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    Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

    Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

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    Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials is an annual special event from CBS Online that invites viewers to revisit their favorite commercials from that year's Super Bowl and cast their vote online, allowing fans all over the country to help decide which of the hilarious advertisements deserves to go down in history as that year's best Super Bowl commercial. The Super Bowl has always been the biggest football event of the year, but for years now it's also been a much-anticipated source of the best commercials on television. These companies pay over two and a half million dollars for these thirty-second spots, a suitably high price considering these short ads will reach over ninety million viewers. As a result of the hefty price tag and enormous audience, these companies put all their effort into making the absolute best and most memorable advertisements they can. Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials is a fun video series that replays the most-loved ads from the Super Bowl and lets viewers decide which ones deserve to go down in history.moreless
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    Maude

    Maude

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    CBS (ended 1978)
    Maude was one of the most popular shows during the 70s. Not only was it one of the most popular, it was one of the most controversial. The show was real and told it like it is - much like the show that first introduced us to Maude, All in the Family.

    Maude was outspoken and stong-willed... which lead her to many interesting and controversial situations. Maude wasted no time becoming one of the most controversial shows ever when she, at age 47, became pregnant and decided to get an abortion (the first show to ever have the lead character get an abortion). By the end of the show Maude was heading to Congress, ready to take on a new world. And it seemed we would get to see Congresswoman Maude, but Bea Arthur decided to leave the show. Maude remains as part of TV history and has since become a true c.

    Others in the cast include, Maude's fourth husband, Walter, and her divorced daughter, Carol from her first marriage. Arthur was the next door neighbor who later married Maude's best friend, Vivian and Phillip was Carol's son.

    Maude had a spin-off, Good Times, which centered around the life of the Findlay housekeeper, Florida. Mrs. Naugatuck become the new housekeeper in 1974. She would later marry her boyfriend, Bert Beasley.

    Spin-off of: All in the Family Spin-offs: Good Times

    CBS Broadcast History

    September 1972-September 1974----Tuesdays----8:00 p.m. September 1974-September 1975----Mondays----9:00 p.m. September 1975-September 1976----Mondays----9:30 p.m. September 1976-September 1977----Mondays----9:00 p.m. September-November 1977----Mondays----9:30 p.m. December 1977-January 1978----Mondays----9:00 p.m. January-April 1978----Saturdays----9:30 p.m.

    Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better)

    #4 in the 1972-1973 Season #6 in the 1973-1974 Season #9 in the 1974-1975 Season #4 in the 1975-1976 Season

    Theme Song: "And Then There's Maude" Written by: Alan and Marilyn Bergman and David Shire Sung by: Donny Hathaway

    Lady Godiva was a freedom rider She didn't care if the whole world looked. Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her She was a sister who really cooked.

    Isadora was the first bra burner Ain't you glad she showed up. (Oh yeah) And when the country was falling apart Betsy Ross got it all sewed up.

    And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's ...

    That old uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizing, Right on Maude.moreless
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    American Gothic

    American Gothic

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    CBS (ended 1996)
    American Gothic is set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In Trinity, everything is not as it seems and the towns folk look to town sheriff Lucas Buck for help and guidance, often making a devil's bargain with disastrous results.

    Sheriff Buck's son, Caleb Temple, was brought up by another family and was lead to believe that a man called Gage was his father. When Gage dies, Caleb becomes the center of a custody war. Sheriff Buck wants to raise his son in his own image, teaching him everything he knows. Caleb's cousin Gail Emory comes to town to protect him, but may need some protection of her own. The local doctor, Matt Crower, gets curious when suddenly the Sheriff wants everything to do with Caleb, and vows to keep Buck away from Caleb. Meanwhile Caleb has one more protector, that of his dead sister-turned angel Merlyn, who knows more about Sheriff Lucas Buck than anyone.

    American Gothic was produced by Renaissance Pictures and distributed by Universal TV.moreless
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    People's Choice Awards

    People's Choice Awards

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    For more than 30 years fans have been honoring their favorites in the world film, television and music by voting in a variety of categories. When the polls close for the People's Choice Awards, the red carpet rolls out and the Hollywood venue fills with stars and power-players as awards are handed out to the top of each prestigious category, and only then can it be known that the people have spoken.moreless
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    December Bride

    December Bride

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    CBS (ended 1959)
    December Bride debuted in the fall of 1954 on CBS and centered around the life of the widow, Lily Ruskin. Lily Ruskin's life centered around her daughter, Ruth Henshaw and Ruth's husband Matt, with whom she lives with in Westwood, California. Stories often revolved around Ruth and Matt's attempts at pairing Lily up with suitable bachelors. Pete Porter was the next door neighbor who was married to the never seen Gladys but was finally seen in the form of Cara Williams in the December Bride, spinoff, Pete and Gladys which debuted in the fall of 1960. The series ended production after the 1958-1959 season but CBS aired reruns of December Bride in primetime from 1960 through 1961, most likely to promote the spinoff, Pete and Gladys.moreless
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    Close to Home

    Close to Home

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    CBS (ended 2007)
    Close to Home stars Jennifer Finnigan ("The Bold and the Beautiful", "Committed") in a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase (Finnigan) is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that take place in her own backyard. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family.

    Co-stars include Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"), John Carroll Lynch ("The Drew Carey Show") and Christian Kane ("Leverage", "Angel") also star. Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without A Trace"), Jonathan Littman ("Cold Case, The Amazing Race"), Jim Leonard ("Thieves") and Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.moreless
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    Medical Center

    Medical Center

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Medical Center was based around a Los Angeles hospital's medical staff and the patients they treated. The show would eventually garner the title of the longest running medical drama in the history of prime time, up through it's last season.moreless
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    The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

    The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

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    CBS (ended 1974)
    When The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour debuted on CBS the first day of August in 1971 as a five-week summer replacement series, it was an immediate ratings hit. The bright musical arrangements interspersed with humorous on-stage bickering from the husband and wife team scored big in the lounges they were performing in, and this translated well into television. Based on the success of the summer show, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour was back on the air in December of 1971, replacing The Chicago Teddy Bears Friday nights at 8:00. A string of hit records and concert tours brought in big bucks. By the fall of 1972, in its Wednesday night at 8:00 time slot, the show became a consistent top-ten winner. The program featured regulars Terri Garr, Freeman King, Peter Cullen, Billy Van, Murray Langston (later the 'Unknown Comic'), Ted Zeigler, and Chastity Bono, the couple's toddler. The series was famous for the outlandish outfits designed by Bob Mackie, (who did the costumes for Cher only, as he was under contract to Carol Burnett for her entire show) and catchy musical numbers scored by Billy Barnes. Sadly, all was not happy in Sonny and Cher land. By 1973, the tabloids were ripe with stories of their offstage shouting matches, canceled gigs (including a last minute cancellation in Vegas, filled by Johnny Carson), and even reports of Cher sporting a black eye. Just as Sonny and Cher's recording career was coming to an end, Cher began charting top-ten solo records. Tensions increased when Cher moved out of the couple's home. Truth was, they had been living separate lives for some time in their Bel Air mansion. With the TV show finishing 7th for the 1973-74 season, Sonny Bono filed for divorce; 58 hours later on February 22, 1974, the final episode of 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour' was taped. CBS had no choice but cancel one of their biggest hits when it became apparent that the duo couldn't work together any longer. Cher wanted a solo career. 'The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour' left the air May 29, 1974 when one television show was split into two.moreless
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    The Fitzpatricks

    The Fitzpatricks

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    CBS (ended 1978)
    The Fitzpatricks was about an Irish-Catholic family living in Michigan. Mike worked in an auto shop, while the Maggie worked as a waitress. Together, they raised four children: Sean, Jack, Maureen, and Max. Kerri, was the next-door neighbor and the object of affection for the two eldest Fitzpatrick boys. The show was cancelled after 10 airings, with 3 un-aired episodes left over.moreless
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    Richard Diamond, Private Detective

    Richard Diamond, Private Detective

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    CBS (ended 1960)
    Richard Diamond, Private Detective, was originally a radio program from 1949 to 1952, created by famed writer/director Blake Edwards and starring Dick Powell, who was also the producer. Too busy to do the TV series in 1957, Powell hired a young actor named David Meyer to play the role, but suggested he change his name to the more exotic David Janssen. Diamond was an ex-cop, which explained his easy access to information and help from his former boss, Lieutenant McGough. For the first two seasons, Diamond remained in New York City, but then he moved to Los Angeles and acquired a girlfriend, played by Barbara Bain, and a car with a telephone in it. This allowed him to converse regularly with a sexy answering-service operator known only as "Sam", whose legs were seen but never her face. Also, in addition to a pal on the force, Lt. Kile, he also had an enemy, Sgt. Alden. Laura Renault was a recurring client, a once-famous movie star who had a knack for getting into difficult situations. On revealing that she played "Sam" and using her now-famous legs to model hosiery for an article in TV Guide, Mary Tyler Moore was abruptly dropped from the series and replaced by Roxanne Brooks. The show ran on CBS for the first 3 seasons, but for the 4th season switched to NBC. In syndication, the early episodes of the series were retitled Call Mr. 'D' and had different theme music. There are two titles on record with no matching episode: "Secret Cargo", production number 9612, was slated for broadcast at the end of the 1st season on 30 Sep 57. It may have been re-titled and shown in the 2nd season as perhaps #25 "Short Haul". "The Botticelli Miniatures" was slated for broadcast on 23 Jan 58, and may also have been re-titled and shown in the 2nd season as perhaps #30 "Widow's Walk" or #33 "Snow Queen". Broadcast History: season 1 CBS Mondays 9:30pm (1 Jul 57 - 30 Sep 57) season 2 CBS Thursdays 8:00pm (2 Jan 58 - 25 Sep 58) season 3 CBS Sundays 10:00pm EST (15 Feb 59 - 20 Sep 59) season 4a NBC Mondays 7:30pm (5 Oct 59 - 28 Dec 59) season 4b NBC Tuesdays 9:00pm (11 Jan 60 - 6 Sep 60)moreless
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    Lassie

    Lassie

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    CBS (ended 1973)
    Lassie currently airs on Discovery Kids @ 12:00/12:30 P.M. and 4:00/4:30 A.M. weekdays. Awards & Nominations 1959 - Emmy Awards - Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series - to June Lockhart 1956 - Emmy Awards - Won Best Children's Series 1955 - Emmy Awards - Won Best Children's Seriesmoreless
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    Cosby

    Cosby

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    CBS (ended 2000)
    After being one of the ten-thousand people who were downsized at the airport, Hilton Lucas (Bill Cosby) is forced to retire and stay home with his wife Ruth (Phylicia Rashad) and his daughter Erica (T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh). Unfortunately for Hilton, Erica's friend Griffin Vesey (Doug E. Doug) is also staying with the family. At first, Ruth was not too thrilled of the idea of Hilton being home for the rest of his life, but eventually she got used to it. Ruth also owns her own coffee shop, along with long-time family friend Pauline Fox (Madeline Kahn). Witness the many hilarious moments and sometimes interesting situations on Cosby. Broadcast History Sept. 1996-July 1999 CBS Monday, 8:00 PM July 1999-Dec. 2000 CBS Wednesday, 8:00 PM Jan. 2000-Apr. 2000 CBS Friday, 8:30 PM Nielsen Ratings (Ranking) #23 in 1996-1997 Season #25 in 1997-1998 Season #28 in 1998-1999 Season #87 in 1999-2000 Season Awards & Nominations •1998 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 BMI TV Music Award - Won - Bill Cosby, Benny Golson •1997 Emmy - Won Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) For a Comedy Series - Alan Walker (director of photography) For show #101. •1997 Emmy - Nominated Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video For a Series - Stephen A. Jones (camera), Karl Messerschmidt (technical director), Neal Carlos (camera), Tom Conkright (camera), Ritch Kenney (camera), J.A. Stuewe Prudden (video control), Theodore Ashton (camera) For show #101. •1999 Golden Satellite Award - Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Phylicia Rashad •2000 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •2000 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1999 Image Award - Won Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress - Jurnee Smollett •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1999 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Doug E. Doug •1998 Image Award - Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Comedy Series •1997 Image Award - Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phylicia Rashad •1997 People's Choice Award - Won Favorite Television New Comedy Series •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby •2000 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actress in a Comedy - Phylicia Rashad •1999 TV Guide Award - Nominated Favorite Actor in a Comedy - Bill Cosby Theme Song "Monk's Hat" Composed by Benny Golson and Bill Cosbymoreless
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    Dungeons & Dragons

    Dungeons & Dragons

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    (NEW SHOW SUMMARY COMING SOON) Based on the board game of same title. Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Sheila, and her younger brother Bobby all go to an amusement park one night. While there, they go on a ride called 'Dungeons and Dragons.' But while on that ride, they get sucked into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. There they are attacked by various monsters and entities. When all seems lost, they're greeted by a short, mysterious man known as Dungeon Master. He gives each one of them a magical item that they can use to fight monsters and defend themselves. Hank (the Ranger) is given a bow that creates arrows of energy. Presto (the Magician) is given a hat of magic spells. Eric (the Cavalier) is given a shield that can deflect any attack against it. Diana (the Acrobat) is given a extendable javelin that allows her to do feats of acrobatics. Sheila (the Thief) is given a cloak that when the hood is pulled up, makes her invisible. And Bobby (the Barbarian) is given a club that can crush anything it is struck against. They're all being pursued by the evil Venger, a man who's history is somehow tied with the Dungeon Master. His ultimate goal is to acquire all six magical items the kids possess. He has a sub-servant known as the shadow demon who spies on the kids and gives reports on their goings-on. Venger has a mortal enemy, a five-headed dragon named Tiamat. The kids are constantly looking for a way back to their home, but also go where the Dungeon Master tells them their presence is required. The show was briefly shown on Fox Kids in the summer of 2000.moreless
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    Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Twas the Night Before Christmas

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    CBS (Holiday Event 1974)
    ''Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...' This Christmas classic tells the tale of the Trundle family and the Mouse family. When Father Mouse's son, Albert Mouse, upsets Santa Claus Albert must fix the situation. The town's clockmaker, Mr. Trundle, (whose walls the Mouse family live in) also decides to help make Santa happy with the town again and visit them Christmas Eve!moreless
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    Rock Star

    Rock Star

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    Season 2 airs Tuesday at 9pm.(Performance Show), and Wednesday at 8pm (Elimination Show). and the reality show is on rockstar.msn.com/
    Rock guitarist Dave Navarro and sizzling television personality Brooke Burke host “Rock Star”, a musical reality show produced by “Survivor’s” Mark Burnett. The show combines the world of rock and roll with the elements of an unscripted reality series. The 15 performers, who will live together in a Hollywood Hills home, face tough competitions and a weekly elimination. The grand prize for the last singer standing will be the coveted lead singer spot of a popular rock band. The winner will set off on a world tour with the band and take part in the group’s new album. “Rock Star” will air three times each week. Monday’s episodes will focus on the contestants at the house and going to their rock n’ roll clinics. On Tuesdays the focus is strictly on performing. The contestants will perform on a brand new CBS sound-stage/ultra-cool rock n’ roll club in front of a live audience, as well as INXS, and millions of viewers watching around the world. Every Tuesday after the concert, it is up to audiences around the globe to vote by logging on to rockstar.msn.com or by Verizon text messaging. Wednesday, after the voting results have been tabulated, the contestants deemed eligible for elimination must battle it out by performing an INXS song on stage before a live audience and the band itself. The final elimination decision each week is decided by INXS. Airing Schedule : Special one hour premiere, Monday, July 11 at 9PM E/P In the week following the premiere the show will air regularly on Mondays at 9:30PM E/P, Tuesdays at 10:00PM E/P, and Wednesdays at 9:30PM E/T.moreless
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    Tightrope

    Tightrope

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    CBS (ended 1960)
    Tightrope featured Mike Connors as Nick Stone, a cop who was assigned the task of infiltrating organized crime as an undercover special agent. Many of the police units he helped did not know he was a plant, requiring him to dodge bullets from both sides. Stone wore a gun up front like normal, but also had a hidden one holstered sideways on the back of his belt with the result being any time he was frisked for a weapon, they always quit the search after the first weapon was found, leaving him still armed for the final showdown. Although the series was a hit with viewers, it was eventually canceled due to pressure and complaints about excessive violence. For syndication, the show was heavily edited to remove most of its violence and grittiness, causing the episodes to loose the edge of their original showing.moreless
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    My Sister Sam

    My Sister Sam

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    Twentysomething freelance photographer, Samantha Russell's (Dawber), career was just starting to take off when her 16-year-old sister, Patti (Schaeffer), moved into her studio apartment in San Francisco. Patti's teenage problems pose a burden for Sam, as the elder sister struggles with whether to act as a parental figure to Patti or not. J.D. Lucas (Brooks) is Sam's slick agent, and Dixie Randazzo (O'Hara), her harried assistant. Sam finds a shoulder to lean on in close friend and neighbor, Jack Kincaid (Naughton), a successful photographer himself. "Everything starts like a knock at the door You don't know what it is, but you know who it's for That's the way we began, and there's no end in sight Something so good must be right There's room enough for two in a place that I know of It has a city view with a blue sky above Anywhere is home when there's someone there to share it There's room enough for two I got room enough for you in my life" Theme song "Room Enough for Two" written by Steve Dorff (music) and John Bettis (lyrics) performed by Kim Carnes My Sister Sam is produced by Pony Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television Broadcast History Oct 1986-Sep 1987, Mon 8:30-9:00 Sep 1987-Nov 1987, Sat 8:00-8:30 Mar 1988, Tue, 9:00-9:30 Apr 1988, Tue, 8:30-9:00 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom First telecast: October 6, 1986 Last telecast: April 12, 1988 Number of episodes: 44 Media: 35mm filmmoreless
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    Frank's Place

    Frank's Place

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    CBS (ended 1988)
    This show showed us an accurate portrayal life of African-Americans. However, CBS changed time slots so many times that it failed to find a larger audience; therefore it was canceled after only one season.moreless
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    Arranged Marriage

    Arranged Marriage

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    This controversial new reality series from CBS will focus on four adults in their mid-twenties who have experienced bad luck in finding good mates. Unlucky in love, these people turn the task over to their friends and family who pick mates for them. The series will follow what happens when the honeymoon ends.moreless
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    The Adventures of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

    The Adventures of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

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    The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was the syndicated version of the animated cartoon originally known asFat Albert and the Cosby Kids. While the original debuted in 1972, the syndicated version began in 1984 and ended in 1985. The show, created by Bill Cosby, used the childhood experiences of Cosby himself as source material for much of the show. The show used a unique presentation of animation and live action to present young viewers an underlying lesson emphasized by Cosby himself at the beginning and end of each episode. Known collectively as the Junkyard Gang, characters included Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Bill Cosby, Russel Cosby, Weird Harold, Rudy Davis and Bucky. Each episode presented a common problem or issue and demonstrated ways for young children to deal with them. Subjects ranged from stage fright, being in the hospital and playing hooky from school to more serious topics like smoking, vandalism, stealing, immigration, racism, child abuse, kidnapping, drugs and gun violence. The syndicated version of the show had all original episodes in addition to episodes that were developed from 1984-1985. The lack of network limitations gave producers more freedom to work with more risqu'' topics in the new episodes, including encounters with law enforcement and the prison system.moreless