Amos 'n' Andy

Amos 'n' Andy

Comedy based on the classic radio series of the same name which ran from 1951 to 1953 on CBS. The show featured an all Afro-American cast and dealt with the misadventures of two cab drivers, Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, who lived in Harlem. Amos and Andy were frequently bedeviled by George "Kingfish" Stevens, a fast talking con man who seemingly had a new scheme every five minutes. CBS had expected the TV show to be every bit the hit that the radio show had been. Unfortunately, they never counted on the NAACP which disliked the show claiming that it promoted negative images and stereotypes of Afro-Americans. The NAACP launched a boycott of sponsors of the show which caused several to pull out. This led to the cancellation of Amos 'n' Andy by CBS after only two seasons on the air.

Episode Info

Final: 2x22 -- The Light Blue Car

Kingfish's car is used in a hold-up. Fearful that he might be blamed he decides to paint the car light blue. Things then go from bad to worse when Kingfish and Andy are arrested and hauled into court while attempting to paint the car.
Alvin ChildressAlvin Childress
As Amos Jones
Spencer WilliamsSpencer Williams
As Andrew "Andy" Hogg Brown
Tim Moore (1)Tim Moore (1)
As George 'Kingfish' Stevens
Ernestine WadeErnestine Wade
As Sapphire Stevens
Nick Stewart (1)Nick Stewart (1)
As Lightnin'
Johnny Lee (2)Johnny Lee (2)
As Algonquin J. Calhoun
Amanda RandolphAmanda Randolph
As Sapphire's Mama

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Creator: Charles Correll, Freeman F. Gosden
Associate Producer: James Fonda
Art Director: McClure Capps
Film Editor: Daniel A. Nathan, Art Seid
Sound: Elmer A. Raguse
Special Photographic Effects: Jack R. Glass

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 28, 1951
Ended: June 11, 1953
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