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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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 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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the best black cartoon of the 1980s
1 September 2001 | by (Portsmouth, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this cartoon in the 4th grade. I had to finish my homework before 5:30 when it came on. Every episode back in the days, they either sang a song at the end of the cartoon or showed the Brown Hornet or Legal Eagle at the beginning of the cartoon. It took them 100 years to bring Fat Albert back. And they just started selling DVDs of SOME Fat Albert episodes. There are still some episodes that I have never seen and some episodes that I haven't seen in 21 years! The movie was nothing like the cartoon. No bickering between Rudy and Russell that we saw every episode of the cartoon. And if anyone saw the movie before seeing the cartoon, they are like school at midnight, "NO CLASS!"


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