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"The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice"
Season Five, Episode ##20
Number (#107) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 20, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 521
Written by Ted Bergmann
Directed by Louis Gomavitz
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The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice was the 107th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 20th episode of Season Five, it first aired on NBC-TV on February 20, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

WLamont musters the courage to pop the question to Janet.

Episode summaryEdit

Reconciled to the romance between his son Lamont and Janet Lawson (Marlene Clark), Fred gives his blessing to the couple's engagement. Soon, however, he tries to revoke that blessing when he learns that Lamont and Janet don't intend to live with Fred after their marriage. Frank Nelson, the "Eeeeeyesss?" man of The Jack Benny Show fame, makes a cameo appearance.

Note: Frank Nelson appears as a jewelry salesman. Derek Triplett makes an appearance as Roger Lawson, Janet's son.


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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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