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Sanford And Son - The Sixth Season

The 1977 sixth and final season of "Sanford And Son" is a consummate example of why the '70s were the golden age for American situation comedies. Comic genius Redd Foxx relishes every word of colorful dialogue as the grouchy elderly junk man Fred Sanford throughout 24 episodes during which Fred depends on his compassionate son Lamont (Demond Wilson) to take the brunt of his caustic humor. Episodes "Sanford And Gong" and "Fred Sings The Blues" make way for memorable appearances by Chuck Barris and B.B. King. There is a purity and richness to the shows that favors the stellar chemistry between Foxx and his well-chosen co-stars Whitman Mayo and LaWanda Page. The humanity at the core of Redd Foxx's unique brand of humor is timeless even within the dated stylistic trappings of the show. All 24 episodes are endlessly watchable. There are no special features on the three-disc set. Aspect ration is 1.33:1 Full Screen, with sound quality processed in Dolby Digital. (Episodes - Five Stars, DVD features - No Stars) Not Rated, 616 mins. (Sony Home Entertainment)

September 25, 2005 | Permalink