Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe 

Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.

Director:

Jack Shea

Writers:

Ilunga Adell, Ray Galton ("Steptoe and Son" created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Redd Foxx ... Fred G. Sanford
Demond Wilson ... Lamont Sanford
Whitman Mayo ... Grady Wilson
LaWanda Page ... Aunt Esther Anderson (as La Wanda Page)
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines ... 'Big Money' Grip Matlock
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Storyline

Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When younger, Esther, Elizabeth and their sisters lived at 3207 Enright in St. Louis. It is further revealed that Grady is also from St. Louis and remembers when Lamont was born (even if he can't remember his name!). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the episode when Fred and Lamont are standing in the living room a person is seen walking by the window. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Esther Anderson: [after Fred asks Esther whether Elizabeth was ever unfaithful to him] My baby sister Elizabeth was as pure as the driven snow.
Fred G. Sanford: Yeah, but who was doing the driving?
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Alternate Versions

In this episode, an old friend "Grip" meets Fred ('Redd Foxx (I)') and claims he was Lamont's true father. In the original broadcast, Aunt Esther () jumped up and said "What did you say, n----?". In some syndicated reruns, the line was altered to "What did you say, sucka?" See more »

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