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"Donna Pops The Question"
Season Five, Episode ##8
Number (#95) in series (136 episodes)
Air date November 7, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 503
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by James Sheldon
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Donna Pops The Question was the 95th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the eighth episode of Season Five, it first aired November 7, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

After receiving a proposal from another man, Donna gives Fred one final chance to marry her.

Episode summaryEdit

Donna, tired of being the longtime erstwhile fiancée of Fred poses the question of marriage to Fred. When Fred again balks at the thought of matrimony, Donna issues an ultimatum: Either Fred marries her immediately, or she'll accept the proposal of another man which happens to be Judge Judge Mel Brooks who appeared in the Season 3 episode "Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle". Can it be that Fred's hesitancy is due to reverence for his late wife Elizabeth, or is he merely suffering from that common malady known as "cold feet"?

Note: Arthur Adams makes a second and final guest appearance as Judge Mel Brooks, a role he played in the Season 3 episode "Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle". Elma V. Jackson appears as Mrs. Harris, Donna's mother.


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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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