"The Surprise Party"
Season Four, Episode ##1
Number (#63) in series (136 episodes)
Air date September 13, 1974
Network NBC-TV
Production code 409
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by Norman Abbott
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The Surprise Party was the 63rd overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the season 4 premiere episode, it first aired September 13, 1974.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred returns from St. Louis to a welcome home surprise party. Lamont must exercise diplomacy and peacekeeping after he bruises the feelings of both Fred and Grady, who both got the impression that Lamont thought that the other could do a better job managing the junkyard and looking after him.

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Sanford and Son: Season 4
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

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