Flashback Friday: 'Amen'

Even if it wasn't Sunday, many of us sat in front of our TV sets and went to church watching the hit show "Amen" back in the late 80s. We'd sing and clap along to the show's opening theme song -- "Turn on the light from heaven, Lord...shine on me, shine on me, shiiiiiiiine on me" -- as the spry Sherman Hemsley would jump out of his caddy into a double dutch session in front of the church. "Amen" was the first Black comedy to figure out how to make religion funny without being blasphemous, faith-based without being too preachy...


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