Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

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 Fat Albert / ... (34 episodes, 1972-1985)
Gerald Edwards ...
 Weird Harold (28 episodes, 1972-1985)
Erika Scheimer
(28 episodes, 1972-1985)
Lou Scheimer ...
 Dumb Donald / ... (28 episodes, 1972-1985)
Jan Crawford ...
 Bucky / ... (21 episodes, 1972-1979)
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Animated Saturday-morning television cartoon about Fat Albert and his friends. The situations portrayed usually carried a message or a moral as these kids got into and out of various kinds of trouble. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The series was originally offered to NBC but the network turned it down because it was too educational. It aired on CBS. NBC eventually aired repeats of the series in 1989. See more »

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In the episode Junk Food, Mushmouth says, "The whole 39 cents!" in Dumb Donald's voice. See more »

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[first lines]
Television Announcer: It's not a bird! It's not a bee! It's the BROWN HORNEEEEEEEEEEETTT!
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Cosby At His Best
10 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the finest effort by Bill Cosby, even better than the Cosby Show. This show managed to teach valuable lessons without being overly preachy like other show's that came out around the same time (Isis, Shazam etc.). Also, the show had memorable characters such as Russell (based on Cosby's own brother), Weird Harold, Dumb Donald and, of course, Fat Albert. This will always be one of the great series in the history of Saturday morning programming.


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