Sep. 20, 1984
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cosby Show

Doctor Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, a happily married couple, are raising their children (Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy). The two oldest daughters eventually live adult lives and get married. As the children get older, the family gets larger and, to the chagrin of Cliff, keep on coming back home when he wants them to move out and live on their own for good.

The Cosby Show Season 6 (1989-1990)

6x01 6 6x01 Denise: The Saga Continues
Denise comes home a week early from Africa and surprises everyone with her marriage to a Navy Lieutenant, Martin Kendall, who is divorced and has sole custody of a three year old girl, ...
Sep. 21, 1989
6x02 6 6x02 Surf's Up
Theo and his friends get evicted from their apartment after they tie sponges to their butts and surf down the hall, damaging the ceiling.
Sep. 28, 1989
6x03 6 6x03 I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd
Vanessa gets drunk when she goes to a party at her friend's house, and they decide to play a drinking game.
Oct. 05, 1989
6x04 6 6x04 Denise Kendall: Navy Wife
Denise is afraid to tell Martin that she did not call to confirm housing arrangements at the naval base while he was away at sea. Clair urges her to tell Martin the truth immediately, ...
Oct. 12, 1989
6x05 6 6x05 Theo's Gift
After Theo finally becomes disgusted with studying all night, but still getting poor grades, Cliff and Clair take him to a learning center. While there, the woman comments that Theo ...
Oct. 19, 1989
6x06 6 6x06 Denise Kendall: Babysitter
While Sondra and Elvin are over at the Huxtable's house visiting, they complain about how exhausting it is to look after the twins all the time. Denise on the other hand believes that ...
Oct. 26, 1989
6x07 6 6x07 Shall We Dance?
Rudy likes a boy in her class named Clarence, and he likes her, but when his friends notice the way they look at each other in class, they get all over his case. They force him to prove ...
Nov. 02, 1989
6x08 6 6x08 The Day the Spores Landed
While Cliff is asleep, he dreams that a volcano eruption in Peru has sent spores flying into the drinking water causing Martin, Elvin, Theo, and himself all to become pregnant.
Nov. 09, 1989
6x09 6 6x09 Cliff's Wet Adventure
When Martin's ex-wife, Paula, is stranded at the airport on a long layover, Denise invites her over for Thanksgiving dinner. Martin is uncomfortable about the situation, but eventually ...
Nov. 16, 1989
6x10 6 6x10 Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables
When Martin's parents come into town for a visit, Denise is very upset because she believes that Mrs. Kendall can't stand her. Eventually it gets resolved when Mrs. Kendall tells Clair ...
Nov. 30, 1989
6x11 6 6x11 Cliff la Dolce
When Clair leaves for a conference in Washington D.C., leaving Cliff in charge, Clair is afraid that he won't be able to handle it. All the children end up causing problems, but Cliff ...
Dec. 07, 1989
6x12 6 6x12 Getting to Know You
The Huxtable women convince Elvin to dress up like an elf to visit sick children. At first, he is apprehensive, but he then gets to like the idea of helping sick children's days better. ...
Dec. 14, 1989
6x13 6 6x13 Elvin Pays for Dinner
Sondra and Elvin have made plans to go out to dinner with two of his old girlfriends from college, but Sondra decides not to go because of heavy schoolwork. She becomes very upset when ...
Jan. 04, 1990
6x14 6 6x14 Cliff's Nightmare
When Cliff comes home from a long night of deliveries, he insists on eating a sausage sandwich, even though Clair objects. The sandwich causes him to have nightmares about strange things, ...
Jan. 11, 1990
6x15 6 6x15 Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor
When Vanessa spots a cute guy, Elliott, while out to lunch with Denise, but is to afraid to talk to him, Denise gives her a little help on what to say. Vanessa hits things off right ...
Jan. 18, 1990
6x16 6 6x16 The Birthday Party
When Denise and Martin host Olivia's fourth birthday party at the Huxtable house, Cliff is not sure of how much the kids will like Denise's menu of healthy foods. Once the kids arrive, ...
Jan. 25, 1990
6x17 6 6x17 Not Everybody Loves the Blues
While Theo is unsure about his relationship with Justine he consults with Elvin, who ends up taking him to see a performance by the legendary blues singer and guitarist, Riley Jackson. ...
Feb. 01, 1990
6x18 6 6x18 Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side
When Danielle comes over to the house to show off her new shirt, Rudy decides she has to have one just like it before they're gone. But when she counts her money, she finds that she ...
Feb. 08, 1990
6x19 6 6x19 Mr. Sandman
Cliff and Clair receive a phone call from Rudy's teacher, Mrs. McGee, telling them that Rudy has been assigned to perform a dance routine with George. Rudy however refuses to do it ...
Feb. 15, 1990
6x20 6 6x20 Isn't It Romantic?
After Theo brags to Cliff, Elvin, and Martin about the romantic evening he is planning with Justine, they all place a bet to see who can be the most romantic without exceeding a $25 ...
Feb. 22, 1990
6x21 6 6x21 Theo's Dirty Laundry
When Cliff discovers women's underwear in Theo's laundry, they soon find that he has moved in with his girlfriend, Justine. They aren't happy about this at all and tell Theo that he ...
Mar. 15, 1990
6x22 6 6x22 What's It All About?
After Clair must work long hours with little sleep on an important case, she completely burns out and becomes very irritable. Cliff decides to give Clair a weekend vacation in a surgeon ...
Mar. 22, 1990
6x23 6 6x23 Off to See the Wretched
Vanessa and her friends tell their parents that they are sleeping over at Susan's house when they plan to sneak away for the weekend to see their favorite group, The Wretched, in concert ...
Apr. 05, 1990
6x24 6 6x24 The Moves
Clair is trying to prevent a community center from losing its playground, and she meets with the opposing counsel, who is her friend Bernadette, trying to reach an agreement. They go ...
Apr. 19, 1990
6x25 6 6x25 Live and Learn
Denise is disappointed after learning that Medgar Evers College will only accept transfer credit from the archery course she took at Hillman because it's the only class that she received ...
Apr. 26, 1990
6x26 6 6x26 The Storyteller
When Gramtee, Cliff's great aunt, visits, everyone is excited about celebrating her 98th birthday. She ends up telling embarrassing stories about Cliff from when he was little, and ...
May. 03, 1990
Season Guides

Season 6 Characters

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable played by Bill Cosby
Clair Hanks Huxtable played by Phylicia Rashad
Denise Huxtable Kendall played by Lisa Bonet
Olivia Kendall played by Raven-Symoné
Rudy Huxtable played by Keshia Knight Pulliam
Theo Huxtable played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Vanessa Huxtable played by Tempestt Bledsoe
Lt. Martin Kendall played by Joseph C. Phillips
Elvin Tibideaux played by Geoffrey Owens
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux played by Sabrina Le Beauf
Kenny played by Deon Richmond
Winnie Tibideaux played by Domonique Reynolds
Nelson Tibideaux played by Everette Wilson (II)
Justine Phillips played by Michelle Thomas
Kara played by Elizabeth Narvaez
Howard played by Reno Wilson
Janet Meiser played by Pam Potillo
Mrs. McGee played by Elaine Stritch
Susan Hennings played by Lisa Rieffel
Jeff Engels played by Wallace Shawn
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor
Waitress played by Danielle Burgio
Kim Ogawa played by Naoka Nakagawa
Paula played by Victoria Rowell

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Season 6 Videos

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Season 6 Quotes

06x03 - I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd Season 6 / Episode 3: - I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [Vanessa breaks the rhythm on the alphabet game on L] I'll tell you what, you're in a L of a jam now. Whoever loses the fourth round has to drink four drinks.
06x04 - Denise Kendall: Navy Wife Season 6 / Episode 4: - Denise Kendall: Navy Wife

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [unable to see that he is fighting a losing battle] Okay. Well, the stork puts the baby inside of the mother...

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: ...and then I go in and I take it out.
Olivia Kendall: Ah aah. The stork brings the baby to the hospital and drops it in the bassinet.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: So you say that the baby is not inside the mummy?

Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Then why is it that the mother gets real big?
Olivia Kendall: Because she eats a lot of food.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Now let me get this straight. You say that the stork carries over, puts the baby in the bassinet, and the mother is real big because she eats a lot of food?
Olivia Kendall: You got it.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: I see. Well, then why is it that the mother has to go to the hospital?
Olivia Kendall: The stork brings the baby to the hospital, drops it in the bassinet. The mummy goes to the hospital and gets it.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [not yet ready to admit defeat] If the stork does all that, why doesn't the stork just bring it to the mummy's house?
Olivia Kendall: [makes a gesture of impatience] Because it's too far. His wings will get tired.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Where does the stork get the babies from?
Olivia Kendall: Heaven.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Okay. There is a zillion skillion babies in Heaven. How does the stork know what baby goes with what mother?
Olivia Kendall: They are in a line. You know like you go to the baker and get a number.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [still not ready to admit defeat] Why when I put my hand on the mother I can feel things moving all around?
Olivia Kendall: That's not a baby.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: What is it?
Olivia Kendall: Gas.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: [finally realizing he has lost] Well thank you for explaining it to me.
Olivia Kendall: You're welcome, but you still haven't told me what you do.
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: I'm in charge of gas.
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Season 6 Trivia

  • Episode 11 - The scene where Cliff is instructed to write lines of "I will not do my child's homework" on the blackboard features some improvisation done by Bill Cosby. Originally, after Mrs. McGee (Elain Stritch) chastises Cliff for employing the childish tactic of writing the lines in large letters, Cliff was s
  • Episode 22 - Vanessa tells Denise that she will probably drop out of college, which her character eventually did.
  • Episode 23 - The title is from the song "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the MGM version of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Episode 12 - The title is from a song from Rodgers and Hamerstein's 1951 musical The King and I starring Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Bryner. The original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theater on March 29, 1951, ran for 1246 performances and won the 1952 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical.
  • Episode 16 - Goof (miscellaneous): One of Olivia's friends calls Cliff "Mr. Huxtable" instead of "Dr. Huxtable"

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