The Cosby Show: Season 6

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
1989

Denise: The Saga Continues

Denise returns from Africa, with a new husband and stepdaughter in tow. Joseph C. Phillips and Raven-SymonĂ© join the cast as Martin and Olivia Kendall. Last appearance of Peter…

2 Sep 28
1989

Surf's Up

After recreating one of Cliff’s stories, Theo and his roommates are kicked out of their apartment. First appearance of Keith Diamond as Danny. Guest appearance by Anthony…

3 Oct 05
1989

I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd

Vanessa and her friends get drunk playing a drinking game. Pam Potillo as Janet. Elizabeth Narvaez as Kara.
Guest appearance by Bill Cosby’s real-life daughter Ensa…

4 Oct 12
1989

Denise Kendall: Navy Wife

Denise forgets to respond to a letter from the Navy and confirm that she and Martin want housing on the naval base in Rhode Island.

5 Oct 19
1989

Theo's Gift

Theo is diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability which contributed to the academic problems he has had over the years. Michelle Thomas as Justine.

6 Oct 26
1989

Denise Kendall: Babysitter

Denise and Olivia babysit Winnie and Nelson (Sondra and Elvin’s twins).

7 Nov 02
1989

Shall We Dance?

Rudy and one of her classmates have a crush on each other, but peer pressure could ruin things. Guest appearance by Elaine Stritch.

8 Nov 09
1989

The Day the Spores Landed

Cliff dreams that men worldwide have become pregnant — including his son Theo, his sons-in-law Elvin and Martin, and himself. Voice-over by NBC

9 Nov 16
1989

Cliff's Wet Adventure

Denise invites Martin’s ex-wife Paula for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff to the store for last-minute groceries, despite the fact that it is a cold an…

10 Nov 30
1989

Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables

Martin’s parents (Olivia’s grandparents) come for a visit. Actor Moses Gunn and jazz singer Nancy Wilson guest star as Martin’s parents.

11 Dec 07
1989

Cliff la Dolce

Cliff is in charge while Clair and Denise are out of town. Guest: Elaine Stritch as Mrs, McGee

12 Dec 14
1989

Getting to Know You

As Christmas approaches, Cliff and Martin get to know each other better. Denise and Martin recreate their wedding ceremony, which allows Cliff to give his daughter away.

13 Jan 04
1990

Elvin Pays for Dinner

Elvin takes two female college friends to dinner to reminisce and Sondra becomes very upset.

14 Jan 11
1990

Cliff's Nightmare

Guest appearance by The Muppets (Performed by Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, and Kevin Clash.) Voice-over by Wallace Shawn.

15 Jan 18
1990

Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor

Denise causes trouble while trying to help Vanessa get a date.

16 Jan 25
1990

The Birthday Party

Olivia’s 4th birthday.

17 Feb 01
1990

Not Everybody Loves the Blues

Theo thinks about proposing to Justine. Kenny, who was “born to sing the blues,” gets the chance to sing with a legendary blues singer/guitarist. Deon Richmond as K…

18 Feb 08
1990

Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side

Rudy steals money from Clair to buy a sweatshirt (Rudy and her friend Kim do the Electric Slide). Deon Richmond as Kenny.

19 Feb 15
1990

Mr. Sandman

Rudy is forced to take tap dancing lessons for a school project. Cliff is presented with a “challenge” he cannot resist. Guest appearances by Howard “Sandman&…

20 Feb 22
1990

Isn't It Romantic?

Cliff, Elvin and Martin secretly compete to determine who is the most romantic husband in the Huxtable family.

21 Mar 15
1990

Theo's Dirty Laundry

Cliff and Clair discover that Theo has moved in with Justine. Last Appearance Of Michelle Thomas as Justine. Victoria Rowell as Paula.

22 Mar 22
1990

What's It All About?

Clair is burned out from work and family pressures and hurries off to the woods.

23 Apr 05
1990

Off to See the Wretched

Vanessa and her friends sneak out of town to attend a concert in Baltimore, but encounter huge problems along the way. Afterwards, she must face the wrath of Cliff and an infur…

24 Apr 19
1990

The Moves

The Huxtables’ nerdy neighbor (Wallace Shawn) reinvents himself after a divorce.

25 Apr 26
1990

Live and Learn

Denise wants to become a teacher . . . without finishing college. Guest appearance by Max Roach.

26 May 03
1990

The Storyteller

“Gram Tee”, Cliff’s 98 year old great aunt, comes to visit the family.

About The Cosby Show

Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable was an OBGYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), and his wife Clair was a successful attorney. They had five children: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Sondra was rarely seen during the first season because she was away at Princeton. She became a regular character in the second season, and was usually seen with her on-again off-again beau, Elvin. They eventually married and had twins; but not before stunning their families by announcing the fact that Elvin was dropping out of medical school to open a camping store, and Sondra was dropping out of law school to help her husband in his endeavor. Denise was the “unique” child, the black sheep of the family. She had her own way of doing things, right down to the style of clothing she wore. After graduating high school, she left for Hillman College in 1986 (a year later, this would become the setting for the spin-off A Different World), but returned two years later with news that she was dropping ou

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