|Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert coverage in TV Guide.|
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|From top: Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold, Russell, Bill, Rudy, Dumb Donald, Bucky and Fat Albert.|
|Character model sheet.|
|Fat Albert's profile from the series bible.|
|The Junkyard band.|
|Billy Cosby stopping by the set.|
|Hangin' in the junkyard.|
|The Brown Hornet with Tweeterbell and Stinger.|
|Legal Eagle taking a powder.|
|The gang in costume for the Halloween Special.|
|Fat Albert board game.|
Nonetheless, Milton Bradley produced a board game in 1973 while Gold Key Comics ran a comic series based on the show for 29 issues between 1974 and 1979, as well as a specially licensed comic produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Several episodes were turned into books while Fat Albert made his final appearance on a Cosby album with 1972’s Fat Albert. Thermos produced two tin and one plastic lunchbox based on the show. Cosby published two books of homilies in 1973 and 1975 called The Wit and Wisdom of Fat Albert and Fat Albert’s Survival Kit, and View-Master released a three-reel set. Kid Stuff Records also produced several records adapting episodes to vinyl. In 1982, Chemtoy produced a line of immobile figurines of all the main characters. In 1990, White Castle restaurants offered four Fat Albert toys in the form of Albert, Bill on a snowboard, Donald on a blade sled, and Russell on a toboggan. The show’s theme, re-recorded by Dig, was included on the 1995 tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons’ Greatest Hits from MCA Records. In 2005, Sababa Toys produced four Fat Albert figures, including Albert, Harold, Donald and Mushmouth.
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Originally posted in 2015. Updated in 2020.