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Off to See the Wretched 

Vanessa and her friends plot to go to a concert. They don't tell their parents it's in Baltimore, but they find out in a dramatic way.

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Ed. Weinberger (created by), Michael Leeson (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bill Cosby ... Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable
Phylicia Rashad ... Clair Huxtable
Lisa Bonet ... Denise Huxtable Kendall
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Vanessa Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Rudy Huxtable
Raven-Symoné ... Olivia Kendall
Lisa Rieffel ... Susan Hennings
Pam Potillo Pam Potillo ... Janet Meiser (as Pam Potilo)
Elizabeth Narvaez ... Kara
Nicholas Sadler ... Thief
Alec Mapa ... Wretched Fan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Troy Rowland Troy Rowland
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Storyline

Vanessa and her friends want to attend a rock concert by The Wretched, their favorite band. Knowing they'd never be allowed to go alone to the venue in Baltimore, over 100 miles away, Vanessa tells her parents that they're having a slumber party at Susan's house after the show and Cliff and Clair agree to this. But a series of developments conspire against Vanessa, starting with one of the girls taking her brother's car without permission; it gets stolen during a snack stop in Delaware. That evening Cliff and Clair are alarmed by a TV news report of an industrial fire near Susan's home, especially when Susan's grandmother tells a reporter that nobody was there at the time. At the concert, the girls give their tickets to a man claiming to be associated with the band who promises they'll get to meet them, but it's a scam. Now minus tickets, money, or transportation, the girls fear they're stranded until a chance encounter with someone they know. Calm Cliff and outraged Clair bring ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carsey-Werner Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is from the song "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the MGM version of The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

Goofs

When Olivia comes into the kitchen to tell Dr. Huxtable a joke the cap on his bottle of orange soda alternates between on and off. See more »

Quotes

Rudy Huxtable: Oh, look! There's Frankie X.on the T.V. right now! He's from the Wretched!
News Reporter: In other entertainment news lead singer Frankie X said in a news conference that he wanted to thank the citizens of Baltimore for letting the Wretched play there in Baltimore tonight...
Clair Hanks Huxtable: Did he just say that the Wretched are in Baltimore tonight?
Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable: That's what he said.
Rudy Huxtable: Vanessa went all the way to Baltimore. WOW!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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