Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman 

Fred, fearing retaliation after witnessing a robbery at Julio's, is unwilling to get involved by describing the burglars to the police.

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Fred, fearing retaliation after witnessing a robbery at Julio's, is unwilling to get involved by describing the burglars to the police.

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28 September 1973 (USA)  »

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The late great character actor Harry Caesar's voice can be heard as one of the two crooks who is burglarizing Julio Fuentes house and exchanges words back and forth with Fred Sanford. See more »

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Lamont Sanford: When I was a kid, you was the one that always told me to "Love thy neighbor."
Fred G. Sanford: I didn't know the neighborhood was gonna change this fast.
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The old goat and the old goat
6 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman" opens with Fred doing Cab Calloway while fixing his mixture of swiss cheese and guacamole: "I call it holy moley!" Lamont has promised Julio that he'd shoot pool with him so he can't watch the monster movie with his disappointed father, who wonders how bad an accent his son might learn by hanging around with their Puerto Rican neighbor. Home alone with his 'holy moley,' in walks Julio's pet goat Chico to partake of the bowl, after which Fred witnesses a robbery taking place next door, the crooks shoving a gun in his face. Julio is at first distressed to have his goat stolen, then delighted to have Fred as a witness, but the old goat refuses to talk about the old goat. The famous words 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you' receive a loose translation from Fred: "don't do unto others if they ain't done unto you, because you might get done in doin' it!"


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