Officer "Swanny" Swanhouser as played by Noam Pitlik.
|LAPD Police Officer|
|Family and Personal Information|
|Appeared on:||6 episodes on ("Sanford and Son") in Season 1|
|First appeared in:||in "The Copper Caper" in Season 1|
|Last appeared in:||in "Have Gun, Will Sell" in Season 1|
|Character played by:||Noam Pitlik|
Officer "Swanny" Swanhauser was played by Noam Pitlik, and appeared in six episodes during the show's first season, first appearing in the fourth episode of the first season titled The Copper Caper in 1972. Swanny was originally Smith's Caucasian partner who is replaced early in the second season with Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins (Howard T. Platt).
Abuot Officer SwanhauserEdit
Swanny is basically the same as Hoppy in the sense that the two often incorrectly used 'Jive' slang, which Smitty often corrected—e.g., "cold" instead of "cool" or "right up" instead of "right on." and the ever-professional Swanny, then later, Hoppy, often delivered a speech filled with police jargon and big words, which usually confuses Fred and/or Lamont thus turning to Smitty, who would then translate Swanny or Hoppy's speech into Jive. but Swanny's demeanor and appearance is much, much more serious than the more jovial Hoppy (often overly-serious), rather dour, and completely humorless. Like Hoppy, Swanny is never racially insulted by Fred.