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"Fred Sings The Blues"
Season Six, Episode ##24
Number (#135) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 18, 1977
Network NBC-TV
Production code 623
Written by Joseph R. Henderson
Directed by Russ Petranto
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Fred Sings The Blues was the 135th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 24th episode and final of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on March 18, 1977.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred invites B.B. King to dinner at Sanford home and may give the famous singer another reason to sing the blues. B.B. King Guest stars

Episode summaryEdit

Although he passes on performing songs written by Fred, the great B.B. King (playing himself) gives Fred a book, which explains why King starting singing the blues. Turns out that King has been nursing a broken heart ever since he lost his sweetheart to another man. According to the book, King's lost love was someone with the initials E.W. -- the same as Fred's late lamented wife Elizabeth.

Note: Ji-Tu Cumbaka appears as Edmond (B.B's valet), Basil Hoffman makes a second and final series appearance as a Maitre'd, Hannah Dean appears as a Woman in the Club Lucifer, and former L.A. Laker Harold 'Happy' Hairston appears as The Woman's Husband.


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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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