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"The Director"
Season Five, Episode ##21
Number (#108) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 27, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 524
Written by Ted Bergmann
Directed by Garry Shandling, Ray Galton, and Alan Simpson
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The Director was the 108th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 21st episode of Season Five, it first aired on NBC-TV on February 27, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

Starstruck Fred assumes the director's chair when the champ George Foreman comes to star in a play for Lamont's theater workshop.

Episode summaryEdit

Fred expresses indifference when his son Lamont gets involved with a local acting workshop. But Fred quickly changes his tune when he learns that one of the workshop actors is boxing champion George Foreman (as himself). This explains why Fred shows up at the theater, preparing to make his directorial debut (Orson Welles has nothing to worry about). Note: Adam Wade appears as Mr. Creely, the actors workshop director, George Wiltshire appears as Elroy Pitt, and Dave Turner makes an appearance as Eugene.


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Sanford and Son: Season 5
Earthquake II | Divorce, Sanford Style | Bank on This | The Sanford Arms | Steinberg and Son | Brother, Can You Spare an Act? | Della, Della, Della | Donna Pops The Question | My Fair Esther | Sanford and Rising Son | The Olympics | Ebenezer Sanford | The Oddfather | Can You Chop This? | Greatest Show in Watts | Fred Sanford Has a Baby | The TV Addict | Lamont in Love | The Escorts | The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice | The Director | A Pain in the Neck | Sergeant Gork | Camping Trip

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