Watch The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
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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.