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kingfish not only do I oppose the allegations but ize resist the alligator
Amos, Andy-,Calloon and Kingfish will bring back memories for many people worldwide.
Hilarious! The scene where Andy got in the back seat for the driving test reminds me of when my grandfather was so busy talking to the gas station attendant years ago that he entered the car from the back seat and was looking for the ignition!
Very funny show. I remember when I was a paperboy and I would collect money from my customers. It seemed like I was always collecting around the time this show was on. Just about every house I went to would have it playing. Many of them would let me sit inside while they got the money ready. I would watch it and think to myself, "I wish I was home so I could watch the whole show." They were forced to take it off the air because it was supposedly disrespectful of African Americans. I suppose it is a little bit, but not as much as many shows since then that ran forever and were not nearly as funny. The people always dressed nice, many had great jobs, all had nice houses, and they faced situations everyone faces in daily life. It was very funny. I read on the internet that the actors and actresses were very upset that it was taken off the air by force, by other black folks, some of them never worked again in movies and TV. Most of them had accomplished a lot in private life before being on TV.
I will never understand this very amusing series being regarded as 'racist'…yes, some of the main characters are silly and moronic, but that has ZERO to do with them 'portraying black people', they are JUST silly and moronic…hell, Married With Children and the like portrayed idiotic white characters, and everyone just LAUGHED and enjoyed it…
NOTE in the opening scene of this episode, a black judge and bailiff, BOTH portrayed in respected positions and they speak as anyone does…we love Kingfish/Andy/Lightnin', etc because they are SILLY and amusing…and cleverly written.
IMHO, this was just a really fun, and even heartwarming at times, series, that did NOT deserve the crap it still takes to this day…
I viewed the characters as primarily New Yorkers rather than anything else. They lived well despite Kingfish not working, Andy always wore a suit as well as the Kingfish and the rest of the cast was always well dressed. It was no more disrespectful than the Laverne and Shirley, or Lucille Ball shows. It was a comedy, not a documentary. . .
Other than the awful substandard English, I find nothing racist or offensive about this show. It's just like The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, or any of the other comedy shows of that era. It also reminds me of "Sanford and Son".
I think this comedy is hilarious. I have also been watching the Burns and Allen Show which is also equally funny. This is no more racist than Gracie Allen would be viewed degrading to women. People need to relax and enjoy it for what it is. COMEDY
this show is so funny so well acted an put together you just enjoy it time kinda stands still .you get into the show. you can relate but it's just fun to watch.
Amos is like the voice of reason. he gets to set Mr brown straight on kingfishs scams. funny.
the ending is crazy funny all because king tried to run his scam.
the actors are very good and funny. this show has more layers than most very entertaining.
I'm 78 years old. I remember the radio days of Amos and Andy. Theaters would stop the movie in order for the audience to hear the show instead of staying home and missing the movie. I love the TV show for its comedy. Tim Moore, Kingfish, is super. The whole cast was amazing. Too bad that it was degrading in a way to African Americans. The whole cast consisted of very talented Blacks.
Great writing, great characters, fine acting… I loved this show when it was first broadcast, so I'm happy to see it is available here.
Sheer comedy brilliance! Racist my @#$!!! These men and women were so talented and funny and it was so unfair of the NAACP and the network to axe it when they did(along with putting everyone in this wonderful cast out of work!) So much better than the majority of the PC tripe of today and not 1 single F bomb or any other swear words. CLASSIC! 🙂
I remember the television show I rolled with laughter .I remember the neighbors coming over to watch and we acted likeAmos and Andy. It was canceled and the whole street was upset because of the cancellation.Times were a lot different in the early 50's.Some better and some bad.
Shriekkkkkkkkkkkkkkk there white people in this!!!!
The funniest PERIOD!
I for the life of me cannot understand why people had problems with this program..Its funny, !!
To do away with racism, they replaced Amos n' Andy with George Jefferson. Nothing racist or stereo-typical about him.
I agree with the other comments. In addition, the show portrays blacks as living in nice apartments and in a nice area of the city. And whenever there's an episode with a bad guy, he's usually white! I once heard that even Jessie Jackson thought it was funny.
If this comedy program is racist then why does Amos own his own business " The Fresh Air Taxi Company? He also has a wife & daughter that he loves & brings stability into their lives & others. ALL of the actors are incredibly talented & play their part professionally just like in ANY other sitcom .Have you seen other sitcoms w/ different nationalities ? They are proud of their comedy sitcoms. I am proud of this one !!!!!!
this show need to be back on television better then some of the programs on today 😂
What was the mother in-law's name?
$10.00 in 1952 = $92.27 in 2017. ouch.
Special glasses with one lense, one for a itchy eye the other stigmatizm. funny buying a car from a friend classic stuff.
I gots to remove a 'cadillac' from a man's eye lmfao
Thank you ! It's a shame that people mis out on this because of some nonsense.
It’s 2017 and I just laughed out loud to this. I Do understand why an association dedicated to the ADVANCEMENT of people of color would want this off the air. We can’t compare then with the standards of today. The problem then, in a time where black people were seen as less than human, was this was the ONLY representation out there. Images are very important. This can’t be the only representation that you see of yourself. Yes the three stooges were silly, so where the Beverly Hillbillies, but the prevailing thought pushed through media and the LAW in America was that black people were second class citizens. But this show did pave the way for others. You have to start some where. But let’s never forget that this show’s origins were two white men in Blackface. It’s a funny show, but so were many minstrel shows.
Funny Funny FUNNY!!!!
Classic comedy. What's racist about it ? nothing. The whole cast is black and every bit character part as well. A scheming George Kingfish Stevens and gullible Andrew H. Brown. What could be better.
kingfish is the funniest black man in history.
Calhoun is e v i l ……
When I was a little girl my father and I loved this show. What’s funny now that I am 67 years old now and always thought Kingfish was Andy. I guess it was because I was little and we listened to the radio at first. But as time went on my Dad would make his little girl laugh and laugh, imitating The King Fish. What I know very well is that my Father was not racist or making fun of The King Fish. Also he did not raise a racist daughter. We also enjoyed George Burns and Gracie Allen. And neither of us thought she was simple minded. All these people enjoyed doing was making people of all age have a fun time. The whole family could watch these shows. We need more of them in today’s world.
Needs to be back on TV great show
Algonquin J. Calhoun
To think ignorant black people back then and even now think this show was racist.
Funny is just funny
An entire black cast, black actors portraying every known profession from cops to drs and this show was deemed racist lmao…ever watch todays black shows?
Kingfish's whole day was how to out do Andy Brown. Outstanding writing and genuinely funny stuff. Great actors put out of work by those working against them.
They were not black, white or plaid. They were FUNNY!!! Take that you politically correct morons.
Now [people] act stupid for money. They don't mind being laughed at for $$$$ lol
I always thought Andy looks like Wendell Pierce from The Wire.
Fantastic Comedians! This was a extremely funny show. I a little girl who was in grade school at that time who enjoyed this show with or without my parents (nothing ever inappropiate that children shouldn't hear). Yes, l agree all that happened to the actors was ANOTHER GENTEDROUP OF PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS!🐾🦉
Remember watching this episode with my father in the 50’s. the judge says, I’d said I’ll Suspend it. Andy says how can you spend if I ain’t got it? My father laughed so hard. Rip.
I gotta remove a Cadillac from a man's eyes😂😂😂
Holy mackerel this is how the corporation tries to monopolize on us . Keeping it real
Kingfish: "Andy, with eyes that bad, you ought to have a bigger nose."
Two words describe the whole dynamic, here: BILL COSBY!
He was the strong force behind having this, and other shows like Beulah, with Ethel Watters, removed from the airwaves….but where is he now????
…👍🏻👍🏻…thank you for sharing…great memories of days gone by….we all just loved Amos, Andy, The Kingfish, Calhoun, Lightnin’, Mama….the whole gang….they all brought joy and laughter into our homes…smh…we really missed it when it was no longer on tv…complete utter nonsense for ever having been removed in the first place…again, thank you, for posting so others may realize their great talents!
'"How can you suSPEND it if I aint got it?!?!"
Great acting and I laugh every time. Can't use makes Black look ignorant. We have Trump. He should be banned and blacks should welcome this great acting. and Damn funny. I bet Richard Prior would give his blessings!
“The Eyeglasses” Season 2, Episode 3, aired 7 Aug. 1952. Alvin Childress as Amos, Spencer Williams (Jr.) as Andy, Tim Moore as Kingfish, Ernestine Wade as Sapphire, Johnny Lee as Calhoun, Nick Stewart (as Nick O'Demus) as Lightnin', Corny Anderson as the Bailiff, Vince Townsend as the Judge.
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