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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 the documentary Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy (1983), Alvin Childress (Amos) said that he never felt that the show was that negative of a portrayal of blacks since it was the only television show at the time that showed black people as businessmen, policemen, judges and doctors rather than maids or janitors. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Andrew Hogg Brown: Holy Mackarel, Kingfish!
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Connections

Featured in Bamboozled (2000) See more »

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They made a mistake
24 November 2003 | by aa56See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved to watch Amos 'n Andy on my local independent television station. It was preceded by The Three Stooges Comedy Hour. Then Amos 'n Andy was canceled because the NAACP decided for me that I would think all black people are like the characters on the show. But I didn't believe that anymore than I thought all white people are like the Three Stooges. So, I could no longer watch one of the funniest comedy shows in television history. I also loved the beautiful theme song. It sounds very much like "Palermo." Anyone know the story of this music?


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