{"title":"Sanford and Son","dateDebut":"1972","dateEnd":"1977","description":"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 the Sanford Arms, a rooming house. The show continued as the short-lived \"Sanford Arms\" (without Foxx or Wilson); it was revived in 1980 on CBS as \"Sanford\" (starring Foxx and without Wilson).\r\n\r\n","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.retrojunk.com\/file\/rj-media-image\/bd7_ed6aaa8817.jpg"}