egal Eagle was a
segment on The Adventures of
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. In the same vein as the
Brown Hornet segment that
preceded it by several years, Legal Eagle was a television show
that the kids in the Fat Albert cartoon enjoyed watching - sort
of a "show-within-a-show." The segment always dealt with subject
matter that just happened to run parallel to the situation or
problem the kids in the main cartoon were confronted with - in
the process imparting to Fat Albert and the gang (and the kids
at home) helpful advice.
Legal Eagle was
just that, an eagle with a badge who enforced the law and
kept the peace over the other animals in Fine Pine Forest.
He was a no nonsense bird who had little trouble dealing
with the seedier woodland creatures. To keep things
interesting he had two nutty squirrel deputies named Moe
(who wore a white hat) and Gabby (who wore an orange hat) to
help him in his duties. Their real job, though (aside from
comic relief), was to learn whatever message the episode was
attempting to impart by the end of the segment.