CTVA US Comedy - "Sanford" (Tandem/NBC)(1980-81) starring Redd Foxx

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Sanford (1980-81)
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SANFORD
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Tandem production, in association with Redd Foxx Productions
for
NBC
Produced by Sy Rosen, Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin (season 1)
Produced by Sy Rosen (season 2)

US Situation Comedy Series 1980-81 26 episodes x 30 min
(15Mar80-31May80)((9Jan81-10Jul81)

Starring:
Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford (Junk Dealer)
With:
Dennis Burkley as Cal Pettie (Fred's hefty white partner)
Marguerite Rae as Evelyn (Eve) Lewis (wealthy Beverly Hills widow)(Sanford's romantic interest)
Suzanne Stone as Cissy (Eve's daughter)
Cathy Cooper as Clara (Eve's maid)
Percy Rodriguez as Winston (Eve's butler)
Nathaniel Taylor as Raoul "Rollo" Lawson (Sanford's pal)
Clinton Derricks-Carroll as Cliff (Sanford's newphew)

Premise:
3 Years after Sanford And Son (1972-77) , Redd Foxx returned as junk dealer Fred Sanford in this short-lived
sequel.

Other Credits:
Videotape editor: Rob Bramwell (season 1)
Videotape Editor: Greg Bennett (season 2)

Music Theme by Quincy Jones

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NBC Saturdays (15Mar80-31May80) 14 episodes
Produced by Sy Rosen, Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin (season 1)

1.1/1.2 [--] Sanford: THE MEETING: Part 1 & 2 (60 min)
prod. nos. 0101-0102 / 15 March 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Ted Bergman & Sy Rosen
Directed by Jim Drake
Fred continues coordinating his junk empire with a new partner, Cal Pettie, Lamont's larger than life friend and
co-worker from the Alaskan Pipeline. And into Fred's Garden of Eden steps the beautiful Eve Lewis.
Fred proposes to Eve, but feels very out of place in her sophisticated social circle, especially when wearing a
borrowed magician's tuxedo.

1.3 [--] Sanford: THE MEETING: Part 3
prod. no. 0103 / 22 March 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Douglas Arango, PhilDoran & Sy Rosen
Directed by Jim Drake
After faking a heart attack to get out of his engagement, Fred realizes that he still has feelings for Eve.

1.4 [--] Sanford: THE STILL FO THE NIGHT
prod. no. 0104 / 29 March 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Ted Bergman
Directed by Jim Drake
Fred schemes to make easy money from Cal's smooth bourbon after discovering Cal has built a still and is making
lip-smacking good moonshine using his family's secret recipe.

1.5 [--] Sanford: DINNER AT GEORGE'S
prod. no. 0105 / 5 April 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin
Directed by Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jim Drake
Big spender Fred insists on taking Eve to her favorite Beverly Hills bistro, but gets his ego bruised when Eve plots
to pay the check behind his back.

1.6 [--] Sanford: YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME AM I
prod. no. 0106 / 12 April 1980 NBC Sat
Teleplay by Michael G. Moye; Story by Michael Morris
Directed by Jim Drake
Feeling old, Fred falls for a con man's quack cure and buys a fountain of youth pill called Methusatol.

1.7 /1.8 [--] Sanford: RETROSPECTIVE: Part 1 & 2 (60 min)
prod. no. 0108 / 19 April 1980 NBC Sat
Sanford : Retrospective.
Written by Douglas Arango & Phil Doran;
Directed by Jim Drake;
While hauling junk from Eve's home, Fred and Cal are arrested on suspicion of burglary. While sitting in jail, they
reminisce about their first meeting and of Fred and Eve's engagement party.
Fred and Cal continue looking back and laughing at their past adventures while locked up in a Beverly Hills jail.

1.9 [--] Sanford: PERFECT HUSBAND
prod. no. 0107 / 26 April 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Harriet Weiss & Patt Shea
Directed by Jim Drake
Fred and Eve's engagement hits a bump in the road when Eve romanticizes her late husband as an angel and a saint and
flesh and blood Fred fears he can't compete.

1.10 [--] Sanford: THE RING
prod. no. 0109 / 10 May 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Judi Ann Mason
Directed by Jim Drake
After being terrorized in a jewelry store robbery, Fred discovers a $12,000 diamond ring fell into his cap. While
deciding whether to return or to keep the ring, Officers Hoppy and Smitty appear at the door.

1.11 [--] Sanford: CISSY AND THE NEPHEW
prod. no. 0110 / 17 May 1980 NBC Sat
Teleplay by Marc Sheffler; Story by Winston Moss
Directed by Jim Drake;
Aunt Esther's son Cliff comes to stay with Fred and falls fast for Eve's daughter Cissy.

1.12 [--] Sanford: CAL'S DIET: Part 1 & 2 (60 min)
prod. nos. 0111-112 / 24 May 1980 NBC Sat
Written by Ted Bergman
Directed by Jim Drake
Cal is lonely and depressed about his weight, so Fred and Cliff put Cal on a diet and exercise regimen designed to
build up his body and boost his sagging self confidence.
Cal's confidence restored, Fred takes him to a swinging singles bar where Cal meets lovely Katie, meter maid.

1.13 [--] Sanford: THE BENEFIT
prod. no. 0113 / 31 May 1980 NBC Sat
Written by John Donley and Stan Taylor
Directed by Jim Drake
Sammy Davis Jr. agrees to perform at Eve's charity benefit for the Children of Watts, but when Sammy doesn't show,
Cliff, Cissy, Al and Fred take to the stage and showcase their talents.

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NBC Fridays (9Jan81-30Jan81)(29May81-10Jul81) (12 episodes)
Produced by Sy Rosen (season 2)

2.1 /2.2 [--] Sanford: HERE COMES THE BRIDE: Part 1 & 2 (60 min)
prod. nos. 0201-0202 / 9 January 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Phil Doran & Sy Rosen
Directed by Jim Drake
Aunt Esther returns and moves in with Fred to watch over Cliff. Cal discovers that due to an error on Fred's marriage
license, Fred was actually long ago legally wed to Esther.
Fred, Esther and Cal drive to Fremont, Missouri seeking a divorce, but must first plead their case before the county's
irascible old judge, who is resistant to tearing asunder what God joined together.

2.3 [--] Sanford: FRED HAS THE BIG ONE
prod. no. 0203/ 16 January 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Douglas Arango & Phil Doran
Directed by Jim Drake
After years of crying wolf, Fred suffers an actual heart attack.

2.4 [--] Sanford: CAL THE COWARD
prod. no. 0204 / 23 January 1981 NBC Fri
Written by J. Stanford Parker
Directed by Jim Drake
When a pair of crooks threaten Fred and Cal at gunpoint, Cal can only cower in the closet. Fred cooks up a caper to
give Cal the chance to prove his courage and regain his self-respect.

2.5 [--] Sanford: LOVE IS BLIND
prod. no. 0206 / 30 January 1981 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Chip Keyes & Doug Keyes; Story by Warren S. Murray
Directed by Jim Drake
Fred invites Cliff and his new girlfriend Charlene to dinner, but Cliff neglects to tell Fred that Charlene is blind.

2.6 [--] Sanford: CAL'S MOM
prod. no. 0209 / 29 May 1981 NBC Fri
Sanford: Cal's mom.
Teleplay by Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf; Story by Ken Hecht
Directed by Jim Drake
Cal's mother comes to visit and among her baggage is bigotry against blacks. A special episode addressing racial prejudice.

2.7 [--] Sanford: GASLIGHT
prod. no. 0210 / 5 June 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Chip Keyes & Doug Keyes
Directed by Jim Drake
Suffering from a virus and delirious, Fred misunderstands an overheard conversation and now fears Cal is plotting
to kill him.

2.8 [--] Sanford: FREEWAY
prod. no. 0207 / 12 June 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Ted Bergman
Directed by Jim Drake
The city is debating whether to run a freeway through Watts or the wealthy Corban Hills neighborhood. Fred, Cal and
Cliff organize their neighbors and lead the charge to save their homes.

2.9 [--] Sanford: JURY DUTY
prod. no. 0205 / 19 June 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Ted Bergman
Directed by Jim Drake
In this spoof of "12 Angry Men," Fred is the lone juror unwilling to cast a guilty verdict in a murder trial.

2.10 [--] Sanford: CAL'S ILLEGAL ALIEN
prod. no. 0208 / 26 June 1981
Teleplay by Neil Leibowitz; Story by Michael Morris
Directed by Jim Drake
Cal just met a girl named Maria, but she's an illegal alien hiding in the Sanford home during a rash of immigration
raids in the area.

2.11 [--] Sanford: PRIVATE LIVES
prod. no. 0212 / 3 July 1981 NBC Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Arango & Phil Doran; Story by Jim Gagen
Directed by Jim Drake
Fred and Eve have a lover's quarrel with each vowing to bring a better date to the art gallery opening. Grady fixes
up Fred with a bubble-headed bimbo named Bunny.

2.12 [--] Sanford: TO KEEP A THIEF (final episode)
prod. no. 0211 / 10 July 1981 NBC Fri
Written by Bill Box & Dick Westerschulte
Directed by Jim Drake
The fourteen-year-old boy who burglarized the Sanford home is ordered to work off the amount he stole. Fred and Cal
hope to scare him straight. Final episode of the series.

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