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"The Escorts"
Season Five, Episode ##19
Number (#106) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 13, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 520
Written by Jerry Ross
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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The Escorts was the 106th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 19th episode of Season Five, it first aired on NBC-TV on February 13, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

When Fred's friend Elroy can't find a date, Fred's inspired to launch his latest get rich quick scheme: an escort service for seniors.

Episode summaryEdit

Ever seeking out new sources of income, Fred applies for work at an escort service, only to be bluntly informed that he is "too homely" for such work. Hoping to prove that he is still catnip to women, Fred opens up his own escort business, with his equally unlovely pals Hutch (Arnold Johnson) and [[Elroy Pitt}Elroy]] (George Wiltshire) as his stable of "studs." As always, Fred finds that what seems easy in theory is next to impossible in reality.

Note: Helen Martin makes the first of two appearances on the series. Frances E. Nealy makes a second appearance, Lauren Jones appears as Marlene, and Betty Cole appears as Maxine.


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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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