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The Amos 'n Andy Show 

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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1955   1953   1952   1951  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Alvin Childress Alvin Childress ...  Amos 78 episodes, 1951-1955
Spencer Williams Spencer Williams ...  Andy 78 episodes, 1951-1955
Tim Moore Tim Moore ...  Kingfish 78 episodes, 1951-1955
Johnny Lee Johnny Lee ...  Calhoun 70 episodes, 1951-1955
Ernestine Wade Ernestine Wade ...  Sapphire 65 episodes, 1951-1955
Amanda Randolph Amanda Randolph ...  Mama / ... 47 episodes, 1951-1955
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ...  Lightnin' 42 episodes, 1951-1953
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amos 'n Andy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite decent ratings, CBS pulled the show when the NAACP complained of how they believed blacks were being depicted on this show. The syndicated reruns were pulled from circulation in 1966 after similar protests. See more »

Quotes

Sapphire's Mama: George, why do you need a clock? You ain't got nowhere to go and there ain't nobody gonna care if you get there.
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.34 (1960) See more »

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politically correct college courses miss the mark on Amos 'n' Andy
23 April 2003 | by edmiccaSee all my reviews

Obviously keenecd never saw Amos 'n' Andy when it was on TV. Ironically, his/her remarks on how the media manipulates our thinking regarding blacks seem to mirror how keenecd's school manipulated its students. Keenecd, you should sue your school, lighten up, and watch some truly great comedy.


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