Sanford and Son

Season 6 Episode 16

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

Aired Unknown Jan 21, 1977 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (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?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.