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"California Crude"
Season Six, Episode ##4
Number (#115) in series (136 episodes)
Air date October 8, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 607
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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"The Hawaiian Connection - Part III" "The Stakeout"

California Crude was the 115th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the fourth episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on October 8, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

While Fred and Lamont are digging a garden, oil is discovered underground at the junk yard. Fred sees millions but before any money can be paid it must first be tested.

Episode summaryEdit

While cultivating their backyard garden, Fred and Lamont apparently strike oil. Their unexpected windfall attracts the attention of an Arabian oil expert named Aram (Ross Martin). Naturally anticipating a huge financial bonanza, Fred begins spending money even before he gets it -- and then doesn't get it.

Note: Ross Martin makes an appearance as Sheik Aram. Patrick Campbell appears as Professor Miller.


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Sanford and Son: Season 6
The Hawaiian Connection - Part I | The Hawaiian Connection - Part II | California Crude | The Stakeout | I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz | The Winning Ticket | Committee Man | Fred's Extra Job | Carol | Aunt Esther Has a Baby | Here Today, Gone Today | Aunt Esther Meets Her Son | Sanford and Gong | Fred Meets Redd | Chinese Torture | A Matter of Silence | When John Comes Marching Home | The Reverend Sanford | The Will | Fred the Activist | The Lucky Streak | Funny, You Don't Look It | Fred Sings The Blues | School Daze

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