- Season Two - Episode Eighteen
This episode brings back Bubba Dean, Joe's football buddy who appeared in the first season episode "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" and admitted he was gay. He's back, as we discover, to say goodbye: he has learned that he has AIDS and is dying.
The episode begins with standard "Brothers" humor, including Donald being his usual hilarious self. The comedy, however, slams into a brick wall when Bubba refuses to let anyone pat him on the back at Donald's party and announces, "I got AIDS." From there the discussion is deadly serious, highlighted by a conversation about the subject between Cliff and Donald.