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"Hey, Hey, Hey! It's Faaaat Albert!"

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

  1. Civic-minded and wise beyond his years, Fat Albert works hard to maintain integrity in the gang and with others, 
  2. He is one of few representing African-American cartoon characters on television that is also the protagonist.
  3. If anyone has a problem, he helps them by being an all-around good guy and civil person.
  4. He prides in the virtues of being honesty, not bullying, and not stealing.
  5. Though very obese, he is athletic and enjoys playing sports. 
  6. 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.

Bad Qualites

  1. He is unfortuantely forever afflilated with Bill Cosby, who has been in very, very hot water these past few years.
  2. 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.