Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
2 Jan. 1976The Oddfather
Fred is wounded while witnessing a mob hit and is hospitalized under police protection until he can identify Mr. Big.
9 Jan. 1976Can You Chop This?
Fred plans to get rich quick by selling Whopper Chopper food processors, using Lamont's acting school tuition money to make his initial investment.
16 Jan. 1976Greatest Show in Watts
While babysitting an elephant, Fred holds a circus in the junkyard, allowing the cast to display their talents, especially Aunt Esther as the Bronze Goddess.
23 Jan. 1976Fred Sanford Has a Baby
A very pregnant woman rents Lamont's room for the week he's away on a fishing trip.
30 Jan. 1976The TV Addict
Fred's lifestyle of too much TV and too little exercise has Lamont concerned for his father's health, so Fred undergoes hypnotism to break his addiction to television.
6 Feb. 1976Lamont in Love
When Lamont falls in love with a mysterious woman, Fred and Esther play amateur sleuths to learn more about her.
13 Feb. 1976The Escorts
When Fred's friend Elroy can't find a date, Fred's inspired to launch his latest get rich quick scheme: an escort service for seniors.
20 Feb. 1976The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice
Lamont musters the courage to pop the question to Janet.
27 Feb. 1976The Director
Starstruck Fred assumes the director's chair when the champ George Foreman comes to star in a play for Lamont's theater workshop.
5 Mar. 1976A Pain in the Neck
Fred's friends have got his back, as he discovers when he suffers from a backache on the day he is to receive the Watts Businessman's award and his friends rush to his aid with all kinds of quack cures.
12 Mar. 1976Sergeant Gork
Fred regales young Roger with tall tales of his World war II exploits that draw more from the late movie than the history books.
19 Mar. 1976The Camping Trip
Lamont brings Fred along on a camping trip to have some solitude and quality time together. Fred is no friend of nature and does nothing but complain...when the truck won't start they are stranded and begin to reminisce about old times.
24 Sep. 1976The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1
Luring Fred and Lamont to Hawaii, a trio of jewel thieves plot to make Fred their mule for smuggling stolen diamonds to California.
1 Oct. 1976The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2
Fred and Lamont visit Hawaii tourist attractions while running for their lives from the jewel thieves.
8 Oct. 1976California Crude
While Fred and Lamont are digging a garden, oil is discovered underground at the junk yard. Fred sees millions but before any money can be paid it must first be tested.
15 Oct. 1976The Stakeout
The police are looking for a fence named Alex Hacker who's been spotted coming in and out of The Sanford Arms. They use Fred and Lamont's home to stakeout the Arms. Meanwhile, Fred has a crush on a new lady tenant.
22 Oct. 1976I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz
Fred is determined to break Choo Choo Rabinowitz's official world record for the longest amount of time staying awake.
5 Nov. 1976The Winning Ticket
A couple of con men sucker Fred into running a rigged lucky number contest for which the crooks secretly hold the winning ticket.
12 Nov. 1976Committee Man
Soon after Fred is appointed to serve on a mayor's committee he is sought out by a slumlord offering a bribe for political favors.
19 Nov. 1976Fred's Extra Job
Fred works nights as a bus boy in a fancy restaurant so he can begin paying back the $6,000 bank loan he took out in order to give Lamont an impressive wedding gift.
26 Nov. 1976Carol
Fred's old friend Carol shows up after 40 years, stirring up memories and sparking a flashback to the Summer of 1936 when Fred was a pool hustler in Cleveland.
3 Dec. 1976Aunt Esther Has a Baby
Esther and Woody plan to be parents for the first time, but for it to happen Esther is going to need Fred's help.
10 Dec. 1976Aunt Esther Meets Her Son
Esther and Woody welcome their son Daniel, but quickly discover they must practice the forgiveness that Esther preaches.
17 Dec. 1976Sanford and Gong
Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.