Sanford and Son

Weeknights at 7p ET | 4p PT

Sanford and Son was another Norman Lear hit, finishing in the top ten of Neilsen ratings for five of its six seasons. Cantankerous widower Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) and his long-suffering peacemaker son Lamont (Demond Wilson) have misadventures as partners in the family junk-dealing business.

Next Airings

Jul 11th 7:30p ET

The Lucky Streak

In order to keep The Sanford Arms, Fred and Lamont must raise $4,000 in a week. They begin to scramble and Fred turns to gambling. First he puts together a card game and plays against a hustler and then he makes a little trip to the horse track and bets on the horses. Finally, a trip to a casino ends with unexpected results.

Jul 12th 7:00p ET

Funny, You Don't Look It

Fred is tired of everyone walking all over him especially since he proclaims that he built his junk empire to what it is today, thus making him a king of an empire. Bubba suggests that Fred pay money to an agency to have them trace his roots. A couple weeks later Fred is in for a shock, he is a descendant from Jewish African kings.

Jul 12th 7:30p ET

Fred Sings the Blues

Lamont treats Fred to a dinner and a concert given by B.B. King. After the show, Fred wants to try to sell his songs to B.B., but fails, however, B.B. offers him a book about his life and why he sings the blues. This leads to an invitation for dinner at the Sanfords. While reading the book Fred panics when he reads the reason why B.B. sings the blues. He explains to Lamont that B.B. lost his girl in St. Louis to a guy who wanted to start a business in California. The girl's initials were EW (for Elizabeth Winfield).

Related Stories

What's wrong with Fred Sanford in these scenes?
At this point, Fred Sanford invented the word dramatic.
11 groundbreaking things you didn't know about Norman Lear
The living legend has an unusual passion for the First Amendment.
Demond Wilson almost declined the offer to play Lamont Sanford
"I thought it was a step down. I wanted to be a movie actor."
By using our site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy