Melvin White, played by Slappy White, was a friend of Fred's who appeared in Season 1 and the first episode of Season 2 of Sanford and Son.
|buddy of Fred Sanford during the first season of the series|
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|Related to:||No known relatives|
|Appeared on:||Sanford and Son|
|Episodes appeared in:||5 episodes in Season 1, first episode of Season 2|
|Character played by:||Slappy White|
Melvin White, a TV watching buddy of Fred's, was played by tate veteran stand-up comedian/entertanier Slappy White, who was a longtime friend of Redd Foxx. Melvin is an old buddy of Fred's who appears in the first season, as well in one second season episode. Melvin, who usually watches TV with Fred, was often entangled in arguments between Fred and Lamont, as in the episodes titled Barracuda (Season 1, episode#10) and The Return of the Barracuda (Season 1, episode#13), where Lamont protested the courting of Donna Harris, as well as Fred's plans to marry her.