Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Children's Book Theater: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids in The Shuttered Window, Part 1!
Doing a two-day posting for this edition of Children's Book Theater, given the length of this one! As you no doubt recall, CBS and Filiation had a long-running hit on their hands in the 1970s and early 80s with Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which not only featured animated versions of the characters from Bill Cosby's standup routines, but also live inserts with Cosby himself! It's very disappointing to me to think about how this show promoted such pro-social messages, and then today, word comes out that Cosby himself was very likely being a very terrible person even at this time!
Hopefully, knowing what we know now of Cosby won't change your enjoyment of this edition, however... Dell apparently published several books based on episodes of the TV show under their Dell Color Yearling imprint, and I'm sure these appeared at the same time as the Gold Key comic book series. This is the only one of the books I've found to date, and it's titled, "The Shuttered Window."
The conclusion tomorrow!