Hey, Hey Hey…It’s Halloween
So for that latter, might I proffer somebody who looks like he’s smuggling an entire patch of pumpkins beneath his sweater, somebody who knows his way around a candy aisle, somebody who would look good as an inflatable lawn ornament?
Once upon a time, long before the days of multiple streams of 24-hour cartoon content, cartoons aired during the prime time hours were, well, special. Usually, only a holiday could make it happen. Today, despite even the most obscure media being ridiculously accessible, a lot of those holiday specials aren’t easily available. Just ask this guy.
But I had seen the series it was based on, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. After all, the Bill-Cosby developed show ran from 1972 to 1985. In it a group of Philadelphia inner city black kids nicknamed after their least endearing feature (Weird, Bucky, Dumb, Fat, and Mushmouth, for example) who, judging by their mismatched outfits, can’t agree on whether its winter or summer, run around viciously putting each other down while learning life lessons, all to the ancient sounds of a laugh track. It’s a three-na good time.
In fact, they pretty much experience the perfect Halloween night this side of meeting Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud. They head out to a theater to watch Space Squids that Ate Pittsburgh, fool around in a cemetery, go trick-or-treating, and top it off by hitting up the local haunted house. Halloween should always be that kind of adventure.