Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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Live action bumpers featuring Bill Cosby were set around animated episodes of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids, a series about a group of urban adolescents growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. The show was based on Cosby's '60s stand up comedy monologues about his childhood. The episodes revolved around the daily life lessons learned by Albert and his friends. Topics ranged from social issues to personal introspection and were blended with humor and music. Among the many great characters that inhabited Fat Albert's world were Rudy, Mushmouth, Donald, Bill, Weird Harold and Russell. In 1979 the show was re-titled The New Fat Albert Show and featured a new segment called The Brown Hornet, a send-up of superhero cartoons starring a larger-than-life African-American crime fighter in outer space. In 1984, the show was syndicated and renamed The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby kids. It ended the same year. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids enjoyed one of the longest careers in Saturday morning cartoon history. There are plans to release the whole series on DVD over the course of 2005. Theme song "Hey, hey, hey! It's Fat Albert!" And I'm gonna sing a song for you And Bill's gonna show you a thing or two You'll have some fun now with me and all the gang Learning from each other While we do our thing Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time (hey, hey, hey!) Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time "This is Bill Cosby coming atcha with music and fun And if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done! (1984 version: So get ready) Hey, hey, hey!" Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good timemoreless
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Fat Albert / Bill / Mushmouth / Mudfoot / Brown Hornet

Jan Crawford

Jan Crawford

Russell / Bucky / Additional Voices

Gerald Edwards

Gerald Edwards

Weird Harold

Eric Suter

Eric Suter

Rudy

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

Dumb Donald / Stinger / Legal Eagle / Additional Voices

Erica Scheimer

Erica Scheimer

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  • Too educational, little fun

    6.0
    (09)
  • This is why Bill Cosby dosen't do this type of cartoon anymore.

    1.2
    Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids would likely be good with some of its catchy tunes and basic morals about life in the world created by some of the true events that Bill Cosby has been through. Now this show was created out of it and this is just both a educational and sucky show. Now this is perhaps the only review about a classic that actually gets such a downfall at all times. Also , the only one to have a score not beyond the 0's and 5's. Why do you ask?



    The characters of some are nothing more then retarded people with the cartoon popped through the most erritional drawings I've ever seen. Jokes that are also in the show are sometimes either things that are regular or in the average times , a name call that is transported into such choppy joke. It really sounds like a horrible conspiracy on those types.



    Out of the episodes in the early years , they would usually have Music Time where some type of band which sounds like an uncatchy filth gang sing songs that is related to episodes from having Drugs , Teachers , and Girls. The lyrics seem to be the main problem which is no wonder it was actually taken out during the semi-middle years and ending.



    CBS (Also from NBC which actually shortened up the show) is suppose to be the time where kids shows weren't actually corned up with all of this drugged up stuff and XXX Magazines so why do it now? Oh well , at least some cartoons today attendly use those jokes to impress the adulthood. Overall , it's a classic show that actually dosen't deserve to be when it just plain blows itself up.



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  • I always liked Fat Albert because the caracters were not fancy or rich.They strugled with everyday life just like people do every day.Every one has friends like these and i think shows like this should be brought back.A good clean show.moreless

    8.1
    Fat Albert teaches us about every day life,about right and wrong choices in life.This show shows us saddness,happiness,guilt ect.It shows us that you can make a mistake and still turn that mistake into a positive.I really wish there were more shows like Fat Albert because i think this generation needs to know what real cartoons are.The cartoons today are not very funny or they dont teach your kids very much if anything.When was the last time you saw sponge bob teach your child about a life changing event.I just dont see any real lesson teaching programs out there today like the cartoons of old.moreless
  • How can you not like this show it was a classic for people growing up in the 70's to early 80's.

    10
    This show was great. It was very entertaining, eventhough they always taught you some sort of lesson. It is typical entertaining semi-educational television, you expect from Bill Cosby. They helped each other out, like Fat Albert was too big to do something, or they couldn't understand what mush mouth was saying. It was just like most cartoons in the 80's it was just one of the really good ones, that's why I listed it as a classic. It was a good show to watch, it wasn't my favorite was but it was entertaining and fun to watch. They should put this show on in re-runs.moreless
  • The classics just keep coming

    10
    Fat Albert was yet another one of my favorite cartoons of all time. Educational, funny, well plotted. Starring the one and only Bill Cosby narrating about the events taking place with Fat Albert and the rest of the gang.



    I mentioned how educational this show was. It featured stuff like alcohol abuse, fire, child care, etc.



    Most of these shows bring up some good memory. This one being one of the highest. And to conclude I say, HEY HEY HEY.moreless
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    February 10th, 2009 DVD Releases

  • AUGUST IS ALMOST GONE, BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF DVD RELEASES THIS WEEK TO KEEP YOUR MIND OFF THE END OF SUMMER. DEDICATED FANS ARE FLOCKING TO STORES TO GRAB COPIES OF THE FIFTH SEASON OF ONE TREE HILL AND HEROES: SEASON TWO. IF YOU'RE STILL DOWN IN THE DUMPS PICK UP DIRTY JOBS--IT WILL HELP YOU APPRECIATE YOUR LIFE A LITTLE MORE.

    August 26, 2008 DVD Releases

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    Categories

    Animation, Comedy, Kids

    Themes

    Classics, fat kids, for the child in you, quirky characters, Pre-Teens