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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'.

Director:

Ken Mundie

Writers:

Ed. Weinberger (as Ed Weinberger), Jack Mendelsohn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bill Cosby ... Bill / Fat Albert / Dumb Donald (voice)
Steven Cheatham Steven Cheatham ... Russell (voice)
Ernestine Wade Ernestine Wade ... Billy's Mother (voice)
Solomon Young Solomon Young ... Weird Harold (voice)
Alvin Hillard Alvin Hillard ... Weasel (voice)
Gary Moore Gary Moore ... Nolan (voice)
Ben Anderson Ben Anderson ... Rudy (voice)
Pat Ross Pat Ross ... Rosemary (voice)
Angela Miller Angela Miller ... Naomi (voice)
Dana Marshall Dana Marshall ... 1st Green Street Terror (voice)
Roosevelt Blow 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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Genres:

Animation | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1969 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: This Cream of Wheat has lumps! I'm gonna gag!
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Connections

Followed by Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Outstanding cartoon special
27 March 2012 | by dgrossmSee all my reviews

I really loved this cartoon special. I was becoming a big Cosby fan at the time. This was my early introduction to pieces from a few of his routines (Buck-Buck w/ Fat Albert, 9th St Bridge(?), Little Brother Russell).

It had some very positive messages for kids, before they became obligatory in cartoons. The music, animation (not sophisticated but very stylized), & dialog were all funky & really cool.

I've Been hoping it will come out on DVD some day, or at least the soundtrack (I think it might have been Herbie Hancock).

I think I can remember a few choice lines: "OK, Momma didn't buy you from the Salvation Army....For now." "Do you have anything in the way of a mint?" "Yay Wolfman!...Snort snort snort...Yay Wolfman!" (had to be there)

Highly recommended, even if you're not a kid.


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