| Season Four, Episode ##16|
Number (#70) in series (136 episodes)
|Air date||January 17, 1975|
|Written by||Saul Turteltaub & Bernie Orenstein|
|Directed by||Bill Foster|
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The Stand-Ins was the 78th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 16th episode of Season Four, it first aired January 17, 1975.
The Sanfords welcome Fred's old buddies Bowlegs (Scatman Crothers) and Al (Al Williams), who are bringing their song, dance and comedy act, "The Zanies" to an LA nightclub. When Al hurts his back, however, Fred and Lamont step up and step out in this revue episode highlighted by Billy Eckstine singing "Jelly Jelly", only to get rejected by the nightclub owner, Mr. Stone (Joe Silver tells to "Forget about singing!" Back to The Zanies, When Stone angrily asks, "Where's the other Zanie? I paid for song and dance, so where's the dance part?" Fred who goes to meet Stone with Bowlegs, trying to divert his anger, and after they reassure Stone that there would be a dancing Zanie, which turned out to be the reluctant Lamont, would do his trademark knockneed walk, which made Stone laugh heartily, and say, "Look! He's walking! He's Walking!"
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|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|