History Series / SanfordAndSon

29th Jul '16 5:11:27 PM Yeow95
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** He also usually warned Lamont or anybody he didn't like that he would give them "one across the lips" with his fists, but once you see Fred actually try engaging in fighting someone, the results are [[MilesGloriosus so over the top]] that he can't be taken seriously.
2nd Jun '16 11:15:11 PM TheShadow
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* OneCrazyNight: In "Surprise Party," Lamont, Grady, Bubba, Rollo, and Esther throw Fred a surprise party on the night of his return from St. Louis. After Fred comes home and makes a mess of his own party, he overhears Lamont trying to mend Grady's broken feelings by telling him he was just as good a housekeeper and businessman as Fred; now with Fred's feeling's hurt, he wanders off into the night to a nearby bar to drown his sorrows, but returns later to pass out on the couch. The episode ends with the morning after and Fred's massive hangover.
** In "The Oddfather," Donna pays Fred a visit one night to discover he's been rushed to the hospital after getting involved with a crime involving an innocent bystander being killed by a notorious local mobster; the rest of the episode deals with Fred's night in the hospital being monitored and protected by the LAPD, and also receiving visits from Donna and Esther, and later the media for him to identify the mobster to have him convicted of his crime.
16th May '16 3:16:50 PM maxwellsilver
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* AbsenteeActor: Foxx's salary-related departures derailed the show on several occasions, in one instance leading to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Whitman Mayo's temporary elevation to lead actor]].

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22nd Apr '16 7:23:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheAlcoholic: Aunt Esther's husband Woodrow. see HeyItsThatGuy.

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* TheAlcoholic: Aunt Esther's husband Woodrow. see HeyItsThatGuy.
9th Mar '16 7:13:03 AM Hossmeister
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* {{Expy}}: Not only is the entire series this for the British sitcom ''SteptoeAndSon'', but Norman Lear intended Fred himself to be the black expy of [[AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]].

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* {{Expy}}: Not only is the entire series this for the British sitcom ''SteptoeAndSon'', but Norman Lear intended Fred himself to be the black expy of [[AllInTheFamily [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]].
13th Oct '15 1:08:51 AM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: In "The Greatest Show in Watts," a tenant at the Sanford Arms is unable to pay his monthly rent, and offers Fred his elephant as collateral to raise money until he can pay. A zoning inspector gives Fred a citation for possessing a non-domesticated animal, but when Fred finds a loophole in the paperwork, he decides to turn his junkyard into a circus to avoid paying fines and/or having the elephant taken away - complete with him posing as the ringmaster, Bubba as a clown, Esther as a fire-eater, and Lamont as a muscleman.
11th Oct '15 10:41:49 AM pwiegle
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** In one episode, Fred suffers an actual heart attack and has to be hospitalized. Afterwards, Lamont gives him an ultimatum: no more fake heart attacks. When Fred receives the hospital bill, he pleads for just one more, and Lamont reluctantly agrees.
3rd Oct '15 11:13:15 AM Berrenta
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Character actor Frank Nelson in the last two seasons; he just happens to be working wherever the characters find themselves, such as the maitre d in a Mexican restaurant, the owner of a jewelry store, an airline pilot, among other odd jobs.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Character actor Frank Nelson in the last two seasons; he just happens to be working wherever the characters find themselves, such as the maitre d in a Mexican restaurant, the owner of a jewelry store, an airline pilot, among other odd jobs.
8th Sep '15 10:02:17 AM Market43Fan
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* ArabOilSheikh: Fred runs into one in a later episode after accidentally discovering oil in the junkyard, only to later learn what little oil was discovered was [[spoiler:essentially worthless]].
25th Jul '15 8:05:12 AM Yeow95
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* BatmanGambit: Until he mellowed out and became friendly with Donna in later seasons, Lamont constantly attempted to derail Fred's relationship with Donna; usually by instigating Fred's prideful attitude and/or arranging for other characters to interfere with Fred and Donna's dates (and in one case, their actual would-had-been marriage). While he wasn't successful in the long-term, he usually did enough to set up brief roadblocks in their relationship, with Fred usually none the wiser half of the time.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: In ''A Guest In The Yard", the bum-cum-freeloader Gus threatens that he'll never contribute to the NAACP. Fred responds by claiming he'll never contribute to the KKK.
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