The BEST Episodes of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Network: CBS

Live action bumpers featuring Bill Cosby were set around animated episodes of 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 lessons learned by Albert and his friends. Topics ranged from social issues to personal introspection and were blended with humor and music. Among the many great characters that inhabited Fat Albert's world were Rudy, Mushmouth, Donald, Bill, Weird Harold and Russell. In 1979 the show was re-titled The New Fat Albert Show and featured a new segment called The Brown Hornet, a send-up of superhero cartoons starring a larger-than-life African-American crime fighter in outer space. In 1984, the show was syndicated and renamed The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby kids. It ended the same year. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids enjoyed one of the longe

Lying

#1 - 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.

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The Runt

#2 - 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.

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The Stranger

#3 - The Stranger

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1972

Fat Albert and the gang meet a new girl from the south.

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Creativity

#4 - 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.

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Fish out of Water

#5 - 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.

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Moving

#6 - 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.

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Playing Hookey

#7 - 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.

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The Hospital

#8 - 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.

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Begging Benny

#9 - 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.

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The Hero

#10 - 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.

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The Prankster

#11 - 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.

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Four Eyes

#12 - 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.

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The Tomboy

#13 - 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.

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Stagefright

#14 - 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.

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The Bully

#15 - The Bully

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1973

Slappy bullies the gang (when Fat Albert's not around) to get attention.

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Smart Kid

#16 - 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.

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Mister Big Time

#17 - Mister Big Time

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 1973

Fat Albert turns Muggles into the police for selling drugs.

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The Newcomer

#18 - The Newcomer

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 1973

Dumb Donald gets the shock of his life when his parents tell him that they're going to have another baby, and this news isn't sitting well with Donald at all. The gang tries to help smooth things over for Donald. When Donald's new baby sister finally arrives, he learns to cope with sharing his room and life with her.

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What Does Dad Do?

#19 - What Does Dad Do?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 1973

The Gang makes up stories about what their Dads do and get busted. Mrs Breyfoglye suggest that the gang goes to work with their Dads for a day.

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Mom or Pop

#20 - Mom or Pop

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 1973

Flora's parents get a divorce.

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How the West Was Lost

#21 - How the West Was Lost

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 1973

Johnny is a new kid who's an American Indian from Arizona. The gang thinks that because Johnny's Indian that he can make a rain storm and do other tricks. Mudfoot tells the gang a fake story about him to show them how foolish they were being.

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Sign Off

#22 - Sign Off

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 1973

Cool Roy thinks it's awesome to move and change signs. Fat Albert tells him it's dangerous.

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The Fuzz

#23 - The Fuzz

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 1975

A guy named Parker has no respect for people in a uniform.

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Ounce of Prevention

#24 - Ounce of Prevention

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1975

The gang tries to help Lucius, who has a problem with alcohol.

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Fat Albert Meets Dan Cupid

#25 - Fat Albert Meets Dan Cupid

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 20, 1975

Fat Albert falls in love but is afraid to admit and the gang picks on him.

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