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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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Cast

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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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

In episode #4, "Creativity", Rudy's voice comes out of Bill ("what 'choo talkin' about?") with Rudy even standing right next to Bill. 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) See more »

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Cosby At His Best
10 August 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is probably the finest effort by Bill Cosby, even better than the Cosby Show. This show managed to teach valuable lessons without being overly preachy like other show's that came out around the same time (Isis, Shazam etc.). Also, the show had memorable characters such as Russell (based on Cosby's own brother), Weird Harold, Dumb Donald and, of course, Fat Albert. This will always be one of the great series in the history of Saturday morning programming.


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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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