Sanford and Son: Season 6, Episode 13

Sanford and Gong (17 Dec. 1976)

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Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Bexley ...
Jack DeLeon ...
Roy Stuart ...
Margie McGlory ...
Don S. Davis ...
Tracee Lyles ...
Panelist #1
Panelist #2
Bob Goldstein ...
Panelist #3
Jackie Toles ...
Carl McCarthy ...
Stage Manager


Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.

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Fred likens the British singer's rendition of "I Didn't Care" to Moshe Dayan singing "When the Saints Go Marchin' In." Dayan (1915-81) was an iconic Israeli military commander and government leader, immediately recognizable by the black eyepatch he wore over his left eye. See more »


Fred G. Sanford: [Holding four tickets to "The Gong Show"] Now, who should I ask?
Lamont Sanford: Well, besides me, you could ask Aunt Esther.
Fred G. Sanford: Esther? This is the GONG Show, not the GOON Show!
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


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Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
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Check Out Those Guest Star Panelists!
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

The only other show I know of that had the stars of the show go on the Gong Show was on "What's Happening?" The guest stars there, at least I recognized. Barbara Rhoades, Wolfman Jack and Kene Holliday.

Chuck Barris didn't appear in this episode tho.

Here on Sanford and Son, we have Bob Goldstein, Al Hansen and Tracee Lyles.

Wow! Big names! Well, the original Gong show didn't have that outstanding of Judges either, but at least you could recognize them.

I looked up our panelists here.

Goldstein's greatest claim to fame at this time must have been as a waiter in "The Sunshine Boys".

Tracee Lyles played hookers in movies, it seems. Bit parts again.

Al Hansen had a bit more going for him. Worked as a stunt diver in 1954's "20000 Leagues Under the Sea" and made it all the way to Waynes World as 'Bad Actor'.

I've always gotten a kick out of someone appearing on a show as a special guest star and they have nothing going for them as such.

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