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Demond Wilson and Redd Foxx as Lamont and Fred Sanford. - WIKIPEDIA
Demond Wilson and Redd Foxx as Lamont and Fred Sanford.

Sanford and Son
“Fred’s Treasure Garden” (S4E11 - YouTube)

Note to self: binge-watch all six seasons of Sanford and Son as soon as humanly possible. Even with star Redd Foxx missing due to a protracted contract holdout, this episode is a gold mine of dig-it wordplay (“Before we turn it in, why don’t we do a little turnin’ on?” says son Lamont’s friend Ronald) and epic putdowns. Grady is taking care of Fred’s garden while he’s away, mistaking bushels of cannabis for wild parsley, and accidentally feeding a salad full of the stuff to a couple of cops (that wouldn’t get them high, but whatever). “I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately, you may have noticed I’m getting lighter,” says the white cop. “If you get any lighter, you’ll be transparent,” says Ronald. Belly laughs like that abound.

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