Sanford and Son

1972, TV Show

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sanford and son
Premiered: January 14, 1972, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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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-off series in 1975) and Bubba; and feigned countless `big ones' (heart attacks) to win the sympathy of long-suffering son Lamont. Based on the British series `Steptoe and Son,' the show consistently ranked in the Top 10.

Cast

Slappy White
Slappy White
Melvin
1972–1972
Pat Morita
Pat Morita
Ah Chew
1974–1975

Guest Cast & Credits

Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 All
Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
B.B. King Himself Season 6, Episode 24
Fred Sings the Blues
Fri, Mar 18, 1977
Helen Martin Millie Season 6, Episode 21
Fred the Activist
Fri, Feb 25, 1977
Hilda Haynes Rose Season 6, Episode 21
Fred the Activist
Fri, Feb 25, 1977
Mel Stewart Clarence Season 6, Episode 21
Fred the Activist
Fri, Feb 25, 1977
Taurean Blacque Hank Season 6, Episode 21
Fred the Activist
Fri, Feb 25, 1977
Tony Burton Guard Season 6, Episode 21
Fred the Activist
Fri, Feb 25, 1977
Freeman King Jimmy Season 6, Episode 19
Rev. Sanford
Fri, Feb 11, 1977
Sammy Shore Bishop Lovelace Season 6, Episode 19
Rev. Sanford
Fri, Feb 11, 1977
James Watson Jr. Actor Season 6, Episode 18
When John Comes Marching Home
Fri, Feb 4, 1977
Dave Turner Harrison Season 6, Episode 15
Fred Meets Redd
Fri, Jan 14, 1977
Fritzi Burr Miss Rock Season 6, Episode 15
Fred Meets Redd
Fri, Jan 14, 1977
Jack Carter Marvin Season 6, Episode 15
Fred Meets Redd
Fri, Jan 14, 1977
Allan Drake Himself Season 6, Episode 14
Sanford and Gong
Fri, Dec 17, 1976
Chuck Barris Himself Season 6, Episode 14
Sanford and Gong
Fri, Dec 17, 1976
Cathy Cooper Sister No. 3 Season 6, Episode 13
Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Fri, Dec 10, 1976
Earnestine Simpson Sister No. 2 Season 6, Episode 13
Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Fri, Dec 10, 1976
Eric Laneuville Actor Season 6, Episode 13
Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Fri, Dec 10, 1976
Helen Martin Sister No. 1 Season 6, Episode 13
Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Fri, Dec 10, 1976
Shirley Washington Salesgirl Season 6, Episode 13
Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Fri, Dec 10, 1976
SpoDeOdee Actor Season 6, Episode 10
Carol
Fri, Nov 26, 1976
Barry Wright Bruno Season 6, Episode 9
Fred's Extra Job
Fri, Nov 19, 1976
Mel Carter Bank Officer Season 6, Episode 9
Fred's Extra Job
Fri, Nov 19, 1976
Milton Frome Maitre d' Season 6, Episode 9
Fred's Extra Job
Fri, Nov 19, 1976
Edward Andrews Sam Andrews Season 6, Episode 8
Committee Man
Fri, Nov 12, 1976
Fritzi Burr Mrs. Channing Season 6, Episode 8
Committee Man
Fri, Nov 12, 1976
Sosimo Hernandez Rodriguez Season 6, Episode 8
Committee Man
Fri, Nov 12, 1976
Danny Wells Danny Season 6, Episode 7
The Winning Ticket
Fri, Nov 5, 1976
Royce Wallace Mrs. Gordon Season 6, Episode 6
I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz
Fri, Oct 22, 1976
Charles Weldon Miss Wallace Season 6, Episode 5
The Stakeout
Fri, Oct 15, 1976
Patrick Campbell Miller Season 6, Episode 4
California Crude
Fri, Oct 8, 1976
Ross Martin Aram Season 6, Episode 4
California Crude
Fri, Oct 8, 1976
Ed McMahon Commander Season 6, Episode 3
The Hawaiian Connection
Fri, Oct 1, 1976
Ed McMahon Commander Season 6, Episode 2
The Hawaiian Connection
Fri, Sep 24, 1976
Sheldon Leonard Davis Season 6, Episode 2
The Hawaiian Connection
Fri, Sep 24, 1976
Ed McMahon Commander Season 6, Episode 1
The Hawaiian Connection
Fri, Sep 24, 1976
Sheldon Leonard Davis Season 6, Episode 1
The Hawaiian Connection
Fri, Sep 24, 1976
Carol Arther Ms. Barnes Season 5, Episode 24
Camping Trip
Fri, Mar 19, 1976
George Foreman Himself Season 5, Episode 21
The Director
Fri, Feb 27, 1976
George Wiltshire Elroy Season 5, Episode 21
The Director
Fri, Feb 27, 1976
Arnold Johnson Hutch Season 5, Episode 19
The Escort
Fri, Feb 13, 1976
Bonnie Banfield Actor Season 5, Episode 16
Fred Sanford Has a Baby
Fri, Jan 23, 1976
Rozelle Gayle Tenant Season 5, Episode 15
The Greatest Show in Watts
Fri, Jan 16, 1976
Arnold Johnson Hutton Season 5, Episode 14
Can You Chop This?
Fri, Jan 9, 1976
Al Stevenson Bert Season 5, Episode 13
The Odd Father
Fri, Jan 2, 1976
Wally Taylor Bill Season 5, Episode 13
The Odd Father
Fri, Jan 2, 1976
Arnold Johnson Hutch Season 5, Episode 10
Sanford and the Rising Sun
Fri, Nov 21, 1975
Elma Jackson Mrs. Harris Season 5, Episode 8
Donna Pops the Question
Fri, Nov 7, 1975
Arnold Johnson George Season 5, Episode 7
Della, Della, Della
Fri, Oct 31, 1975
Della Reese Actor Season 5, Episode 7
Della, Della, Della
Fri, Oct 31, 1975
Paul Reid Roman Bob Williams Season 5, Episode 7
Della, Della, Della
Fri, Oct 31, 1975
Allen Drake Actor Season 5, Episode 6
Brother, Can You Spare an Act?
Fri, Oct 17, 1975
Mary Alice Frances Season 5, Episode 6
Brother, Can You Spare an Act?
Fri, Oct 17, 1975
Nancy Kulp May Season 5, Episode 6
Brother, Can You Spare an Act?
Fri, Oct 17, 1975
Max Steinberg Fred's Counterpart Season 5, Episode 5
Steinberg and Son
Fri, Nov 21, 1975
George Wyner Percy Season 5, Episode 4
The Sanford Arms
Fri, Oct 3, 1975
Charles Thomas Murphy Melvin Season 5, Episode 3
Bank on This
Fri, Sep 26, 1975
Tom Scott Phillips Season 5, Episode 3
Bank on This
Fri, Sep 26, 1975
Eydie Gorme Actor Season 5, Episode 1
Earthquake II
Fri, Sep 12, 1975
Joe Louis Actor Season 5, Episode 1
Earthquake II
Fri, Sep 12, 1975
Merv Griffin Actor Season 5, Episode 1
Earthquake II
Fri, Sep 12, 1975
Steve Lawrence Actor Season 5, Episode 1
Earthquake II
Fri, Sep 12, 1975
Carol Cole Ellie Season 4, Episode 25
The Family Man
Fri, Apr 25, 1975
Joe Morton Hal Season 4, Episode 25
The Family Man
Fri, Apr 25, 1975
Kim Hamilton Grace Season 4, Episode 23
The Older Woman
Fri, Mar 7, 1975
George Reynolds Arms Season 4, Episode 22
Stung
Fri, Feb 28, 1975
Richard Ward Al Season 4, Episode 22
Stung
Fri, Feb 28, 1975
Darrell Zwerling Pediatrician Season 4, Episode 21
The Headache
Fri, Feb 21, 1975
Robert DoQui Psychologist Season 4, Episode 21
The Headache
Fri, Feb 21, 1975
Allan Drake Rodney Season 4, Episode 20
My Brother-in-Law's Keeper
Fri, Feb 14, 1975
Barry Wright Junior Season 4, Episode 19
Golden Boy
Fri, Feb 7, 1975
Hank Rolike Yerby Season 4, Episode 19
Golden Boy
Fri, Feb 7, 1975
John Barbour Harry Monte Season 4, Episode 18
The Masquerade Party
Fri, Jan 31, 1975
Edmund Cambridge Cambridge Season 4, Episode 17
Strange Bedfellows
Fri, Jan 24, 1975
Margaret Avery Denise Season 4, Episode 17
Strange Bedfellows
Fri, Jan 24, 1975
Billy Eckstine Actor Season 4, Episode 16
The Stand-ins
Fri, Jan 17, 1975
Scatman Crothers Bowlegs Season 4, Episode 16
The Stand-ins
Fri, Jan 17, 1975
Don Rickles Announcer Season 4, Episode 15
Once a Thief...
Fri, Dec 27, 1974
Ron Glass Actor Season 4, Episode 15
Once a Thief...
Fri, Dec 27, 1974
Fred D. Scott Hastings Season 4, Episode 13
A Little Extra Security
Fri, Dec 13, 1974
Stymie Beard Cleon Season 4, Episode 13
A Little Extra Security
Fri, Dec 13, 1974
Manuel Carrasco Roberto Season 4, Episode 10
Julio and Sister and Nephew
Fri, Nov 15, 1974
Miriam Colon Carlotta Season 4, Episode 10
Julio and Sister and Nephew
Fri, Nov 15, 1974
Berlinda Tolbert Delores Season 4, Episode 9
Sanford and Niece
Fri, Nov 8, 1974
Ray Vitte Lewis Season 4, Episode 9
Sanford and Niece
Fri, Nov 8, 1974
Tina Andrews Elizabeth Season 4, Episode 9
Sanford and Niece
Fri, Nov 8, 1974
Ned Wertimer Cranshaw Season 4, Episode 8
My Kingdom for a Horse
Fri, Nov 1, 1974
Philip Bruns Calvin Season 4, Episode 8
My Kingdom for a Horse
Fri, Nov 1, 1974
Helen Funai Miss Sato Season 4, Episode 7
Home Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 25, 1974
Yuki Shimoda Sato Season 4, Episode 7
Home Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 25, 1974
Philip Bruns Calvin Season 4, Episode 6
Going Out of Business
Fri, Oct 18, 1974
Norma Miller Dolly Season 4, Episode 4
Grady and His Lady
Fri, Oct 4, 1974
Clarice Taylor Emma Season 3, Episode 24
Hello, Cousin Emma; Goodbye, Cousin Emma
Fri, Mar 29, 1974
Judy Pace Judy Season 3, Episode 23
The Way to LaMont's Heart
Fri, Mar 15, 1974
Hilda Haynes Aunt Minnie Season 3, Episode 22
Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow, Pffft
Fri, Mar 8, 1974
Talya Ferro Rose Season 3, Episode 20
Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something?
Fri, Feb 22, 1974
Hugh Van Putten Gus Season 3, Episode 19
LaMont Goes Karate
Fri, Feb 15, 1974
Angela Gibbs Angel Season 3, Episode 18
The Party Crasher
Fri, Feb 8, 1974
Della Thomas Della Season 3, Episode 18
The Party Crasher
Fri, Feb 8, 1974
Thalmus Rasulala Man Season 3, Episode 17
Fred's Cheating Heart
Fri, Feb 1, 1974
Rodolfo Hoyos Surveyor Season 3, Episode 16
This Land Is Whose Land?
Fri, Jan 18, 1974
Antonio Fargas Sonny Season 3, Episode 15
Fred Sanford the Legal Eagle
Fri, Jan 11, 1974
Sonny Gaines Grip Season 3, Episode 14
Mamma's Baby, Papa's Maybe
Fri, Jan 4, 1974
LeRoy Daniels Leroy Season 3, Episode 13
Wine, Women and Aunt Esther
Fri, Dec 14, 1973
LeRoy Daniels Leroy Season 3, Episode 11
A House Is Not a Poolroom
Fri, Nov 23, 1973
Rudy Challenger Menton Season 3, Episode 8
Superflier
Fri, Nov 2, 1973
Wally Taylor Barrington Season 3, Episode 8
Superflier
Fri, Nov 2, 1973
Alma Beltran Mrs. Fuentes Season 3, Episode 7
Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford and Chico
Fri, Oct 26, 1973
Davis Roberts Dr. Caldwell Season 3, Episode 6
LaMont, Is That You?
Fri, Oct 19, 1973
Fayette Pinkney Herself Season 3, Episode 4
Presenting, the Three Degrees
Fri, Oct 5, 1973
Sheila Ferguson Herself Season 3, Episode 4
Presenting, the Three Degrees
Fri, Oct 5, 1973
Valerie Holiday Herself Season 3, Episode 4
Presenting, the Three Degrees
Fri, Oct 5, 1973
Ann Driscoll Mother Season 3, Episode 1
LaMont as Othello
Fri, Sep 14, 1973
Jack Manning Father Season 3, Episode 1
LaMont as Othello
Fri, Sep 14, 1973
Maureen Arthur Marilyn Season 3, Episode 1
LaMont as Othello
Fri, Sep 14, 1973
Jack Deleon Director Season 2, Episode 24
Rated X
Fri, Mar 16, 1973
Ralph James Producer Season 2, Episode 24
Rated X
Fri, Mar 16, 1973
Lincoln Kilpatrick Jason Season 2, Episode 23
The Kid
Fri, Mar 9, 1973
Herb Voland Osborne Season 2, Episode 22
Pot Luck
Fri, Feb 23, 1973
Burt Mustin Malloy Season 2, Episode 21
Home Sweet Home for the Aged
Fri, Feb 16, 1973
Maida Severn Miss Ecker Season 2, Episode 21
Home Sweet Home for the Aged
Fri, Feb 16, 1973
Ketty Lester Judy Season 2, Episode 19
The Infernal Triangle
Fri, Feb 2, 1973
Alma Beltran Mrs. Fuentes Season 2, Episode 18
Watts Side Story
Fri, Jan 26, 1973
LeRoy Daniels Leroy Season 2, Episode 18
Watts Side Story
Fri, Jan 26, 1973
Migdia Varela Maria Season 2, Episode 18
Watts Side Story
Fri, Jan 26, 1973
Paula Kelly Olaiya Season 2, Episode 17
LaMont Goes African
Fri, Jan 19, 1973
John Amos Luther Season 2, Episode 16
A Visit from Lena Horne
Fri, Jan 12, 1973
Lena Horne Actor Season 2, Episode 16
A Visit from Lena Horne
Fri, Jan 12, 1973
Gabe Dell Gangster Season 2, Episode 15
The Big Party
Fri, Jan 5, 1973
Mary Wickes Mary Season 2, Episode 14
The Light Housekeeper
Fri, Dec 22, 1972
Kim Hamilton Carol Season 2, Episode 13
Fred and Carol and Fred and Donna
Fri, Dec 15, 1972
Liam Dunn Benny Season 2, Episode 12
A Guest in the Yard
Fri, Dec 8, 1972
Emily Yancy Alice Season 2, Episode 11
Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three
Fri, Dec 1, 1972
Ja'net DuBois Juanita Season 2, Episode 11
Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three
Fri, Dec 1, 1972
Roger Mosley Norman Season 2, Episode 10
Blood Is Thicker than Junk
Fri, Nov 24, 1972
Vernon Weddle Clifford Season 2, Episode 10
Blood Is Thicker than Junk
Fri, Nov 24, 1972
Leo Fuchs Goldstein Season 2, Episode 9
The Shootout
Fri, Nov 17, 1972
Ron Glass Hucklebuck Season 2, Episode 6
The Card Sharps
Fri, Oct 27, 1972
Thalmus Rasulala Skeeter Season 2, Episode 6
The Card Sharps
Fri, Oct 27, 1972
Ray Oliver Dr. Poag Season 2, Episode 5
Tooth or Consequences
Fri, Oct 13, 1972
Roscoe Lee Browne Wilcox Season 2, Episode 4
Jealousy
Fri, Oct 6, 1972
Gladys Perry Betty Jean Season 2, Episode 3
The Dowry
Fri, Sep 29, 1972
Marguerite Ray Margaret Season 2, Episode 3
The Dowry
Fri, Sep 29, 1972
Davis Roberts Dr. Caldwell Season 2, Episode 2
Whiplash
Fri, Sep 22, 1972
David Moses Gunman Season 2, Episode 1
By the Numbers
Fri, Sep 15, 1972
Lester Fletcher Actor Season 1, Episode 14
The Piano Movers
Fri, Apr 14, 1972
Rich Hurst Policeman Season 1, Episode 14
The Piano Movers
Fri, Apr 14, 1972
Hope Atkinson Sheila Season 1, Episode 13
The Return of the Barracuda
Fri, Apr 7, 1972
Gabe Dell Gunman Season 1, Episode 12
The Suitcase Case
Fri, Mar 31, 1972
Peter Bonerz Doctor Season 1, Episode 11
TV or Not TV
Fri, Mar 24, 1972
Dick Van Patten Hamlin Season 1, Episode 8
The Great Sanford Siege
Fri, Mar 3, 1972
Dorothy Meyer Dorothy Season 1, Episode 7
A Pad for LaMont
Fri, Feb 25, 1972
Judyann Elder Darlene Season 1, Episode 7
A Pad for LaMont
Fri, Feb 25, 1972
Tangerine Sublett Ernestine Season 1, Episode 7
A Pad for LaMont
Fri, Feb 25, 1972
Clancy Cooper Kelly Season 1, Episode 4
The Copper Caper
Fri, Feb 4, 1972
Leonard Stone Otto Season 1, Episode 4
The Copper Caper
Fri, Feb 4, 1972
Alvin Childress Minister Season 1, Episode 3
Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride
Fri, Jan 28, 1972
Carol Speed Crystal Season 1, Episode 3
Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride
Fri, Jan 28, 1972
Lillian Randolph Aunt Hazel Season 1, Episode 3
Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride
Fri, Jan 28, 1972
Royce Williams Aunt Rosetta Season 1, Episode 3
Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride
Fri, Jan 28, 1972

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