Fat Albert never did anything small. He’s going big again with all of his Saturday morning goodness being squeezed in one massive boxset. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series features all 110 episodes on 15 DVDs. The show made a major impact on any kid in the mid-1970s that had a TV set. The show aired around noon on Saturdays. Instead of a bowl of cereal, Fat Albert was accompanied by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now you can watch the series during any meal. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Los Angeles, CA (April 24, 2013) – Hey, hey, hey! Shout! Factory today announced that Fat Albert and the Cosby kids: The Complete Series is coming to DVD on June 25, 2013. At $119.99, this 15-DVD box set includes every episode of the classic television series created, produced and hosted by legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Fat Albert and the Cosby kids: The Complete Series includes 110 episodes, a 16-page book, and the documentary Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s The Story Of Fat Albert, featuring an all-new interview with Bill Cosby.
Inspired by his childhood memories growing up in North Philadelphia, Bill Cosby created the stories surrounding the lovable Albert Jackson and his signature salutation “Hey! Hey! Hey!” For Fat Albert and his friends, each day is an adventure as they face the exciting, and sometimes challenging, experiences of growing up in 1970s urban America. For these city kids, each day holds new lessons and surprises. They are a group of boys who, in spite of their shortcomings – whether it be an awkward growth spurt or a lack of athletic ability – always stick by each other. With Fat Albert as their leader and the junkyard as their playground, this band of misfits shows us that if you put your imagination to work, you can achieve anything!
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids had a powerful impact on children across the country, entertaining and educating millions of kids and families alike while always fostering lessons in life, which were reinforced by Cosby’s live-action hosting segments. The show was far ahead of its time, and more than 40 years after its original premiere in 1972, it still is. The show has a special place in television history and Fat Albert, Bill, Rudy, Weird Harold, Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Russell and Bucky remain beloved by fans everywhere.
“I am stopped all the time,” says series creator, Bill Cosby. “Grown-ups say to me, ‘My 8, 9 or 10 year-old son or daughter has discovered Fat Albert, the same way I did at that age.’”
Fat Albert and the Cosby kids: The Complete Series Special Features Include:
Commentary By Bill Cosby
Documentary On The History Of Fat Albert Featuring Bill Cosby
Booklet Containing Essay By Dr. Gordon Berry, The Show’s Educational Advisor