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TV The Best Sanford And Son Episodes  

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List of the best Sanford and Son episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Sanford and Son episodes of all time are. Fans of Sanford and Son are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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The Card Sharps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
The Card Sharps Oct 27 1972 - 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 "getting lost" since he's convinced ...more

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We Were Robbed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
We Were Robbed Feb 18 1972 - 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 was robbed and how he ...more

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Coffins for Sale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Coffins for Sale Mar 10 1972 - 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 house and refuses to ...more

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The Blind Mellow Jelly Collect... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon Nov 16 1973 - Lamont advises Fred to donate a collection of Blind Mellow Jelly records to a music library for a tax write-off. After doing so, Fred finds out from an appraiser that the records are valued at ...more

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The Suitcase Case is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
The Suitcase Case Mar 31 1972 - 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 the case to ...more

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Superflyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Superflyer Nov 02 1973 - Fred gets news that an uncle has died and has left him $1500 in his will. The only thing is, in order to get the money, Fred has to fly to St. Louis to claim it. However, first he must overcome ...more

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Lamont is That You? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Lamont is That You? Oct 19 1973 - Lamont and Rollo are out on the town one evening and decide to stop in at a new bar for a couple drinks. However, they soon realize they have stumbled into a gay bar. Unknown to them, Bubba just ...more

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The Piano Movers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
The Piano Movers Apr 14 1972 - 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.

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Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman Sep 28 1973 - Lamont and Julio go out one evening to shoot pool leaving a left-out Fred behind to sulk. Fred soon finds himself a witness to a burglary when he confronts two thieves burglarizing Julio's ...more

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Jealousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Jealousy Oct 06 1972 - 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 medical care from Donna. ...more

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Whiplash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Whiplash Sep 22 1972 - 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. Lamont is against the ...more

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Crossed Swords is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Crossed Swords Jan 14 1972 - 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. Fred and Lamont ...more

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The Shootout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
The Shootout Nov 17 1972 - 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 blast shoots through the ...more

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Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna Dec 15 1972 - 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 invites her to dinner, ...more

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A House is Not a Poolroom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
A House is Not a Poolroom Nov 23 1973 - For a birthday present, Lamont buys Fred a pool table. But things get out of hand when Fred invites his buddies over for some friendly games. They quickly overstay their welcome and eat and ...more

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Have Gun, Will Sell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Have Gun, Will Sell Nov 03 1972 - 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 an attempt to get ...more

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TV or Not TV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
TV or Not TV Mar 24 1972 - 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 Lamont's purchase, he ...more

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Sanford and Son and Sister Mak... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
hugh betcha added Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three Dec 01 1972 - 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 Fred that Alice is his ...more

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Lamont as Othello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
hugh betcha added Lamont as Othello Sep 14 1973 - Fred comes home to find Lamont and his drama teacher Marilyn acting out a choking scene from the play "Othello." Fred then jumps to the logical conclusion that Lamont is trying to kill ...more

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Blood is Thicker Than Junk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Blood is Thicker Than Junk Nov 24 1972 - 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 another partner and finds one in ...more

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Pot Luck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
Pot Luck Feb 23 1973 - Lamont pays twenty bucks for a commode that he thinks is a valuable antique.

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This Little TV Went to Market is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
This Little TV Went to Market Oct 12 1973 - Fred and Lamont's TV set is on it's last legs and Lamont considers buying a brand new one, however Fred buys a used color TV set for cheap. Things get out of hand when Fred's friend Grady stops ...more

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Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
David Siddall added Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle Jan 11 1974 - Lamont is disgusted when he receives a traffic ticket for failure to yield on a right turn. Lamont is sure he did the most prudent thing for the situation and lets Fred talk him into fighting ...more

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The Copper Caper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sanford And Son Episodes
darrell-benton added The Copper Caper Sep 18 1966 - Mac and Hector need to find copper to repair the space ship. Unfortunately, the only copper they can find is around Boss's neck, in his necklace.