Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride 

Lamont is excited about his upcoming wedding, but on the big day he quickly finds himself the only one who is. The bride dumps him at the altar, and his relatives beg to get back their wedding gifts.

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Alvin Childress ...
Reverend Trimble
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Mrs. Simpson
Royce Wallace ...
Aunt Rosetta
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Uncle Edgar
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Aunt Hazel
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Crystal Simpson
Bardu Ali ...
Oliver Simpson
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Lamont is excited about his upcoming wedding, but on the big day he quickly finds himself the only one who is. The bride dumps him at the altar, and his relatives beg to get back their wedding gifts.

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28 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Lamont suggests that he and Fred move to Newark, New Jersey because they have a black mayor. He is referring to Kenneth Gibson who served as a city's mayor from 1970 until 1986. See more »

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Lamont, in an attempt to appease Aunt Hazel when she was incensed that she couldn't return a table cloth she bought as a wedding gift because Fred opened it and put it on one of the tables, offered to "buy [her] another table cloth". He probably meant to say he'd pay for the one they used, as she, like the other guests, was planning to return it to get the money back. See more »

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Lamont Sanford: [All the guests are staking claim to their wedding gift in order to return them while he stands there watching incredulous] Say what are you people doing? Will you stop it?
[Whistles loudly to get their attention]
Lamont Sanford: Will you just stop it?
Fred G. Sanford: You tell 'em, son!
Lamont Sanford: [Still addressing everyone else] What is the matter with you? I don't believe you! I just got the shock of my life less than an hour ago, and what are you all doing? You're standing around here worrying about your dumb wedding presents! Well I ...
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References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

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Alvin Childress and Lillian Randolph
13 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride" opens with Sanford and Son wearing tuxedos for Lamont's wedding day following a two month courtship with Crystal Simpson (Carol Speed). Fred recognizes the church as the same one in which his wife Elizabeth had her funeral! He also doesn't think much of the bride's family: "bunch of jive ni--ers...they playing Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and you Sidney Poitier!" Reverend Trimble (Alvin Childress, later seen in "The Engagement") announces Crystal's arrival then begins the ceremony. Fred's comments continue to aggravate his already nervous son: "she ain't in no big hurry to get up here, is she?" All goes well until Reverend Trimble comes to the part where the bride is supposed to say 'I do,' because she don't! Lamont drowns his sorrows at home when the family shows up, not so much to comfort him but to get all their gifts back (none of these relatives ever returned). Fred nearly comes to blows with Aunt Hazel, played by veteran Lillian Randolph (later seen in "The Older Woman"), best remembered as Annie the maid in "It's a Wonderful Life," while TV pioneer Alvin Childress played cab driving Amos Jones on AMOS 'N' ANDY (this was the first, but hardly the last, time that we would hear the 'N' word).


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