On Hey Hey Hey

Fat Albert popularized those three words

Created by Bill Cosby and animator Ken Mundie

NBC aired Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Fat Albert on November 12, 1969 as an animated primetime special

Herbie Hancock composed the theme music for the special

Producers wanted to bring the show to Saturday mornings, but NBC refused based on being too educational, CBS premiered Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on September 9, 1972

Based on Cosby’s stand-up routines, which were based on his childhood friends and experiences

Also known as The New Fat Albert Show, The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Cosby wrote this theme music to the series

The Cosby Kids and their band known as the The Junkyard Gang: “Fat” Albert Jackson, Mushmouth , “Dumb” Donald, William “Bill” Cosby, Russell Cosby, “Weird” Harold, Rudolph “Rudy” Davis, Bucky

Other characters include Miss Berry, Mudfoot Brown, Cluck, The Brown Hornet, Stinger, Tweeterbell, Legal Eagle, Moe and Gabby, Margene, Dennis, Pee Wee, 3 River Blockbusters (Junkyard Gang’s main rivals)

12 seasons, but not continuous, 110 episodes, and 3 specials (Halloween,Christmas, and Easter)

First: Truth (a.k.a Lying) (September 9. 1972)
Last: No Place Like Home (April 12, 1985)

Original run September 9, 1972 to October 27, 1973

Here’s a promo for the Halloween special

Number 12 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids received an Emmy nomination in 1974

In 1993, TV Guide named , Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids the best cartoon series of the 1970s

Insisting a strong emphasis on teaching positive social values to children, Cosby himself would hammer it home in live-action commentary

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids appeared in 29 issues in Gold Key Comics from 1975-79

Enjoy the song with the clips …. meanwhile, Hey hey hey!