We're moving Forums to the Community pages. Click here for more information and updates.

Amen

Season 1 Episode 20

The Magician

0
Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Mar 14, 1987 on NBC
7.9
out of 10
User Rating
10 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
The Magician
AIRED:
Ernie auditions a special magic act for a children's show.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The deacon has plans of putting on a magic act for the church kids. But first, he must make a burglar disappear.

    10
    There were several strong episodes during the first season of 'Amen,' and this is surely one of them. In fact, if anyone needs convincing about Sherman Hemsley's talent, this is the one that puts those doubts to rest. The magic stunts he performs to thwart the prowler combine inspired comic bits and Hemsley's own real-life abilities to do magic. What's great about the burglar scene, in particular, is how he has to be talented enough so that we believe he can pass as a real-life magician, but also, he has to be somewhat inept to show that the character is a novice or amateur. That takes incredible concentration and that could not have been the easiest scene for Hemsley to do. The filmed result is superb, and I think it rivals anything Lucille Ball, Red Skelton or John Ritter ever did on television. The final scene where he performs again for the kids shows the natural rapport that this actor has with youngsters and is another reason this series is so special.moreless
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis

Rev. Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford

Thelma Frye

Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery

Casietta Hetebrink (1986-1990)

Roz Ryan

Roz Ryan

Amelia Hetebrink

Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston

Rolly Forbes

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less