Season summary Edit

Sanford and Son episodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale
Season 1 14 January 14, 1972 April 14, 1972 August 6, 2002
Season 2 24 September 15, 1972 March 16, 1973 February 4, 2003
Season 3 24 September 14, 1973 March 29, 1974 October 7, 2003
Season 4 25 September 13, 1974 April 25, 1975 March 30, 2004
Season 5 24 September 12, 1975 March 19, 1976 September 14, 2004
    Season 6 24 September 24, 1976 March 25, 1977 June 7, 2005

Season 6: 1976–77 episode summaryEdit

Season 6
No. in Series Episode # Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Prod. Code
112/113 1/2 "The Hawaiian Connection - Parts I & II" Alan Rafkin Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein September 24, 1976 604 A/B
Luring Fred and Lamont to Hawaii, a trio of jewel thieves plot to make Fred their mule for smuggling stolen diamonds to California. 
114 3 "The Hawaiian Connection - Part III" Alan Rafkin Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein October 1, 1976 605
Fred and Lamont visit Hawaii tourist attractions while running for their lives from the jewel thieves.
115 4 "California Crude" Norman Abbott Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz October 8, 1976 607
While Fred and Lamont are digging a garden, oil is discovered underground at the junk yard. Fred sees millions but before any money can be paid it must first be tested.
116 5 "The Stakeout" Norman Abbott Earl Barret October 15, 1976 606
The police are looking for a fence named Alex Hacker who's been spotted coming in and out of The Sanford Arms. They use Fred and Lamont's home to stakeout the Arms. Meanwhile, Fred has a crush on a new lady tenant.
117 6 "I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz" Alan Rafkin Larry Mintz and Alan Eisenstock October 22, 1976 602
Fred is determined to break Choo-Choo Rabinowitz's official world record for the longest amount of time staying awake.
118 7 "The Winning Ticket" Alan Rafkin Bob DeVinney November 5, 1976 603
A couple of con men sucker Fred into running a rigged lucky number contest for which the crooks secretly hold the winning ticket.
119 8 "Committee Man" Chuck Liotta Garry Shandling with Ray Galton & Alan Simpson November 12, 1976 608
Soon after Fred is appointed to serve on a mayor's committee he is sought out by a slumlord offering a bribe for political favors.
120  9 "Fred's Extra Job" Alan Rafkin Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein November 19, 1976 601
Fred works nights as a bus boy in a fancy restaurant so he can begin paying back the $6,000 bank loan he took out in order to give Lamont an impressive wedding gift.
121 10 "Carol" Alan Rafkin Earl Barret November 26, 1976 613
Fred's old friend Carol shows up after 40 years, stirring up memories and sparking a flashback to the Summer of 1936 when Fred was a pool hustler in Cleveland.
122 11 "Aunt Esther Has a Baby" Alan Rafkin Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein December 3, 1976 609
Esther and Woody plan to be parents for the first time, but for it to happen Esther is going to need Fred's help.
123 12 "Here Today, Gone Today" Bill Foster Warren S. Murray December 7, 1976 614 
Misunderstandings abound and compound when Fred's friends try to honor his fortieth year in business with a secret surprise.
124 13 "Aunt Esther Meets Her Son" Al Rabin Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein December 10, 1976 610
Esther and Woody welcome their son Daniel, but quickly discover they must practice the forgiveness that Esther preaches.
125 14 "Sanford and Gong" Bill Foster Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein December 17, 1976 611
Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.
126 15 "Fred Meets Redd" Bill Foster Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein January 14, 1977 612
The fourth wall falls when Fred enters NBC's Redd Foxx look-alike contest and eagerly anticipates meeting his idol face to face.
127  16 "The Defiant One"
"Chinese Torture"
Russ Petranto Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz January 21, 1977 615
Rehearsing his magic act, Grady snaps a pair of trick shackles onto Fred and Esther, only to discover the instructions for removing them are printed in Chinese.
128 17 "A Matter of Silence" Russ Petranto John T. Bell January 28, 1977 616
Lamont fears Fred is going deaf, and Fred is content to play along and milk sympathy from Lamont and Donna.
129 18 "When John Comes Marching Home" Russ Petranto Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz February 4, 1977 615
Lamont's engagement to Janet is jeopardized by the unexpected return of her ex-husband John.
130 19 "The Reverend Sanford" Russ Petranto Jim Belcher February 11, 1977 618
To avoid paying taxes, Fred buys a mail-order clergy ordination and transforms his home into the Chapel on the Junkpile for the church of the Seventh-Day Junkists.
131 20 "The Will" Russ Petranto Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein February 18, 1977 619
Fred suffers amnesia after being bludgeoned with Esther's silver-plated Bible. Having looked death in the face, Fred wants to get his affairs in order and so prepares his last will and testament and summons his friends for its reading.
132 21 "Fred the Activist" Russ Petranto Richard Freiman & Stephen Young February 25, 1977 620
Angered by the age discrimination policy of a local stereo dealer, Fred rallies a troop of Gray Foxes and leads the charge to change the policy.
133 22 "The Lucky Streak" Russ Petranto Joseph R. Henderson March 4, 1977 621
Fred and Lamont need to raise $4,000 by Friday or lose the Sanford Arms. Fred plans to parlay his $500 savings into the needed amount by playing poker, betting on horses and letting it ride in Las Vegas.
134 23 "Funny, You Don't Look It" Russ Petranto Rabbi Joseph Feinstein March 11, 1977 622
Inspired by Alex Haley's "Roots," Fred orders a family crest and genealogical scroll that states he's African royalty and a descendant of the Jewish Ethiopian Falashas.
135 24 "Fred Sings The Blues" Russ Petranto Larry Mintz and Alan Eisenstock March 18, 1977 623
Fred invites B.B. King to dinner at Sanford home and may give the famous singer another reason to sing the blues. B.B. King Guest stars.
136 25 "School Daze" Carl McCarthy Rick Mittleman March 25, 1977 624
For a month Fred and Bubba have been sneaking out at night, concerning family and friends and leading Donna to fear that Fred has fallen for another woman.