"Earthquake II"
Season Five, Episode ##1
Number (#88) in series (136 episodes)
Air date September 12, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 509
Written by Jerry Ross
Directed by Bill Foster
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Earthquake II was the 88th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the season premiere episode of Season Five, it first aired September 12, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

An earthquake shakes up the Sanfords, and the threat of an even bigger quake sparks Fred to rush to quickly sell the house and seek shelter in Las Vegas.

Episode summaryEdit

In this opening episode of Sanford and Son's fifth season, a team of Russian scientists announce that a seismic fault runs smack in the middle of the Sanfords' house. A series of small earthquakes subsequently sets Fred a-tremble in more ways than one. Certain he will meet his doom in the inevitable "Big One," Fred packs his bags and heads off to Las Vegas -- where, of course, he runs smack-dab into an aggregation of celebrities.

Steve Lawrences and Edie Gormé and Merv Griffin make cameo celebrity guest appearances in this episode. Britt Leach appears as Mr. Johnson, and Reva Rose appears as his wife, Mrs. Johnson.

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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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