The following is a list of episodes for the sixth season the NBC-TV sitcom The Cosby Show. The series aired from September 20, 1984 to April 30, 1992 with 201 episodes produced spanning eight seasons.
Series overview [edit | edit source]
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD set release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||24||September 20, 1984||May 9, 1985||August 2, 2005
January 21, 2014 (re-release)
|May 19, 2008||October 4, 2006|
|2||25||September 26, 1985||May 15, 1986||March 7, 2006
January 21, 2014 (re-release)
|August 25, 2008||February 7, 2007|
|3||25||September 25, 1986||May 7, 1987||June 5, 2007||October 13, 2008||April 4, 2007|
|4||24||September 24, 1987||April 28, 1988||June 5, 2007||February 9, 2009||November 7, 2007|
|5||26||October 6, 1988||May 11, 1989||November 6, 2007||--||March 5, 2008|
|6||27||September 24, 1989||May 3, 1990||November 6, 2007||--||July 9, 2008|
|7||26||September 20, 1990||May 2, 1991||April 8, 2008||--||January 13, 2010|
|8||25||September 19, 1991||April 30, 1992||April 8, 2008||--||January 13, 2010|
Season 6 (1989–90) Elijah Ray Sanders Debut[edit | edit source]
The First appearances of Elijah Ray Sanders
- This season comprises 26 episodes
- In the opening sequence for seasons 6 and 7, the cast danced on a stage whose backdrop displayed the marquee of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. A classical jazz arrangement, featuring Craig Handy on saxophone, was used for the theme, which sounds very similar to "Shotgun" by Junior Walker and the All-Stars. When the credits ended, instead of looking at the camera, Cosby walked off the stage and commented, "This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!" This line was cut out of the credits when they were re-used the following year.
- The captioning this season is said to be sponsored by Carsey-Werner Productions, MetLife, NBC, and The US Department of Education.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|125||1||"Denise: The Saga Continues"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||September 21, 1989||0601|
Denise returns from Africa, with a new husband and stepdaughter in tow, something Cliff and Clair had no idea about until she arrived home.
|126||2||"Surf's Up"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||September 28, 1989||0602|
After recreating one of Cliff's adventures in college about washing the kitchen floor in a strange way, Theo and his roommates are kicked out of their apartment.
|127||3||"I'm 'In' With the 'In' Crowd"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||October 5, 1989||0603|
Vanessa and her friends get drunk playing a drinking game.
Guest appearance: Bill Cosby's real-life daughter Ensa Cosby, upon whom the character Vanessa is loosely based. Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens and Joseph C. Phillips
|128||4||"Denise Kendall: Navy Wife"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||October 12, 1989||0605|
|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.
Absent: Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens and Malcolm Jamal Warner
|129||5||"Theo's Gift"||Jay Sandrich||Mark St. Germain||October 19, 1989||0604|
|Theo is diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability which contributed to the academic problems he has had over the years.|
|130||6||"Denise Kendall: Babysitter"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||October 26, 1989||0606|
|Denise and Olivia babysit Winnie and Nelson (Sondra and Elvin's twins), and suffer street-wide power outages, and worse, the power of infant twins.|
|131||7||"Shall We Dance?"||Jay Sandrich||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||November 2, 1989||0607|
Rudy and one of her classmates have a crush on each other, but peer pressure could ruin things.
Note: Guest appearance by Elaine Stritch. Phylicia Rashād, Lisa Bonet, Joseph C. Phillips and Raven-Symoné appeared on the episode of A Different World which aired later that evening.
|132||8||"The Day the Spores Landed"||Neema Barnette||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||November 9, 1989||0608|
Cliff dreams that men worldwide have become pregnant caused by an eruption of a volcano in Peru—Some of these pregnant men including Cliff's son Theo, his sons-in-law Elvin and Martin, and himself. Each of the men give birth to something that they wanted growing up like a sports car, sailboat, or even a sandwich and soda.
|133||9||"Cliff's Wet Adventure"||Jay Sandrich||Carmen Finestra & John Markus||November 16, 1989||0610|
|Denise invites Martin's ex-wife Paula (Victoria Rowell) for Thanksgiving dinner. Clair continues to send Cliff to the store for last-minute groceries, despite the fact that it is stormy Thanksgiving Day.|
|134||10||"Grampy and Nu-Nu Visit the Huxtables"||Tony Singletary||Gary Kott & John Markus||November 30, 1989||0609|
|Martin's parents (Moses Gunn and jazz singer Nancy Wilson) come for a visit.|
|135||11||"Cliff la Dolce"||Jay Sandrich||Carmen Finestra & Gary Kott||December 7, 1989||0611|
|Cliff is in charge while Clair and Denise are out of town.|
|136||12||"Getting to Know You"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||December 14, 1989||0612|
|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.|
|137||13||"Elvin Pays for Dinner"||Jay Sandrich||Gary Kott & John Markus||January 4, 1990||0613|
|Elvin takes two female college friends to dinner to reminisce and Sondra becomes very upset.|
|138||14||"Cliff's Nightmare"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||January 11, 1990||0526|
A story of what happened when Cliff eats a sausage sandwich at 3AM after coming back from a long hospital shift.
|139||15||"Denise Kendall: Singles Counselor"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra & John Markus||January 18, 1990||0614|
Denise causes trouble while trying to help Vanessa get a date.
Guest appearance: Malinda Williams
|140||16||"The Birthday Party"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||January 25, 1990||0615|
|Olivia's 4th birthday arrives, and her friends overpower Cliff.|
|141||17||"Not Everybody Loves the Blues"||Chuck Vinson||Mark St. Germain||February 1, 1990||0616|
|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, Riley Jackson (B.B. King).|
|142||18||"Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side"||Jay Sandrich||Lore Kimbrough & Ehrich Van Lowe||February 8, 1990||0617|
|Rudy steals money from Clair to buy a sweatshirt (Rudy and her friend Kim do the Electric Slide).|
|–||–||"The Cosby Outtakes Show"||Chuck Vinson||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||February 12, 1990||–|
Phylicia Rashād, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Raven-Symoné host this special episode featuring bloopers from the past five seasons.
Note: Special appearance by Condola Phyleia Rashād (Phylicia Rashād's daughter). This episode was excluded from The Cosby Show regular syndication cycle, the episode however is included as a bonus feature in the Season 1 DVD set.
|143||19||"Mr. Sandman"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||February 15, 1990||0618|
|Rudy is forced to take tap dancing lessons for a school project. Cliff is presented with a tap-dancing challenge with Howard Sims he cannot resist.|
|144||20||"Isn't It Romantic?"||Tony Singletary||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||February 22, 1990||0619|
|Cliff, Elvin and Martin secretly compete to determine who is the most romantic husband in the Huxtable family, and try to find the best gift under $25, but the women find out and try to be unimpressed, but this fails when the magnitude of the gifts set in.|
|145||21||"Theo's Dirty Laundry"||Jay Sandrich||Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott & John Markus||March 15, 1990||0620|
Cliff and Clair discover that Theo has moved in with Justine.
Note: This is the last appearance of Michelle Thomas as Justine.
|146||22||"What's It All About?"||Jay Sandrich||Carmen Finestra & John Markus||March 22, 1990||0621|
|Clair is burned out from work and family pressures and hurries off to a cabin resort Cliff's doctor friend suggested. However, the place is nothing short of a disaster.|
|147||23||"Off to See the Wretched"||Carl Lauten &Malcolm-Jamal Warner||Mark St. Germain||April 5, 1990||0622|
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 infuriated Clair.
Note: This episode marks Malcolm-Jamal Warner's Cosby Show directorial debut.
|148||24||"The Moves"||Tony Singletary||Mark St. Germain||April 19, 1990||0623|
The Huxtables' nerdy-but-friendly next-door-neighbor, author Jeffrey Engalls, reinvents himself after a divorce for a lovely friend of Clair's.
Guest appearance: Mercedes Ruehl
|149||25||"Live and Learn"||Tony Singletary||Matt Robinson||April 26, 1990||0624|
Denise wants to become a teacher... without finishing college.
|150||26||"The Storyteller"||Carl Lauten||Lore Kimbrough||May 3, 1990||0625|
"Gram Tee", Cliff's 98 year old great aunt, comes to visit the family.
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