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 (70 episodes, 1951-1955)
Ernestine Wade ...
 Sapphire (65 episodes, 1951-1955)
Amanda Randolph ...
 Mama / ... (47 episodes, 1951-1955)
Nick Stewart ...
 Lightnin' (42 episodes, 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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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

Sapphire's mother (Kingfish's mother-in-law) and Madame Queen were played by real-life sisters and veteran actresses Amanda Randolph and Lillian Randolph. The Randolphs played their same roles on the original radio show. See more »

Quotes

[Kingfish had told Andy he can teach him to fly a plane]
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: You see, Andy; the first thing you need to fly is excellent eyesight. Now, how much is 10 plus 10?
[writes problem on the board]
Andrew Hogg Brown: 20.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Ok; now, what is ten times 2?
Andrew Hogg Brown: 20.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Oh, you see Andy; you has twenty-twenty vision.
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Referenced in NewsRadio: Zoso (1996) See more »

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24 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved to watch Amos 'n Andy on my local independent television station. It was preceded by The Three Stooges Comedy Hour. Then Amos 'n Andy was canceled because the NAACP decided for me that I would think all black people are like the characters on the show. But I didn't believe that anymore than I thought all white people are like the Three Stooges. So, I could no longer watch one of the funniest comedy shows in television history. I also loved the beautiful theme song. It sounds very much like "Palermo." Anyone know the story of this music?


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