Milton Selzer played the part of Sam Gittleman in the Sanford and Son episode "Funny, You Don't Look It" in season six
|Hebrew souvenier shop owner|
|Straightens Fred out when he enters his shop to purchase Hebrew items and inquire about the authenticity of a fake Jewish crest he orders through the mail.|
|Family and Personal Information|
|Related to:||No known relatives/not revealed/minor character|
|Appeared on:||Sanford and Son|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Funny, You Don't Look It" in Season 6|
|Character played by:||Milton Selzer|
Mr. Sam Gittleman, was a Hebrew souveniers shopowner Fred visits when he sends for a fake mail-order Jewish crest in the episode "Funny, You Don't Look It" in season six. The part of Sam Gittleman was played by veteran actor Milton Selzer.
When Fred enters his shop inquiring about the authenticity of a fake Jewish crest which he ordered through the mail from a company which claimed to trace the backgrounds of people, but was actually a mail-order scam, Sam, who sensed that Fred, who, in thinking he was descended from an Ethiopian Hebrew king, but didn't feel Jewish, may have been misled, and had earlier, tried some corned beef at a nearby deli, asked him "Does it feel genuine", "Does it make you feel warm all over?" When Fred says "Yes!" he answers, "It's the Corned Beef!" Fred then pays for a book of the Hebrew history "by pledge!" when told by Sam that every year the members of his synagouge meet every year to pay on the pledges that they make to the synagouge.
When Sam visits the Sanford residence after taking Fred to visit his synagouge, Fred reveals that Sam told him that several other customers entered his shop with the same crest, asking the same things that Fred, who was ridiculed by Bubba, who called him "a lost litte wandering Jew", and Esther, who told the story about "Queen Esther, the most beautiful Queen there ever was". Anyway, upon visting Watts, he Fred, Lamont, Bubba and Esther agree that by understanding the commonalities in the history of their struggles as a people, that Blacks and Jewish people had faced could hopefully "bring the two closer together".