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Release Date:
14 January 1972 (USA) See more »
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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:
One of the Funniest Ever See more (41 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 109)

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 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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30 min (135 episodes)
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Trivia:
Whitman Mayo, who played Grady, actually passed away at Grady memorial hospital in AtlantaSee 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:
Fred Sanford:I brought you somethin' too, Esther.
Aunt Esther:Why, that's nothing but a clear piece of plastic.
Fred Sanford:No, it ain't. Put it up to your face. That's your Hallowe'en mask.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cookout (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
The StreetbeaterSee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One of the Funniest Ever, 21 January 2004
Author: mikeghee from Linden, New Jersey

Very funny TV comedy series about the situations a Los Angeles junk dealer,Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) and his son/business partner Lamont(Demond Wilson) find themselves in.

In my opinion, the impeccable timing of hilarious lines delivered by Mr. Foxx made this show a classic. I think the humor was probably cutting edge for its time also, often referencing the racial and sociopolitical climate (a la All in the Family). Though ageless with respect to humor, some of the lines are not politically correct anymore as evidenced by TV Land (that currently shows reruns as of this writing) cutting out any reference to the "N" word said by Fred Sanford as I remember being in more than a couple of episodes when they first aired on NBC.

A whole host of other characters added to the shows hysterical but stereotypical flavor such as the religiously fanatical Aunt Esther, the dimwitted Grady and neighbor Julio. No ethnic group or race was spared a ribbing on this show.

Two of my all time favorite episodes are 1. The Sanfords being promised $10,000 if Lamont marries Fred's cousin's overweight stepdaughter and 2. Fred and Lamont's plane ride to St. Louis to attend the reading of a will of a relative that recently passed.

Priceless.

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