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SS1's Sanford And Son Episode Breakdown

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Season One

#1 - Crossed Swords

Lamont was very mean to Fred in this episode

Fred complains about heart and pulls the fake heart attack within the first 6 minutes

Fred was one of 7 children

They were poor

Slept in the same room, same bed and same underwear

Fred said Lamont is living in the lap of luxury

Fred has 25 pairs of glasses

Fred called Lamont a Big Dummy and was gonna give him 5 across the lip

FS's Credit Cards

Sears Roebuck, JC Penny and Montgomery Ward

Rev Trimble was Fred and Lamont Reverend

Lamont bought a piece of porcelain for $15 and put it up for auction

Fred won the auction and paid $2000 plus $200 commission on it after someone else bid $1500 for it

Lamont was upset and was gonna move out but could't get the truck started

Also Fred dropped and broke the piece and said it was cuz of his arthur-ritus

Fred's stats 5'8" and 193 lbs

Episode 2 - Happy Birthday Pop

FS turned 65 YO

S-A-N-F-O-R-D period was said for the first time

LS bought FS a new hat for his B-Day

FS was on sweatband and Fred thought it meant "For Sweating"

FS said hat was for weddings, funerals and the social security office

Bottled beer makes FS burp

FS likes to play pinball

LS takes FS out for the night

LS pays $3 for 2 drinks

FS said he could have bought half case of muscatel for $3

Then they went to see Fiddler on the roof (mistake)

Then LS took him to a Chinese Restaurant (bigger mistake)

FS tried to order Ham Hocks and Lima Beans

FS said food smells insect spray

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Whitman Mayo used to be my fashion role model.

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Hey, find an oldass wool sport coat with too-long sleeves and you gotcherself a Grady.

The ladies loved it.

To laugh at!

(but I was cool...)

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Fred and Grady squared off a couple times in the show

They each would do those wild ass bo-lo (spelling) punches

That shit was funny

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Hell yeah it was funny. those guys were SEASONED.

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Grady wasn't very bright

He would never remember Lamont's name

and he's Fred's best friend

Lamont would say his name was Lester or Luther or anyone that started with an L

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For the record

My location is Fred and Lamont's street address

My ringtone on my cell phone is the Sanford and Son Theme Song

It's the only one I will ever need

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I hung out with Redd a few times back in the 70's.

He visited a friend up the block in Long Beach, CA.

After the Getz thread I will not go into details.

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Lamont Sanford: Did you get the liquor Rollo?

Rollo Larson: No, I can't right now.

Lamont Sanford: Why not?

Rollo Larson: The store's still open!

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Julio: Buenos Dias, Mr. Sanford.

Fred Sanford: And beans and disease to you, too

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Rollo's last name was Larson? I did not know that!

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Not only were Fred and Lamont terrific as lead players, but those side players were all great as well. Many of them toured with Redd during his travelling days.

Aside from Aunt Esther and Rollo, Bubba was great, as was Esther's husband--name escapes me right now, but he was always on the bottle. Esther's bible-thumping church group were funny as well. Julio was excellent, and the two cops who regularly visited.

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Woodrow was married to Queen Kong

King's first wife according to Fred

Woodrow stopped drinking after Esther and Woodrow adopted a kid

Woodrow also played the town drunk in Good Times

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Probably my all time fav episode is the one with Lena Horne

She gave Fred a kiss and his reaction is priceless

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Incredibly raunchy - you've been warned.

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Whoa! That is SOMETHING!

Tell it like it T-I-Is!

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Incredibly raunchy - you've been warned.

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But wait there's more...

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Rudy Ray Moore ain't got NOTHIN' on LaWanda...

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Not only were Fred and Lamont terrific as lead players, but those side players were all great as well. Many of them toured with Redd during his travelling days.

Yeah, that's the thing...most of those folks weren't people who had spent their years hanging around trying to get acting gigs. They were very well-seasoned club/theatre/etc performers. You think LaWanda Page just all of a sudden learned to tell dirty jokes so she could captialize on Aunt Esther? Hardly!

Actually, I remember seeing LaWanda and Redd on either Merv or Dinah Shore back in the day, and they had an old promo pic of LaWanda as a shake dancer!

All I'm sayin', and I know it goes without saying, is that when you're watching Sanford & Son, you're not watching a TV show, you're watching a comedy revue featuring some verterans from a life, time, and place that was every bit as real as it was unknown to all but those who were in it.

And btw - does the announcer on those Lawanda comedy albums sound like Bubbles Whitman to y'all?

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