Trivia: Sanford and Son

  • The Danza: Don Bexley as Bubba Bexley. Also Redd Foxx's real name was John Elroy Sanford. (He named his character after his brother, Fred G. Sanford Jr., who was named after their father.)
  • Friday Night Death Slot: Completely averted. The show peaked at #2 in the ratings (behind All in the Family) during its second and fourth seasons, and kept the same timeslot for its entire run (Fridays at 8 pm). In this capacity, in fact, it pummeled The Brady Bunch on ABC into cancellation.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Woodrow was Ned The Wino on Good Times. Pat Morita also appeared as one of Lamont's friends.
    • Miss Hathaway as Hoppy's mother during the later seasons.
    • Benson is the lawyer the Sanfords hire to sue the producers of ''Steinberg And Son''
    • Gordon(?!) as a bank robber.
    • Sid McCoy directed two episodes and guest starred in two other episodes. McCoy is best known as the announcer for Soul Train.
    • Aaron Ruben wrote 21 episodes and was also a producer. Ruben is best known as creator and executive producer of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..
    • Ilunga Adell wrote 16 episodes. Adell is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of My Brother And Me.
    • Don Reo wrote six episodes. Reo is best known as creator and executive producer of Blossom, Wizards And Warriors, and The John Larroquette Show and co-creator and executive producer of My Wife and Kids.
    • Garry Shandling wrote four episodes. Shandling is best known as creator, executive producer, and star of It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.
    • James R. Stein co-wrote three episodes. Stein is best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of Son Of The Beach.
    • Richard Pryor wrote two episodes.
    • Earl Barret also wrote two episodes. Barret is best known as co-developer and co-executive producer of Too Close for Comfort.
    • Earl Pomerantz wrote an episode. Pomerantz is best known as developer and executive producer of Major Dad.
    • Matt Robinson also wrote an episode. Robinson is best known for playing Gordon on Sesame Street from 1969 to 1972.
  • Recycled Set: One set in particular is used over and over again whenever a scene takes place inside a shop, and has been used for a pawn shop where Fred, Lamont, and Rollo try to sell a gun, a dress shop where Lamont's new girlfriend works, and eventually Woody and Esther's department store.
  • Written By Cast Member: Redd Foxx wrote two episodes.