Sanford and Son: Season 5


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 12

Earthquake II

Fred wakes up one morning to discover what looks like a robbery took place but learns that there was a small earthquake overnight. Grady breaks the news that a big one is sche…

2 Sep 19

Divorce, Sanford Style (a.k.a.) Divorcee, Sanford Style

Aunt Esther is fed up with her husband, Woodrow and has decided to end her marriage. She has become convinced that he’s seeing other women behind her back and becomes ev…

3 Sep 26

Bank on This

Julio has moved out of his house and Fred and Lamont decide to buy it and turn it into a boarding house and call it The Sanford Arms. To get enough money for the project, Fred…

4 Oct 03

The Sanford Arms

Julio’s house has been transformed into Fred and Lamont’s boarding house called The Sanford Arms. Now they’ve come to the task of finding some boarders and s…

5 Oct 10

Steinberg and Son

Fred and Lamont are appalled when they see a sitcom, Steinberg and Son which amazing seems to be modeled on the life of Fred and Lamont. Fred and Lamont decide to check it out…

6 Oct 17

Brother, Can You Spare an Act?

Fred’s sister, Frances and her white husband, Rodney have been having some hard times and they stop by to ask Fred if they could stay with him for awhile. Meanwhile, pro…

7 Oct 31

Della, Della, Della

The Sanford home has become a campaign headquarters for the candidate Bob Williams and Fred wants nothing to do with it. However, once Fred discovers, Della Reese is working o…

8 Nov 07

Donna Pops the Question

Donna receives a marriage proposal from another man and she decides to base her answer on whether or not Fred is ever going to ask her. Fred must make the choice now as to whet…

9 Nov 14

My Fair Esther

Lamont is a judge for the Miss Watts Business Wife and the winner of the pageant wins $1,000. Fred quickly makes it clear that he will do anything to get his hands on the mone…

10 Nov 21

Sanford and Rising Son

Lamont’s friend, Ah Chew cooks dinner for the Sanfords one evening and a wary Fred is quite impressed at how good the food is. This leads Fred and Ah Chew to start a tak…

11 Dec 05

The Olympics

Saturday night sees Fred heading over to Donna’s for a date that he didn’t tell her about before hand. Once he arrives, he discovers Donna already has a date with…

12 Dec 12

Ebenezer Sanford

Fred is a Scrooge-like miser during the Christmas season and his friends try to get him to join into the Christmas spirit, but he rejects the attempts. After being accused of a…

13 Jan 02

The Oddfather

Fred lands in the hospital after an accident in which Fred accidentally witnesses a murder attempt. With a guarded hospital room, Fred becomes suspicious of everyone since the…

14 Jan 09

Can You Chop This?

Lamont has been saving for acting school and has just enough money. Meanwhile, Fred sees a commercial for a get rich quick scheme and decides to give it a try. Thus, he inves…

15 Jan 16

Greatest Show in Watts

A tenant at The Sanford Arms doesn’t have enough money for the rent so he leaves Fred his pet elephant as collateral. Fred quickly finds a city official on his back for…

16 Jan 23

Fred Sanford Has a Baby

Lamont leaves town with Rollo to go on a fishing trip but before he goes, he makes a bet with Fred. He is sure Fred won’t make money during the week he is gone. Fred set…

17 Jan 30

The TV Addict

Fred has been watching way too much television and Lamont suggests that he go out and get some exercise. Fred scoffs and refuses which leads to an argument which results in th…

18 Feb 06

Lamont in Love

Lamont has been seeing Janet for quite awhile and Lamont thinks he’s in love. But he doesn’t know too much about her and hasn’t wanted to push her into telli…

19 Feb 13

The Escorts

In another get rich quick scheme, Fred decides to go down to an escort service with a friend of his and try to apply as escorts. Flatly rejected, Fred decides to open his own…

20 Feb 20

The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice

Lamont has been seeing Janet for some time now and he has decided to pop the question. Lamont tells Fred of his plans and he is happy for him. Unfortunately, Fred also discove…

21 Feb 27

The Director

Lamont has gotten a part in a community play and has great news, George Foreman has agreed to appear in it as well. Dying to meet the boxer, Fred intrudes on the rehearsals an…

22 Mar 05

A Pain in the Neck

Fred is being honored with the Watts Businessman-of-the-Year Award and he’s all hyped up about accepting it. However, an unexpected turn of events lands Fred with a seri…

23 Mar 12

Sergeant Gork

While Fred is babysitting his soon-to-be grandson, Roger helps a customer and sells him some junk including three medals. After Fred learns of Roger’s sale he envisions…

24 Mar 19

Camping Trip

Fred and Lamont go on a camping trip in the wilderness but Fred quickly gets sick of the great outdoors and demands that they return home. However, they quickly realize that t…

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