The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
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Ready-Made Family 

The Kingfish must put together a phony family quickly to convince his visiting Uncle Clarence to keep him in his will after he lied to him in a letter that he had a baby to scam him out of a $500 baby gift.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Freeman F. Gosden (creator) (as Freeman Gosden), Charles J. Correll (creator) (as Charles Correll) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alvin Childress Alvin Childress ... Amos
Spencer Williams ... Andy (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
Tim Moore Tim Moore ... Kingfish
Ernestine Wade Ernestine Wade ... Sapphire
Johnny Lee Johnny Lee ... Calhoun
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Storyline

The Kingfish must put together a phony family quickly to convince his visiting Uncle Clarence to keep him in his will after he lied to him in a letter that he had a baby to scam him out of a $500 baby gift.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1951 (USA) See more »

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CBS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Blatz beer was an early sponsor of the show. The Valentin Blatz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It produced Blatz Beer from 1851 until 1959, when the label was sold to Pabst Brewing Company. Blatz beer is currently produced by the Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, under contract for Pabst Brewing Company. See more »

Quotes

George 'Kingfish' Stevens: He's leavin' on the five-fifteen, and if I don't think of somethin' fast, he gonna cut me out of his will, for sure!
Algonquin J. Calhoun: Now calm down, Kingfish, calm down. Remember - no matter how messy a mess you is messed up in, there's always a way to un-mess yourself.
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A very familiar plot.
3 August 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Rich uncle clarence--$500 with each christening --told he'd get $500 when he had a child one day

The plot to "Ready-Made Family" is a very familiar one. In fact, it dates well back to the silent movie days, as Oliver Hardy made a funny version of the story back in 1910s. In fact, the plot probably pre-dates that! So, originality is NOT a strong point of this episode of "The Amos 'n Andy Show".

When the story begins, you learn that Kingfish's Uncle Clarence was a rich and generous man. When each baby in the family is born, he gives the family $500...and Kingfish's family received it when he was christened. So, the scheming Kingfish told Uncle Clarence long ago that he and Sapphire had a baby and he received $500....though they NEVER had a child. Now that Uncle Clarence is coming to visit, Kingfish needs to present a fake baby or he's bound to get disinherited. But Sapphire will have none of this...so he needs to find a faux baby AND wife!

As I mentioned above, this is a familiar plot...and I can recall several movies that used it. It's funny but hardly original. Worth seeing in spite of all this, as it did make me laugh a few times.


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