The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not ...
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The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not tending to church business - isn't going to make his job an easy one.
The series was produced by Carson Productions, owned by late night talk show king Johnny Carson. According to Carson's lawyer Henry Bushkin's autobiography of the late night king, Carson loved the premise of the show but over time came detest it over quarrels Carson had show producer Ed Weinberger. Although Weinberger was hired due to his successful and stellar record as a television producer, Carson often clashed with Weinberger. Many of the quarrels had to do with Carson's belief that certain jokes in the script would not score with the audience. Weinberger would explain to Carson that unlike live television, which was Carson's domain, situation comedy had a different way in delivering their jokes to an audience. With Weinberger being able able to turn Amen into a hit, proving to Carson he knew the best direction for the show, Carson ultimately relented and left Weinberger alone. Yet according to Bushkin,with his ego bruised, Carson became indifferent and ultimately never cared that much for the series after that. See more »
One of the most hilarious African American comedies ever!
I remember seeing this show about the age of six. Never watched it much until the show ended. The characters in the show crack me up! For a 1980's comedy gives me back real good hilarious memories. I wish the show was still on. I'd be laughing forever.
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