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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
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 (44 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 110)

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 (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ted Bergman (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 (78 episodes, 1972-1976)
Dick King (36 episodes, 1972-1973)
Chuck Droege (34 episodes, 1973-1974)
Stowell Werden (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Stephen McKeown (5 episodes, 1973-1977)
Bob Veatch (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gus Aguilera (2 episodes, 1972)
 
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 (57 episodes, 1972-1974)
Andrew J. Selig .... unit manager (13 episodes, 1972)
Sheri Rougeot Weaver .... unit manager (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donald Baer .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1972)
Tom 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
William Cole .... audio (37 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ernie Dellutri .... audio (35 episodes, 1973-1977)
Jim Kigar .... audio (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bill Levitsky .... audio (2 episodes, 1973)
Joe Ralston .... audio (2 episodes, 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 (74 episodes, 1972-1977)
Dick Pickens .... lighting director / lighting (66 episodes, 1972-1977)
Rory O'Connor .... assistant camera (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Freschi .... lighting director (13 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)
Harry Geller .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1976)
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1976)
Morton Stevens .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Carl McCarthy .... stage manager (75 episodes, 1972-1977)
Joanie Rhodes .... script supervisor (65 episodes, 1973-1977)
Anne Hopkins .... assistant to producer (61 episodes, 1972-1974)
O. Tamburri .... technical director (45 episodes, 1972-1977)
Aaron Ruben .... story consultant (44 episodes, 1972-1974)
Sue Nevens .... production assistant / production coordinator (41 episodes, 1973-1977)
Sylvia O'Gilvie .... production assistant / production secretary (37 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert G. Holmes .... technical director (34 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Eisenstock .... story editor (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Larry Mintz .... story editor (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bernie Orenstein .... story consultant (16 episodes, 1974-1977)
Saul Turteltaub .... story consultant (16 episodes, 1974-1977)
Cheryl Dawson .... assistant to lead actor (15 episodes, 1972)
Ilunga Adell .... story editor (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jill Cook .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1972)
Katy Dowdalls .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ted Bergman .... story editor / story supervisor (10 episodes, 1974-1976)
Gene Farmer .... story editor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joan Boyer .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Randy L. Turtle .... production secretary / script supervisor (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Gene Schwarz .... technical director (4 episodes, 1972)
Ted Baker .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Gerren Keith .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1972-1975)
Cathy Clark Wortman .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producers (3 episodes, 1977)
Bob Graner .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1973)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Teri Jenkins .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
Mike Maron .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1977)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (135 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) (DVD rating) | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
In the second episode it is revealed that Lamont's middle name is Grady. But in Season 6 episode "The Lucky Streak," Fred admits that Lamont is his middle name and that he actually has no first name because he and Elizabeth never got around to it.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:
Lamont Sanford:[phoning their neighbor, afraid they've accidently shot him] You know, pop, the phone company says to always let the phone ring at least 10 times, because sometimes people be taking a shower or something.
Fred Sanford:Yeah... and sometimes, they be dead!
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Soundtrack:
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13 out of 13 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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