12/17/14 O&A Wildin Out Wednesday: Sanford and Son- Ebenezer Sanford

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Sanford and Son is television sitcom, based on the BBC’s Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Sanford and Son stars Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, a widower and junk dealer living at 9114 S. Central Avenue in the Watts neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California. Demond Wilson played his son Lamont Sanford.

Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC’s answer to CBS’s All in the Family. Sanford and Son has been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms. It was a ratings hit throughout its six-season run.


Ebenezer Sanford


Fred sings Merry Christmas to You                                                    by Mel Torme/ Nat King Cole

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