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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids -Vol 2
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- 12 episodes from 1973-75 on two discs
- Bonus audio CD with musical performances from the show
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13. Tomboy: Penny, a new girl at school, alienates the gang because she's so good at sports. Penny meets her match though, when she goes up against Fat Albert in a baking contest.
14. Stage Fright: The kids try to perform "Moby Dick" in a play contest, but they are all overcome with a severe case of stage fright, and their set ends up hilariously falling to pieces.
15. The Bully: A bully named Slappy is harassing the kids and surprisingly, it's the smallest one of them all, Russell, who finds Slappy's weakness.
16. Smart Kid: Thurmond, the class genius, will help the kids improve their grades if they will help him improve his athletic skills.
17. Mister Big Timer: Frainey is a big hit with the gang when he's constantly showering them with gifts. What no one realizes is that his big brother, Muggles, is a big time drug dealer.
18. The Newcomer: Dumb Donald's life is jarred when his parents give him a new baby sister, but then he learns that being a big brother can be a lot of fun.
19. Dad's Job: The boys get an eye opener when they learn what their dads do for a living.
20. Mom and Pop: A new girl at school, Flora, is trying to cope with the divorce of her parents. Fat Albert and the gang help her out by making her "queen of the junkyard" and boosting her spirits.
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There was a different set in 2004 called the "Ultimate Collection" which kind of randomly chose 20 episodes from across the years for each of 4 volumes, but that set is already out of print. I like this better, as I prefer the early years.
Thanks for any help.
Some pretty interesting stuff, and quite tough for it's time (and even THESE times in the era of political correctness) for a show with oung audiences in mind. One episode has our heroes meeting a stink boy named Suede whose body odor turns off everyone, but only Russell has the guts to tell him to his face. Strong stuff for that era. Another deals with a kid who enjoys the presents bought from the money made by his drug dealing brother (curiously, this episode doesn't deal with the actual anguish of drug abuse itself). Another deals with a vandal, a kid who loves to taunt the police, and another deals with the death of a beloved vaudevillian who entertains the kids named "Uncle Monty."
If this stuff sounds grim and depressing, it's not. Bill Cosby and Filmation studios had a brilliant way of making this kind of material "edutataining," at least until the shark-jumping post-1979 humorless abominations.
Be carreful, the Cos and crew are coming at you with music and fun and if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done!
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Not was I was expecting Cosby TV show I should have done my homeworkPublished 17 months ago by angi
My sons love Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The video enforces the same ideals that we teach at home, but I am sure it does it in a much cooler way.Published on November 11, 2013 by TAMI TINSLEY
Fat Albert is my favorite cartoon and TV show!! I am so glad to be able to watch Fat Albert any time I want!Published on November 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Revisiting the ole gang is fun. I'm learning "junk yard lessons" all over again.
And who can have enough lessons.