Sanford Arms was the name of the boarding house Fred G. Sanford (Redd Foxx) built on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son, using the old house of his next-door neighbor Julio Fuentes (Gregory Sierra). It was the subject of the spin-off series The Sanford Arms, in which Phil Wheeler (Theodore Wilson) turned it into a hotel. The series failed miserably in the Nielsen ratings, getting canceled after only eight episodes.

Note: When Sanford. the second spinoff attempt with Redd Foxx as the star, premiered on NBC-TV during the 1979-80 season, the storyline for Sanford Arms was completely ignored.


Series # Season # Title Notes Original air date
1 1 Bye, Fred, Hi, Phil Fred and Lamont are gone, and Phil Wheeler takes control of "The Sanford Arms" hotel. Grady and his new wife Dolly (from Sanford and Son, "Grady and His Lady") check in to spend their honeymoon at the Sanford Arms, while Phil and Bubba try to find a way to come up with the rent money for the month. Note When Grady and Dolly check in, it is explained that Fred and Lamont moved to Arizona due to Fred's health.September

19, 1975

2 2 The Grandparents Nathaniel's grandparents come for a visit. As usual, they pester Phil to allow Nat to come and live with them in their upscale home in San Diego, reasoning that Watts is no place to raise a 12-year-old boy. Nat decides to go and live with his grandparents—but only to prove to them they are too old to handle a child of his age, September

26, 1975

3 3 Phil's Assertion School Phil's plan to teach people to be more assertive backfires when a student decides to sue him. The matter is worked out when Phil, with the help of one of his daughter's friends, gets the student to realize he can be assertive. October

3, 1975

4 4 Phil's Past To Esther's dismay, Phil tries to obtain a liquor license for The Sanford Arms. His attempts are halted when a past incident stands in his way.October

17, 1975

5 5 The TV Show No synopsis available. Unaired
6 6 Young Love No synopsis available. Unaired
7 7 The Wedding Reception No synopsis available. Unaired
8 8 The Ernie Williams Memorial Golf Course No synopsis available. Unaired