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"Sanford and Son" The Lucky Streak (1977)

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Original Air Date:
4 March 1977 (Season 6, Episode 21)
Fred and Lamont need to raise $4,000 by Friday or lose the Sanford Arms. Fred plans to parlay his $500 savings into the needed amount by playing poker, betting on horses and letting it ride in Las Vegas. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Russ Petranto 
Writing credits
Joseph R. Henderson (written by)

Ray Galton ("Steptoe and Son" created by) &
Alan Simpson ("Steptoe and Son" created by)

Norman Lear  developed by (uncredited)

Produced by
Norman C. Hopps .... associate producer
Bernie Orenstein .... producer
Saul Turteltaub .... producer
Bud Yorkin .... executive producer
Norman Lear .... executive producer (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Stephen McKeown (video tape)
Stowell Werden (video tape)
Casting by
Jane Murray 
Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson 
Costume Design by
Lee Smith 
Makeup Department
Harry Blake .... makeup artist
Mari Loshin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Sheri Rougeot Weaver .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William R. Wyse .... associate director
Sound Department
Ernie Dellutri .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Rory O'Connor .... assistant camera
Dick Pickens .... lighting
Les Shaw .... video
Music Department
Quincy Jones .... composer: theme music "Street Beater"
Other crew
Ted Baker .... stage manager
Joan Boyer .... assistant to producers
Alan Eisenstock .... story editor
Larry Mintz .... story editor
Sue Nevens .... production coordinator
Bernie Orenstein .... story consultant
Joanie Rhodes .... script supervisor (as Joni Rhodes)
Arlando Smith .... stage manager
O. Tamburri .... technical director
Saul Turteltaub .... story consultant
Cathy Clark Wortman .... assistant to producers

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Norman Lear  developed by (uncredited)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In the episode, "The Lucky Streak", it was revealed that Lamont has no first name. "Lamont" is his middle name because Fred and Elizabeth couldn't think of a proper first name for him.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Fred gives Esther money for her church, he folds a remaining bill or two and puts it back in his pocket. However, a few minutes later, he tells Lamont that he only has $0.35 left in his pocketSee more »
Lamont Sanford:Four thousand dollars by Friday or we lose the Sanford Arms.
Fred G. Sanford:I think it's farewell to Arms.
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High stakes for big money, 9 December 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"The Lucky Streak" opens with a telegram asking for a payment of $4000 or lose their interest in the Sanford Arms to another buyer: "I think it's farewell to Arms!" Lamont wonders how they can raise that amount in less than a week, while Fred puts in a high stakes call to 'Bottom of the Deck' Dan (Sonny Jim Gaines, previously Big Money Grip in "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe"). Rollo and Bubba join Marvin (Skip Cunningham) and Fred for a foursome, stacking chips in victory till 1:00 AM. Next up is a trip to the race track to build on the initial $600, adding up an additional $1200. Even bigger money awaits in Las Vegas, where the fortune Fred makes results in a $100 donation to Aunt Esther's church, the last cent he had left! Lamont figures they'll still be able to keep the Sanford Arms with a second mortgage, but wonders how his father never gave him a middle name. Fred reveals that Lamont is his middle name: "then what's my first name?" "that's the one we never got around to!" Way back in the third episode ("Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride") we learned that his full name was Lamont Grady Sanford, while Demond Wilson's full birth name name is Grady Demond Wilson.

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