Denise is apprehensive about a visit from her grandfather, as she fears that she cannot live up to his expectations. Jaleesa and Maggie ask Denise to take part in a traditional homecoming prank by stealing the head of the rival mascot's bear costume. (They would be the first women in Hillman College history to accomplish this.) Denise initially turns them down because she does not want to disappoint her grandfather. She does not realize that Mr. Huxtable tried to steal the bear head in 1935, but was bested by a friend. He is still bitter about this, and bets his friend that he can pull off the feat. Denise decides to help her roommates after Whitley angers her by belittling the prank as "foolishness." Mr. Huxtable and the girls separately seek the assistance of Hillman mascot Dwayne, who distracts the guys assigned to guard the mascot. Denise and her grandfather simultaneously try to steal the mascot head; they realize they have misjudged each other. The girls leave the head in Whitley's bed as revenge for her earlier comments.
gs: Earle Hyman [Russell Huxtable], Arthur Adams [Dr. Cordell Overby], Mark Clayman [Steve], Duane Davis [Derek]
rc: Ron, Walter