The Best Sanford And Son Episodes TV Episodes

The Best Sanford And Son Episodes

501 votes 110 voters 7,477 views 23 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Vote for your favorite Sanford and Son episodes, no matter how popular they are.

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different episodes, including The Escorts and By the Numbers. What is the best Sanford and Son episode of all time? Look below and find out.



List Photo: user uploaded image
  • 1 ReRank
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 35
    - 1

    Coffins for Sale

    z
    Coffins for Sale
    Photo: Freebase

    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 sleep in the house with the coffins. Lamont doesn't think much of it, until he begins hearing strange noises ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Mar 10 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Director: Charles S. Dubin
    • Previous Episode: The Great Sanford Siege
    • Next Episode: The Barracuda
  2. 2
    + 29
    - 1

    We Were Robbed

    z
    We Were Robbed
    Photo: Freebase

    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 fought them off. In the process, he is labeled as a hero and Fred takes advantage of it.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Feb 18 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Previous Episode: A Matter of Life and Breath
    • Next Episode: A Pad for Lamont
  3. 3
    + 36
    - 2

    The 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 "getting lost" since he's convinced Lamont's so-called friends are trying to hustle him out of his money.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Oct 27 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: Tooth or Consequences
    • Next Episode: Have Gun, Will Sell
  4. 4
    + 23
    - 1

    Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman

    z
    Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman
    Photo: Freebase

    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 house. Later, Fred refuses to testify and identify the culprits out of fear and a frustrated Lamont and Julio put ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Sep 28 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Jack Shea
    • Previous Episode: Libra Rising All Over Lamont
    • Next Episode: Presenting the Three Degrees
  5. 5
    + 21
    - 1

    The Suitcase Case

    z
    The Suitcase Case
    Photo: Freebase

    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 discover that it is stuffed with money. Lamont wants to turn the money in and Fred wants to keep it and locks in a ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Mar 31 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: TV or Not TV
    • Next Episode: The Return of the Barracuda
  6. 6
    + 20
    - 1

    Crossed Swords

    z
    Crossed Swords
    Photo: Freebase

    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 attend the auction pretending to be buyers so that the price can be jacked up higher. However, things go awry to ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Jan 14 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Bud Yorkin
    • Next Episode: Happy Birthday, Pop
  7. 7
    + 31
    - 3

    The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon

    z
    The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon
    Photo: Freebase

    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 five hundred dollars. Fred, with dollar signs in his eyes, has Bubba act as though he were the son of Blind ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 16 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Mark Warren
    • Previous Episode: The Members of the Wedding (a.k.a.) The Engagement
    • Next Episode: A House is Not a Poolroom
  8. 8
    + 24
    - 2

    Jealousy

    z
    Jealousy
    Photo: Freebase

    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. Meanwhile, Lamont encourages Fred to believe there is something going on between Osgood and Donna resulting in a ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Oct 06 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: Jack Shea
    • Previous Episode: The Dowry
    • Next Episode: Tooth or Consequences
  9. 9
    + 36
    - 7

    The Piano Movers

    z
    The Piano Movers
    Photo: Freebase

    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.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Apr 14 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Director: Bruce Bilson
    • Previous Episode: The Return of the Barracuda
  10. 10
    + 20
    - 2

    The Shootout

    z
    The Shootout
    Photo: Freebase

    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 next door neighbor's window, who suddenly drops from site just after having a heated argument with Fred.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 17 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!
    • Next Episode: Blood is Thicker Than Junk
  11. 11
    + 22
    - 3

    Whiplash

    z
    Whiplash
    Photo: Freebase

    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 whole idea but Fred insists on going through with a lawsuit, but first Fred must identify the person the hit ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Sep 22 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Previous Episode: By the Numbers
    • Next Episode: The Dowry
  12. 12
    + 18
    - 2

    Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna

    z
    Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna
    Photo: Freebase

    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, forgetting all about Donna. Thanks to Lamont's manipulations, he makes sure Fred has to juggle the dates ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Dec 15 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Previous Episode: A Guest in the Yard
    • Next Episode: The Light Housekeeper
  13. 13
    + 21
    - 3

    Superflyer

    z
    Superflyer
    Photo: Freebase

    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 a fear of flying and Lamont is up in arms trying to help him.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 02 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico
    • Next Episode: The Members of the Wedding (a.k.a.) The Engagement
  14. 14
    + 15
    - 2

    Have Gun, Will Sell

    z
    Have Gun, Will Sell
    Photo: Freebase

    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 some quick cash, decide to pawn it. However, once at the pawn shop, the broker mistakes Fred wanting money ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 03 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Previous Episode: The Card Sharps
    • Next Episode: The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!
  15. 15
    + 15
    - 2

    Lamont is That You?

    z
    Lamont is That You?
    Photo: Freebase

    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 happened to see them go inside. Bubba promptly jumps to conclusions and then proceeds to tell Fred that ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Oct 19 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: This Little TV Went to Market
    • Next Episode: Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico
  16. 16
    + 11
    - 1

    Lamont as Othello Added by: hugh betcha

    z
    Lamont as Othello
    Photo: Freebase

    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 a white woman. Later, Fred becomes the victim of assumption when Marilyn invites Fred and Lamont to her place and her ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Sep 14 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Next Episode: Libra Rising All Over Lamont
  17. 17
    + 12
    - 2

    TV or Not TV

    z
    TV or Not TV
    Photo: Freebase

    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 comes up with a scheme that involves him pretending to have amnesia until Lamont will buy him a color ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Mar 24 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 11
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: The Barracuda
    • Next Episode: The Suitcase Case
  18. 18
    + 12
    - 3

    A House is Not a Poolroom

    z
    A House is Not a Poolroom
    Photo: Freebase

    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 drink Fred and Lamont out of house and home. Lamont quickly regrets ever buying the pool table for Fred and ...more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 23 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 11
    • Director: Jack Shea
    • Previous Episode: The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection (a.k.a.) The Chameleon
    • Next Episode: Grady, the Star Boarder
  19. 19
    + 12
    - 4

    Blood is Thicker Than Junk

    z
    Blood is Thicker Than Junk
    Photo: Freebase

    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 Norman, whose first contribution is a stuffed bear.more

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Nov 24 1972
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: The Shootout
    • Next Episode: Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three
  20. 20
    + 12
    - 4

    Pot Luck

    z
    Pot Luck
    Photo: Freebase

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

    more ABOUT
    • Original Airing: Feb 23 1973
    • Season: Sanford and Son - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Director: Peter Baldwin
    • Previous Episode: Home Sweet Home for the Aged
    • Next Episode: The Kid
24 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >