Thursday, June 29, 2017

When 2 classics join together (Sanford and Gong, 1976)

Sanford & Son was in its final season. The Gong Show was in its first year. Someone at NBC decided to have Chuck Barris bring his daytime show to primetime with a guest appearance on Sanford & Son.

In "Sanford & Gong", Fred (Redd Foxx) gets on Gong with son Lamont (Demond Wilson) on drums, but with Bubba (Don Bexley) filling in for their friend, Rodney, at the last minute. Fred & Bubba split vocal chores on "Exactly Like You". Of course, it gets chaotic at the end.

I can't remember for the life of me if any of the Sanford cast returned the favor and served as judges on Gong.

Rating: A.

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