"The Light Housekeeper"
Season Two, Episode ##14
Number (#28) in series (136 episodes)
Air date December 22, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 201
Written by Lee Kalcheim & Aaron Ruben
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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The Light Housekeeper was the 28th episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 14th episode of the series' second season, it premiered December 22, 1972. Loosely based on Teleplay by Lee Kalcheim and Aaron Ruben, the story was also written for the episode by Kalcheim.


Fred doesn't want to be left at home alone, noting that "They never did catch that Zodiac Killer." The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in the Northern California Bay Area in the late 1960s and possibly into the early '70s. Fred's statement still holds true these many years later since the Zodiac Killer has never been captured or even positively identified. Anyway, Thus, Lamont hires a housekeep named Mary (Mary Wickes) from an employment agency; Fred, upon finding that the new housekeeper is white, isn't too thrilled. Coupled with that, the only thing which she cooks is "a fine boiled mutton"!

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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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