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"Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe"
Season Three, Episode #14
Number (#52) in series (136 episodes)
Air date January 4, 1974
Network NBC-TV
Production code 313
Written by Ilunga Adell
Directed by Jack Shea
IMDB: Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe
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Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe was the 52nd episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 14th episode of the series' third season, it first aired January 4, 1974.

Full synopsisEdit

Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend named "Big Money Grip" (Sonny Jim Gaines) from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father. Aunt Esther's normally morally upright image was deflated when it was revealed that in her youth, a grip had sneaked into her bedroom in the Winfield house and had sex with her. Grip had mistaken Esther for Fred's late wife Elizabeth in the dark, which led Grip to claim he was Lamont's real father.


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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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