Louis to a welcome home surprise party. Not believing Bubba's story, Fred decides to get to the bottom of the situation. This episode serves as the pilot for the spin-off. Then, he finds out the records are rare and could be worth several hundred dollars. In response, Lamont changes all the locks in the house when Grady goes out to a movie, however, Aunt Esther and the members of her Bible meeting become the next interference. This leads to Grady spreading the word of Fred's supposedly impending death, which draws Aunt Esther and her friends out of the woodwork. Fred hires a new man to replace Lamont, who signs on to work with a competing junk dealer.
Air Date : 15th-Mar-1974 Grady's cousin, Emma, has moved from Chicago to California and stops in by Grady and Lamont for a visit. Lamont and Julio cook up a scheme in order to lure him back to his home. Unknown to them, Bubba just happened to see them go inside. Bell January 28, 1977 1977-01-28 128 Lamont fears Fred is going deaf, and Fred is content to play along and milk sympathy from Lamont and Donna. After doing so, Fred finds out from an appraiser that the records are valued at five hundred dollars. Air Date : 21st-Sep-1973 Lamont and Julio go out one evening to shoot pool leaving a left-out Fred behind to sulk.
However, to Lamont's dismay, things go awry. Soon, a feud erupts primarily due to Fred, who has a surveyor come over to determine where exactly the property line is. Air Date : 14th-Sep-1973 Lamont visits an astrologist and discovers he's a double Libra, thus his goal in life is for peace and decides to get along with his father at all costs. The negotiations led to Foxx being absent from the last six episodes, but he returned to the series at the beginning of Season Four. Air Date : 29th-Mar-1974 - This is a news site. Lear would follow it up in 1974 with Good Times and The Jeffersons in 1975.
Season 3, Episode 9 November 9, 1973 Season 3, Episode 9 November 9, 1973 Fred and his fiancée have set a wedding date, to Lamont's horror. Fred soon finds himself a witness to a burglary when he confronts two thieves burglarizing Julio's house. Elizabeth and Grip had been intimate and Lamont is the result. However, things get worse when Aunt Esther decides to move instead and kicks Woody to the wind. Meanwhile, Fred eats a batch of 8 day-old greens and gets sick and becomes convinced he's dying. Then Fred learns that among the items recently stolen from Frank Sinatra's hotel room was an initialed signet ring.
This episode marked an early acting role for future regular. After promising Fred that he will keep certain rules alive while he's in St. He quickly makes his presence known by keeping Aunt Esther out and preventing Lamont from bringing girls home. After taking a couple of karate lessons, Lamont goes back to the bar to confront Jo-Jo. Lamont is sure he did the most prudent thing for the situation and lets Fred talk him into fighting the ticket in court. Fred is against the notion at first until he meets the three sexy girls.
Lamont and Julio cook up a scheme in order to lure him back to his home. Later, Fred becomes the victim of assumption when Marilyn invites Fred and Lamont to her place and her parents think Fred and Lamont are trying to rob the place. Season 3, Episode 13 December 14, 1973 Season 3, Episode 13 December 14, 1973 Sobered by the death of an old friend, Fred and his cronies plan to defy the Grim Reaper by throwing a party, complete with wild women. Fred works overtime engineering a reconciliation so she'll return home. Louis and has promised to look after Lamont who comes home with a bloody nose, courtesy of Jo-Jo Jackson, after a fight over a woman. His home was run-down but it was comfortable enough for him and his son, Lamont, with whom he lived with and who was a partner in the business. They stay at the Sanford house while preparing for a talent show at the Safari Club.
Dubin Aaron Ruben March 17, 1972 1972-03-17 10 Fred's in love and engaged to be married, but not if Lamont can help it. LaWanda Page makes her first appearance as Aunt Esther. Air Date : 11th-Jan-1974 While cleaning out the yard, Fred discovers some of Julio's junk on his property and demands that it be removed promptly. The bride dumps him at the altar, and his relatives beg to get back their wedding gifts. Lamont is prepared to fight for himself but once in the court room he finds himself being represented. However, the visit turns into a short stay, which is something Lamont is against from the very beginning. However, the visit turns into a short stay, which is something Lamont is against from the very beginning.
However, Lamont isn't too happy with that notion and makes up a lie that Grady is his godfather and they'd need his blessing. All the information listed here is to be found on the web elsewhere. Judy moves ahead and goes out of her way to shower Grady with her attention. Things get out of hand when Fred's friend Grady stops by and recognizes Fred's new set as his set that was stolen. Air Date : 23rd-Nov-1973 Grady is fed up being a boarder for the bickering Ferguson's and vents his frustrations to Fred.
They stay at the Sanford house while preparing for a talent show at the Safari Club. Fred, with dollar signs in his eyes, has Bubba act as though he were the son of Blind Mellow Jelly in an attempt to get them back. Things get out of hand when Fred's friend Grady stops by and recognizes Fred's new set as his set that was stolen. Thus, Fred decides to throw a cheer-up party and intends to have it in the Sanford home, complete with booze, music and friends of Fast Fanny, a topless waitress. However, Lamont is totally against the whole thing and has Aunt Esther and family confront Donna and question her intentions. Not wanting to lose her, Fred decides to propose marriage himself and they plan a small wedding ceremony. Air Date : 8th-Mar-1974 Lamont's latest girlfriend, Judy is falling in love with him and likes the idea of settling down someday with the right guy.
It seems Grip, an old friend, dated Fred's late-wife, Elizabeth, prior to her getting married to Fred. Fred is against the notion at first until he meets the three sexy girls. Later, Fred refuses to testify and identify the culprits out of fear and a frustrated Lamont and Julio put a plan into motion to get him to, and it starts when Fred's truck is stolen. They use Fred and Lamont's home to stakeout the Arms. Not believing Bubba's story, Fred decides to get to the bottom of the situation.