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Mr. Sandman
Season 06, Episode 20
Air Date February 15, 1990
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
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Mr. Sandman is the twentieth episode of The Cosby Show's sixth season which was first broadcast on February 15, 1990.


Rudy's down in the dumps because she has been partnered with the best male dancer in school for an upcoming show. Cliff and Clair intensify her tap dancing lessons in an effort to boost her confidence for the big day. But it is Cliff who is most inspired. Overconfident to the max, he pulls on a pair of taps and faces off against Rudy's teacher, the legendary Sandman Sims. The tapstepping marathon leaves Cliff beaten and bowed. Rudy, on the other hand, more than holds her own on the big night and shines beside her formidable partner.