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Sanford and Son

Premier :: 1972-01-14

on NBC

Genre :: Comedy

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Sanford and Son first aired in January of 1972 on NBC as a mid-season replacement. The series was the second series created by the All in the Family creator, Norman Lear and it was based on the British sitcom, Steptoe and Son. Sanford and Son was the first sitcom that Lear created that had a cast composed mostly of African Americans. Lear would follow it up in 1974 with Good Times and The Jeffersons in 1975. Sanford and Son was also the only Lear sitcom that didn't air on CBS. Sanford and Son starred stand-up comedian, Redd Foxx as 65-year old junk collector, Fred Sanford. Fred ran his junk collection business from his home located in Los Angeles. His home was run-down but it was comfortable enough for him and his son, Lamont, with whom he lived with and who was a partner in the business. Lamont was dissatisfied with the business and would threaten to leave but Fred would fake a heart attack and yell "I'm coming, Elizabeth." Elizabeth had been Fred's wife who had preceded

Latest Episode

Series 6 - Episode 24 - School Daze
Aired - 25 March 1977

Episode summary:

Fred has been neglecting Donna and she decides to investigate and soon discovers Fred has been leading a secret life, not even telling Lamont what has been going on. Donna is convinced that he is seeing another woman but they soon discover Fred is really going to night school to earn his GED diploma, which he never got since he dropped out of high school to support his parents.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 6

+ Episode - 25 School Daze Aired - 25 March 1977
+ Episode - 24 School Daze Aired - 25 March 1977
+ Episode - 20 Fred the Activist Aired - 25 February 1977
+ Episode - 19 The Will Aired - 18 February 1977
+ Episode - 14 Fred Meets Redd Aired - 14 January 1977
+ Episode - 13 Sanford and Gong Aired - 17 December 1976
+ Episode - 9 Carol Aired - 26 November 1976
+ Episode - 8 Fred's Extra Job Aired - 19 November 1976
+ Episode - 7 Committee Man Aired - 12 November 1976
+ Episode - 6 The Winning Ticket Aired - 05 November 1976
+ Episode - 4 The Stakeout Aired - 15 October 1976
+ Episode - 3 California Crude Aired - 08 October 1976
+ Episode - 0 Aired - Air date unknown.

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