The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

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Complete series cast summary:
Alvin Childress ...
 Amos (78 episodes, 1951-1955)
Spencer Williams ...
 Andy (78 episodes, 1951-1955)
Tim Moore ...
 Kingfish (78 episodes, 1951-1955)
Johnny Lee ...
 Calhoun (68 episodes, 1951-1955)
Ernestine Wade ...
 Sapphire (64 episodes, 1951-1955)
Amanda Randolph ...
 Mama / ... (45 episodes, 1951-1955)
Nick Stewart ...
 Lightnin' (40 episodes, 1951-1954)
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

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28 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Amos 'n Andy  »

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[Kingfish is on trial]
District Attorney: Would you mind telling the court under just what circumstances you met the defendant?
Andrew Hogg Brown: Well, about eighteen years ago at a carnival, I reached into my pocket to get my wallet and shook hands with Mr. Stevens.
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A great show!
5 June 1999 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

As a young boy growing up in New York City, My brothers and I LOVED watching the "Amos 'n' Andy" show. They should show it when ever possible. I know it's on tape but it deserves to be seen on tv. When I watch it,I see it as good actors performing their skills, not as a stereotype race. It was seen like that many years ago by those who felt attacked by the show, but we are in a new era. The Show opened the doors for the now successful black comedy shows.


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