"The Dowry"
Season Two, Episode ##3
Number (#17) in series (136 episodes)
Air date September 29, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 207
Written by Richard Pryor & Paul Mooney
Directed by Jack Shea
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The Dowry was the seventeenth episode of Sanford and Son. Also the third episode of the series' second season, it premiered September 29, 1972.


Fred's cousin Grady (Albert Reed, Jr.) pays a visit, accompanied by his new wife Margaret (Marguerite Ray) and overweight stepdaughter Betty Jean (Gladys Perry). Cousin Grady's stepdaughter Betty Jean stands to receive a $10,000 dowry on her wedding day from Grady, which sets Fred (also upon Grady's prodding) to playing matchmaker with uninterested Lamont.

Note: Marguerite Ray, who would later resurface as Evelyn Lewis, Fred's new girlfriend/finacee on the spinoff series Sanford, makes the first of two guest appearances on Sanford and Son.

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Sanford and Son: Season 2
By the Numbers | Whiplash | The Dowry | Jealousy | Tooth or Consequences | The Card Sharps | Have Gun, Will Sell | The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! | The Shootout | Blood Is Thicker Than Junk | Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three | A Guest in the Yard | Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna | The Light Housekeeper | The Big Party|A Visit from Lena Horne | Lamont Goes African | Watts Side Story | The Infernal Triangle | Pops 'n' Pals | Home Sweet Home for The Aged | Pot Luck | The Kid | Rated X |

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