The BEST Episodes of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2021
A group of urban adolescents who stick together through thick and thin, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids show us that if you put your imagination to work you can achieve anything!
#1 - Playing Hookey
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 1972
Fat Albert and the Gang think school is nothing but a waist of time so they decide to play hookey the next day. Dumb Donald told the gang he was going to school and thought he was joking but got made fun of and kept walking. Fat Albert and his friends had so much playing hookey knowing they wouldn't get caught.Later on that evening the Junkyard Gang met two homeless bums who didn't go to school telling them that if they didn't finish their education you won't be able to read and write letters. The Gang decide to stay in school realizing it's cool.
#2 - Four Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 25, 1972
Heywood is the clumsiest person who can't see anything. Once Heywood got his glasses, the gang wanted to be just like him.
#3 - The Rainbow
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1980
Elisa has trouble accepting mixed-race children, especially when Kim, the gang's other classmate is the son of an interracial couple. She avoids interacting with him and runs off rather than play games with the group. She wanders into the old garment factory, which is condemned and winds up in danger. Kim and Fat Albert are able to enact a rescue and Elisa is able to learn a valuable lesson.
#4 - Pot of Gold
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 1980
The gang's classmate Patty was a straight-A student until she fell into the drug scene and now gets regularly high on marijuana. When the gang meets her drug pusher, Rudy is tempted to try it himself, but has a change of heart when he sees Patty in danger. He and Fat Albert are able to save her. They and a police officer meet with Patty's parents about her problem and she agrees to help get the pusher arrested, which is the first step on her road to recovery.
#5 - Mom or Pop
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 1973
Flora's parents get a divorce.
#6 - Ounce of Prevention
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1975
The gang tries to help Lucius, who has a problem with alcohol.
#7 - In My Merry Busmobile
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1979
The gang is bussed to an integrated school, finding it difficult to make new friends.
#8 - Creativity
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 1972
The origin of the Junkyard Band. The gang tries doing odd jobs for money but they only made enough money to buy a broken drumstick but then they realize they could make their own instruments. Fat Albert makes an instrument out of an old radiator, a funnel, and a big potato bag. Bill makes a set of drums out of trash cans as well as turning old tin cans into chimes for Russell. Weird Harold turns a bed frame into a harp. Dumb Donald creates a trombone out of pipes and a horn from a grammaphone. Mushmouth takes an old bird cage and makes his own guitar. Bucky puts big pipes together to make an organ.
#9 - Moving
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 1972
Fat Albert recieves news that he's moving away and the gang kicked him out of the club. The Cosby Kids missed Fat Albert so much that all they wanted was their friend back. Fat Albert moved around the corner in his neighborhood.
#10 - The Runt
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1972
Fat Albert and the Gang meet a guy named Pee Wee who's very small that he feels left out of everything. The Gang and Pee Wee learned that It's not your size that matters but being who you are that counts.
#11 - Readin', Ritin' and Rudy
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1976
Rudy can't stand school and his teacher so he drops out.Then Mudfoot talks to him about how Important it is to be in school and thanks him.
#12 - The Stranger
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1972
Fat Albert and the gang meet a new girl from the south.
#13 - Lying
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 1972
Edward tells stories about wrestling with alligators. Fat Albert and the gang realize that Edward has been lying to them about everything and gets caught at the end.
#14 - The Fuzz
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 1975
A guy named Parker has no respect for people in a uniform.
#15 - The Hospital
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 1972
Russell has a physical with the school doctor and learns he needs to have a tonsilectomy. In the process, it is discovered that Bill needs one, too. Thinking the operation will take their lives away, they give all their favorite posessions to their friends, only to find that they will pull through. They also find out that they will get ice cream afterwards and learn that it won't be so bad after all.
#16 - The Hero
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 1972
The Gang looks up to Scrap Iron because he's cool then gets them busted and realize he's not a hero.
#17 - Stagefright
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 9, 1972
Fat Albert and the Gang perform in front of an audience and get stage fright. The Gang realized that It's Important to speak up when you're in front of others.
#18 - The Mainstream
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 1979
A neighborhood band challenges Fat Albert and his friends to a competition, the winner gets the clubhouse.
#19 - Begging Benny
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 1972
Fat Albert's Cousin Benny comes to visit and mistreats all his friends. In the long run he learns what a real friend is all about.
#20 - The Tomboy
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 2, 1972
A new Girl named Penny comes to town and tags along with Fat Albert and the Gang playing sports with them.
#21 - Fish out of Water
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 1972
The Gang goes to Camp Green Lane for the Summer meeting people that are different from them. Fat Albert and the gang learned meeting new people is cool.
#22 - The Prankster
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 18, 1972
Otis becomes the coolest kid on the block with his pranks that he doesn't care who he hurts.
#23 - The Bully
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1973
Slappy bullies the gang (when Fat Albert's not around) to get attention.
#24 - Smart Kid
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 1973
Thurmond is the smartest kid in school who loves to study but is terrible at sports. Thurmond shows Fat Albert and the Gang that studying is cool and they show him how to improve in sports.
#25 - Mister Big Time
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 1973
Fat Albert turns Muggles into the police for selling drugs.