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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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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17 January 1975 (USA)  »

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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 Crothers and Joe Silver
10 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Stand-In" guest stars Scatman Crothers as Fred's lifelong friend Bowlegs, the man who introduced him to his wife Elizabeth. When Lamont complains that he's a freeloader, he's reminded that were it not for Bowlegs he might have wound up white! After dinner a rousing rendition of "All of Me" has Fred singing while Bowlegs does his scat, followed by a little soft shoe from his partner Al (Al Williams), who injures himself and can't go on with their two week engagement of comedy, song and dance with Mr. Stone (Joe Silver). Lamont is drafted to provide the dancing (as he also did in next season's "Brother, Can You Spare an Act?"), while Fred supplies the comedy just by walking! As the Nightclub Singer we get the famous Billy Eckstine, who belts out "Jelly Jelly," a song already familiar from previous episodes.


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