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Della, Della, Della 

When two competing politicians each seek to use Fred's junkyard for a campaign headquarters, Della Reese appeals to Fred to stand by her man.

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Mark Warren
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Redd Foxx ... Fred G. Sanford
Demond Wilson ... Lamont Sanford
Della Reese ... Della Reese
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ... George F. 'Hutch' Hutton
Paul Reid Roman Paul Reid Roman ... Bob Williams
Marvin Jenkins Marvin Jenkins ... Piano Player
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When two competing politicians each seek to use Fred's junkyard for a campaign headquarters, Della Reese appeals to Fred to stand by her man.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1975 (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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Trivia

Della Reese co-starred with Redd Foxx on The Royal Family. See more »

Quotes

Fred G. Sanford: What this neighborhood doesn't need is another campaign headquarters. It needs a junkyard! As long as I have breath in my body, strength in my arms, and love in my heart for my fellow man, I'm gonna give 'em junk!
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Crazy Credits

Della Reese's character is listed in the closing credits as "Della, Della, Della," which is what Fred called her as he suffered a heart attack upon seeing her standing in his doorway. See more »

Soundtracks

Ease On Down The Road
(uncredited)
by Della Reese
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Della Reese as herself
6 December 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Della, Della, Della" of course guest stars Della Reese as herself. Lamont is using the junkyard to campaign for Bob Williams (Paul Reid Roman), who is running for congress. Fred's buddy Hutch (Arnold Johnson, second of five) reports that he and his niece are both working on behalf of Williams' opponent John Ross, her name Della Reese: "if Della Reese is your niece, Atilla the Hun is my son!" One look at her and Fred clutches his heart in typical fashion, unable to refuse to help her work against his son's candidate. Lamont doesn't believe that Della Reese was there, disappointed that his father would easily give up his principles for a pretty face. Della belts out "Ease on Down the Road," the best remembered selection from the Broadway musical THE WIZ, later a hit duet from the 1978 movie featuring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Della Reese not only remained friends with Redd Foxx for 40 years, she was his co-star on his final series, THE ROYAL FAMILY, completing only seven episodes before his untimely death from a heart attack.


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