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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.

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Bill Cosby
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8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1985   1984   1982   1980   … See all »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bill Cosby ...  Fat Albert Jackson / ... 36 episodes, 1972-1985
Gerald Edwards Gerald Edwards ...  Weird Harold 31 episodes, 1972-1985
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer 28 episodes, 1972-1985
Lou Scheimer ...  Dumb Donald / ... 28 episodes, 1972-1985
Jan Crawford Jan Crawford ...  Bucky / ... 24 episodes, 1972-1985
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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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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

Fat Albert's voice sounds very different in the show's opening sequence. 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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Referenced in The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »

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"Na, na, na, gonna have a good time..."
28 March 2004 | by grendelkhanSee 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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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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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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