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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

In order to assemble their dream cast, the producers enticed veteran performers Tim Moore (George "Kingfish" Stevens) and Spencer Williams (Andrew Brown) with very lucrative (for the time) offers, as both had already retired after long careers in show business. 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 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) See more »

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The entertainment value is classic
5 November 2004 | by davhoganSee all my reviews

I have 78 episodes on DVD. The characters are incredibly Funny. I'm a white man & feel like most others. The show is comedy not a documentary. The humor is harmless. I don't think that the honeymooners depict a negative image of white folks. Compare the 2 shows, the constant scheming, the outfits, the lodge, etc... Most average folks in those days were real poor & related to the humor. I don't know about you, It's a shame some people are that defensive That they can't laugh at show anymore & put it in perspective with the times it was created. It should still be available on T.V. Like the other classics.I love it.


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