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"I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz"
Season Six, Episode ##6
Number (#117) in series (136 episodes)
Air date October 22, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 602
Written by Larry Mintz and Alan Eisenstock
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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"The Stakeout" "The Winning Ticket"

I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz was the 117th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the sixth episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on October 22, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred is determined to break Choo-Choo Rabinowitz's official world record for the longest amount of time staying awake.

Episode summaryEdit

When Mrs. Gordon (Royce Wallace), Janet's mother, a schoolteacher, sets to visit town to receive an award for writing an essay on "How to Discipline Problem Children", Fred decides to try to break the world's record for going the most consecutive hours without sleep, to try to impress Janet's mother (also to Lamont's objections). Although everybody, including Janet's mom, offer support, when a representative for the Guinness Book arrives to check up on his progress, Fred falls short and doses off, while Bubba and Janet's son Roger both set records of their own!

Note: Leonard Stone makes an second and final series appearance as Mr. Grayson.


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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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