Sep. 09, 1972
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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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 '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.

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Brown Hornet

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William H. Cosby Jr. (born on July 12th, 1937), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for over thirty years, ...

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The Brown Hornet was a show-within-a-show (or more accurately, a cartoon-within-a-cartoon) on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids from 1979 to approximately 1984. The Brown Hornet was a show that Fat Albert's gang watched on a barely-working television in their clubhouse. Originally the Brown Hornet was presented on a radio program by Cosby as an African-American version of the Green Hornet. During the cartoon the character was rewritten as a space superhero.

The Brown Hornet was a bumbling superhero who always seemed to thwart the evil-doers and teach viewers a valuable lesson in the process. In each opening, The Brown Hornet and his sidekicks Stinger and Tweeterbell the Robot were facing certain doom until the Brown Hornet used his superpowers to save them all. Their victory would be fleeting, however, as the episode would often end with a new threat emerging.

In one episode of "Fat Albert", Weird Harold is seen playing a Brown Hornet arcade cabinet at a video arcade.

The Brown Hornet — A Show-within-a-show about an African-American superhero (a parody of The Green Hornet), whose cartoons were watched regularly by the gang. The title character was voiced by Bill Cosby.

Stinger — The Brown Hornet's beefy sidekick whose gruff exterior masks a soft heart. (Voiced by Lou Scheimer.)

Tweeterbell — A female robot assistant to The Brown Hornet and Stinger. (Voiced by Erika Scheimer, daughter of Lou and Jay.)

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01x11 - The Prankster
Season 1, Episode 11
05x04 - Sweet Sorrow
Season 5, Episode 04
05x08 - Soft Core
Season 5, Episode 08
01x07 - Playing Hookey
Season 1, Episode 07
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