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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Sanford And Son' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Sanford And Son':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

January 14, 1972: Crossed Swords
Season 1, episode 1
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bud Yorkin

With William Lanteau (Clerk), Robert Mandan (Auctioneer).
Series debut. An aging black Los Angeles junk dealer and his 32-year-old son provide the comedy ingredients in a series based on the long-running British series "Steptoe and Son". Redd Foxx makes his series debut in the lead role. In the first show (taped before a live audience) a porcelain figurine appears to be an object that could provide a windfall for the junk dealers.

January 21, 1972: Happy Birthday, Pop
Season 1, episode 2
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bud Yorkin

With Stefanianna Christopherson (Hat Check Girl), Jack Manning (Man in Restaurant), Eddie Carroll (Bartender), Harold Fong (Waiter).
In honor of his 65th birthday, Fred gets treated to a night on the town by his son Lamont. But neither a Chinese restaurant nor a movie seems to please Fred.

January 28, 1972: Here Comes The Bride, There Goes The Bride
Season 1, episode 3
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bud Yorkin

With Alvin Childress (Minister), Paulene Myers (Mother), Royce Wallace (Aunt Rosetta), Lance Taylor Sr. (Uncle Edgar), Lillian Randolph (Aunt Hazel), Carol Speed (Crystal), Bardu Ali (Father).
Fred protests loudly as his son Lamont is about to get married, and when the youth steps to the altar, his bride-to-be has a surprise for him.

February 4, 1972: The Copper Caper
Season 1, episode 4
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bud Yorkin

With Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Leonard Stone (Otto), Clancy Cooper (Kelly).
Fred is suspicious of a man selling copper, but son Lamont makes the purchase after checking the Wall Street Journal.

February 11, 1972: A Matter Of Life And Breath
Season 1, episode 5
W: Aaron Ruben   D: George Tyne

With Lillian Lehman (Receptionist), Noreen Gammill (Nurse).
Fred is convinced he has tuberculosis after son Lamont persuades him to be tested.

February 18, 1972: We Were Robbed
Season 1, episode 6
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Coby Ruskin

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), Jenny Sullivan (Lady Interviewer).
After he accidentally breaks his son's porcelain and glass collection, Fred hides the debris and claims they were robbed.

February 25, 1972: A Pad For Lamont
Season 1, episode 7
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bob Lahendro

With Judyann Elder (Darlene), Tangerine Sublett (Ernestine), Lynn Hamilton (Landlady).
Angered at his dad for interrupting his dates, Lamont decides to move out. Then Fred finds himself beseiged by the neighborhood widows.

March 3, 1972: The Great Sanford Siege
Season 1, episode 8
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Dick Van Patten (Mr. Hamlin), Patrick Campbell (Process Server), Lee Duncan (Deputy #1), Dennis Robertson (Deputy #2).
Fred and Lamont are trapped in their home without food, gas or electricity when two bill collectors arrive.

March 10, 1972: Coffins For Sale
Season 1, episode 9
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Slappy White (Melvin), James Wheaton (Nelson B. Davis).
Fred insists on sleeping outside when his son brings two coffins into the house.

March 17, 1972: The Barracuda
Season 1, episode 10
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Slappy White (Melvin).
Fred is about to remarry, despite the wishes of his son Lamont, who claims no one can take the place of his mother.

March 24, 1972: TV Or Not TV
Season 1, episode 11
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Slappy White (Melvin), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), Peter Bonerz (Doctor).
When his father is stricken with amnesia, Lamont feels guilty for buying a sports car instead of the new color television set Fred wanted.

March 31, 1972: The Suitcase Case
Season 1, episode 12
W: Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), Gabriel Dell (Gunman), Florida Friebus (Woman).
Lamont brings home a suitcase he found in an alley and Fred discovers it's filled with money. Then the mobster who lost it shows up.

April 7, 1972: The Return Of The Barracuda
Season 1, episode 13
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Slappy White (Melvin), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Sheila).
Fred woos widow Harris once again, but son Lamont threatens retaliation.

April 14, 1972: The Piano Movers
Season 1, episode 14
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Bruce Bilson

With Lester Fletcher (Man), Rick Hurst (Policeman).
The Sanfords are given a piano on the condition that they move it out of an apartment, and son Lamont is suspicious of the donor's motives.





September 15, 1972: By The Numbers
Season 2, episode 1
W: Terry Ryan   D: Peter Baldwin

With Beah Richards (Aunt Ethel), David Moses (Robber).
The second season starts with Fred wanting to place a bet after having a "special dream", but son Lamont refuses to allow it.

September 22, 1972: Whiplash
Season 2, episode 2
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Rick Edelstein

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), Dick O'Neill (Mr. Sanderson), Davis Roberts (Dr. Caldwell), Kelly Thordsen (Lt. Driscoll).
After Fred has an accident in the pickup truck, he decides he is suffering from whiplash -- especially when friend Bubba tells him he's sitting on a gold mine.

September 29, 1972: The Dowry
Season 2, episode 3
W: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney   D: Jack Shea

With Albert Reed (Grady), Margueritte Ray (Margaret), Gladys Perry (Betty Jean), Kathrine McKee (Alberta).
When Fred learns that his cousin's stepdaughter has inherited $10,000, he's convinced she should marry Lamont.

October 6, 1972: Jealousy
Season 2, episode 4
W: Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell   D: Jack Shea

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Roscoe Lee Browne (Osgood Wilcox).
Fred gets jealous when his girl friend, widowed nurse Donna Harris, brings along a patient to dinner.

October 13, 1972: Tooth Or Consequences
Season 2, episode 5
W: Adell Stevenson   D: Peter Baldwin

With Sid McCoy (Dentist #1), Hal England (Dentist #2), Ella Edwards (Receptionist), Ray Oliver (Hypnotist).
When Fred Sanford gets a toothache, he insists that Lamont find a white dentist to treat him.

October 27, 1972: The Card Sharps
Season 2, episode 6
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Ron Glass (Hucklebuck), Thalmus Rasulala (Skeeter Matthews), David Moses (Rooster).
Fred is convinced that Lamont's card-playing buddies are trying to get him for every cent he's got, but Lamont won't believe him.

November 3, 1972: Have Gun, Will Sell
Season 2, episode 7
W: Adell Stevenson   D: Rick Edelstein

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Noam Pitlik (Officer Swanhauser), William Hansen (Pawnbroker), Paula Victor (Customer), Dilart Heyson (Burglar).
Lamont and Rollo come home late and find a burglar in the house. They scare him off, but he leaves his gun behind. Rollo convinces Fred and Lamont that they could make some money if they pawn the gun.

November 10, 1972: The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!
Season 2, episode 8
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Peter Baldwin

With Slappy White (Melvin), Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Larry J. Blake (Mr. Watkins).
Fred is upset because his new neighbor is operating a competing junkyard, but he's even more upset because his neighbor is Puerto Rican.

November 17, 1972: The Shootout
Season 2, episode 9
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Peter Baldwin

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Leo Fuchs (Herman Goldstein), Laurence Haddon (Ronald Hart).
After an argument with his neighbor, Fred accidentally shoots a gun and fears he's killed him.

November 24, 1972: Blood Is Thicker Than Junk
Season 2, episode 10
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Peter Baldwin

With Roger E. Mosley (Norman Blood), Vernon Weddle (Mr. Clifford).
Lamont gets Fred into an awkward situation when he seeks employment elsewhere, forcing Fred to look for a new partner.

December 1, 1972: Sanford And Son And Sister Makes Three
Season 2, episode 11
W: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney   D: Rick Edelstein

With Ja'net DuBois (Juanita), Emily Yancy (Alice).
Fred's old flame, Juanita, brings her daughter Alice to dinner and it's love at first sight for Lamont.

December 8, 1972: A Guest In The Yard
Season 2, episode 12
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Jack Shea

With Liam Dunn (Gus), Davis Roberts (Dr. Caldwell).
Fred and Lamont find a derelict in their yard who claims he was pushed by Fred and intends to sue them for everything they've got.

December 15, 1972: Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna
Season 2, episode 13
W: Lloyd Garver, Ken Hecht   D: Rick Edelstein

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Kim Hamilton (Carol Davis).
When Fred invites his fiancee Donna and a door-to-door saleslady to dinner on the same night, Lamont is confused by his father's attempts to keep the women apart.

December 22, 1972: The Light Housekeeper
Season 2, episode 14
W: Lee Kalcheim, Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Mary Wickes (Mary), Beah Richards (Aunt Ethel).
When Fred receives a slight injury in a car mishap, Lamont finds himself waiting on his father hand and foot.

January 5, 1973: The Big Party
Season 2, episode 15
W: Odie Hawkins, Aaron Ruben   D: Jack Shea

With Gabriel Dell (Leader), Danny 'Big Black' Rey (Duane).
Faced with more bills than they can pay, Fred and Lamont hit upon the zany idea of having a neighborhood party -- and charging admission.

January 12, 1973: A Visit From Lena Horne
Season 2, episode 16
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Jack Shea

With Lena Horne (Herself), John Amos (Luther), Joan Prather (Tour Guide), Robert Munk (Chauffeur), Arthur Mathews (Art), Billy Allyn (Billy), Leroy Daniels (Leroy), Ernest Mayhand (Skillet).
Fred Sanford discovers Lena Horne's car in the parking lot while touring NBC Studios in Burbank. He then has an overwhelming desire to meet "the first lady of his dreams".

January 19, 1973: Lamont Goes African
Season 2, episode 17
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Jack Shea

With Paula Kelly (Olaiya).
Fred thinks that Lamont's fascination with Africa is ludicrous, until he meets a Nigerian woman with definite ideas about parental respect.

January 26, 1973: Watts Side Story
Season 2, episode 18
W: Lloyd Garver, Ken Hecht   D: Jack Shea

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Leroy Daniels (Leroy), Ernest Mayhand (Skillet), Alma Beltran (Mrs. Fuentes), Migdia Varela (Maria), Harold Fong (Waiter).
Fred is aghast when Lamont dates the sister of their Puerto Rican neighbor, and begins following the couple wearing a disguise.

February 2, 1973: The Infernal Triangle
Season 2, episode 19
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Sid McCoy

With Ketty Lester (Judy Edwards).
Fred meets a new flame and her son, but the fire doesn't last long when he discovers Lamont used to date her.

February 9, 1973: Pops 'n' Pals
Season 2, episode 20
W: Allan Katz, Don Reo   D: Rick Edelstein

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), James Wheaton (Nelson B. Davis), Cardella Di Milo (Woman), Joaquin Garay (Waiter).
Fred becomes annoyed with Lamont for spending so much time with their neighbor, Julio.

February 16, 1973: Home Sweet Home For The Aged
Season 2, episode 21
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Burt Mustin (Mr. Malloy), Maida Severn (Miss Ecker), Cha-Cha Hogan (Old Man).
Fred is caught in a series of amusing but frustrating situations when he becomes a resident of a senior citizens' home.

February 23, 1973: Pot Luck
Season 2, episode 22
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Peter Baldwin

With Herb Voland (Mr. Osborne), Jonathan Harris (Emile Bonnet).
Lamont outsmarts himself when he buys what he believes is a rare antique commode for $50.

March 9, 1973: The Kid
Season 2, episode 23
W: Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell   D: Jack Shea

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Lincoln Kilpatrick Jr. (Jason), Marcene Harris (Mother).
Lamont discovers his 9-year-old friend Jason has sneaked a ride on his truck and asks Fred to let the lad play in their yard.

March 16, 1973: Rated X
Season 2, episode 24
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Cal Wilson (Guard), Jack DeLeon (Director), Ralph James (Producer), Kelly Thordsen (Police Lieutenant), Leo G. Morrell (Detective).
Fred and Lamont almost become stars in an X-rated movie until they are faced with the "naked truth".





September 14, 1973: Lamont As Othello
Season 3, episode 1
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Maureen Arthur (Marilyn), Jack Manning (Mr. O'Neill), Anne Driscoll (Mrs. O'Neill).
The third season starts. In the first episode, Lamont nearly gives his dad a real heart attack when the old man sees him choking a white woman.

September 21, 1973: Libra Rising All Over Lamont
Season 3, episode 2
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Jack Shea

With Harvey Jason (Dr. Stewart), Vivian Bonnell (Audrey).
Lamont runs afoul of the stars in a zany astrological mixup that involves his father Fred and Aunt Esther.

September 28, 1973: Fred, The Reluctant Fingerman
Season 3, episode 3
W: Gene Farmer   D: Jack Shea

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins).
Fred watches thieves rob Julio's home, but stubbornly refuses to identify the culprits.

October 5, 1973: Presenting The Three Degrees
Season 3, episode 4
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Ernest Mayhand (Skillet), Leroy Daniels (Leroy), Sheila Ferguson (Herself), Valerie Holiday (Herself), Fayette Pinkney (Herself), Jim Cato (M.C.), Kurt Taylor (Himself), Dwan Smith (Waitress), Juan DeCarlos (Bouncer).
Over Fred's objections, Lamont and Rollo try to make big stars of a singing trio called The Three Degrees.

October 12, 1973: This Little TV Went To Market
Season 3, episode 5
W: Gene Farmer   D: Peter Baldwin

With Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Bill McLean (TV Repairman), Bernie Hamilton (Officer Jones).
When his TV set goes on the blink, Fred buys a "hot" set and gets in trouble when his friend Grady tells him it's one stolen from his house.

October 19, 1973: Lamont, Is That You?
Season 3, episode 6
W: James R. Stein, Bob Illes   D: Peter Baldwin

With Davis Roberts (Dr. Caldwell), Cardella Di Milo (Lucille Pinkney), Jeannie Bell (Judy Ann).
Lamont and Fred alternately worry about each other when each gets the word they were seen entering a gay bar.

October 26, 1973: Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico
Season 3, episode 7
W: Gene Farmer   D: Jack Shea

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Alma Beltran (Mrs. Fuentes), Louis Guss (Caretaker).
Fred is driven to skid row when Lamont and Julio go into the used auto parts business.

November 2, 1973: Superflyer
Season 3, episode 8
W: Charles T. Williams, Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Pat McCormick (Moose), Wally Taylor (Mr. Barrington), Rudy Challenger (Mr. Menton), Annazette Chase (Susan), Terry Lumley (Carol), Norma Miller (Jackie), Sherry Boucher (Wendy).
Airline personnel are horrified when Fred takes his first flight in order to collect a legacy from an uncle in St. Louis.

November 9, 1973: The Members Of The Wedding
Season 3, episode 9
W: James R. Stein, Bob Illes   D: Jack Shea

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Esther Sutherland (Aunt Minnie), Dorothy Meyer (Aunt Flossie), Alvin Childress (Reverend Trimble), DeForest Covan (Woodrow Anderson), Mel Bryant (Uncle Jake), Bobby Johnson (Uncle Edgar).
Fred succumbs to his girlfriend Donna's pressures and agrees to get married, but his family has other ideas.

November 16, 1973: The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection
Season 3, episode 10
W: Phil Mishkin   D: Mark Warren

With Bryan O'Byrne (Mr. Archibald).
Fred donates a collection of jazz albums to a music library, then is shocked to learn they are valued at $500.

November 23, 1973: A House Is Not A Poolroom
Season 3, episode 11
W: Winston Moss   D: Jack Shea

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Ernest Mayhand (Skillet), Leroy Daniels (Leroy), Stymie Beard (Otis Littlejohn).
Lamont buys a pool table for a birthday gift and Fred's buddies turn the Sanford home into a pool hall.

November 30, 1973: Grady, The Star Boarder
Season 3, episode 12
W: Gene Farmer   D: Jack Shea

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris).
Fred talks Lamont into letting his friend Grady be a boarder at the Sanford house.

December 14, 1973: Wine, Women And Aunt Esther
Season 3, episode 13
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Leroy Daniels (Leroy), Ernest Mayhand (Skillet), Betty Waldron (Fast Fanny).
Fred and his buddies beat the post-funeral blues by planning a party with "Fast Fanny" and her friends.

January 4, 1974: Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe
Season 3, episode 14
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Jack Shea

With Sonny Jim Gaines (Grip).
A question arises as to whether Fred is really Lamont's father.

January 11, 1974: Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle
Season 3, episode 15
W: Gene Farmer   D: Bob Lahendro

With Antonio Fargas (Sonny Cochran), Arthur Adams (Judge), Sosimo Hernandez (Lopez), Billy Allyn (Billy), Matt Beard (Otis Littlejohn).
Lamont gets a traffic ticket that he feels he does not deserve and Fred maneuvers himself into the position of his son's lawyer.

January 18, 1974: This Land Is Whose Land?
Season 3, episode 16
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Peter Baldwin

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Surveyor).
Fred gets into a dispute with his neighbor Julio over the boundary dividing their properties. Lamont nags Fred to forget the whole matter but Fred hires a surveyor to settle the issue and determine the legal property line.

February 1, 1974: Fred's Cheating Heart
Season 3, episode 17
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Stan Lathan

With Thalmus Rasulala (Heart Fund Man), Helen Verbit (Nurse #1), Joan Pringle (Nurse #2), Harry Basch (Dr. Jamison), Juan DeCarlos (Orderly #1), Raymond O'Keefe (Orderly #2).
Lamont takes Fred to the hospital to check out why he has so many "heart attacks" and Fred, seeking compassion, unknowingly switches charts with a patient being readied for surgery.

February 8, 1974: The Party Crasher
Season 3, episode 18
W: Gene Farmer   D: Stan Lathan

With Della Thomas (Della), Angela Gibbs (Angel).
Lamont and his pal Rollo plan a romantic evening with their girlfriends but first have to get rid of Fred, who wants to do the planning.

February 15, 1974: Lamont Goes Karate
Season 3, episode 19
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Bud Yorkin

With Pamela Jones (Candy), Hugh Van Putten (Gus Thomas), Stan Haze (Jo-Jo Johnson), Casey Brown (Cookie).
Punched in the nose in a spat over a girl, Lamont takes karate lessons to get revenge.

February 22, 1974: Will The Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something?
Season 3, episode 20
W: Aaron Ruben   D: Stan Lathan

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Vivian Bonnell (Betty), Talya Ferro (Rose).
While Fred is in St. Louis, Grady watches the house and business and gets involved in a case of mistaken identity with an amorous lady.

March 1, 1974: Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady
Season 3, episode 21
W: Gene Farmer   D: Stan Lathan

With Fred still in St. Louis, Grady is left in charge of the house and Lamont has to put up with his tyrannical ways.

March 8, 1974: Aunt Esther And Uncle Woodrow, Pffttt. . .
Season 3, episode 22
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Bud Yorkin

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woodrow Anderson), Hilda Haynes (Aunt Minnie), Dorothy Meyer (Aunt Flossie).
Lamont and Grady have an unexpected visitor: Woody, Aunt Esther's husband, who has been thrown out of the house and asks to move in. Things get worse when Aunt Esther decides to move in instead.

March 15, 1974: The Way To Lamont's Heart
Season 3, episode 23
W: Paul Wayne, George Burditt   D: Hal Cooper

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Judy Pace (Judy), Norma Miller (Roxie).
Determined to get Lamont to the altar, his latest girl Judy schemes to gain the support of his godfather Grady by making advances toward him.

March 29, 1974: Hello, Cousin Emma. . . Goodbye, Cousin Emma
Season 3, episode 24
W: Bill Manhoff   D: Hal Cooper

With Clarice Taylor (Cousin Emma), Kathrine McKee (Lorraine).
Grady's cousin comes to lodge at the Sanford home, which results in a plot to get her out.





September 13, 1974: The Surprise Party
Season 4, episode 1
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Norman Abbott

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Fuddle Bagley (Jesse).
The fourth season begins with Fred Sanford returning home after a long trip to St. Louis. Lamont arranges a surprise party for him, but it's Lamont who gets the shock of his life.

September 20, 1974: Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Season 4, episode 2
W: Jerry Ross   D: Bill Foster

With Beverly Sanders (Nora Simpson), Cathy Cooper (Woman), Gloria Delaney (Janet), John Hawker (William).
In order to collect money bequeathed by an uncle, Fred Sanford tries to get Lamont a wife with the help of a computer dating service.

September 27, 1974: Ol' Brown Eyes
Season 4, episode 3
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Bill Foster

With Frank Sinatra, Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), George O'Hanlon Sr. (Drunk), Milt Kogan (Hotel Detective), Morris Buchanan (Police Detective), Dee Carroll (Cleaning Lady).
When Fred discovers that a ring was stolen from Frank Sinatra's hotel room, he assumes that Rollo stole it and sold it to Lamont to give to Fred for his 35th anniversary in the junk business. So Fred breaks into Sinatra's room to return the ring.

October 4, 1974: Grady And His Lady
Season 4, episode 4
W: Gene Farmer   D: Stan Lathan

With Norma Miller (Dolly).
Fred comes between Grady and his fiancee when he learns that they plan to marry. Fred doesn't want to lose his TV-watching partner.

October 11, 1974: There'll Be Some Changes Made
Season 4, episode 5
W: Jerry Ross, Earl Pomerantz   D: Norman Abbott

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), Fritzi Burr (Maureen), Rai Tasco (Murray), Sarah Fankboner (Francine), Noel de Souza (Salim), Eduardo Ricard (Harry), Jayne Kennedy (Brenda).
Lamont tries to rid his father of his hatred of Mexicans, Chinese and fat people. First, Lamont leaves home when Fred refuses to allow a sensitivity group to meet at the Sanford home. Then, to get Lamont back, Fred consents to the meeting. Lamont gets the group to work on Fred's problems.

October 18, 1974: Going Out Of Business
Season 4, episode 6
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Norman Abbott

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Philip Bruns (Calvin), Basil Hoffman (Store Owner), Helene Winston (Lady Customer).
Fred fears his junk business will end when Lamont takes a job in a men's clothing store.

October 25, 1974: Home Sweet Home
Season 4, episode 7
W: Ted Bergman   D: Norman Abbott

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Helen Funai (Miss Funai), Yuki Shimoda (Mr. Funai), Bob Okazaki (Grandfather Masaki), Nathan Jung (Saburyo).
Fred is the lone holdout when a Japanese development company tries to buy the houses in the neighborhood.

November 1, 1974: My Kingdom For A Horse
Season 4, episode 8
W: Arnie Rosen   D: Bill Foster

With Ned Wertimer (Mr. Crenshaw), Philip Bruns (Calvin).
Fred buys a broken-down horse for breeding, but when he discovers it is a gelding he puts pants on the animal in order to sell it.

November 8, 1974: Sanford And Niece
Season 4, episode 9
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Norman Abbott

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Tina Andrews (Elizabeth), Berlinda Tolbert (Delores), Ray Vitte (Lewis), Robin James (Joan).
Fred's young niece comes to town and asks to stay a few days while she gets set up to go to school. Because she looks like his deceased wife, Fred becomes attached to her.

November 15, 1974: Julio And Sister And Nephew
Season 4, episode 10
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Miriam Colon (Carlotta), Corinne Conley (Woman), Manuel Carrasco (Roberto), Graham Brown (Principal).
Fred is loudly anti-Puerto Rican until a Puerto Rican child really needs him.

November 29, 1974: Fred's Treasure Garden
Season 4, episode 11
W: Ilunga Adell   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins).
Thanks to Grady, the neighborhood policemen get turned on by marijuana when they eat a salad he serves them made from Fred Sanford's garden.

December 6, 1974: Tower Power
Season 4, episode 12
W: Calvin Kelly   D: Bill Foster

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Janee Michelle (Sandra), Diane Hill (Woman in Museum), Lester Fletcher (Man in Museum).
After a museum visit, Fred decides to get into the artistic field by assembling a "sculpture" from junk in the yard.

December 13, 1974: A Little Extra Security
Season 4, episode 13
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Stymie Beard (Otis Littlejohn), Fred Scott (Mr. Hastings), John Hawker (Postman).
Through a computer error, Grady receives too many Social Security checks, and insists on keeping the money.

December 20, 1974: The Merger
Season 4, episode 14
W: Jerry Ross   D: Bill Foster

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Danny Wells (Haywood Jones), Dick Whittington (TV Voice).
Fred balks when Lamont and Julio want to combine their junk business into one "junk pile".

December 27, 1974: Once A Thief
Season 4, episode 15
W: Winston Moss   D: Herbert Kenwith

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Ron Glass (Herman), Don Rickles (Announcer).
Lamont invites an ex-convict friend to stay at the Sanford home, but Grady is fearful that he will steal the family valuables.

January 17, 1975: The Stand-In
Season 4, episode 16
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Bill Foster

With Scatman Crothers (Bowlegs), Joe Silver (Mr. Stone), Al Williams (Al), Bernie Orenstein (Stan Taylor), Billy Eckstine (Nightclub Singer).
Fred and Lamont have to sub for one of Fred's performing friends who sprains his back just before a nightclub appearance.

January 24, 1975: Strange Bedfellows
Season 4, episode 17
W: Ted Bergman   D: Norman Abbott

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), Daxson Thomas (Newsman), Margaret Avery (Denise), Richard Balin (Newscaster), Brunetta Barnett (Harriet Radner).
Lamont tosses his hat into the political ring and runs for office. It's also to impress a politically-minded girlfriend.

January 31, 1975: The Masquerade Party
Season 4, episode 18
W: Ted Bergman   D: Norman Abbott

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), John Barbour (Harry Monty), June Christopher (Brenda).
Fred Sanford, dressed as a gorilla, and Grady, dressed as a ballerina, participate in a TV game show. They become contestants on "Wheel and Deal", hosted by John Barbour, in order to win a birthday gift for Lamont.

February 7, 1975: Golden Boy
Season 4, episode 19
W: George Yanok, Bob Garland   D: Norman Abbott

With David Doyle (Clancy Fitzgerald), Hank Rolike (Yerby), Barry Wright (Junior).
For $50, Yerby sells Fred "a million-dollar deal", co-management of Junior Joe Louis, a 300-pounder who eats better than he fights.

February 14, 1975: My Brother-In-Law's Keeper
Season 4, episode 20
W: Ted Bergman   D: Norman Abbott

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Allan Drake (Rodney Victor), Mary Alice (Frances Victor), Ancel Cook (Stereo Delivery Man).
Fred anxiously awaits a visit from his sister and her new husband until he finds out the husband is white.

February 21, 1975: The Headache
Season 4, episode 21
W: Arnie Rosen   D: Bill Foster

With Robert DoQui (Psychologist), Darrell Zwerling (Pediatrician), Frances Nealy (Lady Patient).
A psychiatrist tells Lamont that he has headaches because he hates his father.

February 28, 1975: The Stung
Season 4, episode 22
W: George Yanok, Bob Garland   D: Alan Rafkin

With Gregory Sierra (Julio Fuentes), Fritzi Burr (Miss Cogley), Richard Ward (Al Banks), George Reynolds (Arms).
Fred asks a professional gambler to teach Lamont and his friends a lesson. Fred's friend pretends to be a naive card player but ends up winning all the money from Lamont, Julio and Rollo.

March 7, 1975: The Older Woman
Season 4, episode 23
W: Ted Bergman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Kim Hamilton (Grace), Brenda Sutton (Louise), Kathryn Jackson (Mabel), Lillian Randolph (Lady Customer).
Fred starts scheming when Lamont falls for Grace, a woman several years his senior. To show Lamont he is being ridiculous, Fred brings his own older woman to the house to meet Lamont.

March 14, 1975: The Over-The-Hill Gag
Season 4, episode 24
W: Matt Robinson   D: Stan Lathan

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), Keene Curtis (Dr. Goodman), Odessa Cleveland (Audrey), Dick Bass (Messenger), Carol Jean Owens (Lady in Doctor's Office).
A doctor gives Fred six months -- to pay his bill. Lamont overhears only part of the conversation and becomes convinced that Fred is dying.

April 25, 1975: The Family Man
Season 4, episode 25
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Bud Yorkin

With Fritzi Burr (Mrs. Bradley), Joe Morton (Hal Marshall), Carol Cole (Ellie Marshall), Rosanne Katon (Laurie Marshall), Haywood Nelson (Haywood Marshall), Rod Colbin (Coach Bradley), Howard Hesseman (Professor Stoneham), Dennis Kort (Roger), Michael Talbot (Pete), John Kirby (Herb), Julie Payne (Terestia).
Grady moves out of Watts and into a fashionable area to live with his daughter and her family. Pilot for a new series.





September 12, 1975: Earthquake II
Season 5, episode 1
W: Jerry Ross   D: Bill Foster

With Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Reva Rose (Mrs. Johnson), Britt Leach (Mr. Johnson), Barry Wright (Jackpot Winner), Steve Lawrence (Himself), Eydie Gorme (Herself), Merv Griffin (Himself).
The fifth season starts with several earthquakes rocking the Sanford home, following some announcements made by Russian seismologists.

September 19, 1975: Divorce, Sanford Style
Season 5, episode 2
W: Ted Bergman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Hannah Dean (Jackie).
Fred plays cupid to try to reconcile Aunt Esther and Uncle Woody after Esther moves in with Fred and Lamont, and her presence begins driving Fred up the wall.

September 26, 1975: Bank On This
Season 5, episode 3
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Roscoe Orman (Al), Charles Thomas Murphy (Melvin), Roy Stuart (Reporter), Tom Scott (Mr. Phillips), Bill Henderson (Harvey), Cal Wilson (Doctor #1), Skip Cunningham (Doctor #2).
Trying to get a loan to open a boarding house, Fred is taken hostage during a bank robbery.

October 3, 1975: The Sanford Arms
Season 5, episode 4
W: Ted Bergman   D: Mark Warren

With Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Nancy Kulp (Mrs. Hopkins), Arnold Johnson (Hutch), George Wyner (Percy), Ta-Tanisha (Janet), Cal Gibson (Roger).
Officer Hoppy's mother becomes a tenant and a troublemaker in Fred and Lamont's new rooming house venture.

October 10, 1975: Steinberg And Son
Season 5, episode 5
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: James Sheldon

With Jack Somack (Gabey), Robert Guillaume (Albert Brock), Corey Fischer (Anthony Marvinowsky), Rik Pierce (Mac John), John Larroquette (Murray Steinberg), Albert Hall (Bernie Taub), Jane Lambert (Aunt Ethel), Larry Wilde (Saul Green), Lou Jacobi (Steinberg).
Fred and Lamont sue the television network for doing a series about them with Jewish characters.

October 17, 1975: Brother, Can You Spare An Act?
Season 5, episode 6
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Bill Foster

With Nancy Kulp (Mrs. Hopkins), Cha-Cha Hogan (Heckler), Dap Sugar Willie (Theater Manager), Timmie Rogers (Smiley Rogers), Mary Alice (Frances Victor), Allan Drake (Rodney Victor).
Fred goes into show business to get his white brother-in-law out of his house and out of his hair.

October 31, 1975: Della, Della, Della
Season 5, episode 7
W: Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turteltaub   D: Mark Warren

With Arnold Johnson (Hutch), Della Reese (Herself), Paul Roman (Bob Williams), Marvin Jenkins (Piano Player).
A campaign worker for a political candidate talks Fred into lettng her use his house for her headquarters.

November 7, 1975: Donna Pops The Question
Season 5, episode 8
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: James Sheldon

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Arthur Adams (Mel), Elma Jackson (Mrs. Harris).
Fred is given an ultimatum by Donna -- marry her or else, because Mel has proposed to her.

November 14, 1975: My Fair Esther
Season 5, episode 9
W: Jerry Ross   D: James Sheldon

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Jackie Toles (Lucille Brown), Tina Dixon (Mabel Johnson), Ronnell Bright (Piano Player).
Like Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady", Fred Sanford decides to transform a lowly person, in this case Aunt Esther, into an elegant lady.

November 21, 1975: Sanford And Rising Son
Season 5, episode 10
W: Ted Bergman, Garry Shandling   D: Mark Warren

With Pat Morita (Ah Chew), Arnold Johnson (Hutch), Al Stevenson (Mr. Logan), Tommy Butler (Mr. Walker), Dorothy Meyer (Mrs. Walker).
Fred turns his living room into a Japanese restaurant after he finds out how well Ah Chew can cook.

December 5, 1975: The Olympics
Season 5, episode 11
W: Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Carroll Jr.   D: Mark Warren

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Percy Rodrigues (Lou Turner).
Fred goes out for the Senior Olympics to compete for Donna's affection because Olympic champion Lou Turner has intentions of becoming Donna's new romantic interest.

December 12, 1975: Ebenezer Sanford
Season 5, episode 12
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: James Sheldon

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Herb Ellis (Landlord), Kathryn Jackson (Mother), Jay Riley (Mr. Small), Adrian Ricard (Mrs. Small), Marc Copage (Fredsie), Eric Laneuville (Ron).
Despite the attempts of his friends and family to spread Christmas cheer, Fred become more and more of a "Scrooge".

January 2, 1976: The Oddfather
Season 5, episode 13
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: James Sheldon

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Dick O'Neill (Commissioner), Roy Stuart (Martinson), Wally Taylor (Bill), Al Stevenson (Bert), Gloria Delaney (Nurse), Paul Harris (Daniel Tracy).
Fred witnesses an attempted slaying -- a fact known by the perpretrator. He is also injured when it occurs, is hospitalized and given police protection.

January 9, 1976: Can You Chop This?
Season 5, episode 14
W: Joni Rhodes   D: Mark Warren

With Nancy Kulp (Mrs. Hopkins), Arnold Johnson (Hutch), Danny Wells (Danny Taylor), Cesare Danova (Cavorting Connoisseur), Ta-Tanisha (Janet).
Fred uses Lamont's savings to buy a supply of Whopper Choppers that he cannot sell.

January 16, 1976: Greatest Show In Watts
Season 5, episode 15
W: Jerry Ross   D: Sid McCoy

With Rozelle Gayle (Dan), Lee Weaver (Mr. Quincy).
Fred organizes a circus in order to keep an elephant he has acquired.

January 23, 1976: Fred Sanford Has A Baby
Season 5, episode 16
W: Jay Burton   D: James Sheldon

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Fritzi Burr (Nurse), Bonnie Banfield (Louella), Skip Cunningham (Don).
When Fred rents a room to a pregnant lady nearing delivery, he winds up having to take her to the hospital where a nurse mistakes him for the father.

January 30, 1976: The TV Addict
Season 5, episode 17
W: Jerry Ross   D: Mark Warren

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Graham Jarvis (Dr. Simmons).
Lamont tries to have Fred cured of his addiction to television through hypnosis.

February 6, 1976: Lamont In Love
Season 5, episode 18
W: Ted Bergman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Marlene Clark (Janet), Nancy Kulp (Mrs. Hopkins), Buddy Kennedy (David).
After a burly, threatening man comes to the Sanford home looking for Lamont's new girlfriend, Fred and Aunt Esther launch an investigation.

February 13, 1976: The Escorts
Season 5, episode 19
W: Jerry Ross   D: Alan Rafkin

With Fritzi Burr (Mrs. Willis), Arnold Johnson (Hutch), George Wiltshire (Elroy), Helen Martin (Lady #1), Betty Cole (Maxine), Frances E. Nealy (Lady #2).
Fred decides to open his own escort service, and winds up with dates with three woman at different tables in the same restaurant.

February 20, 1976: The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice
Season 5, episode 20
W: Ted Bergman   D: Lewis Gomavitz

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Marlene Clark (Janet), Frank Nelson (Salesman), Derek Triplett (Roger).
Lamont and Janet are engaged to be married and Fred is happy until Lamont announces that they don't plan to live with him. To keep Lamont home, Fred tells Janet that Lamont is a heavy drinker and a compulsive gambler.

February 27, 1976: The Director
Season 5, episode 21
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With George Foreman (Himself), Adam Wade (Mr. Creeley), George Wiltshire (Elroy), Dave Turner (Eugene).
Lamont allows Fred to attend his acting class -- just to get a look at George Foreman -- if he promises to be quiet, but when the director of the class quits, Fred decides to take over.

March 5, 1976: A Pain In The Neck
Season 5, episode 22
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Alan Rafkin

With Nancy Kulp (Mrs. Hopkins), Tim Herbert (Panjib), Lance Taylor (President), Ernest Anderson (Doctor).
Fred's back ailment threatens to dampen the festivities when he is named Watts Businessman of the Year.

March 12, 1976: Sergeant Gork
Season 5, episode 23
W: Ted Bergman   D: Bill Wyse

With Fritzi Burr (Helga), Frank Nelson (Soldier), Edward Crawford (Roger), Pat Morita (Colonel Hiakowa), Martin Kosleck (General).
Fred tells his future grandson about his heroism during World War II.

March 19, 1976: Camping Trip
Season 5, episode 24
W: Garry Shandling   D: Alan Rafkin

With Carol Arthur (Miss Barnes), Deborah Berns (Girl Scout #1), Teri Hermosillo (Girl Scout #2), Susan Newmark (Girl Scout #3), Kimberly Zuckert (Girl Scout #4), Tifni Carson (Girl Scout #5), Janine Williams (Girl Scout #6).
When Fred and Lamont go on a camping trip, their truck breaks down and they are stranded in the wild. Sensing their fate, they watch their lives pass before their eyes (via flashbacks to earlier shows).





September 24, 1976: The Hawaiian Connection (1)
Season 6, episode 1
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Frank Nelson (Co-Pilot), Fritzi Burr (Woman on Plane), Sandra Kerns (Stewardess), Sheldon Leonard (Davis), Teddy Wilson (Messenger), James Gregory (Commander), Barbara Rhoades (Gladys), David Huddleston (Cop #1), Howard Storm (Bellboy), Danny Kamekona (Cop #2), Greg Morris (Freddy Wells).
Fred and Lamont accept an expense-paid trip to Hawaii and unwittingly become involved in a jewel-theft scheme.

September 24, 1976: The Hawaiian Connection (2)
Season 6, episode 2
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Sheldon Leonard (Davis), James Gregory (Commander), Barbara Rhoades (Gladys), David Huddleston (Cop #1), Peter Leeds (Suitcase Courier), Elissa Dulce Hoopai (Hula Teacher), Danny Kamekona (Cop #2), Greg Morris (Freddy Wells).
The Sanfords are enjoying their vacation in Hawaii, unaware they're being used in a jewel-theft scheme.

October 1, 1976: The Hawaiian Connection (3)
Season 6, episode 3
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Frank Nelson (Co-Pilot), Fritzi Burr (Woman on Plane), Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Robert Kino (Japanese Tourist), Danny Kamekona (Cop #2), Sandra Kerns (Stewardess), Sheldon Leonard (Davis), Don Ho (Himself), Greg Morris (Freddy Wells), James Gregory (Commander), Pat Paulsen (Percy), Barbara Rhoades (Gladys), David Huddleston (Cop #1).
Jewelry thieves chase Fred all over Honolulu, thinking he has their loot in his possession.

October 8, 1976: California Crude
Season 6, episode 4
W: Larry Mintz, Alan Eisenstock   D: Norman Abbott

With Patrick Campbell (Professor Miller), Ross Martin (Aram).
Fred goes on a spree when an Arab oil executive assures him that there is oil under his garden in the junkyard.

October 15, 1976: The Stakeout
Season 6, episode 5
W: Earl Barret   D: Norman Abbott

With Howard Platt (Officer Hopkins), Charles Weldon (Miss Wallace/Hacker), Rozelle Gayle (Sergeant Perkins).
Fred is bewildered when the new lady tenant at the Sanford Arms, to whom he is more than mildly attracted, turns out to be a thief -- and no lady.

October 22, 1976: I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz
Season 6, episode 6
W: Larry Mintz, Alan Eisenstock   D: Alan Rafkin

With Marlene Clark (Janet), Edward Crawford (Roger), Leonard Stone (Mr. Grayson), Royce Wallace (Mrs. Gordon).
To impress Lamont's future mother-in-law, Fred decides to get into the official book of world records.

November 5, 1976: The Winning Ticket
Season 6, episode 7
W: Bob DeVinney   D: Alan Rafkin

With Danny Dayton (Timmy).
A pair of con men talk Fred into a shady promotion for his business.

November 12, 1976: Committee Man
Season 6, episode 8
W: Garry Shandling   D: Chuck Liotta

With Fritzi Burr (Mrs. Channing), Edward Andrews (Sam Jordan), Sosimo Hernandez (Mr. Rodriguez), Ronnie Schell (Mr. Wilkens).
Fred has been named to the Watts community relations council -- and a businessman tries to bribe him.

November 19, 1976: Fred's Extra Job
Season 6, episode 9
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Marlene Clark (Janet), Mel Carter (Bank Officer), Milton Frome (Maitre' d), Barry Wright (Bruno).
Fred borrows $6,000 from a bank to help Lamont with his financial problems, then takes a second job as a busboy to pay back the loan.

November 26, 1976: Carol
Season 6, episode 10
W: Earl Barret   D: Alan Rafkin

With Spo-De-Odee (Carol Rhodes), Pat Cranshaw (Bank Guard), Cinque Attucks (Jake).
An unexpected visitor claiming to be an old friend has Fred drawing a blank until mention is made of their former alliance in crime -- a $150,000 bank robbery committed years before.

December 3, 1976: Aunt Esther Has A Baby
Season 6, episode 11
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Alan Rafkin

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Robin Braxton (Mrs. Sherman).
Fred plays an important role when Aunt Esther tries to adopt a child -- he stands in for her drunken husband.

December 7, 1976: Here Today, Gone Today
Season 6, episode 12
W: Warren S. Murray   D: Bill Foster

With Hal Williams (Officer Smith), Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Marlene Clark (Janet), Bob Goldstein (Mr. Trild).
Fred collects insurance on the furniture his friends and family secretly removed for reupholstering.

December 10, 1976: Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Season 6, episode 13
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Al Rabin

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Eric Laneuville (Daniel).
Aunt Esther has a fit and turns her newly adopted son out of her home when she learns that he doesn't believe in God.

December 17, 1976: Sanford And Gong
Season 6, episode 14
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Bill Foster

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Allan Drake (Rodney Victor), Jack Deleon (Sven), Roy Stuart (Barton), Margie McGlory (Vocalist), Don S. Davis (Marvin), Paul Zegler (Charlie), Tracee Lyles (Panelist #1), Al Hansen (Panelist #2), Bob Goldstein (Panelist #3), Jackie Toles (Receptionist), Carl McCarthy (Stage Manager), Albert Popwell (Doctor), Sivi Aberg (Gong Show Hostess), Chuck Barris (Himself).
The Sanfords and Bubba perform a song-and-dance act on "The Gong Show", and spring into action as the panelists are about to give them the gong.

January 14, 1977: Fred Meets Redd
Season 6, episode 15
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Bill Foster

With Fritzi Burr (Miss Rock), Debraca Foxx (Doris Martin), Benny Rubin (Man), Dap Sugar Willie (Phil Tellman), Prince Spencer (Rob Baxter), Dave Turner (Harold Harrison), Jack Carter (Marvin).
Fred Sanford's accountant tries to get him to complete his income tax forms and avoid a late payment penalty, but all Fred is interested in is winning a Redd Foxx look-alike contest.

January 21, 1977: Chinese Torture
Season 6, episode 16
W: Alan Eisenstock, Larry Mintz   D: Russ Petranto

With Frank Nelson (Salesman), Philip Ahn (Chinese Man), Hazel Medina (Alice).
Grady tries an Oriental magic trick and shackles Fred to Aunt Esther, but the directions for releasing the locks are written in Chinese.

January 28, 1977: A Matter Of Silence
Season 6, episode 17
W: John T. Bell   D: Russ Petranto

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Fuddle Bagley (Doctor), Helen Martin (Nurse).
Fred pretends to be deaf to win the sympathy of his girlfriend, Donna, whom he suspects of having another romantic interest.

February 4, 1977: When John Comes Marching Home
Season 6, episode 18
W: Alan Eisenstock, Larry Mintz   D: Russ Petranto

With Marlene Clark (Janet), Frank Nelson (Waiter), Edward Crawford (Roger), James A. Watson Jr. (John).
Lamont is in for a big surprise just as he and his fiancee, Janet, are about to tie the knot -- Janet's ex-husband turns up asking for a second chance.

February 11, 1977: The Reverend Sanford
Season 6, episode 19
W: Jim Belcher   D: Russ Petranto

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Sammy Shore (Bishop Lovelace), Freeman King (Policeman), Darrow Igus (Walter).
To avoid paying taxes, Fred gets himself ordained as a minister of the Divine Prophet Church, but when the bishop arrives to collect his share, Fred starts his own religion.

February 18, 1977: The Will
Season 6, episode 20
W: Saul Turteltaub, Bernie Orenstein   D: Russ Petranto

With Raymond Allen, Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Eric Laneuville (Daniel), Julius Harris (Doctor).
Convinced that he is at death's door after being knocked cold by Aunt Esther's purse, Fred summons family and friends for an emotional reading of his will.

February 25, 1977: Fred The Activist
Season 6, episode 21
W: Richard Freiman, Stephen Young   D: Russ Petranto

With Mel Stewart (Clarence), Taurean Blacque (Honest Hank), Helen Martin (Millie), Hilda Haynes (Rose), George Reynolds (Prisoner), Tony Burton (Guard).
Fred Sanford is turned into a crusader for the rights of senior citizens after he is refused credit to purchase a stereo because of his age.

March 4, 1977: The Lucky Streak
Season 6, episode 22
W: Joseph Henderson   D: Russ Petranto

With Sonny Jim Gaines (Dan), Skip Cunningham (Marvin), Prince Spencer (Messenger).
Fred and Lamont need $4,000 in a hurry to buy the Sanford Arms, so Fred decides to go gambling.

March 11, 1977: Funny, You Don't Look It
Season 6, episode 23
W: Joseph Feinstein   D: Russ Petranto

With John Hawker (Mailman), Jim Mendenhall (Customer #2), Will Gill Jr. (Customer #1), Milton Selzer (Sam Gittleman).
Fred's search for his own "roots" leads him to a shady genealogical research outfit that tells him he is both Jewish and a descendent of King Solomon.

March 18, 1977: Fred Sings The Blues
Season 6, episode 24
W: Larry Mintz, Alan Eisenstock   D: Russ Petranto

With Raymond Allen (Uncle Woody), Basil Hoffman (Maitre 'd), B.B. King (Himself), Ji-Tu Cumbuka (Edmond), Happy Hairston (Man), Hannah Dean (Woman).
Buoyed by his success in an amateur songwriting contest, Fred tries to peddle some of his songs to blues singer B.B. King, but B.B.'s got the blues because the woman he once loved ran away with a junkman from St. Louis.

March 25, 1977: School Daze
Season 6, episode 25
W: Rick Mittleman   D: Carl McCarthy

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Sarah Jane Miller (Doris Chandler), Barry Wright (Herman Barry).
Fred's disappearances have his friends worried until they discover he's going to night school. (Last show of the series.)


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