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"The Headache"
Season Four, Episode ##21
Number (#83) in series (136 episodes)
Air date February 21, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 421
Written by Arnie Rosen
Directed by Bill Foster
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The Headache was the 83rd overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 21st episode of Season Four, it first aired February 21, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

Lamont's headache drives him to the psychologist's couch, where it is suggested the pain in Lamont's head is caused by the pain in the neck he lives with.

Episode summaryEdit

Having suffered a splitting headache for two weeks, Lamont goes to see a doctor. When it turns out that the headache is psychosomatic, Lamont is referred to a psychologist (Robert DoQui)-- who determines that the pain is being caused by Lamont's own father Fred. The problem: How can Lamont break the news to Fred that he is literally making him sick? Darrell Zwerling appears in this episode as a pediatrician, and Frances E. Nealy appears as a patient.


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Sanford and Son: Season 4
The Surprise Party | Matchmaker, Matchmaker | Ol' Brown Eyes is Back | Grady and His Lady | There'll Be Some Changes Made | Going Out of Business | Home Sweet Home | My Kingdom For a Horse | Sanford and Niece | Julio and Sister and Nephew | Fred's Treasure Garden | Tower Power | A Little Extra Security | The Merger | Once a Thief | The Stand-In | Strange Bedfellows | The Masquerade Party | Golden Boy | My Brother-in-Law's Keeper | The Headache | The Stung | The Older Woman | The Over-the-Hill Gag | The Family Man

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