Shout Outs To: Creator Bill Cosby, Executive Producer Norm Prescott
Familiar Voices: Bill Cosby
Premise: The educational adventures of a group of inner-city kids receiving well-taught life lessons that they put into practice each episode after watching their favorite show Brown Hornet.
How Can You Forget: “Hey, Hey, Hey”
Lasting Effects: The first Filmation-produced cartoon that changed the game for Saturday morning programming, and arguably could be considered Cosby’s greatest efforts. The cartoon showcased real heavy issues like divorce and drugs imparting morals and values, without being overtly preachy. Fat Albert garnered five daytime Emmy nominations and rightfully won one in 1981.