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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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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Trivia

Throughout the series, Kingfish is kicked out of his apartment seven times. Each time he carries his painting of a smiling pirate over his arm. See more »

Quotes

[Calhoun is delivering his closing argument in Kingfish's trial]
Algonquin J. Calhoun: Your honor, you have heard the prosecution tell you that my client is dishonest. Your honor, it's easy for him to say that because my client is a crook!
[Kingfish puts his head in his hands]
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Referenced in Chicago (2002) See more »

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Not as bad as they tried to make it.
29 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

About twenty years ago I was one of the detractors of Amos n' Andy. For once, I stopped to listen to myself and realized that I really didn't know why I didn't like the show. I said all the usual cliches, but I still wasn't sure. I went to the Museum of Broadcasting in Manhattan and viewed three episodes. I laughed my butt off. All you have to do is take a look at Homeboys In Outer Space to see that Amos n' Andy was well written and well acted. It's a shame that it was taken off. As an African-American, I've seen a lot more offensive things on TV. Amos n' Andy wasn't one of them.


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