History Series / SanfordAndSon

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.
25th Jul '15 7:49:41 AM Yeow95
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Esther -as well as Lamont to a lesser extent- usually tossed Bible quotes out to Fred, either as a rebuttal or for reasoning. [[DeadpanSnarker Fred]] usually replies with either a manipulated version of the same quote or a completely fake quote, which usually threatened to attack them or to turn down a request.


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* 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.
23rd Jun '15 4:30:30 PM FordPrefect
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** Demond Wilson also missed an occasional episode here and there... and ''both'' Foxx and Wilson were absent for, "[[PoorlyDisguisedPilot The Family Man]]", the Season Four finale.

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** Demond Wilson also missed an occasional episode here and there... and ''both'' Foxx and Wilson were absent for, for "[[PoorlyDisguisedPilot The Family Man]]", the Season Four finale.
30th May '15 7:40:13 PM justanotherrandomlurker
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the early episodes Lamont is shown to be almost as greedy as Fred (sometimes more so) and having a great disdain for Fred's girlfriend Donna whom he calls "The Barracuda". Not much later Lamont becomes the more sensitive of the two and often acts as somebody trying to broaden his father's horizons and even becomes quite friendly with Donna.

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In the early episodes Lamont is shown to be almost as greedy as Fred (sometimes more so) and having a great disdain for Fred's girlfriend Donna whom he calls "The Barracuda". Not much later Lamont becomes the more sensitive of the two and often acts as somebody trying to broaden his father's horizons and even becomes quite friendly with Donna.Donna.
** Grady starts out Fred's slow-witted best friend who always forgot everybody else's names. Overtime, while he didn't usually forget other's names, his slow-wit did improve somehow. Then we get into the period where he took over in Fred's absence, during this period of time, he suddenly turns into a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute by bantering with Lamont a lot more, and even feuds with Esther almost in the same manner as Fred.
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