Movie And TV Bonds That Prove Father/Son Relationships Are Complex

Fred And Lamont Sanford – Sanford And Son

'Sanford And Son'
Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images
Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images

Like Martin Crane, Fred Sanford was a rough around the edges Father who regularly clashed with his ambitious son, Lamont. While they did not have glamorous jobs (they ran a junkyard) the two were always hoping to rise above their status. Lamont is very clever, but Fred often proves himself to be the savvier and more street smart of the two.

Fred may appear to be the ultimate curmudgeon, but he often proves himself to actually have a heart of gold. And nowhere is this heart of gold seen more often than when he proves to Lamont that he has plenty of love and affection for him.