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Cliff la Douce
Season 06, Episode 11
Air Date December 7, 1989
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
Director Jay Sandrich
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Cliff la Douce is the eleventh episode of The Cosby Show's sixth season which was first broadcast on December 7, 1989.


Clair's in Washington on a case and Cliff's in charge – but just barely. Rudy follows Cliff's advice on how to deal with her on-again, off-again friends – only to succeed in alienating all of them. Even when Cliff gets himself into trouble with Rudy's teacher for ghost-writing Rudy's history composition, he remains determined to handle the household on his own. But when Vanessa pulls the wool almost far enough over Cliff's eyes to get away with going to a college party, Clair is the only one who can inform Cliff that he's been duped!