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Cosby Season 1 Episode 2

Hilton feels cheated that his company laid him off without even a goodbye party, but Ruthie tells him he’s being childish. Hilton lands a job interview on Long Island, but when he tries to pick up his car at the repair shop, he encounters severe language barriers and the news that the car is beyond help. He grudgingly takes a senior citizens shuttle van to the interview, but it breaks down and he’s stranded for hours. Hilton, with Pauline as his assistant, works on a magic act for a children’s charity event as he continues to obsess about the party he isn’t going to get. Later, on his way to another rehearsal at the children’s center, which Ruthie has urged him to attend, he begins imagining that a surprise party is about to happen, but it doesn’t. And when his company sends him a tacky pocket calendar, that’s the final blow, but Ruthie presents him with a watch inscribed to her husband, “”who worked like a dog for his family for thirty years””.

Episode Title: It's My Party

Air Date: 1996-09-23