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.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Raunchy, expletive-using comedian LaWanda Page played devout church-goer Aunt Esther.
  • 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.
  • You Look Familiar: Some guest actors have returned to the show as different characters than the ones they played previously. Notable examples include Fritzi Burr and Frank Nelson.