") was also sampled for Fatboy Slim's 1998 hit single "Praise You".
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was named the 82nd best animated series by IGN.
In 1979, the show was re-titled The New Fat Albert Show and featured a new segment titled "The Brown Hornet" detailing the adventures of an African-American crime fighter in outer space whose design resembled a caricature of Bill Cosby, who also performed vocal talents on the character.
In 1984, the show was syndicated and renamed The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
In addition, at the end of the early episodes, the gang typically gathers in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a song on their cobbled-together instruments, summarizing the show's lesson.
In 1969, Cosby and veteran animator Ken Mundie brought Fat Albert to animation in a prime-time special entitled Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert.
-style tour of an occupied maximum security prison, even contained utterances (by the jail's inmates) of the words "damn" and "bastard" (Cosby had appeared in the beginning of the episode advising viewers that those words would be used as part of the story's dialogue to realistically depict jail life).
Another notable episode, "Gang Wars", featured a child being shot and killed.
At the end of most episodes (with some exceptions in the case of particularly serious themes), the gang would sing a song about the theme of the day.
This sequence, similar to those seen in other Filmation shows including The Archie Show, has often been parodied.