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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Alvin Childress ...
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Tim Moore ...
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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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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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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

Algonquin J. Calhoun: There's only two reasons a man will do something - money and glory.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Hmmmm... Glory.
Algonquin J. Calhoun: Yeah. Why did George Washington cross the Delaware? Glory! Why did Napoleon go to Waterloo? Glory! And why did I, when I was 12 years old, ride the rapids of the Hudson River on a log when I coulda' been killed?
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Glory?
Algonquin J. Calhoun: Naw... just a fool kid!
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Referenced in Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! (2003) See more »

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A pleasant memory from my childhood
21 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This show ran in syndication briefly on Dayton, Ohio, TV about 1963-64. I can remember my brother and my sisters gathering around the little tube every day at 4 to watch. If you see it today, yes the eye-rolling, mangled English, and Lightnin's utter imbecility will raise hackles. But at the time we didn't notice it. We were so used to cartoons and sitcoms where the adult figures acted like buffoons; these were just buffoons who happened to be black. Besides, the cast of Amos 'n Andy and the situations they got themselves in were FUNNY. Funnier than Lucy. We couldn't understand it when the show stopped running.

One thing I thought odd: by this time in the A&A property Amos, recast as an upright cabbie, was so pushed to the sidelines by the shenanigans of Andy and the Kingfish that he was virtually a minor character.


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