"Fred the Activist"
Season Six, Episode ##21
Number (#132) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 25, 1977
Network NBC-TV
Production code 620
Written by Richard Freeman & Sidney Young
Directed by Russ Petranto
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Fred the Activist was the 132nd overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 21st episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on February 25, 1977.

Episode synopsisEdit

Angered by the age discrimination policy of a local stereo dealer, Fred rallies a troop of Gray Foxes and leads the charge to change the policy.

Episode summaryEdit

Fred becomes a "Gray Fox" when stereo salesman Honest Al refuses to extend credit to anyone over the age of 65. Before long, Fred's activism catches on with others his age (and even older). This still-timely episode reaches a riotous denouement as Fred leads a contingent of oldsters on a protest march.

Note: Tauren Blacque, later of NBC's Hill Street Blues TV series fame, appears as Honest Hank. Helen Martin makes a final series appearance as Millie, Mel Stewart appears as Clarence, and Hilda Haynes appears as Rose. Tony Burton appears as a guard.

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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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