Sanford and Son

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

L.A. junk dealer Fred Sanford was Norman Lear's black counterpart to Archie Bunker. The gravel-voiced widower hurled outrageous one-liners at his Bible-toting sister-in-law, Esther; cooked up get-rich-quick schemes with buddies Grady (who got his own spin-off series in 1975) and Bubba; and feigned countless `big ones' (heart attacks) to win the sympathy (more…)

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Season 5, Episode 3 Bank on This

First Aired: September 26, 1975

Fred and Lamont are hapless bystanders at a bank robbery. Fred: Redd Foxx. Lamont: Demond Wilson. Phillips: Tom Scott. Melvin: Charles Murphy. Hoppy: Howard Platt.

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  • Premiered: January 14, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: L.A. junk dealer Fred Sanford was Norman Lear's black counterpart to Archie Bunker. The gravel-voiced widower hurled outrageous one-liners at his Bible-toting sister-in-law, Esther; cooked up get-rich-quick schemes with buddies Grady (who got his own spin-… (more)

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