Kingfish has an opportunity to reap a huge profit from some shares of stock in Consolidated Glass Company that he bought years ago. Trouble is, he subsequently sold the shares to Andy, and now he has...
Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.
Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party.... See full summary »
Melville W. Brown
Freeman F. Gosden,
Charles J. Correll,
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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