"Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride"
Season One, Episode ##3
Number (#3) in series (136 episodes)
Air date January 28, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 103
Guest stars: Carol Speed
Lillian Randolph
Paulene Myers
Royce Wallace
Alvin Childress
Lance Taylor Sr.
Bardu Ali
Written by: Aaron Ruben, based on "And Afterwards At..." by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Directed by: Bud Yorkin
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Here comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride was the third episode of Sanford and Son. It premiered January 28, 1972.


Lamont is all set to marry fiancee Crystal (Carol Speed), but his dad, Fred, is not happy about the match-up. Lamont is already nervous about the marriage, and Fred's grousing is not helping any. They get to the church, and when the pastor, Reverend Trimble (Alvin Childress) asks the bride if she'll take Lamont to be her husband, she cries, "No!"

Things only get worse as Crystal's mom (Paulene Myers) jumps up and expresses her objections to the wedding. She says she knew her daughter could do better than marrying a common junkman. Of course, this prompts Fred to insult her and her whole family. Lamont tries to convince Crystal to go somewhere quiet with him to discuss the matter. The arguement between Fred and Crystal's mother gets worse, and Crystal runs out of the church with Lamont following her. Soon, the church has emptied out, with everybody leaving except for Fred and the pastor. Fred congratulates the pastor for a nice service.

Back at the house, Lamont is down in the dumps. His late mother Elizabeth's relatives arrive to offer their condolences. Fred spends his time insulting them. Finally, one of Lamont's uncles asks if he can take the wedding present back that he brought. Prompted by his question, Lamont's aunts decide they are going to take back their presents, too. An angry Lamont asks them all to leave, and Fred is too happy to help put them out. He even throws out the wedding cake, which ends up hitting one of Lamont's Aunt Hazel (Lillian Randolph) in the face, prompting a now amused Fred, along with Lamont, who now feels better, to say to her, Hazel, you've never looked sweeter!!!

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Sanford and Son: Season 1
Crossed Swords | Happy Birthday, Pop | Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride | The Copper Caper | A Matter of Life and Breath | We Were Robbed | A Pad for Lamont | The Great Sanford Siege | Coffins for Sale | The Barracuda | TV or Not TV | The Suitcase Case | The Return of The Barracuda | The Piano Movers