Sanford and Son

Chinese Torture (a.k.a.) The Defiant One

Season 6, Ep 16, Aired 1/21/77
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  • Episode Description
  • Esther has stopped by the Sanford residence to talk Fred into singing for a talent show. Grady is all set to be in the show with a magic act and for his most daring trick ever, he handcuffs Fred and Esther together. The only problem is that he can't understand how to get the two out of this dilemma because the directions for escaping the trick are written in Chinese.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Demond Wilson

    Lamont Sanford

  • Redd Foxx

    Fred G. Sanford

  • Alan Eisenstock

  • Larry Mintz

  • Russ Petranto

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (Fred is sitting on the couch with Alice while chained at the wrist to Esther who is hiding behind the couch under a blanket) Alice: You don't want to dance do you? Fred: I've been told that I can't dance. Alice: Awww. Arthritis? Fred: Arth Murray.

    • Alice: Why are wearing half of a smoking jacket? Fred: Because I'm trying to give it up!

    • (Fred and Esther, sharing an ear of corn) Esther: I'd a like a little butter on my end. Fred: I know, but what do you want on the corn?

    Allusions (1)

    • When Fred says "Arth Murray," he alludes to Arthur Murray, a world famous dancer in the early 20th century whose name is now found on an international chain of dance schools and studios.

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