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
  • IT'S FEBRUARY, AND ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR, SO CURL UP WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL TO WATCH THE STEAMY "MELROSE PLACE: THE FIFTH SEASON, VOLUME ONE" OR THE CHARMING " WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE VOLUME TWO: SUPERNATURALLY STYLIN' ". IF THE IDEA OF TEDDY BEARS AND PINK HEARTS MAKES YOU WANT TO RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, ENJOY "FRIDAY THE 13TH THE SERIES: THE SECOND SEASON" OR "TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE FIRST SEASON". WHATEVER YOUR PLEASURE, THERE'S SOMETHING SURE TO PLEASE IN THIS MONTHS NEW DVD RELEASES.

    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

  • 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

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    Categories

    Animation, Comedy, Kids

    Themes

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