Sanford and Son

Season 3 Episode 15

Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle

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Aired Unknown Jan 11, 1974 on NBC
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Lamont is disgusted when he receives a traffic ticket for failure to yield on a right turn. Lamont is sure he did the most prudent thing for the situation and lets Fred talk him into fighting the ticket in court. Lamont is prepared to fight for himself but once in the court room he finds himself being represented ... by Fred!moreless

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  • This is Sanford and Son at its very best!

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    This is Sanford and Son at its very best! From the middle of season two on through the middle of season three the series really hit its stride, firing on all cylinders. The writing was edgier and more sophisticated and the actors had developed their characters so well their performances seemed effortless. “Fred Sanford Legal Eagle” is a particularly splendid example of this series when it was at its absolute best. Fred’s antics in the courtroom are classic. And yet, despite the outward absurdity of the plot, the episode actually developed a couple of great, meaningful issues concerning the racist tendencies of the Los Angeles PD and the necessity of bending the law on occasion for the great good. I particularly love the way Fred’s antics backfire proving yet again that cooler heads and open minds can prevail where rants and bigotry cannot. Truly a gem of this series and another reminder of how great this series was before disaster struck a few episodes later in the form of Redd Foxx leaving the show. Although Foxx would return the following season, the series never really recovered and would never recapture the magic of Season’s Two and Three making episodes like this all the more special.moreless
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