Aptitude Test (Aired October 7, 1951)
Amos 'n' Andy was a situation comedy popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. The show began as one of the first radio comedy serials, written and voiced by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll and originating from station WMAQ in Chicago, Illinois. After the series was first broadcast in 1928, it grew in popularity and became a huge influence on the radio serials that followed. Amos 'n' Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions. They met in Durham, North Carolina in 1920, and by the fall of 1925, they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune's station WGN. Since the Tribune syndicated Sidney Smith's popular comic strip The Gumps, which had successfully introduced the concept of daily continuity, WGN executive Ben McCanna thought the notion of a serialized drama could also work on radio.
October 7, 1951. "Aptitude Test"
- CBS network. Sponsored by: Rexall. The Kingfish and his mother-in-law both take an aptitude test for a job in a new store. After the Kingfish switches answer sheets, Mama turns out to be his boss! The script was subsequently used on the program on Novemebr 21, 1954. Bob Mosher (writer), Bob Ross (writer), Ernestine Wade, Joe Connelly (writer), Johnny Lee, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, John Brown, Ken Christy, Will Wright, Jeff Alexander (music), Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Griff Barnett (commercial spokesman), Amanda Randolph. 29:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.