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This Animated Series on Nick at Nite, based on the popular book by Bill Cosby, concerns high school teacher Arthur Bindlebeep; his wife, Norma; their three children, Angie, Roy and Katherine, and the family dog, Guinness. The stories tend to be gentler than those in other animated Sit Coms, and there's always a lesson to be learned at the end. The show ran for two seasons from 2004 to 2005.

The voice cast includes Blair Underwood as Arthur Bindlebeep and Sabrina LeBeauf as Norma. The first season was released in a three-DVD collection in 2005, and both seasons were later released to Amazon Prime.

Nickelodeon has not aired or acknowledged the show since the 2014 allegations against Bill Cosby. Nickelodeon has gone so far as to retroactively remove the show from past schedules alongside another Cosby series, Little Bill.

This series provides examples of:

  • An Aesop: Relatively rare for a Nick at Nite series, the episodes tend to end with a family-oriented moral.
  • Bears Are Bad News: In "Take My Daughter... Please", a bear was in the garage. But that wasn't the worse part.