difficult for me because I can't pull my gaze from the white-hot fury of her practically colorless eyes. This first presentation is simpler than I might have expected. As a television icon, she could no doubt afford high-end items, but instead sports a fairly standard navy wrap dress with what may as well be a white t-shirt beneath it. The brooch on her chest highlights the fact that she's wearing almost no jewelry. Not that she has to be ostentatious about her riches, but you'd think she'd present something a little more obviously fabulous.

Serious villain face here.

Her outfit on her second visit to Clair's office is slightly closer to what I'd imagined, though I suppose the difference between the character's fictional budget and the show's actual constraints preclude full runway realness. Not that her look here is some couture creation, but for the time, it's fairly fashion-forward . She's rocking high-waisted and pleated trousers, a billowing cowl-neck blouse, a thin braided belt, and a severely structured blazer that all scream of the power suit trends prevalent at the time. The polka dots add a hint of playfulness into the mix. You'd have trouble making most of this work today, but this is her decade's version of a suit of armor.

He was expecting a white picket fence, not a lair full of minions.

Depicting Richard, the doubting husband, is Joel Fabiani. His resume's most prominent credits are long-standing characters in soap operas like Dynasty, As the World Turns, and All My Children. His look is a 100% standard suit. I have nothing much to say about it.

You're going to continue working, don't worry.

We learn this week that Clair has an assistant named Jo Ann. She's played by Jodi Long, who has a knack for landing big parts in shows that don't fare too well. After playing Margaret Cho's mom in All-American Girl and Judge Phelps in Eli Stone, let's keep our fingers crossed that Sullivan & Son sticks around for her. Though hindered by the decade's preference for wide cuts, she otherwise shows real promise in her selections. The minty shade of her blazer (with that spunky hint of white in the lapel) pairs perfectly with the warm brown of her plaid skirt. Her collarless blouse and lack of necklace keep the lines clean. If you took this to a tailor, it could become perfect.

I'm glad she eventually cut some of this hair off.

OK, she's getting a little borderline, here. From far away, this is convincing as a real suit, but in the close-up, the collar fastener and cropped, denim-y jacket make her look awfully Southwestern. Don't Sondra out on me, Jo Ann. (I realize that she's not actually wearing any denim, but the suggestion is enough to worry me.)

I know, Raisin Bran is so disappointing.

The influence of The Golden Girls is felt even by the youngest generation, huh Rudy? You wanna have some cheesecake or hang out on the lanai?

This sweatsuit is also disappointing.

Those pinks don't match and nothing fits. Done.

Don't drink and dress, kids.

Vanessa's gone far too far with this creation. If I were to pick out a positive, I'd have to say that it was smart of her to stick to solid colors if she was going to choose structural embellishments like these. A double skirt over loose pants? A non-standard sleeve length with aggressively padded shoulders? A beaded belt? The last thing she needs is a print to addle things further. Nonetheless, her palette is garish and the overall effect is disorganized. I'm sure she thought about this before she put it on, but it still looks like her garments were selected randomly.

Seen it.

Her second outfit is an episode #4.11 repeat, though she has added that confusing pin. It's a bow with seemingly random letters on it. Why? No idea.

Seen it.

Theo's look (he only appears once this week) is also from #4.11, though he's opted for a simpler tee rather than a second collared shirt underneath the first.

Goldenrod glory.

Clair gives us two new looks this week, both of them work outfits. Her first is all about that sunflower shade. While I of course disagree with the tailoring of her jacket, I otherwise think this is a smartly constructed presentation that allows the assertive hue to dominate without using other embellishments that would overcomplicate things. I'm confused by the complete lack of necklaces this week. Was it a deliberate choice? It doesn't work here because of the low-cut, casual-looking shirt. She needs either jewels or a collar to add some formality.

Legally fabulous.

Now we're talking! A big collar and a big pattern. This says work to me. My one problem is that the navy in her skirt is a hair off from the navy in her jacket. Just go with a different color! You have other skirts that would have worked here.

Seen it.

Cliff begins the episode in his episode #4.6 shirt, plus his suspenders with the birds on them. I'm into it.

OK, this I have never, ever seen.

But I'm even more into this. Like, the doctor knows how to relax when he's at home. He's crossed over from lazy into crazy.

And that's that, gang. If this episode inspired you, I encourage you to take a day off work and stay at home acting like an utter lunatic. It's much more freeing than simply lounging around.