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Sanford and Son

By the Numbers

Episode: 017 | Aired: September 15, 1972

Fred is sure he dreamed up a winner, but Lamont refuses to let him place a bet.


Episode: 019 | Aired: September 22, 1972

After Fred has an accident in the pick-up truck, he decides he is suffering from whiplash and his friend Bubba convinces him he's is sitting on a gold mine. Don Bexley guest stars.

The Dowry

Episode: 021 | Aired: September 29, 1972

Fred's cousin and his new bride visit from St. Louis with the idea of finding a husband for his cousin's new stepdaughter. When Fred learns there's a $10,000 dowry involved, he schemes to get Lamont marry her. Marguerite Ray and Albert Reed Guest star.


Episode: 022 | Aired: October 06, 1972

Invited to dinner at the Sanford home, Fred's fiance Donna brings along a patient who is in her care. The man, apparently a healthy specimen, makes it obvious he thinks of Donna as more than a nurse. Roscoe Lee Browne guest stars.

Tooth or Consequences

Episode: 023 | Aired: October 13, 1972

When Fred's attempts to have a hypnotist cure his toothache fails, Lamont insists that his father goes to the free clinic.

The Card Sharps

Episode: 018 | Aired: October 27, 1972

Fred is convinced that Lamont's card-playing buddies are trying to sock it-to him for every cent he's got, but Lamont won't believe him. Thalmus Rasulala, David Moses and Ron Glass guest star.

Have Gun, Will Sell

Episode: 020 | Aired: November 03, 1972

Lamont and his friend Rollo scare off a burglar in the Sanford house, but he leaves something behinda gun. Nathaniel Taylor guest stars.

The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!

Episode: 025 | Aired: November 10, 1972

Fred is upset because his new neighbor is opening a competing junkyard; but he's beside himself when he learns the neighbor is Puerto Rican. Gregory Sierra guest stars.

The Shootout

Episode: 024 | Aired: November 17, 1972

When Lamont brings home an antique gun, Fred pulls the trigger and is surprised to learn that the gun is loaded. The bullet fired careens through his neighbor's window with whom he just had an argument with. Leo Fuchs Guest stars.

Blood Is Thicker Than Junk

Episode: 016 | Aired: November 24, 1972

Lamont seeks employment elsewhere, forcing Fred to find a new partner for the junk yard.

Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three

Episode: 027 | Aired: December 01, 1972

Fred's old flame Juanita brings her daughter Alice to dinner and its love at first sight for Lamont. When Lamont plans to marry Alice, Fred tries to convince his son not to. Ja'net DuBois and Emily Yancy guest star.

A Guest in the Yard

Episode: 029 | Aired: December 08, 1972

Fred and Lamont find a bum in their yard and before they know it, the Sanfords are jumping to his every whim for fear he'll make good on his threat.

Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna

Episode: 028 | Aired: December 15, 1972

Fred invites both his fiance Donna and a door-to-door saleslady to dinner on the same evening.

The Light Housekeeper

Episode: 015 | Aired: December 22, 1972

When Fred receives a slight injury in a car accident, Lamont and Fred decide to hire a housekeeper. When she arrives, Fred is aghast to learn she is white, and lazy. Mary Wickes Guest stars.

The Big Party

Episode: 030 | Aired: January 05, 1973

Faced with more bills than they can pay, the Sanfords decide to throw a neighborhood party and charge admission. Gabe Dell and Danny Black guest star.

A Visit from Lena Horne

Episode: 026 | Aired: January 12, 1973

Fred spots Lena Horne's car in the parking lot while touring the NBC studios and sneaks away to meet "the first lady of his dreams." Lena Horne Guest stars.

Lamont Goes African

Episode: 031 | Aired: January 19, 1973

Fred thinks Lamont's fascinations with Africa are Ludicrous, until he meets Olayia, a Nigerian woman with definite ideas about parental respect. Paula Kelly guest stars.

Watts Side Story

Episode: 032 | Aired: January 26, 1973

Fred is shocked when Lamont dates the sister of their Puerto Rican neighbor, Julio.

The Infernal Triangle

Episode: 034 | Aired: February 02, 1973

Lamont is upset when Fred announces that he plans to marry a young woman he has just met. Lamont is shocked when he finds out that she is one of his old girlfriends.

Pops n' Pals

Episode: 033 | Aired: February 09, 1973

Feeling jealous and neglected, Fred conjures up several ruses that will hopefully keep Lamont from spending so much time with Julio.

Home Sweet Home for the Aged

Episode: 035 | Aired: February 16, 1973

Fred is caught up in a series of frustrating situations when he becomes a resident of a senior citizens' home as Lamont plans to work and travel the world.

Pot Luck

Episode: 036 | Aired: February 23, 1973

Lamont outsmarts himself when he buys what he believes is a rare antique commode for only $20. It turns out that Lamont is a ploy for a con game.

The Kid

Episode: 037 | Aired: March 09, 1973

A nine-year-old runaway worms his way into the Sanford yard and eventually into Fred's heart. Lincoln Kilpatrick, Jr. guest stars.

Rated X

Episode: 038 | Aired: March 16, 1973

Fred Lamont and Rollo almost become stars in an x-rated movie until they are faced with the "naked" truth and the wrath of Aunt Esther.