The Best Episodes Directed by Bud Yorkin

Maude and the Radical

#1 - 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.

star 8.30
20 votes
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The Birthday Present

#2 - 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.

star 8.22
55 votes
The Copper Caper

#3 - The Copper Caper

Sanford and Son Season 1 - Episode 4

Fred and Lamont fall victim to a copper scam.

star 7.89
129 votes
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Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride

#4 - 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.

star 7.84
144 votes
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Lamont Goes Karate

#5 - 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.

star 7.81
28 votes
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Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pffttt...

#6 - 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.

star 7.67
26 votes
Happy Birthday, Pop

#7 - 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.

star 7.60
192 votes
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Crossed Swords

#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.

star 7.40
373 votes
The Family Man

#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.

star 6.40
12 votes