The BEST Episodes of Sanford and Son
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019
The misadventures of a cantankerous old man and his son, partners in the family junk business in Los Angeles' Watts neighborhood.
#1 - The Party Crasher
Season 3 - Episode 18
Lamont and Rollo set up a rendezvous at Rollo's place with two girls that doesn't go as planned, but Fred stops by and saves the day.
#2 - Here Today, Gone Today
Season 6 - Episode 14
To reupholster Fred's furniture as a gift, Lamont and Esther convince him the furniture was stolen, but Fred buys tacky new pieces with the insurance money.
#3 - Rated X
Season 2 - Episode 24
After Lamont, Rollo and Fred unwittingly show up at an adult movie shoot, a police raid lands them all in jail.
#4 - A Little Extra Security
Season 4 - Episode 13
After Grady receives an extra Social Security check, he gambles the money away in Las Vegas.
#5 - The Director
Season 5 - Episode 21
Fred becomes the director of a community theater production starring boxer George Foreman.
#6 - Fred's Treasure Garden
Season 4 - Episode 11
With Fred in St. Louis, Grady unwittingly serves a salad to Smitty and Hoppy that may contain marijuana leaves.
#7 - Donna Pops the Question
Season 5 - Episode 8
With another marriage proposal in hand, Donna gives Fred an ultimatum.
#8 - The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection
Season 3 - Episode 10
Fred donates a collection of Blind Mellow Jelly records to a library for a tax deduction, but after learning of the records' monetary value, he cooks up a scheme to get them back.
#9 - The Stand-Ins
Season 4 - Episode 16
When Fred's friend Bowlegs finds himself a man short for a nightclub engagement, Fred and Lamont must take the stage to help him out.
#10 - My Brother-in-Law's Keeper
Season 4 - Episode 20
Fred is mortified to meet his new brother-in-law Rodney, a white impresario with an overabundance of affection.
#11 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Season 4 - Episode 2
After a relative leaves Lamont $7,000 if he weds and has a child, Fred visits a dating service to find Lamont a mate.
#12 - Golden Boy
Season 4 - Episode 19
Fred takes on the mismanagement of a dim-witted prizefighter.
#13 - Fred Sanford Has a Baby
Season 5 - Episode 16
When Lamont goes out of town, Fred rents his room to a pregnant woman who goes into labor.
#14 - Have Gun, Will Sell
Season 2 - Episode 7
When Fred, Lamont and Rollo try to sell a gun at a pawn shop, they are mistaken for stickup bandits.
#15 - The Light Housekeeper
Season 2 - Episode 14
Lamont and Fred hire a maid who'd rather relax than work.
#16 - Hello, Cousin Emma...Goodbye, Cousin Emma
Season 3 - Episode 24
Grady's cousin Emma comes to visit and tries to take advantage of his hospitality.
#17 - I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz
Season 6 - Episode 6
Fred tries to set the world record for continuous hours without sleep.
#18 - Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady
Season 3 - Episode 21
With Fred away in St. Louis, Grady rules the house with an iron fist.
#19 - The Stakeout
Season 6 - Episode 5
The new tenant at the Sanford Arms is a wanted fence disguised in drag.
#20 - Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something?
Season 3 - Episode 20
A confused woman visits the house, insisting that Grady is Fred, the man with whom she had spent a drunken evening.
#21 - Ebenezer Sanford
Season 5 - Episode 12
Fred plays the role of Scrooge in his dream version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
#22 - The Surprise Party
Season 4 - Episode 1
Fred returns from his extended trip to St. Louis but feels unwanted because Grady took better care of the house and Lamont.
#23 - A House Is Not a Poolroom
Season 3 - Episode 11
Lamont regrets his birthday gift to Fred of a pool table, which has turned the house into a billiards room for Fred and his shiftless friends.
#24 - Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle
Season 3 - Episode 15
When Lamont tries to contest a traffic ticket, Fred creates disorder in the court.
#25 - Presenting the Three Degrees
Season 3 - Episode 4
Rollo and Lamont convince Fred to let their three-girl singing act stay at the house, but Fred and his rowdy friends ruin the opening performance.