Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 14, 1972
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son starred Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, a 65-year-old junk dealer in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. His address is given as 9114 South Central Ave. Demond Wilson starred as his son Lamont, a 31-year-old (when the series began) who lived in his father's house. Although Fred loved Lamont, he often called him "dummy"...

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06x25 School Daze Aired: Mar. 25, 1977

When Fred is caught spending a lot of time with Doris, a white school-teacher, everyone is sure he's only studying about the birds and bees. …

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The show had 6 seasons and 136 episodes air between 1972 and 1977.

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  • Despite playing characters in their 60's, Redd Foxx was in his late 40's and Whitman Mayo was in his early 40's during the show's original production. Both actors had to wear make up and hair…
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    Despite playing characters in their 60's, Redd Foxx was in his late 40's and Whitman Mayo was in his early 40's during the show's original production. Both actors had to wear make up and hair coloring to appear older than what they were.
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  • The Sanfords' address was 9114 S. Central Avenue; Los Angeles, CA. As of 2010, if the junkyard actually existed, it would be located next to an office of the California Department of Corrections.
  • In the midst of taping episodes for the 1973-1974 season, Redd Foxx walked off the show in a salary dispute. His character was written out of the series for the rest of the season. The…
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    In the midst of taping episodes for the 1973-1974 season, Redd Foxx walked off the show in a salary dispute. His character was written out of the series for the rest of the season. The continuity of the show explained that Fred Sanford was away in St. Louis attending his cousin's funeral and leaving his friend Whitman Mayo in charge of the business. NBC sued Foxx and as part of the settlement, Foxx later returned. Foxx had taped fewer than ten episodes before Fred 'left for St. Louis.'
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