The BEST episodes directed by Bud Yorkin

The Birthday Present
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8.25
56 votes

#1 - The Birthday Present

What's Happening!! - Season 1 - Episode 2

To earn money to buy Mama a birthday present, Roger resorts to playing dice and is accused of shoplifting along with Dwayne and Rerun.

Maude and the Radical
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8.14
22 votes

#2 - Maude and the Radical

Maude - Season 1 - Episode 5

Maude throws a fund raising party for a black militant leader and invites rich white liberals but doesn't tell them it is a fund raising party. Meanwhile, Maude does her best to get a black couple to attend the party but must settle for a disguised Florida. Arthur doesn't help the situation either after prescribing tranquilers to Maude who during the party mixes them with alcohol.

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The Copper Caper
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7.93
133 votes

#3 - The Copper Caper

Sanford and Son - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fred and Lamont fall victim to a copper scam.

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Lamont Goes Karate
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7.88
30 votes

#4 - Lamont Goes Karate

Sanford and Son - Season 3 - Episode 19

Beaten up by a barroom bully, Lamont takes karate lessons to defend himself against the thug.

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Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride
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7.88
149 votes

#5 - Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride

Sanford and Son - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Lamont is jilted at the altar by his bride-to-be, his relatives try to recover their wedding gifts.

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Happy Birthday, Pop
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7.62
197 votes

#6 - Happy Birthday, Pop

Sanford and Son - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lamont takes Fred out on the town to celebrate his father's birthday but only ends up being embarrassed.

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Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pffttt...
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7.56
28 votes

#7 - Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pffttt...

Sanford and Son - Season 3 - Episode 22

Woody comes to stay with Lamont and Grady after a fight with Esther.

Crossed Swords
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7.41
383 votes

#8 - Crossed Swords

Sanford and Son - Season 1 - Episode 1

When Lamont and Fred put a porcelain figure up for auction, their shill bidding attempts backfire on them.

The Family Man
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6.44
13 votes

#9 - The Family Man

Sanford and Son - Season 4 - Episode 25

In this backdoor pilot for the '"Grady" spinoff series, Grady gives his daughter a tasteless painting to hang over the fireplace just in time for a high-class party.