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Alan Simpson in Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son

1972 TV-PG

Irascible junkman Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) and his long-suffering son, Lamont (Demond Wilson), dream of better things. In the meantime, they share a home in Watts, Calif., surrounded by mounds of assorted inventory in this hit 1970s sitcom. Favorite targets of Fred's acid-tongued opinions, besides the more progressive Lamont, include his high-minded sister-in-law, Esther (LaWanda Page), and his Puerto Rican neighbor, Julio (Gregory Sierra).