| Season Four, Episode ##15|
Number (#77) in series (136 episodes)
|Air date||December 27, 1974|
|Written by||Herbert Kenwith|
|Directed by||Winston Moss|
|IMDb||Once a Thief|
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Once a Thief was the 77th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 15th episode of Season Four, it first aired December 27, 1974.
Grady gets uptight when Lamont brings his ex-convict friend Herman Edwards (Ron Glass) home to stay until he can find a job, which Esther is willing to give to him working in husband Woodrow's hardware store, until she learns of his prison past, before she has a change of heart and gets him rehired at the hardware stroe.
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|Sanford and Son: Season 4|
|The Surprise Party | Matchmaker, Matchmaker | Ol' Brown Eyes is Back | Grady and His Lady | There'll Be Some Changes Made | Going Out of Business | Home Sweet Home | My Kingdom For a Horse | Sanford and Niece | Julio and Sister and Nephew | Fred's Treasure Garden | Tower Power | A Little Extra Security | The Merger | Once a Thief | The Stand-In | Strange Bedfellows | The Masquerade Party | Golden Boy | My Brother-in-Law's Keeper | The Headache | The Stung | The Older Woman | The Over-the-Hill Gag | The Family Man|