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"Brother, Can You Spare an Act?"
Season Five, Episode ##6
Number (#93) in series (136 episodes)
Air date October 17, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 510
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by Bill Foster
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Brother, Can You Spare an Act? was the 93rd overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the sixth episode of Season Five, it first aired October 17, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

When Fred's white brother-in-law Rodney lands a job emceeing a local vaudeville revival, Fred, Lamont and Smiley Rogers help out by providing the song and dance.

Episode summaryEdit

Forced to play host to his unemployed white brother-in-law Rodney Victor (Allan Drake), Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) is fed up with Rodney's obnoxious practical jokes. Finally deciding that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, Fred suggests that he and Rodney work up a nightclub routine. The ultimate strategy is to get Rodney to work and out of the house, but things don't quite turn out that way. Note: Former Gong Show TV game show host Chuck Barris guest appears as himself, Jack Somack as "Gabey", Grady's counterpart,Timmie Rogers appears as Smiley Rogers and Mary Alice returns as Alice, Fred's Sister. Willie "Dap" Sugar also appears as a Theatre Manager.


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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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