The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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  • 1969
  • 2 Seasons

The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is a cartoon series created and primarily voiced by comedian and educator Bill Cosby. The show centers on the antics and adventures of a group of eight kids, known as The Junkyard Gang, living in the inner city of Northern Philadelphia. Each member of the gang has their own unique characteristics which lend comedic flare to the gangs' exchanges throughout the show. As the title of the show would suggest, Fat Albert is the protagonist and leader of the gang. Fat Albert is the voice of reason for the gang, often steering the gang's activities toward the morally correct and just side of things. On the flip side is Rudy, a flashily dressed rascal who is often the catalyst for the various predicaments that beset the gang. There is Mushmouth, whose speech is accentuated by prolific use of the letter B, and Donald who is easily identified by his pink ski hat, pulled down to cover his entire face to his lips. Harold's gangly height and klutziness cause issues for the gang from time to time. Bill Cosby and his real-life brother Russell are characters in the gang as well, and there's Bucky with his tremendously large buck teeth. Each episode is devoted to a particular situation or predicament that the gang finds themselves faced with, ranging from minor social issues, such as disagreements or arguments within the gang, to more serious problems like dealing with racism or criminal activity. As the plot develops the gang handles the situation and comes out on the right side of morality and the law. Most episodes end with the gang performing a song that summarizes the episode and reinforces the lesson or points presented. The goal is for the audience to have not only exposure to various societal issues but also to learn a lesson, such as understanding that actions have consequences.

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Episode 25
25. Episode 25
 
Fat Albert gets a job feeding Marvin the Elephant at the local zoo. He seems to be coping well, juggling school, homework and his new responsibility -- that is, until his Aunt Sally falls ill. Has he finally bitten off more than he can chew?
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
 
When the school journalism class goes away on a field trip, Fat Albert and the kids are asked to take their place and create the school newspaper. Rudy is keen to get a juicy story and thinks he spots the star quarterback with drugs in his locker
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
 
Weird Harold's Uncle Marcus moves in with his family and Weird Harold has to share his bedroom with him. Weird Harold is having difficulties adjusting to sharing his personal space with his uncle and his different taste in music.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids have to do a school project on people in the neighborhood. They go to the public TV station and borrow equipment to film people in the community.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
 
Richard, a classmate at the kids' school, is ashamed to let people know that he likes poetry. Rudy finds out and teases him about his poetry, but Fat Albert encourages him not to be afraid to let people know of his passion.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
 
Dumb Donald's struggling with his schoolwork -- especially in math. Miss Wucher speaks to him regarding his grades, as she's concerned that if he doesn't work harder at school he may not be able to go on to the next grade.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
 
A new kid named Chuy (who uses a wheelchair) arrives in the neighborhood. He was a star athlete in his previous school for the disabled but finds it difficult to fit in. But, with a bit of hard work Fat Albert and the kids make him feel welcome.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids meet a new girl named Joyce whose father is a big-time movie producer. Rudy sees this as his big break to get into acting, but will he compromise his friendship with Joyce to get to the top?
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
 
Lenny, a young talented painter, is leaving town because he can't find a job. The kids learn that when you make sacrifices for friends and come together to help the community that everyone will come out on top in the end!
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
 
Everybody loves a superhero -- especially Dexter, who idolizes the great TV superhero Captain Cougar. Dexter wants so much to be like Captain Cougar that he tries a dangerous, death-defying stunt.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
 
Weird Harold is excited about his new job serving ice cream at Mr. Cooper's Ice Cream Shop. Peer pressure from all of the kids except Fat Albert puts Weird Harold in a sticky situation ... but will it cause him to lose his job?
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
 
Russell is trying to finish his American history assignment, and his friend Greg, a computer whiz kid, offers to help him do his research on the computer. But something is fishy about how Greg is using his computer skills.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
 
Being part of a gang is dangerous. Fat Albert tries to convince his friend Tito's older brother, Fernando, to not force Tito into his gang. Tito is caught between the gang wars when a tragic accident happens.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids visit an Amish community along with their friend Sharon. In the midst of a life-threatening situation, they all learn the values of the Amish society.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
 
Everybody wants to be on the school pep squad (which promotes solidarity), including Fat Albert and Weird Harold. Fat Albert finds the perfect partner for Weird Harold to "try out" with, but for some reason Weird Harold is having second thoughts.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids leave the big city to go on a trip to visit Rudy's uncle's ranch. Rudy's cousin Rick is plagued by superstition, but is it really bad luck that's making things go wrong for him?
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids enter the "Sound City" TV show competition. But Rudy has developed a habit of listening to really loud music, which has affected his hearing and might ruin their band's chance of winning.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
 
Why doesn't Violet want anyone to find out where she lives, especially Weird Harold? Fat Albert and the Cosby kids find out that it doesn't matter if you are rich or poor to your real friends but it's who you are that's important.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
 
When Fat Albert persuades the Cosby kids to visit the Museum of Natural History to see a bicycle exhibit, much to their surprise, they enjoy it -- and especially like the Linguizzi Super Wheel racing bike that Weird Harold is taking care of.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
 
When you gamble, you take your chances at winning big and losing big. Rudy catches gambling fever, and pool shark Arnie takes advantage of the situation. What will it take for Rudy to stop betting?
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
 
Dumb Donald falls for a cheerleader named Elaine, but he has competition from football quarterback Hammerhead Rex. The kids attempt to transform Dumb Donald into Macho Donald.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
 
When Fat Albert's friend Tommy starts hanging around with the wrong crowd, he abuses his parents' trust and throws a party -- but why do the cops show up?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
 
Staying out late and going to a disco isn't possible when you're underage ... unless you get a fake I.D. Rudy and his new friend, Hector, get into a sticky situation when they decide to go to a nightclub.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids have been challenged to a baseball game by the Junior League Champions. Fat Albert has found the perfect pitcher to help their team win the game, but there's only one problem -- she's a girl!
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
 
Waldo never has anything positive to say and nobody likes to be around someone who is always complaining! When Weird Harold and Waldo's little sister Mindy get trapped in a cave they all learn how important it is to have a sense of humor.
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The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is a cartoon series created and primarily voiced by comedian and educator Bill Cosby. The show centers on the antics and adventures of a group of eight kids, known as The Junkyard Gang, living in the inner city of Northern Philadelphia.

Each member of the gang has their own unique characteristics which lend comedic flare to the gangs' exchanges throughout the show. As the title of the show would suggest, Fat Albert is the protagonist and leader of the gang. Fat Albert is the voice of reason for the gang, often steering the gang's activities toward the morally correct and just side of things. On the flip side is Rudy, a flashily dressed rascal who is often the catalyst for the various predicaments that beset the gang. There is Mushmouth, whose speech is accentuated by prolific use of the letter B, and Donald who is easily identified by his pink ski hat, pulled down to cover his entire face to his lips. Harold's gangly height and klutziness cause issues for the gang from time to time. Bill Cosby and his real-life brother Russell are characters in the gang as well, and there's Bucky with his tremendously large buck teeth.

Each episode is devoted to a particular situation or predicament that the gang finds themselves faced with, ranging from minor social issues, such as disagreements or arguments within the gang, to more serious problems like dealing with racism or criminal activity. As the plot develops the gang handles the situation and comes out on the right side of morality and the law. Most episodes end with the gang performing a song that summarizes the episode and reinforces the lesson or points presented. The goal is for the audience to have not only exposure to various societal issues but also to learn a lesson, such as understanding that actions have consequences.