Play It Again, Vanessa is the 10th episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show, also the tenth overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Jerry Rosss and Michael Loman. The episodes originally aired in the United States on NBC on November 22, 1984.


Sondra is introduced, who comes back from college and is planning a trip to Paris for the summer..


Sondra, the eldest Huxtable child, makes her first appearance when she visits home for Thanksgiving. She plans on going to Paris for the summer with her friends, and hopes that her parents will support the decision. While Clair, Vanessa, Rudy, Theo, and Denise agree that she should go, she barely makes it with the head of household, Cliff.

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