Editor's NoteAfter the runaway success of their program ALL IN THE FAMILY, the producing team of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin took a cue from the successful British sitcom STEPTOE AND SON in order to create this smash vehicle for African-American comedian Redd Foxx. SANFORD AND SON details the comically endless disagreements between Fred Sanford (Foxx), aging junkyard owner, and his 34-year-old son, Lamont (Demond Wilson). The dynamic duo lives together in the Los Angeles Watts housing complex. Lamont is a reluctant partner in the junkyard business, always threatening to leave only to be retained by Fred's feigned heart attacks. Fred, meanwhile, is a crotchety fellow with a heart of gold, and both characters are forever coming up with get rich quick schemes that reliably backfire. Airing from 1972 to 1977, the show was NBC's most popular program for most of its six-season run. Included in this box set are all 135 episodes of the series.
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