"The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!"
Season Two, Episode ##8
Number (#22) in series (136 episodes)
Air date November 10, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 211
Written by Allan Katz & Don Reo
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! was the 22nd episode of Sanford and Son. Also the eighth episode of the series' second season, it premiered November 10, 1972.


Fred's fighting mad to find that his new neighbor, Julio Fuentes, is a Puerto Rican man from New York City with a pet goat named Chico! When he tries to have the Health Dept. Inspector, Mr. Watkins (Larry J. Blake) to give Julio a citation, if not evict him, for safety violations, things backfire on him miserably when Julio gets a good citation, a commendation for the way he fixed up his home and residence from the city! Fred, on the other hand, gets cited for numerous health and safety violations! Even more upset, Fred frustratingly exclaims, "This place has a strong foundation! No faulty wiring! You could'nt find a better place like this nowhere in the world!" But, when he slams the front door shut on the way into the house the little roof above the door collapses, hilariously! Fred and Julio managed to patch things up; well, uh, sort of, when Julio, as a greeting, brings a hot, delicious looking pot of spareribs, mustard greens, and candied sweet potatoes, only to have Chico, the goat, escape, only to walk in the Sanfords' living room, and start eating out of the pot of the dish!

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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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