"The Great Sanford Siege"
Season One, Episode ##8
Number (#8) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 3, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 106
Written by Aaron Ruben
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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The Great Sanford Siege was the eighth episode of Sanford and Son. It premiered March 3, 1972. Based on "The Siege of Steptoe Street" by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.


The Sanfords haven't been paying their bills and now find themselves trapped in their home in a standoff with a process server and a collection agency repossesor, a one Mr. Hamblin (Dick Van Patten), with the cops in tow, who are ready to repossess their unpaid furniture. Fred's acting ability, which culminates in him faking a bad heart, and faking as if he were pushed rudely by the repossesor when they head upstairs to take the bedroom furniture, coupled with a convenient legal loophole, comes to the rescue, saving their necks, and it also nets $200 from the repossesor for Fred to keep quiet about the incident, and for his "injury"! Based on "The Siege of Steptoe Street" by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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Sanford and Son: Season 1
Crossed Swords | Happy Birthday, Pop | Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride | The Copper Caper | A Matter of Life and Breath | We Were Robbed | A Pad for Lamont | The Great Sanford Siege | Coffins for Sale | The Barracuda | TV or Not TV | The Suitcase Case | The Return of The Barracuda | The Piano Movers

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