History WesternAnimation / FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids

7th Feb '16 9:01:38 AM avon
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* JacobMarleyWarning[=/=]JerkassHasAPoint: The aforementioned prison episode has a pair of unnamed inmates speaking to Fat Albert and company during their "scared straight" visit. They are very direct and not at all friendly; they tell the kids how horrifying prison is and how torturous their experience has been. One even explains that he's serving a twenty year sentence and he'll never be same again once he gets out since all he has ever known is prison life.
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* JacobMarleyWarning[=/=]JerkassHasAPoint: The aforementioned prison episode has a pair of unnamed inmates speaking to Fat Albert and company during their "scared straight" visit. They are very direct and not at all friendly; Some are downright creepy. they tell the kids how horrifying prison is and how torturous their experience has been. One even explains that he's serving a twenty year sentence and he'll never be same again once he gets out since all he has ever known is prison life.
30th Jan '16 8:18:19 AM nombretomado
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Creator/BillCosby created this Creator/{{Filmation}} series, based on his boyhood in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} (and, more directly, on his StandUpComedy routines of the 1960s, like ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild''. ). Cosby also appeared on camera as a {{Narrator}} and performed some of the character voices, including Fat Albert himself. The show ran [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1972 to 1984, followed by one additional season in first-run {{syndication}}. In addition to a good income and setting up a ready audience for ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' to rule the airwaves in the 1980s, Cosby also used this series to earn a Doctorate in Education, and become Dr. Cosby.
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Creator/BillCosby created this Creator/{{Filmation}} series, based on his boyhood in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} (and, more directly, on his StandUpComedy routines of the 1960s, like ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild''. ). Cosby also appeared on camera as a {{Narrator}} and performed some of the character voices, including Fat Albert himself. The show ran [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1972 to 1984, followed by one additional season in first-run {{syndication}}.UsefulNotes/{{syndication}}. In addition to a good income and setting up a ready audience for ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' to rule the airwaves in the 1980s, Cosby also used this series to earn a Doctorate in Education, and become Dr. Cosby.
31st Dec '15 12:38:11 PM Doug86
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At Christmas 2004, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox released a live-action ''Film/FatAlbert'' feature film starring Kenan Thompson [[note]]The same Kenan Thompson who was on ''Series/AllThat'', ''KenanAndKel'', and currently ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[[/note]] in which the cast of the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon step out of the TV to make a little girl's life better. It wasn't well received by critics and the box office.
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At Christmas 2004, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox released a live-action ''Film/FatAlbert'' feature film starring Kenan Thompson [[note]]The same Kenan Thompson who was on ''Series/AllThat'', ''KenanAndKel'', ''Series/KenanAndKel'', and currently ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[[/note]] in which the cast of the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon step out of the TV to make a little girl's life better. It wasn't well received by critics and the box office.
10th Oct '15 7:18:18 PM jameygamer
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In January 2013, Cosby announced on his Facebook page that a new version of ''Fat Albert'' is being developed. [[DevelopmentHell As of yet, it has not surfaced,]] and with the recent controversy about Cosby's sexual conduct, it probably never will.
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In 2013, the series was licensed to [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Classics.]] In January 2013, Cosby announced on his Facebook page that a new version of ''Fat Albert'' is being developed. [[DevelopmentHell As of yet, it has not surfaced,]] and with the recent controversy about Cosby's sexual conduct, it probably never will. will.
11th Sep '15 7:04:49 AM Morgenthaler
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Who Is This Guy Again has been disambiguated due to misuse. Examples will be moved to other tropes where appropriate.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: The title credits show the name Cosby at least 6 times.
5th Sep '15 1:47:07 AM BNSF1995
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* WhamEpisode: In one episode, Fat Albert befriends a Latino kid whose older brother is involved in a gang. [[spoiler:The kid is later killed when he sees someone pull a gun on his brother and he [[HeroicSacrifice pushes the brother out of the way, taking the bullet himself]].]] The ScareEmStraight episode also qualifies. The 1984 series had the gang confront a White supremacist group.
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* WhamEpisode: In one episode, Fat Albert befriends a Latino kid whose older brother is involved in a gang. [[spoiler:The kid is later killed when he sees someone pull a gun on his brother and he [[HeroicSacrifice pushes the brother out of the way, taking the bullet himself]]. And the whole thing is dealt with the severity it deserves.]] The ScareEmStraight episode also qualifies.qualifies, especially its use of ''uncensored swear words''. The 1984 series had the gang confront a White supremacist group.
3rd Sep '15 10:08:40 PM BNSF1995
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** The movie reveals the reason: [[spoiler:he literally has no face.]]

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* LimitedAnimationLimitedAnimation: It's Filmation, what do you expect?
12th Aug '15 7:02:08 PM SailorTardis
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In January 2013, Cosby announced on his Facebook page that a new version of ''Fat Albert'' is being developed. [[DevelopmentHell As of yet, it has not surfaced.]]
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In January 2013, Cosby announced on his Facebook page that a new version of ''Fat Albert'' is being developed. [[DevelopmentHell As of yet, it has not surfaced.]] surfaced,]] and with the recent controversy about Cosby's sexual conduct, it probably never will.
10th May '15 7:21:39 AM rjung
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!!Tropes:!!Hey hey hey! This show features the following tropes:

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!!Tropes:* TheMovingExperience: This trope forms part of the plot for the episode "Moving." After the gang loses a game because Fat Albert was sick, his friends vote to kick him out of the gang, but have a change of heart when they learn he's moving. Everyone makes amends, then learn that he's moving to another place at the end of the block.
10th Mar '15 10:52:13 AM Patachou
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Creator/BillCosby created this Creator/{{Filmation}} series, based on his boyhood in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} (and, more directly, on his StandUpComedy routines of the 1960s). Cosby also appeared on camera as a {{Narrator}} and performed some of the character voices, including Fat Albert himself. The show ran [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1972 to 1984, followed by one additional season in first-run {{syndication}}. In addition to a good income and setting up a ready audience for ''TheCosbyShow'' to rule the airwaves in the 1980s, Cosby also used this series to earn a Doctorate in Education, and become Dr. Cosby. In every episode, Fat Albert and his inner-city gang became involved in some comic misadventure, either learning [[AnAesop a moral lesson]] or demonstrating a lesson for someone else. As on ''TheArchieShow'', every ''Fat Albert'' episode included at least one song. In later seasons, Fat Albert and his friends followed the exploits of their favorite TV superhero, [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Brown Hornet]], who had adventures with morals that typically paralleled the main story. The first-run syndicated episodes had "Legal Eagle," a FunnyAnimal parable told by Mudfoot to serve the same story purpose.
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Creator/BillCosby created this Creator/{{Filmation}} series, based on his boyhood in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} (and, more directly, on his StandUpComedy routines of the 1960s).1960s, like ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild''. ). Cosby also appeared on camera as a {{Narrator}} and performed some of the character voices, including Fat Albert himself. The show ran [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday mornings]] on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1972 to 1984, followed by one additional season in first-run {{syndication}}. In addition to a good income and setting up a ready audience for ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' to rule the airwaves in the 1980s, Cosby also used this series to earn a Doctorate in Education, and become Dr. Cosby. In every episode, Fat Albert and his inner-city gang became involved in some comic misadventure, either learning [[AnAesop a moral lesson]] or demonstrating a lesson for someone else. As on ''TheArchieShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'', every ''Fat Albert'' episode included at least one song. In later seasons, Fat Albert and his friends followed the exploits of their favorite TV superhero, [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Brown Hornet]], who had adventures with morals that typically paralleled the main story. The first-run syndicated episodes had "Legal Eagle," a FunnyAnimal parable told by Mudfoot to serve the same story purpose.
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