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"Golden Boy"
Season Four, Episode ##19
Number (#81) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 7, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 419
Written by George Yanok & Bob Garland
Directed by Norman Abbott
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Golden Boy was the 81st overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 19th episode of Season Four, it first aired February 7, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred hopes to get rich quick by becoming co-owner of a boxer dubbed Junior Joe Louis. It then becomes Fred and Grady's job to get Junior into fighting shape before Friday's bout.

Episode summaryEdit

Fred (Redd Foxx) spends the 50 dollars his son Lamont was saving for truck repairs to purchase a half-interest in boxer Junior Joe Louis (Barry Wright). Promised a return of 500,000 dollars on his investment, Fred takes over management of Junior Joe himself. Not surprisingly, Fred messes things up, culminating in a disastrous exhibition bout with poor Lamont. Future Charlie's Angel's TV series co-star David Doyle makes a guest appearance as Clancy Fitzgerald, a fight promoter, and Hank Rolike also appears in this episode as Yarby, a friend of Fred and Junior's manager.


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Sanford and Son: Season 4
The Surprise Party | Matchmaker, Matchmaker | Ol' Brown Eyes is Back | Grady and His Lady | There'll Be Some Changes Made | Going Out of Business | Home Sweet Home | My Kingdom For a Horse | Sanford and Niece | Julio and Sister and Nephew | Fred's Treasure Garden | Tower Power | A Little Extra Security | The Merger | Once a Thief | The Stand-In | Strange Bedfellows | The Masquerade Party | Golden Boy | My Brother-in-Law's Keeper | The Headache | The Stung | The Older Woman | The Over-the-Hill Gag | The Family Man

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