Season Two, Episode ##2
Number (#16) in series (136 episodes)
Air date September 22, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 205
Written by Allan Katz with Don Reo
Directed by Rick Edelstein
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Whiplash was the sixteenth episode of Sanford and Son. Also the second episode of the series' second season, it premiered September 22, 1972. The episode was written by Allan Katz and Don Reo along with Steptoe and Son series creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.


Fred emerges from a minor traffic accident with nary a scratch. This isn't quite good enough for Fred's buddy Bubba (Don Bexley), who never met a scam he didn't like. Fred is fine following his fender bender with a Cadillac, but Bubba convinces him to claim whiplash and then lay claim to a gold mine in monetary damages; Fred even consults quack "Doctor" and part-time postal clerk Dr. Caldwell (Davis Roberts). It all ends to no avail as the other driver had stolen the Cadillac, dashing Fred's monetary compensation hopes!

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Sanford and Son: Season 2
By the Numbers | Whiplash | The Dowry | Jealousy | Tooth or Consequences | The Card Sharps | Have Gun, Will Sell | The Puerto Ricans Are Coming! | The Shootout | Blood Is Thicker Than Junk | Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three | A Guest in the Yard | Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna | The Light Housekeeper | The Big Party|A Visit from Lena Horne | Lamont Goes African | Watts Side Story | The Infernal Triangle | Pops 'n' Pals | Home Sweet Home for The Aged | Pot Luck | The Kid | Rated X |

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