Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Season 3 Episode 24

Watch That First Step

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Aired Unknown Sep 22, 1984 on CBS
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Fat Albert and the gang meet Marcus Detrick, a good athlete who's recently moved into the neighborhood. They invite him to play in an upcoming father/son baseball game, but he's reluctant to go, mentioning his father is out of town. But the true reason is revealed when he shows up after all, and everyone sees him drunk. It's eventually learned that Marcus' father in an alcoholic. Marcus and his sister Michelle run away from home to avoid the problem. After initially getting into danger, they go to the gang's clubhouse where Fat Albert convinces them to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. There, they learn not to be angry or ashamed of their father and decide to return home to help their mother face the situation in hopes they can get him to recovery.

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      • Fat Albert: (as the gang prepares to play baseball) Hmmm. This lot is short of grass.
        Rudy: That's your fault, Fat Albert.
        Russell: Why is it Fat Albert's fault there's no grass.
        Rudy: On account of nothing grows in the shade. Get it?
        Fat Albert: Rudy, if humor was money, you'd be flat broke.
        Russell: Just put the ball in there, Pancake.
        Rudy: Pancake?! Why you callin' me a pancake?
        Russell: 'Cause you're about to get flattened! (Laughs)
        Rudy: (mock laughing then grumbling to himself) Little creep!

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