Grip Madlock
Big Money Grip Madlock
Big Money Grip, a old buddy of Fred's, drops by in Season 3, appearing in the episode of "Sanford and Son" titled "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe".
Vital Information
Gender: Male
Nickname (s) Big Money Grip
Old buddy of Fred's from St. Louis who claims to be Lamont's real father
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Character information
Appeared on: Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe" in Season 3
Character played by: Sonny Jim Gaines
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Big Money Grip, an old buddy from St. Louis, appears in the episode of Sanford and Son titled "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe" in Season 3. The part of Grip is played in the episode by character actor Sonny Jim Gaines.

About "Grip"Edit

Fred's feathers really get ruffled when Grip visits from St. Louis claiming that he is Lamont's actual father. Aunt Esther's normally morally upright image gets deflated when it was revealed that in her youth, young Grip had sneaked into her bedroom, thinking it was Elizabeth -- in the Winfield house and had sex with her! Grip had mistaken Esther for Fred's late wife Elizabeth in the dark, which led Grip to believe that he was Lamont's real father. When Grip realizes this, he recoils -- saying "Me? and her!?" shuddering as he leaves the Sanford residence!