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"A Pain in the Neck"
Season Five, Episode ##22
Number (#109) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 5, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 522
Written by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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A Pain in the Neck was the 108th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 22nd episode of Season Five, it first aired on NBC-TV on March 5, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred's friends have got his back, as he discovers when he suffers from a backache on the day he is to receive the Watts Businessman's award and his friends rush to his aid with all kinds of quack cures.

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Note: Nancy Kulp appears as a May Hopkins (Smitty's mom). Tim Herbert appears as Panjib an Indian healer, and Lance Taylor, Sr. makes an appearance as Watts Businessman's Association President.


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Sanford and Son: Season 5
Earthquake II | Divorce, Sanford Style | Bank on This | The Sanford Arms | Steinberg and Son | Brother, Can You Spare an Act? | Della, Della, Della | Donna Pops The Question | My Fair Esther | Sanford and Rising Son | The Olympics | Ebenezer Sanford | The Oddfather | Can You Chop This? | Greatest Show in Watts | Fred Sanford Has a Baby | The TV Addict | Lamont in Love | The Escorts | The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice | The Director | A Pain in the Neck | Sergeant Gork | Camping Trip

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