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CTHV Press Release: Sanford and Son: The Third Season

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 07 2003 - 08:56 PM

Seven-Time Emmy® Award Nominated and Groundbreaking Urban TV Sitcom Starring Comic Genius Redd Foxx ************************************************** ************************ SANFORD AND SON: THE THIRD SEASON ************************************************** ************************* Special Three-Disc Set Featuring 24 Side-Splitting Episodes Premieres October 7 on DVD * * * * * * * * Culver City, CA (July 28, 2003) - Return for more laughs at the junk yard with one of television's all-time classic sitcoms, SANFORD AND SON, starring one-of-a-kind comedian Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford, a grumpy old junk dealer living with his long-suffering son Lamont (Demond Wilson) in Los Angeles' Watts. *An early milestone in urban TV comedy, SANFORD AND SON: THE THIRD SEASON, featuring the complete season of 25 hysterical and uncut episodes in a special three-disc DVD set, will be available October 7 at the collectible price of $29.95 SRP from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. * * * * * Created by legendary TV producer Norman Lear ("All In The Family," "The Jeffersons"), SANFORD AND SON was as hilarious as it was historic; becoming the first TV sitcom featuring an African-American cast and characters Fred and Lamont forever dreaming and scheming to make a better life. *Ushering in an African-American perspective to the small screen, SANFORD AND SON was breakthrough television as it defied barriers and skewered stereotypes with its topical and timely themes. *Outrageous and outspoken, Golden Globe®- winner Foxx told it like it was, raising the roof with his bold brand of outrageous humor, creating pop culture history in the process. Featuring a colorful supporting cast of outrageous characters who help them keep their sense of humor, including Bible-thumping sister-in-law Aunt Esther (LaWanda Page), Fred's girlfriend Donna (Lynn Hamilton), and old pal Grady (Whitman Mayo), the third season of SANFORD AND SON provided a showcase for black talent and included cool cameos such as soul sisters The Three Degrees and Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas, among others. SANFORD AND SON debuted on NBC in 1972 as a mid-season replacement and quickly became a critical favorite and one of the network's top-rated primetime shows, earning seven Emmy® Award nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series throughout its five-year run. DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Video * * * * Full Screen Presentation * * * * Audio: *English (mono) * * * * Bonus Trailers * * * * Episode Selections Not Rated Color Closed Captioned Running Time: 595 Minutes DVD Catalog #01390 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01390-2 Order Date: 09/04/03 SLP: $29.95 DVD


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