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"The Suitcase Case"
Season One, Episode ##12
Number (#12) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 31, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 112
Written by Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell
Directed by Peter Baldwin
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The Suitcase Case was the twelfth episode of Sanford and Son. It premiered March 31, 1972.

Plot summaryEdit

Lamont's daily haul of junk includes a tattered briefcase stuffed with stolen cash. Will Fred and Lamont decide whether to keep it or turn it over to the police before the crook it belongs to comes looking for it? Anyhow, by the time they've dismissed their fears, a tough-looking yegg (Gabriel Dell) shows up at their doorstep, gun in hand to recollect his ill-gotten booty (over $70,000) before the cops, Swanny and Smitty, who dropped by to check on Fred and Lamont after they conversed with the nervous Fred while at gunpoint. This is the episode sequence in which Fred "talks with his eyes", in which he is able to alert Swanny and Smitty of the bank robber!


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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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