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Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972 to March 25, 1977. It was originally based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son.

Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC's answer to CBS's All in the Family. Sanford and Son has been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms. It was a ratings hit throughout its six-season run.

While the role of Fred G. Sanford was known for his bigotry and cantankerousness, the role of Lamont Sanford was that of a conscientious peacemaker. At times, both characters would involve themselves in schemes. Other colorful/unconventional characters on the show included Aunt Esther, Grady Wilson, Bubba Bexley, and Rollo Lawson.

In 2007, Time magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972 to March 25, 1977. It was originally based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son.

Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC's answer to CBS's All in the Family. Sanford and Son has been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms. It was a ratings hit throughout its six-season run.

While the role of Fred G. Sanford was known for his bigotry and cantankerousness, the role of Lamont Sanford was that of a conscientious peacemaker. At times, both characters would involve themselves in schemes. Other colorful/unconventional characters on the show included Aunt Esther, Grady Wilson, Bubba Bexley, and Rollo Lawson.

In 2007, Time magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


Sanford and Son sections
Intro   Summary   Episodes  Reception and cancellation  Production notes  [[Sanford_and_Son?section=Spin-offs_and_1980&ndash;1981_revival|Spin-offs and 1980&ndash;1981 revival]]  DVD releases  References   External links   

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