The Cosby Show

Season 7 Episode 1

Same Time Next Year

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Denise says that Olivia is starting preschool for the first time. However, in Live and Learn, isn't Olivia in preschool with Uncle Wilton?

  • Quotes

    • Cliff: (after sniffing Rudy's "bust-enhancing" cream) Maybe I shouldn't have done that. It might make my nose grow.

    • Rudy: "This cream will give me a whole new chest by Wednesday, so if you'll just excuse me for a day and a half!"
      (Cliff smells the cream.)
      Cliff:"I think you'd have the same results if you rubbed mayonnaise on your chest."

    • (Rudy is self-conscious about going through puberty.)
      Cliff: Do you want to talk about it?
      Rudy: Dad, this is woman's stuff. I really think I should talk to Mom.
      Cliff: I'm a gynecologist, and you want to talk to a lawyer?

  • Notes

    • When this episode originally aired, it included an opening scene where Cliff (Bill Cosby) is working at his desk in the bedroom and Olivia (Raven-Symone) knocked on the door and walked inside wearing a Bart Simpson mask. He says to her afterward "Now cut that out!" This scene was in response (accepting the challenge) to the Fox network's decision to move The Simpsons, its first big hit series to Thursday night to compete against The Cosby Show in the battle for ratings. This scene does not appear in syndication.

    • The 7th season opening credits are exactly the same as the 6th seasons (as explained above). However, there are a few differences. Erika Alexander is credited, but not seen. Also in the 6th season, Bill Cosby shouts, "This is the best elevator music I've ever heard!" In the 7th season version, he does not.

    • The producers during the last season decided to use a mural entitled "Street of Dreams," painted by inner-city youth from the Creative Arts Workshop in Harlem, for the 7th season opening credits. The producers discarded the idea when their lawyers said that in order to use the mural they would first have to get permission from all 63 young artists. Instead, the show developed its own mural which combined some of the elements and used many of the colors of the actual one. The owners of the mural threatened to sue and denounced the show for ripping off the children. Carsey Werner was negotiating a settlement with Creative Arts Workshop, but Bill Cosby decided to replace the theme with the 6th season opening credits. Only four episodes featured the original opening credits, and only a few cities saw this version.

    • Throughout this entire season, Cliff wears a pin reading "SD." The pin is worn in tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., who died in 1990. Davis Jr. made a special guest appearance in the fifth season episode No Way, Baby.

    • Sabrina LeBeauf, Geoffrey Owens and Joseph C. Phillips do not appear in this episode. Erika Alexander joins the cast as Pam Tucker, but her character has yet to be introduced on the show. The opening is the same as season 6, with Alexander's name added in a credit at the end of the sequence.

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