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Sanford and Son

Season 5 Episode 1

Earthquake II

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Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1975 on NBC
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Earthquake II
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Fred wakes up one morning to discover what looks like a robbery took place but learns that there was a small earthquake overnight. Grady breaks the news that a big one is scheduled to hit on the 6th and a fed up Fred decides to sell the house and move. Meanwhile, Fred heads to Las Vegas to avoid the earthquake on the 6th and has a run in with Merv Griffin and Steve and Eydie.moreless

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    Reva Rose

    Reva Rose

    Mrs. Johnson

    Guest Star

    Britt Leach

    Britt Leach

    Mr. Johnson

    Guest Star

    Barry Wright

    Barry Wright

    Jackpot Winner

    Guest Star

    LaWanda Page

    LaWanda Page

    Aunt Esther Anderson

    Recurring Role

    Howard Platt

    Howard Platt

    Officer Hopkins "Hoppy"

    Recurring Role

    Whitman Mayo

    Whitman Mayo

    Grady Wilson

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When Fred is crossing the street shortly after he arrives in Vegas, one of the cameramen is clearly visible in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

      • When Fred rushes the Johnsons through the house in an attempt to get them in and out before the quake, he takes them upstairs and out of the camera's view. What we hear is suppose to be Fred moving up and down the hall opening and closing doors to each room very quickly. However you can see his shadow on the wall as Redd Foxx is obviously standing still opening and closing a prop door just out of view of the audience.

      • When Fred is hitchhiking and shouts "You bigot!" you can hear the wind blowing against his microphone.

    • QUOTES (6)

    • NOTES (5)

      • Due to the fact that this episode required some difficult special effects (which were created by some of the crew who had just won a special Academy Award for "Earthquake") this episode was pushed to the end of the shooting schedule for the Fall 1975 season. The Los Angeles scenes were filmed at the end of the summer, however the scenes in Las Vegas were shot earlier in the Spring of 1975 before production on episodes for the fifth season episodes had begun. This was done to save time and money since at the time Redd Foxx was performing there. The only Vegas scene filmed during the regular production was the split-screen phone call which was filmed in Burbank.

      • There actually was a massive earthquake predicted to hit California on November 7th, 1975. However, it didn't happen until the following January.

      • Including the quake that happens before the episode begins there are a total of four earthquakes that occur in this episode.

      • The headline on the newspaper that Hoppy is reading says "Earthquake Strikes L.A."

      • That's Bessie Smith singing "Nobody Knows You when You're Down and Out" during the hitchhiking montage.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • When Fred sings "my junk is here to stay," he alludes to the song "Our Love is Here to Stay" which was written by George and Ira Gershwin and recorded by Nat King Cole.

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