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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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Complete series cast summary:
Alvin Childress Alvin Childress ...  Amos 78 episodes, 1951-1955
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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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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Trivia

The original radio series had been one of the biggest hits for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). This television version was run on the rival Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). See more »

Quotes

[Kingfish is on trial]
District Attorney: Would you mind telling the court under just what circumstances you met the defendant?
Andrew Hogg Brown: Well, about eighteen years ago at a carnival, I reached into my pocket to get my wallet and shook hands with Mr. Stevens.
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Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 19 July 1961 (1961) See more »

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The sitcom in general
6 September 2001 | by mdeatonSee all my reviews

As a child, I grew up watching Amos 'N Andy shows each week as they were produced. At the time I knew I just liked the antics of "The Kingfish". He was the main star even though the title of the show only depics Andy Brown (occupation unknown) and Amos (the cab driver) as the main characters. The acting troupe were absoutely a perfect combination. Tim Moore's character of The Kingfish was brillant! I remember so many laughs. They were happy laughs, not of racism but just a child seeing a good show. I do not know who owns the rights to the shows now but I have heard that they were removed from being broadcasts again for the wrong reasons. Redd Foxx is more racists than Amos 'N Andy ever were. These shows were "A1" wholesome in my book and should be enjoyed again by the next generation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amos 'n Andy See more »

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CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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