Friday, June 21, 2013

Shocking Interview with Sanford & Son's Demond Wilson

Why Sanford & Son was cancelled I talked with Demond Wilson in September of '09, he had just written an amazing book called Second Banana about his adventures in show business and his amazing run on Sanford & Son.

Demond starts out talking about Michael Jordan being inducted into the Hall of Fame, the dearth of black TV shows before Sanford and the shocking conditions he and Redd Foxx worked under despite starring in the network's number one show. You won't believe it...

He also spoke about the Sanford & Son's supporting players and the key to the success of the production - the comradery between Redd and himself. He also talked about the old school comics like Jack Carter, and what happened when he walked away from Sanford & Son.


Mr. Wilson is frank and doesn't mince his words, he provides a revealing glimpse into the inner workings of the television business - the way it was and the way it is - and the blatant racism he encountered as the star of one of TV's biggest sitcom hits.

You can order Demond Wilson's book Second Banana: The Bitter Sweet Memoirs of the Sanford and Son Years at