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Sanford and Son ratings (TV show, 1972-1978)

Sanford and Son
Rank 3,718 / 28,454
Trend 20
Genres Comedy
Seasons 6
Episodes 136
Total votes 18,719
Average votes 138
Average rating 7.4 / 10

One of television's all-time classic sitcoms, the Norman Lear-produced "Sanford and Son" debuted just three days after the one-year anniversary of Lear's fabulously successful, "All in the Family." Fred Sanford is a cantankerous 65-year-old, black, widowed junk dealer living in Los Angeles' Watts neighborhood. Helping him is his restless son, 34-year-old Lamont; Fred's beloved wife and Lamont's mother, Elizabeth, had died more than 20 years earlier. Fred's schemes and bigotry especially toward Julio, a Puerto Rican who was Lamont's friend, whites and other minorities often frustrated Lamont. Fred also showed overt disdain for his sister-in-law, Aunt Esther (the feeling was mutual). Many times, Lamont threatened to leave for meaningful work, but Fred faked a heart attack each time ("Oh, this time its real, I'm a-comin' 'Lizabeth!") as a sympathy ploy to get his son to stay. By 1977, Fred and Lamont had sold their business (stars Foxx and Wilson wanted to leave the series); it became ...

Directors: Al Rabin, Alan Rafkin, Bill Foster, Bob LaHendro, Bruce Bilson, Bud Yorkin, Charles S. Dubin, Chuck Liotta, Coby Ruskin, George Tyne, Hal Cooper, Herbert Kenwith, Jack Shea, James Sheldon, Mark Warren, Norman Abbott, Peter Baldwin, Rick Edelstein, Russ Petranto, Sid McCoy, Stan Lathan Writers: Aaron Ruben, Alan Simpson, Arnie Rosen, Bernie Orenstein, Bill Manhoff, Bob Carroll Jr., Bob Illes, Don Reo, Earl Barret, Earl Pomerantz, Everett Greenbaum, Garry Shandling, Gene Farmer, George Burditt, George Yanok, Ilunga Adell, James Fritzell, James R. Stein, Jay Burton, Jerry Ross, Ken Hecht, Larry Mintz, Lee Kalcheim, Madelyn Davis, Matt Robinson, Norman Lear, Paul Mooney, Paul Wayne, Ray Galton, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Rick Mittleman, Robert Garland, Saul Turteltaub, Stephen Young, Ted Bergman, Terry Ryan
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