Involved here are Sanford’s anti-gun wife, Beverly (Phyllis Katz); son Tyler (Jason Behr), who, ho-ho, thinks of himself as black; and daughter Tiffany (Heather-Elizabeth Parkhurst), hugely developed without (as is hammered home) papa’s surgical help, who bares herself in a spa.
Younger son Kenny (Kristoffer Ryan Winters) staggers around in political far-right field.
The camera catches domestic Helen (Alex Meneses) indulging herself with a naked mechanic, and Sanford cavorting with his money-grabbing mistress, Sheila (Rochelle Swanson).
Trying to keep up with Sheila’s money demands, Sanford has gone into doing (ho-ho-ho) penile extension surgery, a source of some desperate hilarity.
Tyler’s black pal and fellow musician DR (Jeremiah Birkett) has the only original and fairly funny bit in the loose, disconcerting program: his explanation of the evolution of rap music.
No laugh track prompts viewers to know what’s supposed to be funny; could be nobody but the mindless will chortle.
Chris Donovan efficiently directed the game if not successful cast through the vulgarities. “Sherman Oaks” has one rare quality: It may have the disputable distinction of bringing a ratings code to cable TV.