When I was a little kid, we’d sometimes watch episodes of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. I was always a bit confused, though, thinking that the kids would have been the same ones that were on The Cosby Show. There was even a character named Rudy, which just added to that confusion. Anyway, I found an episode of the cartoon that dealt with a CPR class that the kids were taking.
It was amazing to me that this issue was not only addressed, but also promoted, in a children’s cartoon. This episode first aired on September 1, 1984. CPR can be a very tough comment for young kids to handle, but when handled in a way that doesn’t talk down to kids, but rather brings it to them at their level, it can be very effective in building awareness of this life-saving skill.
Here’s the video description: “It’s fun with dummies! (No not Rudy) When Rudy decides shooting some baskets is more fun than a CPR class, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids learn just how important CPR is thanks to their buddy Mudfoot. Just an FYI, this is not an instructional video.”