Talk:Sanford and Son

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Creators[edit]

Should Lear and Yorkin *really* be down as creators? Surely as it's a remake, the true creators ought to be Galton and Simpson, the creators of Steptoe and Son? Angmering 14:04, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Added a note to that effect. Lee M 14:29, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Changes made[edit]

i fixed up some of the grammar and got rid of a rogue space. i also removed a parenthesised comment in the section detailing his faked heart attacks regarding his departed wife - i found this to be redundant as it is explained earlier in the article that his wife perished.-Nosirrah Yendor 01:23, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

can someone state in the sanford and son article why donna was not with him in the new sanford series, what became of her, is it explained? i realize fred meets eve in the new sanford but why wouldn't he be with donna when she was with him to the end of the sanford and son series? and why would they change daniel's name to cliff, could they not pay attention enough to make it the same in the new show a few years later? just an observation and annoying irritation about continuity issues. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.129.170.102 (talk) 20:40, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Catch-all guest appearances[edit]

Frank Nelson made numerous appearances on the show, playing different characters, but always introducing himself with his trademark "Yyyyeeeeesssss, may I help you"? tag, . Also, there was a period where there was another recurring character actress that Fred called "the white Esther", appearing almost every episode, as I recall. I couldn't find the name of this actress anywhere.

You are referring to Fritzi Burr; here's her IMDb profile address: www.imdb.com/name/nm0123007. TamYum 15:38, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Based on Steptoe[edit]

This article definitely has a need for greater references. The one thing that doesn't need to be cited, however, is its status as a remake of Steptoe and Son. This fact is in the credits on each episode, so if you wanna start citing obvious facts like this, then you're, logically, gonna have to cite references to Norman Lear as exec producer, cast member's names, and other extremely basic, incontrovertible truths about the series. CzechOut 07:12, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

I can't agree with that at all. People coming to the article who know Sandford but not Steptoe, or vice versa, won't know on what basis the "remake" comment was made. Sandford could have been made perfectly well with another director: it could not have been made at all if Steptoe had not existed. The two are simply not comparable in significance. 86.132.138.205 14:14, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

"Coveted" Friday time slot?[edit]

What about the Friday night death slot?

68.19.144.56 12:22, 1 October 2007 (UTC)ah3133

I agree. Inconsistent logic. Plus, it "knocked off" the Brady Bunch when its popularity had already faded. Ditto21688 (talk) 18:03, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


In the media[edit]

While there are numerous references to this show in various video games and on TV, simply listing instances comprises original research of the "I saw this one night while watching TV" type. While I have no doubt this show made an impact on the American culture, the appropriate way to show this would be to cite reliable, varifiable sources that make this point. Due to Wikipedia's "no original research" policy, we cant simply say for ourselves "this show made an impression, here are some examples." Rklawton 16:19, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Nigga?[edit]

The "Controversy" section repeatedly quotes characters as saying "nigga". I'm pretty sceptical that that spelling would have been used in a 1970s NBC show with a white cast - unless anyone has closed-captions or something showing different, I'd suggest that it should be "nigger". (And "sucker", not "sucka", too.) 86.132.138.205 —Preceding signed but undated comment was added at 14:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

I've seen the unedited version, and the current spelling reflects how he pronounces it. Kel - Ex-web.god (talk) 00:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Foxx and Page were Southern--Redd, in fact, would frequently give shout-out to his birthplace, St. Louis, in his stage act. That's how we say it down here, with the swallowed r. --The_Iconoclast (talk) 01:38, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

While we're talking about that, I saw Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle, on TV Land, and they leave in the line "Look at all these niggas in here!" The article makes it sound like that part was removed, and perhaps it was in subsequent airings, but I certainly heard that line on TV Land; in fact, it's one of my favorite lines from the series. Evil bacteria (talk) 19:08, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

What's Happening and Sanford & Son, sets[edit]

I recall seeing somewhere that these two shows used the same sets. I think it was on a TVLand documentary. Is this something that should be in the articles on these two shows?Smiloid 07:38, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Why does TVLand mute phone number in this show?[edit]

I've seen three episodes of this on TVLand recently where a character is speaking a phone number. Even though the phone number is the usual 555-xxxx, the audio of the other digits is muted. For example, in one, the lines goes something like "the number is 555-47.." In another, it's "555-....", and another "...55-28..." Anyone know why they're doing that? Kel - Ex-web.god (talk) 00:50, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Dennis Burkley?[edit]

No mention of Lamont leaving and being replaced for some portion of the series by Dennis Burkley? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.106.71.49 (talk) 04:15, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Sanford - slave revolt.[edit]

The last executions in the US for slave revolt where of slaves called Caesar, Sam, and Sanford on October 19, 1860 in Alabama.[1]. Was this in anyone's mind when naming the character? Tsinfandel (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:53, 29 April 2012 (UTC).

Probably not -- Redd Foxx's real name was John Sanford. Misterdoe (talk) 17:39, 31 May 2013 (UTC)