Bell January 28, 1977 1977-01-28 128 Lamont fears Fred is going deaf, and Fred is content to play along and milk sympathy from Lamont and Donna. Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Air Date : 18th-Feb-1972 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. Then Fred learns that among the items recently stolen from Frank Sinatra's hotel room was an initialed signet ring. Fred hires a new man to replace Lamont, who signs on to work with a competing junk dealer. When Lamont tells Judy he can't get married because his godfather Grady would disapprove, Judy sets to winning Grady's approval with a smile and a smoked pork butt, which sets Grady jumping to conclusions. It is typical laughs and jokes, but it also appeared in a time when not many African-American series were around or successful.
The problem is that they cannot afford both of them, so Lamont buys the car. However, things go awry to Lamont's dismay. Just then a gunman shows up wanting the money. The series is shot in typical sitcom fashion. Fred is no friend of nature and does nothing but complain. Fred sees dollar signs, so he and Grady set to making marriage bells ring by turning to a computer dating service.
Air Date : 31st-Mar-1972 Fred and Donna reconcile their differences and get back together with marriage being on both of their minds. Plays video games basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600 , comic loving for almost 30 years , and a true critic of movies. Murray January 7, 1977 1977-01-07 126 Misunderstandings abound and compound when Fred's friends try to honor his fortieth year in business with a secret surprise. They attend the auction pretending to be buyers to bid the price even higher. Having looked death in the face, Fred wants to get his affairs in order and so prepares his last will and testament and summons his friends for its reading.
Louis, Grady is put in charge of the house. Betty is bent on getting satisfaction and skeptical of Grady's insisting he's not Fred. Meanwhile, Fred has a crush on a new lady tenant. As Fred and Lamont try to run their business, they also have to try to keep from killing each other. Fed up, Lamont decides to move into his own apartment, which at first worries Fred but then discovers he himself has privacy. But will Fred be left holding the dead man's hand? Teaming with his father Fred Redd Foxx , Lamont decides to take the figurine to auction…which turns into disaster when they try to boost the price. Foxx is quite abusive to the Lamont, and though it is obvious that they are attached to each other, I sometimes just want Lamont to dump his father.
Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time. The test results take his breath away. But steady Freddy isn't sure he's ready to take his first flight in an airplane. Fred sees millions but before any money can be paid it must first be tested. Watts Businessman's Contest and net Fred half the prize money. Lamont doesn't think much of it, until he begins hearing strange noises at night. Fred works overtime engineering a reconciliation so she'll return home.
The bride dumps him at the altar, and his relatives beg to get back their wedding gifts. Air Date : 25th-Feb-1972 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. In the process, Fred becomes paranoid by having the coffins in the house and refuses to sleep in the house with the coffins. LaWanda Page makes her first appearance as Aunt Esther. Fred and Lamont attend the auction pretending to be buyers so that the price can be jacked up higher. After doing so, Fred receives threats that say that they will turn off the gas, electricity, and other utilities, and repossess his furniture if he does not pay. Dubin Aaron Ruben March 17, 1972 1972-03-17 10 Fred's in love and engaged to be married, but not if Lamont can help it.
This episode marked an early acting role for future regular. He quickly makes his presence known by keeping Aunt Esther out and preventing Lamont from bringing girls home. Will Fred and Lamont decide whether to keep it or turn it over to the police before the crook it belongs to comes looking for it? However, after Fred discovers Lamont's purchase, he comes up with a scheme that involves him pretending to have amnesia until Lamont will buy him a color television. Trying to cover up the fact that he broke them, Fred makes up a story about how the house was robbed and how he fought them off. This episode serves as the pilot for the spin-off. After having it appraised, Lamont and Fred decide to sell it at an auction. However, to Lamont's dismay, things go awry.
Controversy arises when young Roberto is placed down a grade in school because of his poor English skills. Season 1, Episode 1 January 14, 1972 Season 1, Episode 1 January 14, 1972 This episode introduces cantankerous junkman Fred Sanford played by Redd Foxx and his son, Lamont Demond Wilson , who's always fighting with the old man and looking for a better life. The series was adapted by Norman Lear. Air Date : 3rd-Mar-1972 Lamont purchases two coffins from an auction to try and get a profit if he sells them to a funeral parlor. Lamont has a change of heart, however, when Fred wanders away from home and is taken to the hospital - with an apparent case of amnesia. But Aunt Esther doesn't appreciate Grady's making a man of her mouse and shows that hell hath no fury like the wife of a worm turned.