The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Online
The series follows the adventures of an group of African American kids living in the ghettos of South Philadelphia in the early 70s. In pretty much every episode they deal with the challenges of life and many times make mistakes but learn from them and correct the mistake though sometimes there were lasting repercussions from that mistake. All and all it was a fun show that portrayed urban ghetto kids in a positive light.
|Series cast summary:|
|Bill Cosby||-||Fat Albert Jackson / - 34 episodes, 1972-1985|
|Gerald Edwards||-||Weird Harold 28 episodes, 1972-1985|
|Erika Scheimer||28 episodes, 1972-1985|
|Lou Scheimer||-||Dumb Donald / - 28 episodes, 1972-1985|
|Jan Crawford||-||Bucky / - 21 episodes, 1972-1979|
The characters are based on Bill Cosby and his childhood friends growing up in North Philadelphia. Cosby talked about his childhood experiences in his stand-up comedy albums.
The series was originally offered to NBC, which turned it down because it was too educational. It aired on CBS. NBC eventually aired repeats in 1989.
In 2002, Fat Albert ranked #12 on TV Guide's list of the 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time.
In the cartoon Fat Albert last name is Jackson when it should be Robertson because it's based on Bill Cosbys friend Albert Robertson