Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Sergeant Gork 

Fred regales young Roger with tall tales of his World war II exploits that draw more from the late movie than the history books.


(as Bill Wyse)


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Episode cast overview:
Aunt Esther Anderson
Bubba Bexley
Nathaniel Taylor ...
Rollo Larson
Fritzi Burr ...
Frank Nelson ...
Edward Crawford ...
Roger Lawson
Kenneth Menard ...
Customer (as Ken Men'ard)
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Fred regales young Roger with tall tales of his World war II exploits that draw more from the late movie than the history books.

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12 March 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Colonel Hiakowa: [to his prisoner Fred] All I want to know is when you are going to blow up the bridge over the river Kwai.
Fred G. Sanford: River Kwai? I never heard of it.
Colonel Hiakowa: You mean to tell me you never heard that famous song, "Kwai Me a River"?
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Martin Kosleck in a story conceived by Redd Foxx
19 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Sergeant Gork" was the last of two episodes scripted by Ted Bergman, from a story by Redd Foxx, following "The Masquerade Party" from the previous season. Fred is watching Janet Lawson's son Roger (Edward Crawford, first of three) while Lamont is out with the truck, and to pass the time he regales the 10 year old with his exploits during WW2, opening with his impression of George C. Scott's Patton. 'Bubba Face' Bexley displays a 'sick psychotic criminal mind,' 'Fingers Rollo' will steal anything that isn't nailed down, Fritzi Burr (sixth of ten) makes for a hatchet faced 'love interest,' and soon to be executed soldier Frank Nelson (second of six) admits he'd rather "Swing on a Star." 'The most beautiful woman in all of Germany,' and owner of Brunhilda's Bratwurst Bungalow in Berlin (dubbed by Marlene Dietrich), unsurprisingly turns out to be Aunt Esther: "watch it, Major Sucker!" The sound of marching feet precedes the arrival of the solitary General (Martin Kosleck), who admits that what they heard was 'stereo boots!' Under arrest for such heinous crimes as leaving their Volkswagen in a loading zone, they are interrogated about the River Kwai by Colonel Hiakowa (Pat Morita, in his seventh and final appearance, though not as Ah Chew), who reveals that he studied at Vassar: "Vassar's a girls' school" "now you know what I was studying!" The Colonel is dismayed to learn that he's in Berlin rather than Guam: "no wonder I can't find the beach!" The eavesdropping Lamont arrives home to inquire as to how little Roger wasn't hurt: "hit by flying bull!" One of the screen's most prolific Nazis, Martin Kosleck made a career out of playing Joseph Goebbels, only two more roles still ahead.

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