Sanford and Son: Season 4, Episode 16

The Stand-In (17 Jan. 1975)

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The Sanfords welcome Fred's buddies Bow Legs and Al, who are bringing their song, dance and comedy act to an LA nightclub. When Al hurts his back, Fred and Lamont step up and step out in ... See full summary »

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Bowlegs
Joe Silver ...
Mr. Stone
Al Williams ...
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Stan Taylor
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The Night Club Singer
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The Sanfords welcome Fred's buddies Bow Legs and Al, who are bringing their song, dance and comedy act to an LA nightclub. When Al hurts his back, Fred and Lamont step up and step out in this revue episode highlighted by Billy Eckstine singing "Jelly Jelly." Written by Gary R. Peterson

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The role of the hapless stand-up comedian given his walking papers is played by Bernie Orenstein, this episode's writer and a co-producer of the series. See more »

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When Scatman Crothers arrives, his partner Al Williams says "Hey what do you say Redd". Calling Redd Foxx by his given name and not Fred. See more »

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Mr. Stone: [to Billy Eckstine as he concludes his song] Nice try, kid, nice try. Wash up and get your money. Forget about singin'.
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Jelly Jelly
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by Billy Eckstine
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Scatman stars as an old friend in town to do a nightclub act
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A classic episode that gives us two Scatman Crothers/Redd Foxx song collaborations including "All of Me" sung wonderfully by Foxx. As an added bonus, the next-to-final scene has Demond Wilson showing off some pretty nifty tap dancing while standing in for Scatman's injured nightclub act partner. In the final scene, we also learn how Fred and Elizabeth first met (Crothers' character introduced Fred to Esther back in 1942 who then, in turn, introduced Fred to Elizabeth). A wonderful treat to see Crothers playing the guitar and scatting behind Foxx's gravel filled vocals and yet another example of Foxx's Hollywood pulling power. One of my favorites.


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