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Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert (1969)

The first appearance of Fat Albert. This special inspired the creation of the series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". The plot was based on the 'go-kart skit' from Bill Cosby's 1966 album 'Wonderfulness'.

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Bill / Fat Albert / Dumb Donald (voice)
Steven Cheatham ...
Russell (voice)
Ernestine Wade ...
Billy's Mother (voice)
Solomon Young ...
Weird Harold (voice)
Alvin Hillard ...
Weasel (voice)
Gary Moore ...
Nolan (voice)
Ben Anderson ...
Rudy (voice)
Pat Ross ...
Rosemary (voice)
Angela Miller ...
Naomi (voice)
Dana Marshall ...
1st Green Street Terror (voice)
Roosevelt Blow ...
2nd Green Street Terror (voice)
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The first appearance of Fat Albert. This special inspired the creation of the series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". The plot was based on the 'go-kart skit' from Bill Cosby's 1966 album 'Wonderfulness'.

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Cosby hired non-professional child actors for the voices of Fat Albert's gang. But the children's performances were stiff. Cosby helped loosen them up by arm-wrestling and playing football in the studio with them. See more »

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Bill Cosby: Hey, hey, hey! Love to play tackle!
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Followed by Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I vividly remember this as a one time special that aired when I was about 7. I do call some distinct differences about it as compared to the Saturday Afternoon cartoon we grew up with in the early 70's. I recall in this special that fat albert was so huge you could not see him from the neck up on the TV screen so it was like his facial appearance was a mystery (intended). I recall the screen shaking and a funky type R &B riff that was always played whenever he came on the screen. Regarding a plot, I recall they wanted to recruit him for the neighborhood football team. They figured because of his size he would be unstoppable as a ball carrier a la Bill Perry of the Chicago Bears. I recall a scene where he had the ball and was running toward the end zone and like the whole opposing team was hanging on him trying to bring him down but they could not do it. I remember the opposing team has "Al's Meat Market" on their jersey as the team sponsor. I don't recall a laugh track. I remember as a kid being in awe of this because I thought it was so cool (and very funny).


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