Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
13 Sep. 1974The Surprise Party
Fred returns from St. Louis to a welcome home surprise party. Lamont must exercise diplomacy and peacekeeping after he bruises the feelings of both Fred and Grady.
20 Sep. 1974Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Lamont stands to inherit $7,000 if within a year he marries and has a son named after his late uncle George. Fred sees dollar signs, so he and Grady set to making marriage bells ring by turning to a computer dating service.
27 Sep. 1974Ol' Brown Eyes
Fred is celebrating 35 years in the junk business and snoops and finds his intended gift: a signet ring with his initials on it that Rollo got for a good price. Then Fred learns that among the items recently stolen from Frank Sinatra's hotel room was an initialed signet ring.
4 Oct. 1974Grady and His Lady
Fred fears wedding bells will break up his beautiful friendship after Grady announces he's engaged to Dolly, so Fred plots to puncture the romance.
11 Oct. 1974There'll Be Some Changes Made
Lamont moves out after a fight with Fred, but Fred lures his son back by agreeing to allow Lamont's eccentric encounter group to hold its meeting in their home. This episode introduces the recurring character Ah Chew.
18 Oct. 1974Going Out of Business
To get a better tax break and increase their income, Lamont gets a job as a clerk at a haberdashery and Fred considers closing down Sanford & Son.
25 Oct. 1974Home Sweet Home
A Japanese real estate firm wants to buy and tear down all the properties on the Sanfords' block in order to build a brewery.
1 Nov. 1974My Kingdom for a Horse
Fred buys a retired thoroughbred racehorse, betting on a big profit after selling him as a breeding stud.
8 Nov. 1974Sanford and Niece
Fred's tender side is stirred when his niece Elizabeth comes to visit and bears a striking resemblance to his late wife.
15 Nov. 1974Julio and Sister and Nephew
Allergic to Chico the goat, Julio's sister and young nephew stay with the Sanfords. Controversy arises when young Roberto is placed down a grade in school because of his poor English skills.
29 Nov. 1974Fred's Treasure Garden
Among the vegetables growing in Grady's garden is "wild parsley," only Lamont and Rollo recognize it by a different name: marijuana!
6 Dec. 1974Tower Power
A visit to a gallery of abstract art inspires Fred to create his magnum opus: a towering heap of junk.
13 Dec. 1974A Little Extra Security
Grady receives an extra Social Security check by mistake and wastes no time celebrating his windfall, but the wind falls from his sails when he learns Mr. Hastings from the Social Security office is on his way over to the house.
20 Dec. 1974The Merger
The Sanfords and Julio agree to merge their competing junkyards and bank on business booming after they broadcast a television commercial.
27 Dec. 1974Once a Thief
Grady gets uptight when Lamont brings his ex-convict friend Herman home to stay until he can find a job.
17 Jan. 1975The Stand-In
The Sanfords welcome Fred's buddies Bow Legs and Al, who are bringing their song, dance and comedy act to an LA nightclub. When Al hurts his back, Fred and Lamont step up and step out in this revue episode highlighted by Billy Eckstine singing "Jelly Jelly."
24 Jan. 1975Strange Bedfellows
Praise for Lamont's impassioned call into a radio political program sparks him to run for the state assembly. Will it be Mr. Sanford goes to Sacramento?
31 Jan. 1975The Masquerade Party
In this spoof of "Let's Make a Deal," Fred, Grady and Bubba appear as contestants on "Wheel and Deal," hoping to win a new car as a birthday present for Lamont.
7 Feb. 1975Golden Boy
Fred hopes to get rich quick by becoming co-owner of a boxer dubbed Junior Joe Louis. It then becomes Fred and Grady's job to get Junior into fighting shape before Friday's bout.
14 Feb. 1975My Brother-In-Law's Keeper
Fred is bothered and bewildered by his baby sister's marriage to a white man.
21 Feb. 1975The Headache
Lamont's headache drives him to the psychologist's couch, where it is suggested the pain in Lamont's head is caused by the pain in the neck he lives with.
28 Feb. 1975The Stung
Tired of Lamont telling him he's a loser at cards, Fred and his professional gambler friend play a prank on Lamont and his poker pals. But will Fred be left holding the dead man's hand?
7 Mar. 1975The Older Woman
Fred and Grady don disguises to discover the cougar who has her claws in Lamont's heart.
14 Mar. 1975The Over-the-Hill Gag
Lamont misunderstands the doctor and believes Fred has only six months to live and lavished love and kindness upon him. Fred's content to ride the gravy train, though it may land him in the soup.