CPR in Entertainment: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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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.

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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.”

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

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