Amos 'n' Andy

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    • The Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly
      The Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      1/1/55
      10
      The Kingfish teaches Andy to fly, so that he can win back his girl from a motor boat enthusiast.
    • The Adoption
      The Adoption
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      6/11/53
      10
      The Kingfish falls in love with a baby which is up for adoption, but instead is stuck with Horrible Horace, Sapphire's pesty nephew.
    • New Neighbors
      New Neighbors
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/10/53
      10
      While trying to get rid of neighbors who borrow everything, the Kingfish uses the crying of a baby and a sound effects record, but the plan backfires as the Kingfish is about to be evicted.
    • Andy Gets a Telegram
      Andy Gets a Telegram
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      12/27/51
      10
      The Kingfish winds up on a cattle boat bound for South America when Sapphire plots to separate him from his worthless friends.
    • Vacation Show
      Vacation Show
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/20/53
      10
      The Kingfish tries to swindle Andy by taking him on a trip through Central Park and pretending it is the entire USA.
    • The Christmas Story
      The Christmas Story
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/25/52
      10
      Andy is working very hard to earn enough money to buy a doll for his godchild.
    • The Kingfish Becomes a Press Agent
      1/1/55
      10
      The Kingfish takes a job as a press agent in order to make money to pay Andy off and get his mother-in-law's diamond pin back, but things don't work out.
    • Sapphire's Mysterious Admirer
      Sapphire's Mysterious Admirer
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      7/24/52
      10
      The Kingfish believes that Sapphire is in love with another man and that she and her beau are planning to get rid of him.
    • Andy Gets Married
      Andy Gets Married
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/5/53
      10
      Double trouble for Andy, he has gotten engaged to two women.
    • The Race Horse
      The Race Horse
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/30/52
      10
      The Kingfish gets conned when Andy sells him a broken down race horse.
    • Rare Coin (pilot)
      Rare Coin (pilot)
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      7/19/51
      10
      The Kingfish swindles Andy out of a rare coin and Andy swindles it right back by use of a clever trick in a phone booth coin slot.
    • The Boarder
      The Boarder
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/4/52
      10
      Sapphire maintains that her boarder, a singer with a large appetite, is a cultural asset, but to the Kingfish he is a gorging freeloader.
    • Andy, the Godfather
      Andy, the Godfather
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      1/1/55
      9.8
      The love of a 12-year-old for Andy's godchild is too much for him to handle.
    • The Ballet Tickets
      The Ballet Tickets
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/22/53
      9.5
      The Kingfish gives Sapphire some stolen ballet tickets which land her in jail. She ends up in jail a second time when the Kingfish gives her a phony five dollar bill.
    • Arabia
      Arabia
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/2/52
      9.5
      The Kingfish sets up a phony raffle that forces him to wind up in Arabia drilling for oil, trying to earn enough money to get home.
    • Father by Proxy
      Father by Proxy
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/1/55
      9.5
      Driving a pregnant woman to the hospital, Andy is mistaken for the father when a pushy nurse forces him to fill out forms and to sit in the waiting room.
    • Sapphire's Sister
      Sapphire's Sister
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      5/14/53
      8.3
      The Kingfish tries to get rid of Sapphire's sister by arranging a marriage between her and Andy, then learns she has $10,000 of savings in the bank.
    • Kingfish Sells a Lot
      Kingfish Sells a Lot
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      10/16/52
      8.2
      The Kingfish decides to dispose of a worthless piece of property to Andy, but it's Andy who gets the last laugh.
    • The Insurance Policy
      The Insurance Policy
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      1/1/55
      8.0
      A heaven-sent opportunity is given the Kingfish, Sapphire thinks he has only three weeks to live, which gives him three weeks to freeload.
    • Story of the Invisible Glass
      Story of the Invisible Glass
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      4/13/55
      8.0

      The Kingfish gets into the stock market and sells everyone short, including himself.

    • The Society Party
      The Society Party
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      1/1/53
      8.0
      The Kingfish and Andy try to get their ladies to wear the same fur coat at the same time, to the same party.
    • The Uranium Mine
      The Uranium Mine
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      1/26/55
      7.8
      Andy shells out money for swampland and invests in the Kingfish's uranium mine scheme.
    • Kingfish Gets Drafted
      Kingfish Gets Drafted
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      6/28/51
      7.6
      When the Kingfish gets drafted, his wife and his lodge brothers applaud but soon change their tune when his outfit is to go overseas.
    • The Gun
      The Gun
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      8/23/51
      7.6
      The Kingfish, trying to pawn a gun, is mistaken for a robber.
    • The Broken Clock
      The Broken Clock
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      8/21/52
      7.5
      Andy and the Kingfish accidentally become involved with a top military secret and the FBI when they mistakenly take a new secret altimeter clock for a replacement for their broken one.
    • Kingfish's Secretary
      Kingfish's Secretary
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      7/5/51
      7.2
      The Kingfish mistakenly signs a letter requesting a mail order bride with a letter requesting a wash woman for the building.
    • Kingfish has a Baby
      Kingfish has a Baby
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      7/26/51
      7.0
      The Kingfish decides to reform because he thinks he is about to become a father.
    • Andy Falls in Love with an Actress
      Andy Falls in Love with an Actress
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/19/53
      6.8
      Andy, jealous over his girlfriend's amorous scenes in a play, decides to become an actor.
    • Leroy's Suits
      Leroy's Suits
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/19/53
      6.7
      The Kingfish stages a clothing sale at the Lodge using a lieutenant's entire wardrobe.
    • Seeing Is Believing
      Seeing Is Believing
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/5/53
      6.0
      Sapphire thinks the Kingfish is secretly dating another woman, so she decides to make him jealous by having dinner alone with Andy.
    • Superfine Brush
      Superfine Brush
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      4/2/53
      5.7
      The Kingfish pushed by Sapphire to get a job, becomes a door-to-door salesman, persuading Andy to take over at no salary.
    • Counterfeiters Rent Basement
      Counterfeiters Rent Basement
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      8/2/51
      4.9
      Andy becomes a hero when he overpowers a gang of counterfeiters and collects a fat reward.
    • The Classified Ad
      The Classified Ad
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/24/53
      4.8
      Andy puts a wife-seeking ad in the newspaper and gets a good response, but all the applicants need dental work.
    • The Chinchilla Business
      The Chinchilla Business
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      1/19/55
      4.8

      The Kingfish sells a couple of rabbits to Andy for $50 by telling him they are chinchillas.

    • Amos Helps Out
      Amos Helps Out
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      10/11/51
      1.0
      After a domestic fight, the Kingfish writes a fake letter form the license bureau stating that he and Sapphire were never legally married.
    • Kingfish Goes to Work
      Kingfish Goes to Work
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      0.0
      The Kingfish has Andy take over his job as handyman at a university and pays him with a college home study.
    • The Girl Upstairs
      The Girl Upstairs
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/1/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish is convinced that his marriage is headed for disaster when he finds a diary in Sapphire's closet which mentions a rival.
    • Andy Buys a House
      Andy Buys a House
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      10/4/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish takes a job as a real estate agent and must prove himself by selling a house on condemned land-- he does, to Andy.
    • Leroy Lends a Hand
      Leroy Lends a Hand
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      9/6/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish and Andy go into the parking lot business and wind up in the used car business.
    • Income Tax Show
      Income Tax Show
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/13/53
      0.0

      Andy and the Kingfish are frightened when they have to appear before the Internal Revenue Service. It turns out all they have to do is fill out new forms.

    • The Winslow Woman
      The Winslow Woman
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      8/16/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish wants Andy to marry wealthy Mrs. Winslow, even when the not-so-wealthy woman actually show up.
    • Jewelry Store Robbery
      Jewelry Store Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      9/20/51
      0.0
      Andy and the Kingfish find that a snapshot they took is worth $1000 because it shows a man robbing a store.
    • Call Lehigh 4-9900
      Call Lehigh 4-9900
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      8/30/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish accidentally answers a newspaper ad for a lonely hearts club, and when a girl shows up at his office, Andy poses as the Kingfish.
    • The Piggy Bank
      The Piggy Bank
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      7/10/52
      0.0
      The Kingfish has been stealing money from Sapphire's piggy bank and wins a quiz show jackpot just in time for his and Sapphire's 25th anniversary.
    • The Diner
      The Diner
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      11/22/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish and Andy buy a diner, which was doing a good business, and run it out of business.
    • Quo Vadis
      Quo Vadis
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      11/15/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish goes to a lavish dinner party at which he finds, uncomfortably, that Sapphire is a waitress.
    • The Turkey Dinner
      The Turkey Dinner
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      11/29/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish is conned into buying stolen turkeys from a country bumpkin.
    • Traffic Violation
      Traffic Violation
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      11/8/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish and Andy, co-owners of a car, compete with each other in the collection of traffic tickets.
    • Relatives
      Relatives
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      12/20/51
      0.0
      Clamming that his mother-in-law disturbs his home, the Kingfish takes his problems to family court. Meanwhile, more relatives show up.
    • Ready Made Family
      Ready Made Family
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      12/6/51
      0.0
      When the Kingfish's Uncle Clarence is coming to visit, the Kingfish must put together a phony family quickly, to protect his uncle's gift of $500, he gave the Kingfish by telling him he has a child.
    • The Happy Stevenses
      The Happy Stevenses
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      11/1/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish and Sapphire imitate participants in a radio show about a happy marriage, in order to change the pattern of their stormy marriage.
    • Getting Mama Married (2)
      Getting Mama Married (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      10/25/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish's mother-in-law is so set on marrying a man that even when his wife shows up she still says he is hers.
    • Getting Mama Married (1)
      Getting Mama Married (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      10/18/51
      0.0
      GS:Amanda Randolph, The Kingfish's mother-in-law elopes with a conman and a fleecer of widows.
    • Sapphire Disappears
      Sapphire Disappears
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      8/9/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish thinks Sapphire has been murdered when she leaves him in a huff and he can find no trace of her.
    • Fur Coat
      Fur Coat
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      9/13/51
      0.0
      Sapphire is so delighted with her surprise from the Kingfish, a fur coat, that he hasn't the heart to tell her that the coat is not for her.
    • Young Girl's Mother
      Young Girl's Mother
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      7/12/51
      0.0
      Andy wants to marry a very young girl until he meets her mother, a formidable woman he jilted many years ago.
    • Birthday Card
      Birthday Card
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/8/53
      0.0
      Sapphire gives the Kingfish the third degree and wants to know why he received a birthday card signed Sweetheart.
    • The Kingfish Buys a Chair
      The Kingfish Buys a Chair
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/3/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish buys an old chair stuffed with money and then, not knowing the money is in the chair, he gives it away.
    • Andy Goes into Business
      Andy Goes into Business
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/6/53
      0.0
      Andy goes into the doughnut business and the Kingfish decides he wants to get in on the deal.
    • The Kingfish Finds His Future
      The Kingfish Finds His Future
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/30/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish takes an aptitude test and finds he should become a painter, not of pictures but of buildings and walls.
    • Kingfish's Last Friend
      Kingfish's Last Friend
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      9/27/51
      0.0
      The Kingfish has swindled too many people and is losing all of his friends so he goes on a reform kick.
    • The Convention
      The Convention
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      1/1/53
      0.0
      In Chicago, the Kingfish gets a sample of the con game from his wife Sapphire who gets them to turn over their money to her, using a disguise, leaving the boys no money to get home.
    • The Lodge Brothers Complain
      The Lodge Brothers Complain
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/27/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish tries to snatch a bride away from her wedding because he thinks she is his wife.
    • The Light Blue Car
      The Light Blue Car
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      0.0
      The Kingfish finds himself accused of robbery when his car is used unknowingly in a holdup.
    • Viva La France
      Viva La France
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      0.0
      Andy, Calhoun, and the Kingfish all become engaged to a French girl named Colette Duval who doesn't understand English.
    • Kingfish at the Ballgame
      Kingfish at the Ballgame
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/16/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish sells Andy a ring he finds in his crackerjack box before he finds out how valuable the ring really is.
    • The Engagement Ring
      The Engagement Ring
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      9/18/52
      0.0
      The Kingfish plays matchmaker and arranges a match between Andy and an older woman, in the hope of collecting a services rendered fee.
    • The Eyeglass
      The Eyeglass
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      8/7/52
      0.0
      The Kingfish devises a plot to make Andy fail his road test so that he can buy his car cheaply.
    • Hospitalization
      Hospitalization
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      1/3/52
      0.0
      Andy buys hospitalization insurance from the Kingfish and then relaxes in the hospital, turning the Kingfish frantic with bills he can't pay.
    • Second Honeymoon
      Second Honeymoon
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/1/55
      0.0
      Plans for a second honeymoon almost fall apart when the Kingfish and Sapphire argue over how they first met.
    • The Meal Ticket
      The Meal Ticket
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      0.0
      Sapphire wants intellectuals to break in her new dinning room furniture, but the Kingfish wants to sneak paying guests in instead.
    • The Girl at the Station
      The Girl at the Station
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      1/1/55
      0.0
      At a party, the Kingfish is in good with the ladies and Sapphire doesn't like it at all.
    • The Kingfish Gets Amnesia
      The Kingfish Gets Amnesia
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      1/1/55
      0.0
      The Kingfish gets amnesia when all of his friends come over asking him to repay old debts.
    • Mr. Jackson Comes to Town
      Mr. Jackson Comes to Town
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      5/28/53
      0.0
      The Kingfish goes on a self-improvement course because Sapphire goes overboard over an ex-boyfriend and former Mr. America.
    • Cousin Effie's Will
      Cousin Effie's Will
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/13/52
      0.0
      The Kingfish adopts Andy so that he will become eligible for a $2000 bequest under the terms of Cousin Effie's will.
    • Madame Queen's Voice
      Madame Queen's Voice
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      1/1/55
      0.0
      Madame Queen re-enters Andy's life because the Kingfish sees her money-making possibilities as a singer.
    • Restitution
      Restitution
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/27/52
      0.0

      While trying to do a good deed and repay a jeweler for the use of his electricity, the Kingfish becomes a fugitive from justice when he accidentally trips the store's burglar alarm.

    • The Antique Shop
      The Antique Shop
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/11/52
      0.0
      The Kingfish outfoxes himself when he sends all his lodge brothers into an antique shop to convince his cousin Leo to buy it, but with all those customers the store owner won't sell.