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

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 Fat Albert Jackson / ... (34 episodes, 1972-1985)
Gerald Edwards ...
 Weird Harold (28 episodes, 1972-1985)
Erika Scheimer
(28 episodes, 1972-1985)
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 Dumb Donald / ... (28 episodes, 1972-1985)
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 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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9 September 1972 (USA)  »

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In 2002, Fat Albert ranked #12 on TV Guide's list of the 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time. See more »

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In episode #4, "Creativity", Rudy's voice comes out of Bill ("what 'choo talkin' about?") with Rudy even standing right next to Bill. 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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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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"Na, na, na, gonna have a good time..."
28 March 2004 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

This is one of the iconic Saturday morning cartoons of the 70's. Based on Bill Cosby's stand-up routines about characters in his old neighborhood, the show featured a group of inner city African-American kids hanging out, singing a song, and learning a thing or two. The comedy was good and the show lively. I didn't get to see it often, as it was broadcast on a channel that we couldn't tune in well (this is in the stone age before cable), so I had trouble keeping up with who was who. It was Filmation, which meant lots of stock footage, but they were creative within their limitations. And unlike the 30 minute commercial cartoons of the 80's, they had real educational value.

With the Cartoon Network and Boomerang showcasing the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons, we could really use an outlet for some of Filmation's old work. The problem is, so many of their shows featured licensed characters that I don't think they owned much of their work. I wouldn't mind seeing these and other Filmation shows on dvd, like the Groovie Goolies, Star Trek, Flash Gordon, and Tarzan.


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