Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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Greatest Show in Watts 

While babysitting an elephant, Fred holds a circus in the junkyard, allowing the cast to display their talents, especially Aunt Esther as the Bronze Goddess.

Director:

Sid McCoy

Writers:

Jerry Ross, Ray Galton ("Steptoe and Son" created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Redd Foxx ... Fred G. Sanford
Demond Wilson ... Lamont Sanford
LaWanda Page ... Aunt Esther Anderson
Don Bexley ... Bubba Bexley
Rozelle Gayle Rozelle Gayle ... Dan
Lee Weaver ... Mr. Quincy
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While babysitting an elephant, Fred holds a circus in the junkyard, allowing the cast to display their talents, especially Aunt Esther as the Bronze Goddess.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fred G. Sanford: [Ringleader Fred introducing Lamont as Strongo] 185 pounds of pure muscle, faster than a speeding junk truck, more powerful than Roto Rooter, able to leap tall women in a single bound!"
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Connections

References The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) See more »

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Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bankrupt
6 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Greatest Show in Watts" opens with Sanford Arms tenant Dan (Rozelle Gayle) lamenting he hasn't got the rent, leaving behind some collateral from his now bankrupt circus, an elephant named Missy. Fred decides to foil the city ordinance about non domestic animals by building his own circus using 'Elephant's Gerald' as the main attraction. He wants Lamont to be the tightrope walker, Bubba the clown, Aunt Esther working on behalf of her church, allowing La Wanda Page to recreate her lifelong stage act as 'The Bronze Goddess of Fire,' eating flames and using her fingertips to light cigarettes. Bubba's performance leaves the audience ringing wet! Lamont comes out as muscleman Strongo: "faster than a speeding junk truck, more powerful than Roto-Rooter, able to leap tall women in a single bound!"


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