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Funny: Sanford and Son
  • Fred's reaction to Mr. Wilcox's martial arts demonstration in the episode "Jealousy" is a Crowning Moment of Funny.
    Fred: "This nigga's crazy!!".
    • Frankly, in those days, he really should not have been allowed to use the "n" word on television. But then again, Redd Foxx IS — or WAS — infamous for his undisciplined style of comedy.
    • In "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe," we hear Esther do the same thing upon hearing Big Money Grip declare that HE is Lamont's real father.
    Esther: "What did you say, NIGGA?!"
  • In "Lamont Goes African," the Nigerian woman Olaiya scolds Lamont for constantly chastizing Fred.
    Olaiya: "In my country, such behavior is unheard of! You would be beaten!"
    Fred: "I wish I'd had you In Nigeria: I'd knock you out!"
  • Towards the end of "Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three," when Fred kicks Juanita and her daughter out of his house.
    Fred: *throws his smoking jacket at Juanita* "TAKE THIS FAGGOTTY JACKET WITH YOU!"
  • Every. Single. Time. Fred. Says. Something. About Esther.
    • "My Dear Esther":
    Fred: "Goodbye, dear."
    Esther: "Oh, you called me dear."
    Fred: "Why shouldn't I call you "deer"? You look like Bambi's father."
    • "The Wedding":
    Esther: Fred Sanford, the wrath of God will strike you down.
    Fred: *picks up a bat and waves it at Esther* And this Louisville slugger will knock you out!
    • "The Surprise Party", after Fred returns from St. Louis and starts giving souveneirs to his family:
    Fred: "I brought you somethin' too, Esther."
    Esther: "Why, that's nothing but a clear piece of plastic."
    Fred: "No, it ain't. Put it up to your face. That's your Hallowe'en mask."
    • "Libra Rising All Over Lamont":
    Esther: "Who you callin' ugly, sucker?"
    Fred: "I'm callin' you ugly. I could stick your face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies."
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