Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids (or simply Fat Albert) is an animated series that was created, produced, and hosted by Bill Cosby. The series was produced by Filmation Studios, and premiered on September 9, 1972 and aired until August 10, 1985. The show was based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Albert, and his friends. The series features various life leasons, and live action segments with Bill Cosby that enphasizes them.
Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert is an animated primtime special that preceeds the series.
The characters returned, with modern animation, in the 2004 film, Fat Albert.