The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles.
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Whitman Mayo ...
 Grady Wilson (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Carol Cole ...
 Ellie Wilson Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Hal Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rosanne Katon ...
 Laurie Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Haywood Nelson ...
 Haywood Marshall (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
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In this spinoff of "Sanford and Son", Fred Sanford's pal Grady Wilson has moved out of Watts and into the middle-class neighborhood where his daughter Ellie and her family resides. Hal was Grady's hard-working son-in-law, and Laurie and Haywood were his grandchildren. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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A short-lived classic
5 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on who was probably the favorite on-and-off character from Sanford and Son, Grady, this show didn't fail to deliver the same laughs as Sanford and Son, if not more.

According to the show's publicity advisors, the show's lack of popularity was largely due to the little advertising provided.

The biggest difference between this and Sanford and Son, is that "Grady" is more of a lighthearted show, with fewer arguments.

However, the lack of arguments did not prove to be a downfall for the show.

The "Box Set" (TV Land's name for themed shows, usually playing 4 shows pertaining to the same subject matter, or in Grady's case, Spin-Offs) has been used to bring Grady to a modern audience (Not that it had much of an audience in the 70s)

I'd recommend viewing it when episodes air, as they rarely do, and you won't be disappointed.


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