Another double feature of Amos and Andy with an early classic, followed by a later episode.
First show: 1029Take off that shoe April 4, 1930. Andy shops for some new shoes. He is hoping for something stylish, even if it’s a bit too small. Amos tries to talk sense to him, knowing how bad his feet are. It does pay off to have shoes that fit, and are comfortable. I think Andy sees the price tag though, and wants the comfortable shoes off.
Second show: Making Sapphire Proud, January 7, 1944. As Kingfish tries to enjoy his evening paper, Sapphire tries to talk to him about her day. All she wants is for George to get a job, but naturally for him, he avoids it. He ends up being kicked out of the house. . Kingfish imposes on his friends amos and Andy for favors. Namely in a place to sleep, and running some errands.
Poor old Kingfish, all he wants to do is make Sapphire proud of him. When there’s a suitcase mixup, George decides to impersonate a soldier. At least long enough to have his picture taken. The plan is to send her the photo, and aletter to imply that George is overseas, serving his country. His exploits are truely marvelous, a wonder to behold, but are they going to be believable?
What could go wrong with such a simple plan? Plenty, when George bumps into a Colonel. Not given much chance to explain, Kingfish is in deep trouble. I’m surprised that the Colonel can’t see through the act, but the humor that results is great.
Can Kingfish get out of the charges? Will Sapphire ever find any good in him to be proud of? I’m not telling, but fortune smiles, and all is well.