Sanford and Son: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Dec 22
1972

The Light Housekeeper

After Fred gets a minor injury from a car accident, Lamont and Fred seek to find a maid to help out around the house. After looking, they get what the agency has at the bottom…

2 Nov 24
1972

Blood is Thicker Than Junk

Lamont is fed up working with Fred and quits the partnership. He soon finds a job down the street at a rival junk collector’s business. Meanwhile, Fred looks for anothe…

3 Sep 15
1972

By the Numbers

Fred is sure that his dreams will be good luck in picking numbers for a lottery and his hunch turns out to be true, despite the fact that Lamont forbids him to participate. Fr…

4 Oct 27
1972

Card Sharps

Fred gets a surprise one night when Lamont announces that he’s having some friends over to play poker. However, Fred doesn’t take Lamont’s advice at “g…

5 Sep 22
1972

Whiplash

After getting in an accident with the truck, Fred thinks that he might have whiplash and Fred’s friend Bubba convinces him that he can make big money off of the situation…

6 Nov 03
1972

Have Gun, Will Sell

One evening, Lamont and his friend Rollo go out. When they return they interrupt a robber trying to flee from the scene. Later they discover the crook dropped his gun and in…

7 Sep 29
1972

The Dowry

Fred’s cousin arrives with his new wife and his not-so-attractive stepdaughter, Betty Jean. When Fred finds out that she will inherit $10,000 if she marries, he tries to…

8 Oct 06
1972

Jealousy

Donna, Fred’s fiancee, brings a patient, Osgood Wilcox over for dinner at the Sanford residence and it becomes apparent that Osgood is interested in more than just medica…

9 Oct 13
1972

Tooth or Consequences

Fred’s toothache becomes an exercise in patience for Lamont when Fred refuses to see a dentist and instead tries Bubba’s home remedy and a hypnotist. Finally, Fred…

10 Nov 17
1972

The Shootout

Lamont pays $50 for an antique gun and brings it home to show Fred. Fred begins re-enacting war stories and accidentally pulls the trigger not knowing it’s loaded. The…

11 Nov 10
1972

The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!

Fred gets a new next door neighbor and is shocked to learn that he is Puerto Rican and planning on opening a junk business of his own. Fred gets upset about the competition and…

12 Jan 12
1973

A Visit From Lena Horne

Fred and Lamont take a tour through the NBC studios and Fred gets a kick out of seeing Johnny Carson’s parking spot. However, what Fred really…

13 Dec 01
1972

Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three

Fred’s old girlfriend Juanita stops by for dinner with her daughter, Alice. Lamont falls for Alice and thinks of asking for her hand in marriage. However, Juanita tells…

14 Dec 15
1972

Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna

Fred and Donna’s on again off again relationship is back on and he invites her to dinner. Later, Fred gets a visit from a saleslady who peaks his interest and he blindly…

15 Dec 08
1972

A Guest in the Yard

Fred and Lamont find a homeless bum sleeping in a bathtub in their yard. After trying to get him to move on, he pretends that he gets hurt on their property and threatens to su…

16 Jan 05
1973

The Big Party

Fred and Lamont have bills coming out of their ears and consider going on welfare, something Fred refuses to do. Fred comes up with a plan to throw a “big party” i…

17 Jan 19
1973

Lamont Goes African

Lamont goes totally African. He starts to wear African clothing, and yearns to learn more about the culture. At the same time, Fred thinks that the whole thing is ridiculous, t…

18 Jan 26
1973

Watts Side Story

Fred is up in arms when he discovers his neighbor, Julio’s family is visiting and may move out to California. However, things really hit the fan when Fred learns that La…

19 Feb 09
1973

Pops 'n' Pals

Next door neighbor, Julio, has become a very good friend of Lamont’s. With Lamont, spending so much free time with Julio, Fred begins to feel left out and decides to try…

20 Feb 02
1973

The Infernal Triangle

Fred meets a young woman and he quickly announces to Lamont that he has proposed to her. However, Lamont is in for a big surprise when he meets Fred’s fiancee who just ha…

21 Feb 16
1973

Home Sweet Home for the Aged

Lamont breaks the news to Fred that he plans to join the crew of a tramp steamer and sail around the world. A shocked Fred gets another shock, Lamont plans on putting him in a…

22 Feb 23
1973

Pot Luck

Lamont pays twenty bucks for a commode that he thinks is a valuable antique.

23 Mar 09
1973

The Kid

A 9 year old runaway child shows up on the Sanfords’ property and Fred is against having any little kids around to cause problems but Fred quickly lightens up the young b…

24 Mar 16
1973

Rated X

Lamont and Rollo answer an ad that promises them stardom through low-budget movies. Fred gets a hold of the brochure and decides to try out too. When they get down there they…

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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