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Fat Albert's Halloween Special

Erika Carroll , Jan Crawford , Hal Sutherland  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Erika Carroll, Jan Crawford, Gerald Edwards, Eric Suter, Bill Cosby
  • Directors: Hal Sutherland
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Urban Works
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00080EW8I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In this primetime special, Rudy and his new friend Devray spend Halloween playing practical jokes on the elderly. The Cosby kids take aim on many people in the neighborhood including Searchlight Johnson and Mudfoot Brown. While attempting their Halloween mischief, the kids get the ultimate scare from the lady who lives in the spooky house by the graveyard. When some of the kids do not return from "trick-or-treating," which Cosby kid will show the most courage?

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Childhood Memory of Halloween in the 80's July 4, 2005
Format:DVD
The late 70's and 80's were the prime times for cartoon characters. Garfield, the Smurfs, the Muppet Babies and Fat Albert were brightening up television screens on Saturday mornings for many children, me included.

Holiday specials were always something I looked forward to as a child. Garfield's Halloween and Christmas specials were not to be missed as well as Fat Albert's Christmas and my favorite, Fat Albert's Halloween Special. Suddenly these annual treats disappeared off of tv and vhs copies were hard to get a hold of. Now that we have dvd technology, Fat Albert's Halloween special is going to be released in time for Halloween 2005!

This special, shown for the first time in 1977, includes all the characters from the show who decide to dress up and trick people around town. Their antics result in getting kicked out of the neighborhood theater, and a visit to an old man results in him eating all of the gang's treats. They then decide to visit Old Lady Blackwell's place, and end up scaring themselves more than the old lady, who they are sure is the meanest woman in town. When one of the gang's sisters disappears into the old lady's house, they are sure she is gone forever, but are very surprised to find out that not only is she okay but happy to be with Old Lady Blackwell. Bill Cosby did a great job voicing the characters and the cheesy music was equally as memorable. This special ran through much of the 80's and I looked forward to it every year. Now I can look forward to revisiting my Halloween memories of the 80's and seeing this great special in the dvd quality we have all come to expect.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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It's your typical Fat Albert episode, gone Christmas themed. The always looking to do good gang is facing the demolition of their clubhouse, and a friend's father has lost his job, leaving his family homeless for Christmas. It's up to Fat Albert to save the holiday for everyone, and to do it, he needs to show the grinchy Tightwad Tyrone the spirit of Christmas. I won't spoil the end, so you'll have to buy it and see!

You get one 1/2 hour episode (or 23 minutes) and one game, which is find out which snowman Fat Albert is hiding behind. It's a simple game, but my son kept wanting to play it over and over. The colors are very bright and the DVD quality is excellent. I think it would have been nice to have both this one and the Halloween episode on 1 DVD. Either way, I would purchase this one from Amazon, as I have never seen it sold in any local stores. A great find for the Fat Albert fan.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEY! HEY! HEY! HALLOWEEN IS A-OK! October 11, 2008
Format:DVD
This DVD release takes me back to October, 1977 when I first saw "The Fat Albert Halloween Special" on network television. I was always a fan of the Saturday morning "Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids" cartoon, and of this special in particular. This special doesn't quite match "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," but it's still a classic that deserves to be seen by kids of all ages. Maybe it's just a chance to stroll down memory lane and relive Halloween's gone by, but it sure is nice to have this in my collection. The bonus episodes are also enjoyable.

For older kids like me, it's great to watch Fat Albert and the gang go Trick or Treating once again. And, like Bill Cosby says at the beginning of the TV series, "You may even learn something before it's done... so let's get ready, ok? HEY! HEY! HEY!"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! August 25, 2005
Format:DVD
If it weren't enough we are getting all those wonderful Fat Albert cartoons from our childhoods, we're getting this special that ranks among my favorites along with It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. I have small glimpses of this that pop up in my head but I can't remember so much about it. I just know I loved it at a younger age and the Crosby kids present many things that made that time of year a happy one...just like the whole series shows what being a kid was all about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh The Memories!!!!!!!! April 16, 2005
Format:DVD
I watched this every year as a child and am so glad to finally see it making it's way to DVD.The absolute best FAT ALBERT special ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Albert Does it again with X-mas special November 26, 2005
By S. Hill
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've seen this special three times and just recently picked up this copy on DVD. The sound and colors are beautiful, better than the syndicated airings. Next to the easter special, this one was one of Albert's best holiday specials Filmation produced. The plot lines of Marshall's family and Tyrone showed us what Christmas is about. We must reach out to help others and put our agendas aside. Albert and Co. always demonstrated that. I can't wait to complete the (CBS era) collection of Fat Albert. This was one of my all time favorite Sat am shows. Regardless of animation quality, this Filmation creation deserves respect. I'm happy that I can afford to buy the DVDs at low prices.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past for 40 somthings to share October 4, 2008
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My kids adore Fat Albert and the lessons the group teaches. Kindness generosity and friendship all values we want in todays society.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Albert Nostalgia March 18, 2008
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What can I say about Fat Albert - if you grew up on this like I did, then you just have to have the Halloween special. My father used to rave about the talented Mr. Cosby and I remember watching Fat Albert all of the time with him. My brothers and sisters and I used to look forward to watching the special every Halloween and just laughing and laughing - good stuff! It is a shame my kids don't seem to wait in anticipation the way we did when we were kids for this and other holiday specials, but after I put them to bed I can stay up and be a kid again and enjoy a piece of my youth in peace! Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR ANY FAN OF GREAT ANIMATION
fat albert is a must for anyone who wants great animation from one of the best American company ever form the 60's to th 80's filmation now a day we don't get these great show with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by wildwitch
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Published 7 months ago by Paula L. Fernandez
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My all time favorite F.A. & C.K. episode.
Great story with old school values. Just like the whole series.
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I love it!
Published 8 months ago by Chris Joyce
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How can you not love this cartoon and the genius fact that Bill Cosby used his own voice to voice all the charectors (I always spell this wrong). Hey Hey it's fat Albert. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Michelle R. Robinson
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Published 15 months ago by Kenyon Short
5.0 out of 5 stars We need a little Fat Albert at Christmas
This is a beautiful story about how Fat Albert and the gang extend a helpful hand and the use of their treasured clubhouse (which is about to be torn down by skinflint Tyrone) to a... Read more
Published 16 months ago by The Phantom
4.0 out of 5 stars Review for Fat Albert
The kids loved this movie Fat albert and the gang did a good job teaching the kids about manners and how to treat other people,The sound and colors are beautiful, better than the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Halloween Specials
Love to collect Halloween Specials. Amazon/Prime best way to shop for movies. The reviews help me decide which specials to add to my collection.
Published on March 26, 2012 by N. A. from IL
5.0 out of 5 stars yeah
Who doesnt love fat albert? This brings back so many childhood memories. So glad I found it. I love halloween and will be watching this that night again! .It came early too!
Published on October 26, 2011 by donnamarie runnals
5.0 out of 5 stars good ol times
This movie really made me feel young again. Thank you amazon.com. The service was fast and on time. I will keep ordering from them.
Published on October 13, 2011 by texasonblaze
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