Jul 17, 2013 10:52 AM EDT
Character actor Dennis Burkley, who starred in My Name is Earl and most recently did voice work on King of the Hill, died at his home in Sherman Oaks,… Read more
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…)
Premiered: January 14, 1972
Unaware that Lamont and Esther are trying to surprise him by sending out the furniture to be re-upholstered, Fred comes home early and thinks its all been stolen. He's even sure of the thieves.
When a curious visitor arrives at the Sanford home and claims to have known Fred forty years ago, Fred's memory suddenly falters. Is it because too much time has gone by or is it because of the bank robbery?
Fred must decide if he should spend time with his accountant (guest star Jack Carter) and complete his tax forms before the deadline or spend the time competing in a Redd Foxx look-alike contest. (Foxx performs a dual role and his daughter appears as his secretary.)
Fred, Lamont and Bubba perform a song-and-dance routine on Fred's favorite television program, "The Gong Show," with plans of winning the grand prize. But Fred's brother-in-law Rodney has a very special plan of his own.