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"Lamont Goes African"
Season Two, Episode ##17
Number (#31) in series (136 episodes)
Air date January 19, 1973
Network NBC-TV
Production code 217
Written by Ilunga Adell
Directed by Jack Shea
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Lamont Goes African was the 31st episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 17th episode of the series' second season, it premiered January 19, 1973. .

PlotEdit

Lamont looks to reinvent himself by adopting an African name and lifestyle to impress a young Nigerian woman named "Olayia" (Paula Kelly), much to the chagrin of Fred, who at first laughs at Lamont's conversion, soon chafes and about Lamont's attempts to adapt to the African culture by changing his name to "Kalunda" and imposing his new found ways upon him as to what he can eat "no pig. meaning no bacon, sausage, fatback, ham hocks, or chitterlings", etc.) Lamont, who goes through the motions whlle adopting the continent's culture (including its exotic diet) is harshly rebuked by Olayia for arguing with Fred and informs them both that, in Nigeria, all fathers are considered sacred, and for Lamont's "disrespect" towards his father, people "would be beaten".


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By the Numbers | Whiplash | The Dowry | Jealousy | Tooth or Consequences | The Card Sharps | Have Gun, Will Sell | The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! | The Shootout | Blood Is Thicker Than Junk | Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three | A Guest in the Yard | Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna | The Light Housekeeper | The Big Party|A Visit from Lena Horne | Lamont Goes African | Watts Side Story | The Infernal Triangle | Pops 'n' Pals | Home Sweet Home for The Aged | Pot Luck | The Kid | Rated X |

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