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Sanford and Son

Season 3 1973 - 1974

  • 1973-09-15T07:30:00+07:30 on NBC
  • 30 mins
  • 9 hours, 37 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

This is a list of episodes from the third season of Sanford and Son.

Twenty-five episodes were written for this season, but the nineteenth was never taped due to contract disputes between Redd Foxx and producers, so Foxx was absent from the last six episodes of the season.

24 episodes

3x01 Lamont as Othello

  • Season Premiere

    1973-09-15T07:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

While visiting the home of Lamont's white drama teacher, Fred surprises the woman's parents and exposes their prejudices as well as his own.

3x02 Libra Rising All Over Lamont

  • 1973-09-22T07:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

Inspired by a visit to an astrologist, Lamont seeks peace with his father, but Fred is convinced that his indigestion may be fatal.

3x03 Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman

  • 1973-09-29T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

After Fred witnesses a burglary at Julio's place but refuses to identify the culprits, Lamont and Julio turn the tables to show Fred the value of being a good neighbor.

3x04 Presenting the Three Degrees

  • 1973-10-06T07:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

Rollo and Lamont convince Fred to let their three-girl singing act stay at the house, but Fred and his rowdy friends ruin the opening performance.

3x05 This Little TV Went to Market

  • 1973-10-13T07:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

Fred's new TV turns out to be one stolen from Grady, so Fred tries to unload it on Julio.

3x06 Lamont, Is That You?

  • 1973-10-20T07:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

After Bubba spots Lamont and Rollo mistakenly entering a gay bar, an incredulous Fred tries to find out if his son has become a homosexual.

3x07 Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico

  • 1973-10-27T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Convinced that Lamont is abandoning the business, Fred takes a bed at a seedy flophouse.

3x08 Superflyer

  • 1973-11-03T08:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

To claim an inheritance in St. Louis, a nervous Fred must take his first airplane flight.

3x09 The Members of the Wedding

  • 1973-11-10T08:30:00+07:30 — 22 mins

To spoil Fred's wedding plans with Donna, Lamont uses Esther and other family members to wreak havoc.

3x10 The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection

  • 1973-11-17T08:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Fred donates a collection of Blind Mellow Jelly records to a library for a tax deduction, but after learning of the records' monetary value, he cooks up a scheme to get them back.

3x11 A House Is Not a Poolroom

  • 1973-11-24T08:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Lamont regrets his birthday gift to Fred of a pool table, which has turned the house into a billiards room for Fred and his shiftless friends.

3x12 Grady, the Star Boarder

  • 1973-12-01T08:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

To make some extra cash, Fred and Lamont take in Grady as a boarder but soon regret the decision.

3x13 Wine, Women and Aunt Esther

  • 1973-12-15T08:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

After the death of a friend, Fred and his buddies throw a party to feel young again but run out of gas long before they can make time with a group of younger women.

3x14 Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe

  • 1974-01-05T08:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Longtime family friend Grip comes to visit, with a shocking claim: he thinks he is Lamont's real father.

3x15 Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle

  • 1974-01-12T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

When Lamont tries to contest a traffic ticket, Fred creates disorder in the court.

3x16 This Land Is Whose Land?

  • 1974-01-19T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Angry with Julio for leaving junk on his property, Fred gets a surveyor to mark the property line but is not pleased with the results.

3x17 Fred's Cheating Heart

  • 1974-02-02T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Fed up with all of Fred's fake heart attacks, Lamont forces his father to check into the hospital for tests.

3x18 The Party Crasher

  • 1974-02-09T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Lamont and Rollo set up a rendezvous at Rollo's place with two girls that doesn't go as planned, but Fred stops by and saves the day.

3x19 Lamont Goes Karate

  • 1974-02-16T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Beaten up by a barroom bully, Lamont takes karate lessons to defend himself against the thug.

A confused woman visits the house, insisting that Grady is Fred, the man with whom she had spent a drunken evening.

3x21 Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady

  • 1974-03-02T07:30:00+07:30 — 24 mins

With Fred away in St. Louis, Grady rules the house with an iron fist.

Woody comes to stay with Lamont and Grady after a fight with Esther.

3x23 The Way to Lamont's Heart

  • 1974-03-16T07:30:00+07:30 — 25 mins

Spooked by his girlfriend's marriage ideas, Lamont uses Grady as the reason he can't tie the knot.

Grady's cousin Emma comes to visit and tries to take advantage of his hospitality.