Vanessa's New Class is the 18th episode of Season 1 of The Cosby Show, also the 18th overall in the series. The episode was directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Matt Williams & Carmen Finestra. The episodes originally aired in the United States on NBC on February 14, 1985.


Vanessa is placed in an advanced science class. She creates a model of the solar system, but learns that she will have to work harder than ever if she hopes to succeed.

Plot summaryEdit

Vanessa's in an advanced science class but hardly works on her science fair project, and when her friend wins first place, Vanessa accuses her of getting help from her parents.