"The Return of The Barracuda"
Season One, Episode ##13
Number (#13) in series (136 episodes)
Air date April 7, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 113
Written by Aaron Ruben
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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The Return of The Barracuda was the thirteenth episode of Sanford and Son. It premiered April 7, 1972.


Lynn Hamilton returns as Donna Harris, the nurse and widow who intends to become the next Mrs. Fred Sanford. Lamont again objects to the notion of Fred entering into matrimony with "the barracuda." Fred and Donna, after the first meeting with Lamont, were able to patch things up after a falling out. When the three eat dinner together at the Sanford home as part of a double dinner date, Lamont tries to break up his dad's romance by threatening to get married himself to his date Sheila (Beverly Hope Atkinson). When the four manage to fight and argue constantly, in the process getting at each other's throats, the women both storm out of the junkyard, while Fred and Lamont finish the dinner together, with the attitude of "Good Riddings!"

Trivia Edit

Fred mentions to Lamont about adding Mineral Oil and Pluto water (the first mention of the product in the series) to the grocery list in this episode. In reality, the purchase of Pluto Water would not have been possible as Pluto Water was removed from sale in 1971 due to lithium salts it contained becoming a controlled substance.[1]

References Edit

  1. "Pluto Water." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 3 July 2015. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.

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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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