The Fat Albert Christmas Special (1977)

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Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill, and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Fat Albert / Mushmouth / Bill / Mudfoot Brown (voice)
Jan Crawford ...
Russell (voice)
Gerald Edwards ...
Weird Harold (voice)
Eric Suter ...
Rudy (voice)
Erika Scheimer ...
(voice) (as Erika Carroll)
Eric Greene ...
Marshall Franklin (voice)
Kim Hamilton ...
Marge Franklin / Nurse (voice)
Julius Harris ...
Mr. Tyrone (voice)
Ty Henderson ...
Ray Franklin (voice)


Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill, and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the whole east end of town, show up and threatened to have the clubhouse bulldozed to the ground. Then, a little boy, Marshall; his dad, and his very pregnant mother show up. They had car trouble and they wouldn't take them because they were poor. So Fat Albert offered to take them in while he went to go bargain with Tyrone, but that mean old grinch simply wouldn't listen. It takes Mudfoot to talk some sense into him and melt that icy old heart. Back at the clubhouse, the baby is soon born and in comes Tyrone full of Christmas spirit! Hey, hey, hey! Written by Dylan Self <>

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Rudy: Your face reminds me of a cat eating lemons.
Tyrone: A cat eating lemons?
Rudy: Yeah, a sourpuss.
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Spun-off from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Decent Christmas Special
23 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Fat Albert Christmas Special (1977)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fat Albert and his gang come across a poor family who find themselves without a house, work or anything else. The mother is also about to give birth so Albert lets them use the clubhouse for a while but the rich guy in town is threatening to tear it down so the kids have to find something that will work for everyone. THE FAT ALBERT Christmas SPECIAL is a mix between A Christmas Carol (the mean rich man) and your average episode, which of course always had some sort of social message to it. I must say that this short is pretty far from what most would want to watch on Christmas and I'd even say that most parents would probably find this un-kid-friendly these days. With that said, there were a few interesting moments and I'm sure bigger fans of Fat Albert will probably be entertained with it. I thought some of the best moments were early on with the kids in the clubhouse and threatening to be thrown out by the rich man. There were a few funny jokes along the way that at least made me laugh. The animation is good for what it is and there's no doubt that the great Fat Albert voice is put to good use.

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