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Fat Albert and the Cosby kids
IN STORES: December 14, 2004 (Urbanworks Entertainment)
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Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, which aired from 1972 to 1984 and re-syndicated
in 1989, enjoyed one of the longest and most successful runs in Saturday
morning, cartoon history. 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 ‘60's stand up comedy
monologues about his childhood. The episodes revolved around the daily
life lessons learned by Fat 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, Dumb Donald, Bill, Weird Harold,Bucky and Russell.
This exclusive classic cartoon DVD consists of 5 classic episodes of the
Fat Albert and the kids, at Rudy’s urging, get the fever to start
a band, unfortunately they don’t have enough money to buy “real”
instruments. Using the junkyard, they come up with a “creative”
“Take Two, They’re Small” (1975)
Fat Albert’s cousin, Justin, and his cool friend Harlow, have a
habit of shoplifting from stores! Will the kids join in or do the right
“Smoke Gets In Your Hair” (1976)
Wombley has been seen around town smoking cigarettes. Will the kids follow
suit or realize that smoking is bad for your health?
“Sweet Sorrow” (1979)
Fat Albert’s figure skating friend, Roberta, offers to help the
kids with their hockey skills. Unfortunately, she seems troubled by other
things on her mind.
“Poll Time” (1979)
Hugo (black) and Baron (white) play race politics against each other in
the school election until Fat Albert and the kids come up with an alternative.