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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 

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

Creator:

Bill Cosby
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bill Cosby ...  Fat Albert Jackson / ... 34 episodes, 1972-1985
Gerald Edwards Gerald Edwards ...  Weird Harold 28 episodes, 1972-1985
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer 28 episodes, 1972-1985
Lou Scheimer Lou Scheimer ...  Dumb Donald / ... 28 episodes, 1972-1985
Jan Crawford Jan Crawford ...  Bucky / ... 21 episodes, 1972-1979
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Storyline

The series follows the adventures of an group of African American kids living in the ghettos of South Philadelphia in the early 70s. In pretty much every episode they deal with the challenges of life and many times make mistakes but learn from them and correct the mistake though sometimes there were lasting repercussions from that mistake. All and all it was a fun show that portrayed urban ghetto kids in a positive light. Written by Gourry Gabriev

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Fat Albert Show See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The characters are based on Bill Cosby and his childhood friends growing up in North Philadelphia. Cosby talked about his childhood experiences in his stand-up comedy albums. See more »

Goofs

In episode #7, "Playing Hooky", Dumb Donald refuses to play hooky with the gang and goes to school. However, as the gang plays hooky, in one scene Dumb Donald is seen skateboarding with the gang and in another, when they are going to use their homemade box-slide ride, he is seen in the box waiting for the ride. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Television Announcer: It's not a bird! It's not a bee! It's the BROWN HORNEEEEEEEEEEETTT!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver/Kanye West (2018) See more »

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nah nah nah gonna have a good time
30 December 1998 | by Vlad oneSee all my reviews

This is the quintessential animated show of all times. Bill Cosby has masterfully created an amazing show complete with an array of vocally diverse characters.

Hey Hey Hey, Its Fat Albert time !!!!

We must petition Bill Cosby to release this series on videotape or at least on The Cartoon Network...It has been at least 15 years since this animated masterpiece was in syndication.


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