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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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Comedy

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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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Trivia

Despite decent ratings, CBS pulled the show when the NAACP complained of how they believed blacks were being depicted on this show. The syndicated reruns were pulled from circulation in 1966 after similar protests. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Modern Marvels: Television: Window to the World (1999) See more »

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User Reviews

I don`t remember the radio program, but, the T.V. show was great.
14 May 2001 | by damifino48See all my reviews

They could not have put together a better or more talented group of people. Amos and Andy, and a lot of other shows from back then need to be on television now. Those would be reruns even I would sit down to watch. As far as it depicting ignorance, or the people being uneducated, just about all the shows were made on the same level from that time period. There was true comedy on T.V. back then. Look what happened in later years on television. Mr. Ed was smarter than Wilbur ever hoped to be, but, it made a good show.


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