Sanford and Son: Season 4


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 13

The Surprise Party

Fred returns from his extended trip to St. Louis and Lamont, Donna, Aunt Esther, Bubba, Rollo and Grady have planned a surprise party for his return. Fred no more than steps i…

2 Sep 20

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Lamont’s Uncle George dies and in his will he gives Lamont $7,000 if he weds and has a child and names it after his uncle and he has a year to do all this. Lamont has de…

3 Sep 27

Ol' Brown Eyes

It’s the 35th anniversary of Sanford & Son Salvage and Lamont has two gifts planned to give Fred. The first is a new window with the specially printed title of their…

4 Oct 04

Grady and His Lady

Grady is bursting with news and breaks it to Fred and Lamont that he’s engaged to a woman he met at J.C. Penny. However, Fred and Lamont are shocked to discover the R…

5 Oct 11

There'll Be Some Changes Made

Fred’s friends Julio and Ah Chew are getting on Fred’s nerves and Lamont takes on the challenge of trying to change Fred’s bigotry towards minorities. When L…

6 Oct 18

Going Out of Business

The tax season has come and after an accountant goes through the books he finds that Fred and Lamont will end up owing the government. The accountant explains the situation an…

7 Oct 25

Home Sweet Home

A Japanese land development company wants to buy out the neighborhood with plans to build a brewery in the area. Fred, holding out gets bitten by greed. Fred’s greed is d…

8 Nov 01

My Kingdom For a Horse (a.k.a.) First Night Out

Fred makes a deal and buys a horse with a great racing history. Fred tries to get the animal to breed so that he can have a lot of money making champions hoofing and stomping a…

9 Nov 08

Sanford and Niece

Fred has a romantic night planned with Donna but Aunt Esther drops in at the last moment with some news, her neice, Elizabeth is in town and she wants Fred to have her stay wit…

10 Nov 15

Julio and Sister and Nephew

Julio’s sister and nephew, Carlotta and Roberta, are coming for a visit and Julio has a problem, they are allergic to his pet goat, Chico. Thus, Julio asks Fred and Lamo…

11 Nov 29

Fred's Treasure Garden

With Fred in St. Louis, Grady has been put in charge of taking care of his garden. Grady quickly notices a strange plant growing and assumes that it’s wild parsley. How…

12 Dec 06

Tower Power

After Lamont’s friend Sandra takes Fred and Lamont to an art museum, Fred finds out that he can make art out of the junk in his pile. Thus, Fred begins the creation that…

13 Dec 13

A Little Extra Security

Grady is getting too many Social Security checks in the mail and he is contemplating on whether or not he should be honest about reporting them or not. He finally decides the…

14 Dec 20

The Merger

Julio has gotten tired of the junk business and that’s when Lamont comes up with an idea, Sanford & Son Salvage should merge with Julio’s business. Julio goes…

15 Dec 27

Once a Thief

Lamont’s friend Herman has just gotten out of prison and doesn’t have a place to stay. So Lamont invites him to stay at the Sanford residence. However, when Grady…

16 Jan 17

The Stand-Ins

Lamont comes home one evening and discovers Fred preparing a gourmet dinner and learns it’s to celebrate the arrival of an old friend of Fred’s, Bowlegs, a musician…

17 Jan 24

Strange Bedfellows

Lamont’s politically involved girlfriend stresses involvement in the community’s problems. This leads Lamont to phone into a radio talk show to express his views.…

18 Jan 31

The Masquerade Party

The cast appears on Wheel and Deal, hosted by Harry Monty.

19 Feb 07

Golden Boy

Fred’s friend, Yerby is the manager of a champion boxer, Junior Joe Louis. Fred goes in and buys half ownership. Fred then begins training the boxer for an upcoming fig…

20 Feb 14

My Brother-in-Law's Keeper

Fred cleans the house from top to bottom and Lamont is stunned. Then he learns the reason: Fred’s baby sister, Frances is visiting to announce her engagement. Fred is e…

21 Feb 21

The Headache

Lamont has had a chronic headache for three days and isn’t sure what’s causing it. A doctor suggests that Lamont consult a psychiatrist since the cause may be stre…

22 Feb 28

The Stung

Lamont has Julio, Rollo and another buddy over for a poker game and Fred has had it with their gambling. Meanwhile, an old friend of Fred’s, Al Banks, a professional gam…

23 Mar 07

The Older Woman

Lamont has been in a daze around the house, singing songs and incredibly cheerful to everyone he talks to. Grady and Fred deduce that the boy must be in love. Fred learns tha…

24 Mar 14

The Over-the-Hill Gag

Lamont takes Fred down the doctor’s office for a checkup and Fred is socked with a large doctor bill. Realizing Fred’s financial position, the doctor gives Fred si…

25 Apr 25

The Family Man

Grady decides it’s time for a change and moves out of Watts and into fashionable Westwood to live with his daughter, Ellie, her husband Hal, and their two children, Lauri…

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