Amen (1986–1991)

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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

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 Deacon Ernest Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Reverend Reuben Gregory (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Thelma Frye (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Amelia Hetebrink (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jester Hairston ...
 Rolly Forbes (110 episodes, 1986-1991)
Barbara Montgomery ...
 Casietta Hetebrink (88 episodes, 1986-1990)
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some very different ideas of how do things. The parishoners, seeing that the best path probably lies between the two, play the two squabbling men off each other to keep things on a more or less even keel. Adding to the fray is the Deacon's daughter Thelma, who gradually becomes attracted to the new Reverend. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Barbara Montgomery left the series after she was offered a starring role on the ABC sitcom Married People (1990). See more »

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Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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The kind of show that is sorely needed today.
6 April 2003 | by (Echo Park, CA USA) – See all my reviews

This was a hilarious late 80's sitcom set in an African American church. While the setting (and atmosphere) seem to lead to all the trappings of religious cliches, this show was actually funny. Maybe it helped that Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) lead a strong, multi-talented cast. This included Jester Hairston (Rolly), Roz Ryan (Sister Amelia), Clifton Davis (Reverend Gregory) and my favorite, Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma Frye). She goes down as my favorite supporting actress in an 80's sitcom. Too often shows where religion is an underlying theme come off as preachy. "Amen" proved you could be truly funny while also being religious. Now THAT'S a faith-based initiative.


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