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"Fred Meets Redd"
Season Six, Episode ##15
Number (#126) in series (136 episodes)
Air date January 14, 1977
Network NBC-TV
Production code 612
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by Bill Foster
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Fred Meets Redd was the 126th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 15th episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on January 14, 1977.

Episode synopsisEdit

The fourth wall falls when Fred enters NBC's Redd Foxx look-alike contest and eagerly anticipates meeting his idol face to face.

Episode summaryEdit

With his tax deadline rapidly approaching, Fred suddenly skips an appointment with his accountant. The reason? Fred hopes to win a huge prize by entering a Redd Foxx lookalike contest. And just guess who makes a "guest appearance" as Redd? Also appearing in this classic dual-identity episode is funnyman Jack Carter and old-time vaudevillian Benny Rubin.

Note: Jack Carter appears as Marvin. Dap Sugar Willie appears as Phil Tellman. Debraca Foxx, Redd Foxx's stepdaugther, makes an appearance as Doris Martin a contest judge, and Fritzi Burr makes her final appearance on the series as Miss Rock. Tracee Lyles, Dave Turner makes his 2nd and final appearance on the series as Harrison.


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Sanford and Son: Season 6
The Hawaiian Connection - Part I | The Hawaiian Connection - Part II | California Crude | The Stakeout | I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz | The Winning Ticket | Committee Man | Fred's Extra Job | Carol | Aunt Esther Has a Baby | Here Today, Gone Today | Aunt Esther Meets Her Son | Sanford and Gong | Fred Meets Redd | Chinese Torture | A Matter of Silence | When John Comes Marching Home | The Reverend Sanford | The Will | Fred the Activist | The Lucky Streak | Funny, You Don't Look It | Fred Sings The Blues | School Daze

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