Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
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
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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
Nelson Tibideaux played by Christopher Griggs
Winnie Tibideaux played by Domonique Reynolds
Justine Phillips played by Michelle Thomas
Mrs. McGee played by Elaine Stritch
Susan Hennings played by Lisa Rieffel
Janet Meiser played by Pam Potillo
Howard played by Reno Wilson
Kara played by Elizabeth Narvaez
Russell Huxtable played by Earle Hyman
Anna Huxtable played by Clarice Taylor
Paula played by Victoria Rowell
Kim Ogawa played by Naoka Nakagawa
Waitress played by Danielle Burgio
Jeff Engels played by Wallace Shawn

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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

Vanessa Huxtable: [takes the shot glass up to her mouth, scrunches up her face, and drinks. she expects to taste bourbon, but... ] [as her face relaxes] this is tea...
Rudy Huxtable, Clair Hanks Huxtable, Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: Gotcha!
06x26 - The Storyteller Season 6 / Episode 26: - The Storyteller

Olivia Kendall: But God made all the animals so I can see them at the zoo.
Denise Huxtable Kendall: Well God also made me your stepmother and put me in charge and I say you're going to church.
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Season 6 Trivia

  • Episode 19 - The title is based on the 1954 song "Mr. Sandman" written by Pat Ballard and first recorded by The Chordettes.
  • Episode 22 - Vanessa tells Denise that she will probably drop out of college, which her character eventually did.
  • 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 14 - After Jim Henson's death five months after this episode aired, a dedication to his memory was added to the end of the episode and still appears in the syndicated reruns.
  • Episode 14 - Cosby Show producer Matt Robinson makes a cameo appearance in this episode. Robinson was one of the original cast members of Sesame Street, another Muppet production.

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