Fat Albert is the main protagonist of the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids franchise. He is the leader of the de-facto Junkyard gang and lead alto (by default) of the Junkyard Band.
Why He Rocks
- Civic-minded and wise beyond his years, Fat Albert works hard to maintain integrity in the gang and with others,
- He is one of few representing African-American cartoon characters on television that is also the protagonist.
- If anyone has a problem, he helps them by being an all-around good guy and civil person.
- He prides in the virtues of being honesty, not bullying, and not stealing.
- Though very obese, he is athletic and enjoys playing sports.
- He is an amazing singer and musician, being the lead singer as well as bagpipe-accordian (made from a funnel, radiator and an airbag) player in the Junkyard Band and on occasion, plays the bedspring.
- He is unfortuantely forever afflilated with Bill Cosby, who has been in very, very hot water these past few years.
- He tends to be a hypocrite, warning his friends about the dangers of junk food despite his eating addiction.
- According to Bill Cosby, Albert is based on his childhood friend Albert Robertson.
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