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

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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After the show was canceled with 65 episodes, CBS wanted to syndicate the reruns but felt that they needed more shows. The cast was brought back to film an additional 13 episodes to premiere in syndication. These episodes were originally to be titled "The Adventures of Kingfish" but premiered with the "Amos 'n Andy" rerun package instead. See more »

Quotes

[Kingfish had told Andy he can teach him to fly a plane]
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: You see, Andy; the first thing you need to fly is excellent eyesight. Now, how much is 10 plus 10?
[writes problem on the board]
Andrew Hogg Brown: 20.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Ok; now, what is ten times 2?
Andrew Hogg Brown: 20.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Oh, you see Andy; you has twenty-twenty vision.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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The entertainment value is classic
5 November 2004 | by See 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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