"Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady"
Season Three, Episode ##21
Number (#59) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 1, 1974
Network NBC-TV
Production code 322
Written by Gene Farmer
Directed by Stan Lathan
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Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady was the 59th episode of Sanford and Son. Also the 21st episode of the series' third season, it first aired March 1, 1974.

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With Fred away in St. Louis, Grady is put in charge of the house. Watching over the Sanford home while Fred is out of town, Grady has vowed to honor Fred's requests to the letter. At first, this doesn't bother Lamont, especially since Grady bars Aunt Esther and her church-lady pals from congregating in the living room! But when Grady refuses to allow Lamont to have any women over (lest he indulge in an "orgy"), the younger Sanford blows his stack! Responding to Lamont's locking him out of the house while he and Rollo get set to "get down" with the two girls, Grady domineeringly makes his presence known by enlisting Aunt Esther to sneak through and spoiling Lamont and Rollo's plans!

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Sanford and Son: Season 3
Lamont as Othello | Libra Rising All Over Lamont | Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman | Presenting The Three Degrees | This Little TV Went to Market | Lamont, Is That You? | Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico | Superflyer | The Members of the Wedding | The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection | A House is Not a Pool Room | Grady, The Star Boarder | Wine, Women & Aunt Esther | Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe | Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle|This Land is Whose Land? | Fred's Cheating Heart | The Party Crasher | Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something? | Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady | Aunt Esther & Uncle Woodrow Pfft... | The Way to Lamont's Heart | Hello Cousin Emma, Goodbye Cousin Emma

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