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Sanford & Son

Junk dealer Fred Sanford runs roughshod over his son and partner, Lamont, in a groundbreaking sitcom. Fred's moneymaking schemes routinely backfire, and he does just about anything to get out of working -- up to and including faking a heart attack. He's rude, sarcastic, outspoken, overtly prejudiced, and pretty darn nasty to his friends and family.

Premiere:
Jan 14, 1972
Original Network:
NBC
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All Upcoming Times for Sanford & Son

Episode Air Date Channel

Lamont in Love

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1976)
Fred and Esther investigate Lamont's mysterious new girlfriend.

The Escorts

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1976)
Fred and his friends decide to start their own escort service.

Happy Birthday, Pop

S01, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1972)
Lamont takes Fred out for a night on the town for his 65th birthday.

Coffins for Sale

S01, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1972)
Lamont buys two coffins at an auction hoping to sell them at a profit.

TV or Not TV

S01, E11  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 1972)
Fred fakes amnesia in a scheme to get a color television set.

The Card Sharps

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1972)
Fred is convinced that Lamont's card-playing buddies are trying to take him for all his money.

Whiplash

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1972)
Fred pretends to suffer from whiplash when he has an accident in the pickup truck.

Watts Side Story

S02, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1973)
Fred is aghast when Lamont dates the sister of their Puerto Rican neighbor.

The Shootout

S02, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1972)
Fred accidentally fires an antique gun and fears the worst when his neighbor doesn't answer.

The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!

S02, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1972)
Fred is beside himself when his new Puerto Rican neighbor opens a competing junkyard.

A Visit From Lena Horne

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1973)
Fred invades Lena Horne's television studio dressing room during a tour of NBC.

A House Is Not a Poolroom

S03, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 1973)
Fred's buddies turn his house into a pool hall when Lamont buys him a pool table.

The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1973)
Fred donates a collection of rare jazz albums to a music library in order to get a tax write-off.

Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1974)
Lamont goes to court after receiving what he feels is an unfair traffic ticket.

Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1974)
A question arises as to whether Fred is really Lamont's father.

The Surprise Party

S04, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 13, 1974)
When Fred returns early from a long trip, he spoils a homecoming party Lamont and Grady had planned.

My Fair Esther

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1975)
Fred tries to transform Esther into a lady for a beauty contest.

Sanford and Gong

S06, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 1976)
Fred gets an act together for a TV amateur show with Lamont and Bubba.

Fred Meets Redd

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1977)
Fred debates competing in a Redd Foxx look-alike contest in town.

Fred Sings the Blues

S06, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1977)
Fred invites B.B. King to dinner and gives him another reason to sing the blues.

The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice

S05, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1976)
Fred is happy with Lamont's wedding plans until he learns the couple doesn't plan to live with him.

The Director

S05, E21  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1976)
George Foreman guest stars as Lamont's brother in a community play.

A Pain in the Neck

S05, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1976)
Fred is honored with the Watts Businessman of the Year award.

Sergeant Gork

S05, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1976)
Fred fabricates a story about the war to tell to his grandchildren.

Camping Trip

S05, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1976)
Fred and Lamont wind up stranded in the forest when they go camping.

The Hawaiian Connection

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1976)
Three jewel thieves look for someone to smuggle their gems out of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Connection

S06, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1976)
While at a convention in Hawaii, Fred is an unwitting jewel smuggler.

The Hawaiian Connection

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1976)
Jewel thieves pursue Fred when they think he has abandoned their jewels.

California Crude

S06, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1976)
When Fred learns of the possibility of oil on his property, he starts spending his ``millions.''.

The Stakeout

S06, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1976)
Fred discovers that the tenant he has a crush on is a man and a criminal.

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(First Aired: Jan. 14, 1972)
A man runs a Los Angeles junkyard with his son.