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"Carol"
Season Six, Episode ##10
Number (#121) in series (136 episodes)
Air date November 26, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 613
Written by Earl Barret
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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Carol was the 121st overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 10th episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on November 26, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred's old friend Carol shows up after 40 years, stirring up memories and sparking a flashback to the Summer of 1936 when Fred was a pool hustler in Cleveland.

Episode summaryEdit

Is Fred telling the truth when he fails to recognize Carol (Spo-De-Odee), a woman who claims she knew him 40 years ago? For once, the redoubtable Mr. Sanford is telling the truth -- he is drawing a complete blank when it comes to Carol, who turns out to be a guy which he knew from his days in Cleveland, who held up a bank with a bank note (put your money in this brown piper bug...or I'll short your herd off! Apparently he could'nt spell!) while Fred was making his annual Christmas deposit of $25. When recognition finally dawns, however, Fred is forced to confront his long-ago "involvement" in a criminal activity. 

Note: Patrick Cranshaw makes a guest appearance as the bank guard. Cinque Attucks appears as Jake.


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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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