Sanford and Son: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 14
1972

Crossed Swords

Lamont buys a porcelain figure for $15 from a silent movie star and after having it appraised, Lamont and Fred decide to take it to an auction to make even more money on it. Fr…

2 Jan 21
1972

Happy Birthday, Pop

Lamont buys Fred a new hat for his birthday and then tries to take him out on the town to celebrate. However, a visit to a fancy bar, a movie theater to see Fiddler on the Roo…

3 Jan 28
1972

Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride

Engaged, Lamont is excited about his impending nuptials but on the wedding day he quickly finds himself the only one who is. The bride dumps him at the altar and he finds his…

4 Feb 04
1972

The Copper Caper

Fred and Lamont buy a load of copper from a man that has been stealing copper in the neighborhood. The man is late for a meeting with Lamont at the diner because he is ripping…

5 Feb 11
1972

A Matter of Life and Breath

Lamont comes down hard on Fred to try to get him to quit smoking and has him go to the doctor for a chest x-ray. Later, the results are sent in the mail and Fred becomes convi…

6 Feb 18
1972

We Were Robbed

While cleaning the house, Fred knocks over Lamont’s glass figurine collection. Trying to cover up the fact that he broke them, Fred makes up a story about how the house w…

7 Feb 25
1972

A Pad for Lamont

Lamont tries to have a quiet evening with his latest girlfriend, Darlene, but has little privacy thanks to an annoying Fred who keeps interrupting them. Fed up, Lamont decides…

8 Mar 03
1972

The Great Sanford Siege

Fred does not feel like paying his bills and he throws them in the trash claiming that they never arrived, dragging out the services for as long as he can. After doing so, Fred…

9 Mar 10
1972

Coffins for Sale

Lamont purchases two coffins from an auction to try and get a profit if he sells them to a funeral parlor. In the process, Fred becomes paranoid by having the coffins in the ho…

10 Mar 17
1972

The Barracuda

Fred proposes marriage to Donna Harris, a widow whom Fred is in love with. Lamont can’t understand why a practical nurse in her 40’s would be interested in a 65-yea…

11 Mar 24
1972

TV or Not TV

Fred wants a new color television set and Lamont wants a new car. The problem is that they cannot afford both of them, so Lamont buys the car. However, after Fred discovers La…

12 Mar 31
1972

The Suitcase Case

While collecting junk, Lamont runs across an old suitcase and decides it could be worth something. However, once he gets it home, Fred makes a shocking discovery when he opens…

13 Apr 07
1972

The Return of the Barracuda

Fred and Donna reconcile their differences and get back together with marriage being on both of their minds. Fred breaks the news to Lamont, who once again is dead set against…

14 Apr 14
1972

The Piano Movers

A wealthy man wants to get rid of a grand piano and Lamont gets a great deal on it. However, the big problem turns out to be moving it out of the man’s apartment.

About Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son first aired in January of 1972 on NBC as a mid-season replacement. The series was the second series created by the All in the Family creator, Norman Lear and it was based on the British sitcom, Steptoe and Son. Sanford and Son was the first sitcom that Lear created that had a cast composed mostly of African Americans. Lear would follow it up in 1974 with Good Times and The Jeffersons in 1975. Sanford and Son was also the only Lear sitcom that didn’t air on CBS. Sanford and Son starred stand-up comedian, Redd Foxx as 65-year old junk collector, Fred Sanford. Fred ran his junk collection business from his home located in Los Angeles. His home was run-down but it was comfortable enough for him and his son, Lamont, with whom he lived with and who was a partner in the business. Lamont was dissatisfied with the business and would threaten to leave but Fred would fake a heart attack and yell “I’m coming, Elizabeth.” Elizabeth had been Fred’s wife who had preceded

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