SANFORD & SON:FIRST SEASON – 3? Mini DVD for PH
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Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) and his son, Lamont (Demond Wilson) own and operate Sanford and Son Salvage, where they collect and resell second hand items, antiques and junk. Their hilarious adventures and business dealings set the stage for some classic television comedy.
Sanford and Son ran for five seasons on NBC, earning four Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe for Redd Foxx and the distinction of being the highest rated show on the network for four years.
Since much of the first season was based on previously written material, the series had yet to create many of the great supporting characters we all remember, like Aunt Esther, Grady, Bubba, and Rollo. However, in “The Copper Caper,” we meet Officers Smitty and Swanny for the first time. Below is a brief summary of all of the episodes you will get in this set.
1. “Crossed Swords”- When Lamont buys a valuable porcelain statue for $15.00, he auctions it off to make enough money to start his own business.
2. “Happy Birthday, Pop”- Lamont tries to make Fred’s sixty-fifth birthday special, but it’s not going to be easy to please his dad.
3. “Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride”- It’s Lamont’s wedding day and he’s left at the altar by his bride, who has cold feet. The family gets together back at the house for a “reception,” where the main topic of conversation is who gets to keep the gifts.
4. “The Copper Caper”- Another one of Lamont’s moneymaking schemes backfires when he and Fred are duped into buying stolen copper.
5. “A Matter of Life and Breath”- Lamont’s plan to get Fred to give up smoking crumbles when he joins him for a free test at the Breath Mobile and receives alarming results.
6. “We Were Robbed”- Fred accidentally knocks over Lamont’s cabinet of valuable collectibles, so he comes up with a story that he was assaulted and robbed.
7. “A Pad for Lamont”- After Fred scares off yet another one of his son’s dates, Lamont decides it’s time for a place of his own. Unfortunately, his new bachelor pad is seeing less action than the now available home of “Ready Freddy.”
8. “The Great Sanford Siege”- For weeks, Fred has been putting bills he can’t pay back into the mailbox. Now he and Lamont are trapped in their house with no heat, no gas, no electricity and an advancing gang of angry bill collectors.
9. “Coffins for Sale”- Lamont sees dollar signs in reselling coffins, but superstitious Fred wants nothing to do with it, sleeping outside until the caskets are sold.
10. “The Barracuda”- Fred decides after 20 years of being a widower, it’s time to get remarried. The news doesn’t make Lamont happy and he makes his feelings known to both Fred and Donna.
11. “TV or Not TV”- Melvin convinces Fred to ask his son for a color TV set, but there’s no money left after Lamont buys a brand new convertible.
12. “The Suitcase Case”- A discarded briefcase containing $70,000 could be the answer to Fred and Lamont’s dreams, but it turns into a nightmare when the crook who lost the money shows up to reclaim it.
13. “Return of the Barracuda”- The marriage of Fred and Donna is back on after they’ve reconciled, but Lamont has a plan to make sure they won’t go through with it.
14. “The Piano Movers”- A rich socialite hires Lamont and Fred to remove his ex-wife’s grand piano from his high-rise apartment.
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Complete first season of the hilarious sitcom about a 65 year old junk dealer, Fred Sanford(Redd Foxx), and his son/partner, Lamont (Demond Wilson) is a classic. The same people (Norman Lear, Bud Yorkin, etc.) who dominated 1970s television comedy by bringing us All in the Family (1971), Maude (1972), Good Times (1974), and The Jeffersons (1975) also did Sanford and Son (1972). Sanford & Son does not play much on TV anymore, so if you havent had the pleasure of seeing it, but are a fan of any of the previously listed shows I highly recommend it. Redd Foxx was a comedic genius and this show features his best work. This DVD set will feature the first 14 episodes (Jan – April 1972), here are the titles:
01) Crossed Swords02) Happy Birthday, Pop03) Here comes the bride, there goes the bride04) The copper caper05) A matter of life and breath06) We were robbed07) A pad for Lamont08) The great Sanford Siege09) Coffins for sale10) The Barracuda11) TV or not TV12) The suitcase case13) The return of the Barracuda14) The piano movers
Also recommended: All in the Family: Complete first season 3 dvd set (13 episodes)The Jeffersons: Complete first season 2 dvd set (13 episodes)
I purchased the Sanford and Son DVD series a few months ago and I am pleased with my purchase. I already had about 120 episodes recorded on cheap video tapes and the quality on these does not come close to the DVD’s. This set is better than the one’s that…advertises under their “TV Greats” section because you get the entire first season, episodes 1-14 on 2 DVD’s…The…”TV Greats” version gives you 4 episodes for the same…price and those 4 episodes could be from any one of the 5 seasons. This is a must for every Sanford and Son fan however if you are a fan of Esther, Rollo, Grady, Bubba, or any of the other more famous supporting characters then don’t buy this DVD. I would try to rent it first because those supporting characters don’t appear in Sanford and Son until season 2 and later. These DVD’s are from the first season when Fred was Fred and Lamont was trying to find his niche….Have you seen what the going price is for one season of “Friends” or “The Sopranos?”…I cannot wait until the 2nd season is released. Does anyone know when that will be?