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Sanford and Son: The Complete Series
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.34 x 3.81 cm; 317.51 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : General Audience (G)
- Item model number : 4313326
- Director : Al Rabin, Alan Rafkin, Bill Foster, Bob LaHendro, Bruce Bilson
- Media Format : Box set, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Color, NTSC, Full Screen
- Run time : 55 hours and 31 minutes
- Release date : Oct. 28 2008
- Actors : Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley, Rozelle Gayle
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B001DSNEME
- Country of origin : Canada
- Number of discs : 17
- Best Sellers Rank: #132 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Sanford and Son
An early milestone in urban TV comedy, Sanford and Son was an immediate critical and audience favorite when it debuted in the early '70s, signaling the arrival of one of TV's most memorable characters: Cantankerous-but-lovable junk dealer Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx). An African American answer to "Archie Bunker," widower Sanford and his "Dummy" son Lamont (Demond Wilson) run a family junk business in Watts, dreaming up schemes to strike it rich. Outspoken and outrageous, Sanford serves up big laughs as he skewers stereotypes, forever threatening, "How'd you like one across your lip?" Aided by a colorful cast that includes acid-tongued Aunt Esther (LaWanda Page), Sanford and Sons provided a showcase of black talent of all generations, featuring guest stars like Lena Horne and episodes written by Richard Pryor. Timely and topical during its highly-rated five-year run (1972-1977), Sanford and Son emerged as one of the decade's biggest TV hits, inspiring producer Norman Lear to develop more barrier-breaking shows like The Jeffersons and Good Times.
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Sanford and Son
Junk dealer Fred Sanford runs roughshod over his son and partner, Lamont, in a groundbreaking sitcom. Fred's moneymaking schemes routinely backfire, and he does just about anything to get out of working -- up to and including faking a heart attack. He's rude, sarcastic, outspoken, overtly prejudiced, and pretty darn nasty to his friends and family.
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What great acting and stories. Cast and guest stars stellar too.
For less than $30, what a bargain. Hours of fun viewing!!
One star off for poor packaging. Discs are ALL stacked, one on top of each other, no protection from scratches. Not well thought out. No summary for each episode, that would have been helpful too.
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As much as I remembered liking this show, I was hesitant to order for a long time because of the many reviews I read that said after season 3 or 4, the quality and humour of the show nosedived. Earlier in the year when Amazon was selling the complete set for a ridiculously low price, I threw caution to wind and ordered it thinking that if three or four of the six seasons were good, I would still get my money's worth. I am just about to start on the final disc of season 6, and while the early seasons are indeed supeior to the later seasons, the later seasons are still very funny. If anyone is wavering about purchasing the set for the same reason I was, waver no more. Go for it. The same humour from the early years is still present in the later years just not as much. It must be noted that the hilarious clashes between Esther and Fred occur much more often in the later seasons than in the early seasons. Esther calling Fred a "fish-eyed fool" or an "old heathen" never gets tiresome.
Lots of great episodes in this series, but my favourite is "Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna" from season 2. After watching it, I had to immediately replay it to catch all the dialouge I missed the first time as I had been laughing so loudly.
There have been many complaints from reviewers about how this set is packaged: all the discs stacked on a single spindle. I hadn't seen such packaging prior to this set, and while it is not as convenient as conventional packaging, it isn't as terrible as some have indicated. Here's what I have been doing to get around this inconvenience. I have a single disc case which I keep the disc that I am viewing when it is not in my VCR. When I am finished with that disc, I lift off all the discs from the spindle, put the one I've just finished viewing at the bottom, and take the top disc and put it in the single disc case. I don't think I am damaging the discs on the spindle each time I take them off the spindle because I am lifting all of them as a gtoup and I am only touching the sides of the discs. The discs lift rather easily from the spindle, so it hasn't been an issue for me.
It's a wonderful series that comes highly recommended. Own it today.
Top reviews from other countries
This box set is advertised on the back of the packaging as a region 1 release. However, it is actually **REGION FREE**
So any UK resident who is considering purchasing this box set need not have any concerns.
Both sound and picture quality are excellent, and the episodes themselves are rib ticklingly funny. There are also subtitles for those who require them. The subtitles are large enough to read clearly, and small enough to not be intrusive on the screen.
If you want a good laugh, look no further.
Review dated Thursday 3rd June 2021 @ 3.55pm
On my most recent visit, I brought some "Sanford and Son" dvd's to see if she would like them. When I saw how much she liked them, I bought the entire series, and she's really enjoying them. I am too, as I hadn't seen all the episodes, and I'm again enjoying the ones I had seen. She also asks to re watch the episodes, and I'm very happy to hear a ninety year old person laughing out loud!