Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson return for their sixth--and last--hilarious season as "SANFORD AND SON." Join Fred, a cantankerous but loveable sexagenarian, and Lamont, his loving but long suffering son, as they welcome guest... more » stars B.B. KING, CHUCK BARRIS, ROSS MARTIN, PAT PAULSEN, and SHELDON LEONARD to their South Central neighborhood junkyard, as one of TV's funniest sitcoms comes to an uproarious conclusion. This three-disk DVD collection features producers Norman Lear's and Bud Yorkin's legendary comedy series' final 24 sidesplitting episodes.« less
DEAN M. Dent | SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/02/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"By the time Sanford and Son returned for it's sixth season in 1976,not only has issue oriented sitcoms(All In The Family,Good Times) lost their foothold in the Nielsons and replaced by more family friendly shows (Happy Days,Laverne & Shirley,What's Happening!),but the show's quality had erode to the point that it's audience had tuned elsewhere. After four high rated seasons,S&S sucumb to poor writing, gratuitous guest stars(like celebraties would visit a junkyard), and cheap ratings catching gimmicks (the Hawaii episode and the Redd foxx lookalike contest). At the end of the 6th season,the two stars quit,and the next season the show was retooled as The Sanford Arms featuring Teddy Wilson along with the supporting cast.The show only lasted few episodes before it was officially cancelled.In 1980,Sanford premiered sans Demond Wilson.Lacking the chemestry of the previous show,it was cancelled after a year a half later. "
Sanford And Son Still Pleases
Joey J. Rivera | San Jose, Ca | 09/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the final season of the show that you'll enjoy from the first episode to the last. Travel with Fred and Lamont to Hawaii their adventure nearly gets them killed. The first episode that has Fred And Lamont going to Hawaii is 50 minutes long, it's actually part of a three part episode. Aunt Esther and Woodrow adopt a troubled youth. Fred meets Redd Foxx, when Fred enters a Redd Foxx look alike contest. Lamont gives Fred a ticket to see B.B. King for Father's Day, Fred thinks B.B. wants to do him in for stealing Elizabeth from him. There's many more memorable episodes, the last episode is a fitting end to the series. Although this season isn't quite as strong as the previous season, it's still worth buying."
The least favorite, but still an collectors item.
Alfreda Polk | BELLWOOD, IL United States | 06/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If your a Sanford and Son fan and you have all 5 seasons, get this one to complete your collection and feel proud of yourself. However, if you had to choose which one to get, stick with the earlier sets of S&S."
Redd Foxx at his best...!
Britt Gillette | Chesapeake, VA USA | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nominated for six Golden Globes and seven Emmys, including Outstanding Series - Comedy, Sanford & Son became one of the first shows in television history to be almost entirely centered around African-American characters. Modeled after the British TV show Steptoe & Son, the series showcased the underappreciated talents of comic genius Redd Foxx (whose skin color and bad language prevented him from becoming a superstar decades earlier). The brainchild of All In The Family creator Norman Lear, Sanford & Son signaled the beginning of a decade of sitcom classics for the prolific 1970's TV writer - Maude (1972), Good Times (1974), and The Jeffersons (1975) being the others. Wrought with memorable one-liners and well-timed humor, Sanford & Son was a Top 10 Nielsen rated show every year in which it aired except for its final season (ranking a respectable #27)...
Sanford & Son, set in the Watts district of Los Angeles, follows the life of Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx), a 65-year-old African-American junk dealer who shares his business with his 34-year-old son Lamont (Demond Wilson). With Fred's wife Elizabeth having passed away twenty years earlier, he often evokes Lamont's sympathy by clutching his heart and proclaiming, "Oh, I'm coming to join you Elizabeth!" But Fred always survives those near fatal heart attacks, continuing to disperse sarcastic putdowns (often directed at his sister-in-law Esther) and racist stereotypical remarks aimed against whites and Hispanics (especially Lamont's friend Julio). Using guilt to manipulate his ambitious son into staying and helping run the salvage shop instead of pursuing other endeavors, Fred Sanford spends most of his days lounging around the house (his junk store and home are one and the same) and hanging out with his friends - Grady, Melvin, and Bubba... Well-written and hilarious, Sanford & Son is comedian Redd Foxx at his absolute best...
The Sanford & Son (Season 6) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1" in which three jewel thieves conspire to smuggle some stolen jewels from Hawaii to Los Angeles. When Fred hops a flight to Hawaii to attend a Junkmen of America conference, the thieves plant the jewels on Fred in the hopes of using him as a dupe to carry out their nefarious plan... Other notable episodes from Season 6 include "The Winning Ticket" in which Fred becomes the victim of a con game by a pair of crooks who convince him to run a $500 raffle promotion for Sanford & Son, and "A Matter of Silence" in which Fred nearly goes deaf due to the wax buildup in his ears...
Below is a list of episodes included on the Sanford & Son (Season 6) DVD:
Episode 112 (The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1) Episode 113 (The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2) Episode 114 (The Hawaiian Connection: Part 3) Episode 115 (California Crude) Episode 116 (The Stakeout) Episode 117 (I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz) Episode 118 (The Winning Ticket) Episode 119 (Committee Man) Episode 120 (Fred's Extra Job) Episode 121 (Carol) Episode 122 (Aunt Esther Has a Baby) Episode 123 (Here Today, Gone Today) Episode 124 (Aunt Esther Meets Her Son) Episode 125 (Sanford and Gong) Episode 126 (Fred Meets Redd) Episode 127 (Chinese Torture) Episode 128 (A Matter of Silence) Episode 129 (When John Comes Marching Home) Episode 130 (The Reverend Sanford) Episode 131 (The Will) Episode 132 (Fred the Activist) Episode 133 (The Lucky Streak) Episode 134 (Funny, You Don't Look It) Episode 135 (Fred Sings the Blues) Episode 136 (School Daze)