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The Birthday Party
Season 06, Episode 16
Air Date January 25, 1990
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Tony Singletary
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The Birthday Party is the sixteenth episode of The Cosby Show's sixth season which was first broadcast on January 25, 1990.


Will cultures and tastes clash? Denise plans a healthful, fully organic menu for Olivia's birthday party. Cliff and Clair contended that kids expect chocolate cake and junk food – and will not settle for less. So they agree to offer the children both kinds of food and monitor which cake the kids actually prefer! During the day, Cliff is pressed into child-sitting and it takes all his ingenuity to keep the party going in light of such comments as "I've had matzos that tastes better than this!"