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Sanford and Son: :  -- The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

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Release Date:
14 January 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This show is a classic, dummy See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Redd Foxx ... Fred G. Sanford / ... (135 episodes, 1972-1977)

Demond Wilson ... Lamont Sanford / ... (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
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Series Directed by
Peter Baldwin (21 episodes, 1972-1974)
Alan Rafkin (17 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jack Shea (15 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bill Foster (12 episodes, 1974-1977)
Norman Abbott (11 episodes, 1974-1976)
Russ Petranto (9 episodes, 1977)
Bud Yorkin (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Mark Warren (7 episodes, 1973-1976)
Stan Lathan (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
James Sheldon (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rick Edelstein (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Herbert Kenwith (3 episodes, 1974)
Bob LaHendro (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charles S. Dubin (2 episodes, 1972)
Sid McCoy (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Ray Galton (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Norman Lear (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Alan Simpson (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Bernie Orenstein (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
Saul Turteltaub (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
Aaron Ruben (21 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ilunga Adell (16 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ted Bergmann (11 episodes, 1974-1976)
Gene Farmer (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerry Ross (8 episodes, 1974-1976)
Allan Katz (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Don Reo (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Eisenstock (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Larry Mintz (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Garry Shandling (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Paul Mooney (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
James Fritzell (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Everett Greenbaum (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Illes (3 episodes, 1973)
James R. Stein (3 episodes, 1973)
Rick Mittleman (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Lloyd Garver (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ken Hecht (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard Pryor (2 episodes, 1972)
Winston Moss (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Arnie Rosen (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Redd Foxx (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Garland (2 episodes, 1975)
George Yanok (2 episodes, 1975)
Earl Barret (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Norman Lear .... executive producer (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Bud Yorkin .... executive producer (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer (134 episodes, 1972-1977)
Bernie Orenstein .... producer (73 episodes, 1974-1977)
Saul Turteltaub .... producer (73 episodes, 1974-1977)
Aaron Ruben .... producer (62 episodes, 1972-1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ken Denisoff (29 episodes, 1972-1976)
Chuck Droege (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
Dick King (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Stowell Werden (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bob Veatch (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Stephen McKeown (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (84 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lee Smith (59 episodes, 1974-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Mari Loshin .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Production Management
Robert L. Shannon .... unit manager (18 episodes, 1972-1974)
Sheri Rougeot Weaver .... unit manager (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Andrew J. Selig .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1972)
Thomas Hulbert .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William R. Wyse .... associate director (133 episodes, 1972-1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Ernie Dellutri .... audio (18 episodes, 1973-1977)
William Cole .... audio (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jim Kigar .... audio (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Reed Howard .... camera operator (99 episodes, 1972-1977)
Roy Holm .... camera operator (79 episodes, 1972-1977)
Les Shaw .... video / video operator (28 episodes, 1972-1977)
Dick Pickens .... lighting director / lighting (25 episodes, 1972-1977)
Rory O'Connor .... assistant camera (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Freschi .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1972)
Joe Williams .... video (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Music Department
Quincy Jones .... composer: theme music "Street Beater" (135 episodes, 1972-1977)
Tommy Morgan .... composer: theme music / musician: harmonica (111 episodes, 1972-1976)
 
Series Other crew
Joanie Rhodes .... script supervisor (42 episodes, 1973-1977)
Carl McCarthy .... stage manager (29 episodes, 1972-1977)
Alan Eisenstock .... story editor (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Larry Mintz .... story editor (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
O. Tamburri .... technical director (23 episodes, 1972-1977)
Anne Hopkins .... assistant to producer (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Sue Nevens .... production assistant / production coordinator (18 episodes, 1973-1977)
Cheryl Dawson .... assistant to lead actor (15 episodes, 1972)
Aaron Ruben .... story consultant (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bernie Orenstein .... story consultant (12 episodes, 1974-1977)
Saul Turteltaub .... story consultant (12 episodes, 1974-1977)
Robert G. Holmes .... technical director (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sylvia O'Gilvie .... production assistant / production secretary (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ted Bergmann .... story editor / story supervisor (6 episodes, 1974-1976)
Joan Boyer .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jill Cook .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1972)
Katy Dowdalls .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Randy L. Turtle .... production secretary / script supervisor (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ilunga Adell .... story editor (3 episodes, 1974)
Gene Farmer .... story editor (3 episodes, 1974)
Cathy Clark Wortman .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (3 episodes, 1977)
Gerren Keith .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Teri Jenkins .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Ted Baker .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Mike Maron .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
 

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30 min (135 episodes)
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Trivia:
This show has gone down in history as the show that killed The Brady Bunch. In 1974, both shows were on in the same time slot, Friday nights at 8pm, with Sanford and Son on NBC and The Brady Bunch on ABC. Through the entire 1973-74 season, Sanford beat Brady in the ratings until ABC finally pulled the plug.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The exterior shot of the Sanford house/junk shop as seen in the opening credits does not match the exterior of the house/junk shop as it appeared on the show. In the opening credits shots, the house's front door is seen almost flush against the street with a very small front yard and little to no junk out in front of the house. In the show however, the Sanfords have a huge front yard with piles and piles of junk scattered about and the street is very far from the front door.See more »
Quotes:
[clutching his chest dramatically]
Fred Sanford:Oh, this is the biggest one I ever had. You hear that Elizabeth? I'm coming to join you honey.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Being There (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Didn't CareSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
This show is a classic, dummy, 9 April 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

I guess that "Sanford and Son" must have been the first show that portrayed black ghetto life. No matter, it's hilarious. Dad Fred essentially spends every episode lounging around his house, calling his son Lamont "dummy" and threatening to bust people's lips. Lamont remains eternally embarrassed about Fred's antics, especially whenever Fred comments on how ugly he considers the sister-in-law, Aunt Esther, to be. And it's always great when the two cops (one white and the other black) come to the house, and the white cop acts like a dork, forcing the black cop to have to identify it.

Anyway, it was part of the new wave of really funny shows in the early 1970's that portrayed stuff that TV shows previously were uncomfortable portraying ("All in the Family" of course led the way). It would have been neat if Fred Sanford and Archie Bunker could have ever met. That would have made for some crazy dialogue. Four stars.

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