Sanford and Son

Brother, Can You Spare an Act?

Season 5, Ep 6, Aired 10/17/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Fred's sister, Frances and her white husband, Rodney have been having some hard times and they stop by to ask Fred if they could stay with him for awhile. Meanwhile, problems at the Sanford Arms has Fred considering giving Rodney a job as general manager. But Rodney may not accept it since he's scheduled to perform in an act at a nightclub.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Demond Wilson

    Lamont Sanford

  • Redd Foxx

    Fred G. Sanford

  • Saul Turteltaub

  • Bernie Orenstein

  • Bill Foster

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Smiley gets up to leave) Smiley: Well, that was nice, man. I'll see you around Fred. I had a good time today, man. That was really nice, singing that old song. Incidentally, thanks for the tipper. Fred: (following behind) Hey just a moment. Now we sang, reminisced, had fun and all that stuff, but the tipper, this is $10. Smiley: Oh yeah! Well, can I owe it to you? Fred: Oh no! (Smiley hands Fred the money) Fred and Smiley (singing): La dee dee, de la dee da, tis autumn!

    • Fred (to Frances): You married Baskin and Robbins' new flavor - Tootie Nut!

    • Ms. Hopkins: Well, I never! Fred: I can believe that!

    • Rodney (jumping): Well, foul, foul, foul! Fred (jumping): Foul, foul, foul?! I'll show you fowl. How would like a chicken up your nose?!

    • Lamont (comes in) Fred (singing): La dee dee, de la dee dum, tis dummy!!

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    Allusions (1)

    • The title alludes to the 1932 song, "Brother, can you spare a dime?" written by E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney.

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