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"Funny, You Don't Look It"
Season Six, Episode ##23
Number (#134) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 11, 1977
Network NBC-TV
Production code 622
Written by Joseph R. Henderson
Directed by Russ Petranto
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Funny, You Don't Look It was the 134th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 23rd episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on March 11, 1977.

Episode synopsisEdit

Inspired by Alex Haley's "Roots," Fred orders a family crest and genealogical scroll that states he's African royalty and a descendant of the Jewish Ethiopian Falashas.

Episode summaryEdit

Evidently inspired by the TV miniseries Roots, Fred is convinced that he is a descendant of none other than King Solomon. And how did this "revelation" come about? Well, it seems that Fred shelled out big money (a whole 25 dollars) to a family-tracing service -- who told him that he is the ancestor of a famous Jewish historical figure.

Note: Milton Selzer appears as Sam Gittleman, Jewish shop owner. John Hawker makes an appearance as the mailman, and Will Gill, Jr. and James Mendenhall both appear as shop cutomers.


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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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