Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Strange Bedfellows 

Praise for Lamont's impassioned call into a radio political program sparks him to run for the state assembly. Will it be Mr. Sanford goes to Sacramento?


Norman Abbott


Ted Bergman, Ray Galton ("Steptoe and Son" created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Redd Foxx ... Fred G. Sanford
Demond Wilson ... Lamont Sanford
Whitman Mayo ... Grady Wilson
LaWanda Page ... Aunt Esther Anderson
Pat Morita ... Ah Chew
Ed Cambridge ... Mr. Cambridge (as Edmund Cambridge)
Margaret Avery ... Denise
Daxson Thomas Daxson Thomas ... Newsman
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Newscaster
Brunetta Barnett Brunetta Barnett ... Harriett Radner


Praise for Lamont's impassioned call into a radio political program sparks him to run for the state assembly. Will it be Mr. Sanford goes to Sacramento?

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Release Date:

24 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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Tandem Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Lamont Sanford: Who are you?
Mr. Cambridge: [to Fred, handing him his cigar] Hold this.
[to Lamont]
Mr. Cambridge: I am James Montgomery Cambridge - mover of men, past holder of public office, servant to the people!
[to Fred]
Mr. Cambridge: And who are you?
Fred G. Sanford: Fred G. Sanford - mover of junk, present holder of this stinkin' cigar, and servant to this dummy!
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Even fathers and sons make strange bedfellows
10 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Strange Bedfellows" guest stars gorgeous Margaret Avery as Lamont's new girlfriend Denise, convincing him to phone a late night talk show to share his political views on the neighborhood. The next morning Ah Chew (Pat Morita, third of seven) enthuses about his radio appearance, then Mr. Cambridge (Edmund Cambridge) drops by to offer Lamont an opportunity to run for district state assemblyman. Lamont is flattered but feels unqualified, never graduating high school. Fred's ears perk up at the mention of a fundraising dinner, plus the annual salary of $20,000. Running for office leaves Lamont little time for his father, who is doubly disappointed to learn that his son will have to move to Sacramento if he wins. A television debate opposite opponent Harriet Radner (Brunetta Barnett) gives Fred the chance to bring the campaign to a stop. A shame that Margaret Avery never did another episode.

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