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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 / ... 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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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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Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was originally offered to NBC, which turned it down because it was too educational. It aired on CBS. NBC eventually aired repeats in 1989. See more »

Goofs

In the episode Junk Food, Mushmouth says, "The whole 39 cents!" in Dumb Donald's voice. 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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Version of Fat Albert (2004) See more »

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the best black cartoon of the 1980s
1 September 2001 | by leighabc123See all my reviews

I remember watching this cartoon in the 4th grade. I had to finish my homework before 5:30 when it came on. Every episode back in the days, they either sang a song at the end of the cartoon or showed the Brown Hornet or Legal Eagle at the beginning of the cartoon. It took them 100 years to bring Fat Albert back. And they just started selling DVDs of SOME Fat Albert episodes. There are still some episodes that I have never seen and some episodes that I haven't seen in 21 years! The movie was nothing like the cartoon. No bickering between Rudy and Russell that we saw every episode of the cartoon. And if anyone saw the movie before seeing the cartoon, they are like school at midnight, "NO CLASS!"


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