| Season Three, Episode ##19|
Number (#57) in series (136 episodes)
|Air date||February 15, 1974|
|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.
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!
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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