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A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 8)

Teddy Wilson ... Phil Wheeler (8 episodes, 1977)

Tina Andrews ... Angie Wheeler (8 episodes, 1977)
John Earl ... Nathaniel 'Nat' Wheeler (8 episodes, 1977)

Don Bexley ... Bubba Bexley (8 episodes, 1977)

Bebe Drake ... Jeannie (8 episodes, 1977)

LaWanda Page ... Aunt Esther Anderson (8 episodes, 1977)

Series Directed by
Dick Harwood (2 episodes, 1977)
Russ Petranto (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
Ray Galton (8 episodes, 1977)
Norman Lear (8 episodes, 1977)
Alan Simpson (8 episodes, 1977)
Gene Farmer (3 episodes, 1977)
Heywood Kling (2 episodes, 1977)

Joseph Neustein (unknown episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Heywood Kling .... producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Bernie Orenstein .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Saul Turteltaub .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Bud Yorkin .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1977)
Series Original Music by
Henry Mancini (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Film Editing by
Chip Brooks (3 episodes, 1977)
Hal Collins (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Costume Design by
Lee Smith (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Buddy Arnold .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Jim Zrake .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William R. Wyse .... associate director (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Sound Department
Ken Becker .... audio (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Browning .... video / video operator (3 episodes, 1977)
Jim Ratcliffe .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Other crew
George Arthur Bloom .... story editor (3 episodes, 1977)
Gene Farmer .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1977)
Milt Hoffman .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1977)
Heywood Kling .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1977)
Mike Maloof .... technical director (3 episodes, 1977)
Adrienne Pettijohn .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1977)

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30 min
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When Redd Foxx returned to the role of Fred Sanford for "Sanford" (1980), all the events of "Sanford Arms" (1977) were completely ignored.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Spin-off hell, T.V. shows begat from successful shows., 1 October 2004
Author: Joseph P. Ulibas ( from Sacramento, CA

Sanford Arms (1977) was a spin-off from the highly successful Sanford and Son. Instead of kow-towing to the demands of the star Redd Foxx and not offering the salary that Demond Wilson deserved for carrying the show, the producers in their infinite wisdom decided to change the format of the show. A single father and his children become the new owner and residents of the Sanford Arms Hotel, a boarding house that was owned by Fred Sanford and managed by Aunt Esther. Despite the appearances of the latter series guest stars, the show never was a ratings winner and it died after the first four episodes. Next time the producers should open up their check books instead of pulling the purse strings.

Lame attempt to keep a successful series on the air.

Not recommended.

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