Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids/The Fat Albert Show

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids ShowOne of Bill Cosby's early comedy routines revolved around his childhood. In 1969, a TV special was aired named "Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert." Bill's adventures in Philadelphia in his youth were the main focus of the series. The TV show folowed the same premise and covered light and serious topics, including family issues and drugs. Bill voiced several of the characters. He was also the host of the show in brief live-action bits. In 1979, the show was renamed from "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" to "The New Fat Albert Show." and a segment was added featuring the black superhero, the Brown Hornet.


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