In season four, Redd Foxx ended his eight episode holdout for more money after a significant raise. Redd’s return would make this one of the show’s most creative years. Ironically one of the series’ funniest moments occurs in the Redd-less opening episode when Grady feeds the local cops pot instead of parsley. Sanford and Son also reached the peak of its popularity with this 1974-1975 season. Many weeks it was the number one rated show and finished the entire season ranked second.
A …970’s sitcom, Sanford and Son reveals a mediocre Dolby Digital 2.0 track. It works for what it needs to do. As long as you can hear Fred you don’t need anything else.
The video is the expected full frame presentation. The episodes are quite inconsistent. Many are actually quite good for their age and original budget, but a few suffer from color lines and recording defects. Colors are there, that’s really all you can say for most of this set.
Nothing to mention here… unfortunately.
What’s dumber than Lamont, uglier than Aunt Esther, and crazier than Grady? You, if you pass up season 4 of this hilarious classic. So go to your nearest video store, put down your money, and pick up Sanford and Son right now. “Or would you like 5 across your lip?”
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