a series about a group of urban adolescents growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. The show was based on Cosby's '60s stand up comedy monologues about his childhood. The episodes revolved around the daily life and lessons learned by Albert and his friends. Topics ranged from social issues to personal introspection and were blended with humor.
Last Episode05x11 Little Girl Found Aired: Nov. 06, 1982
Greta is a Teenage Runaway who steals the Gangs television and gets into more trouble.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Fat Albert's Halloween Special
After a night filled with more tricking than treating, Rudy and his friend plan one last prank for spooky Mrs.…
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Fat Albert's Easter Special
While Fat Albert and the Cosby kids give old Mudfoot’s home a surprise cleaning on Easter, Rudy decides to play…
Series Fun Facts
- The series was originally offered to NBC but the network turned it down because it was too educational. It aired on CBS. NBC eventually aired repeats of the series in 1989.
- The characters are based on Bill Cosby and his childhood friends when grew up in North Philadelphia. Cosby talked about his childhood experiences in his stand-up comedy albums.
- Goof (continuity error): In episode #7, "Playing Hooky", Dumb Donald refuses to play hooky with the gang and goes to school. However, as the gang plays hooky, in one scene Dumb Donald is seen…
[show]Goof (continuity error): In episode #7, "Playing Hooky", Dumb Donald refuses to play hooky with the gang and goes to school. However, as the gang plays hooky, in one scene Dumb Donald is seen skateboarding with the gang and in another, when they are going to use their homemade box-slide ride, he is seen in the box waiting for the ride.