The Amos 'n Andy Show: Season 1, Episode 9

The Gun (23 Aug. 1951)

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The Kingfish (Tim Moore), accompanied by Andy (Spencer Williams), shops for an anniversary gift for Sapphire (Ernestine Wade)... See full synopsis »

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Alvin Childress ...
Spencer Williams ...
Andy (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
Tim Moore ...
Ernestine Wade ...
Johnny Lee ...
Amanda Randolph ...
Mama
Nick Stewart ...
Lightnin' (as Nick O'Demus)
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The Kingfish (Tim Moore), accompanied by Andy (Spencer Williams), shops for an anniversary gift for Sapphire (Ernestine Wade)... See full synopsis »

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Amos frames the story by saying it happened "last Tuesday night". But when Saphire asks Kingfish what day tomorrow will be, he replies "Today being Monday, tomorrow must be Tuesday". See more »

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Judge: This establishes and proves your innocence of the robbery charge, Mr. Stevens, but in this entire matter your actions were not those of a citizen who has respect for law and order. This gun should have been immediately turned over to the police department.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Yes sir.
Judge: Do you realize that it is against the law in the State of New York to carry a gun?
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Yes sir.
Judge: Do you realize that it is against the law in the State of New York to pawn an article that doesn't belong to you?
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Yes sir.
Judge: I am going to ...
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The Gun is one of the funniest episodes of "Amos 'n' Andy" so far
16 February 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Wanting to make it up to Sapphire for forgetting their 20th wedding anniversary, George "Kingfish" Stevens goes to a shop with Andy to buy her a purse. They get one from a pile of them that, minutes before, had a couple of criminals-one male, one female-hide that female's purse among them. When they come home, Andy looks in the purse and finds the gun. Instead of turning it to the police, Kingfish decides to pawn the weapon...Don't want to reveal any more except that the gun results in some of the most hilarious scenes I've seen from this series so far. And Tim Moore's facial reactions as the Kingfish are so funny. I've got to mention here that Ernestine Wade as Sapphire and Amanda Randolph as her mom add to the fun of the troubles that Kingfish goes through with Randolph saying some choice wisecracks about her son-in-law. Recurring player Roy Glenn is fine in his straight role as the District Attorney prosecuting the Kingfish especially in contrast to George's lawyer, Algonquin J. Calhoun with his comic defense. Funniest episode of "Amos 'n' Andy" I've seen so far.


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