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"Lamont Goes Karate"
Season Three, Episode ##19
Number (#57) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 15, 1974
Network NBC-TV
Production code 320
Written by Ilunga Adell
Directed by Bud Yorkin
IMDB: Lamont Goes Karate
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Lamont Goes Karate was the 57th episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 19th episode of the series' third season, it first aired February 15, 1974.

Episode synopsisEdit

Lamont learns karate to defend himself against bar room bully Jo-Jo Jackson (Stan Haze). Lamont, who is beaten up after dating Candy Wilson (Pamela Jones), the ex-girlfriend of Jo-Jo, Determined to defend himself when he meets up with Jo-Jo again, Lamont begins taking karate lessons. Meanwhile, Grady, after observing and then scoffing at Lamont's attempts to learn karate with his instructor, and not wanting Lamont to get hurt, tells Jo-Jo that Lamont is suffering from a serious illness -- and after seeing Lamont flamboyantly going through his karate-chop movements, Jo-Jo is convinced that Lamont is nuts -- Grady must be telling the truth!

Interesting factEdit

This episode was hastily assembled to replace the unfilmed installment "Charley's Tea" when series star Redd Foxx walked off the show due to a contract dispute.


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Sanford and Son: Season 3
Lamont as Othello | Libra Rising All Over Lamont | Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman | Presenting The Three Degrees | This Little TV Went to Market | Lamont, Is That You? | Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico | Superflyer | The Members of the Wedding | The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection | A House is Not a Pool Room | Grady, The Star Boarder | Wine, Women & Aunt Esther | Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe | Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle|This Land is Whose Land? | Fred's Cheating Heart | The Party Crasher | Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something? | Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady | Aunt Esther & Uncle Woodrow Pfft... | The Way to Lamont's Heart | Hello Cousin Emma, Goodbye Cousin Emma

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