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The Day the Spores Landed
Season 06, Episode 08
Air Date November 9, 1989
Writer Carmen Finestra
Gary Kott
John Markus
Director Neema Barnette
Previous Shall We Dance?
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The Day the Spores Landed is the eighth episode of The Cosby Show's sixth season which was first broadcast on November 9, 1989.


Cliff's ingestion of a sausage hero immediately before bedtime brings on a dream in which spores contaminate the US. water supply (except in New Jersey) and impregnate thousands of men, including Cliff, Elvin and Martin. Theo, the only unwed mother-to-be, soon joins them. They commiserate and console each other, but their solace is short-lived. Contractions send them all to the hospital and into the most bizarre delivery room scene in television history!


  • On the Amazon Prime Video release of the episode, the scene of Cliff eating a sausage hero, or any mention of why this dream happened, is omitted for unknown reasons