"A Guest in the Yard"
Season Two, Episode ##12
Number (#26) in series (136 episodes)
Air date December 8, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 215
Written by Ilunga Adell
Directed by Jack Shea
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A Guest in the Yard was the 26th episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 12th episode of the series' second season, it premiered December 8, 1972.


Fred and Lamont discover that no good deed goes unpunished when a homeless man named Gus (Liam Dunn) whom they discover sleeping in the bathtub in the yard which they were attempting to move; although they help him by allowing him to stay overnight in the yard, he plays the Sanfords for suckers, resisting their every effort to throw him out, then claiming injury while being thrown out, and then threatening to sue!

Finally, after several attempts to get rid of Gus, who, when claiming and feigning paralysis, gets moved by the Sanfords to their couch, Fred decides that he should keep feeding him beer until Gus has to urinate and HAS to get up. He and Lamont set a trap! When Gus gets up to use the bathroom upstairs while the Sanfords pretended to go to the store to get more beer, They catch him redhanded, but Gus dashes out of the house shoving Fred to the floor! Now, when Lamont asks Fred if he is okay, he feigns injury, and then asks Lamont if he do one thing..."Get me a cold beer!"

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Sanford and Son: Season 2
By the Numbers | Whiplash | The Dowry | Jealousy | Tooth or Consequences | The Card Sharps | Have Gun, Will Sell | The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! | The Shootout | Blood Is Thicker Than Junk | Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three | A Guest in the Yard | Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna | The Light Housekeeper | The Big Party|A Visit from Lena Horne | Lamont Goes African | Watts Side Story | The Infernal Triangle | Pops 'n' Pals | Home Sweet Home for The Aged | Pot Luck | The Kid | Rated X |

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