Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hey, Hey, Hey!

I found this Fat Albert game at a sale today.  I wasn't a huge Fat Albert fan, but I did watch the show and was always fascinated by the things the kids would find and build in the junk yard.  Maybe that contributed to my love of junk.


I'm a little uncomfortable with Fat Albert's posturing here, given the smirk on his face, the proximity of Mushmouth's face and Dumb Donald's "knowing" look.












  









"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" ran intermittently on CBS from 1972 to 1985.  It was, of course, based on the comedy routines of Bill Cosby who in turn said they were based on his childhood friends.  "Bill" was based on himself and "Russell" on his real-life brother.  Beyond that, it's uncertain if any were based on actual people.  The 2004 movie, which showed an emotional gathering of the "original" characters around the grave of "Fat Albert" added to the legend that he was based on a real-life man named "Fat" Albert Robinson, although there doesn't appear to be any solid evidence anywhere that he did exist.

1 comment:

FrankO said...

i used to love this show as a kid, and i appreciate it's place in history and culture, but man, everything about bill cosby has been ruined for me now. it seems pretty clear that he's a pretty terrible guy, and it makes me both sad and slimy feeling that i ever supported him.

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