A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.
With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help his weight, Joe hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Fred's protest against Lamont's impending marriage fails to change his son's mind. But as the ceremony begins, the bride-to-be changes her mind, leaving Lamont standing at the altar and haggling with his relatives over their wedding gifts.
Fred spots Lena Horne's car in the parking lot while touring the NBC Studios and sneaks away to meet "the first lady of his dreams." Fred sneaks into her dressing room and meets her.
Lamont is upset when Fred announces that he plans to marry a young woman he has just met. When the young lady arrives at the house, Lamont is shocked to be face-to-face with one of his old girlfriends. Fred is crushed, offering to move out and let Lamont marry her. But Lamont has a better idea.
Lamont and Fred, at Lamont's insistence, take advantage of the free tests offered by a Breathmobile. The results convince Fred that he has tuberculosis. The pair soon discover the results were put in the wrong envelope and it's Lamont who should be concerned about his health.
Invited to dinner at the Sanford home, Fred's fiancée Donna brings along a patient who is in her care. Fred is shocked when the man, apparently a healthy specimen, makes it obvious he thinks of Donna as more than a nurse. Roscoe Lee Browne guests as Osgood Wilcox, Donna's patient and Fred's rival.
Fred is shocked when Lamont dates the sister of their Puerto Rican neighbor, Julio. The date becomes farcical when Fred's ploys to stop the date fail and he follows the couple -- in disguise.
Lamont discovers that the porcelain figure he has bought is worth a great deal of money and decides auctioning off the piece will bring the best price. Fred's actions as a shill backfire, shattering Lamont's chance for freedom...and the statue.
Angered by his father's constant interruption of his dates, Lamont moves out to pursue the life of a swinging bachelor. But much to Lamont's disappointment, it's the newly unchaperoned Fred who is besieged by the ladies.
Fred is upset because his new neighbor is opening a competing junkyard -- but he's beside himself when he learns the neighbor is Puerto Rican. Fred vows to remedy the situation, over the strong objections of Lamont, who has become Julio's (Gregory Sierra) friend.
Fred feels neglected and jealous when Lamont spends time with Julio, and he sets out to make Lamont feel guilty. Fred meets with an agent from a funeral home to discuss burial insurance.
An overextended dad, husband and businessman becomes the ultimate split personality by having himself cloned.
Fred and Donna have reconciled their differences and are once again planning to wed. Fred even gives her an engagement ring to make it official. Lamont, still confident it's ridiculous for Fred to get married, proclaims that "if his father can do it, so can he."
Fred wants a color television and Lamont wants a car, but they can't afford both. Fred, enraged to learn that Lamont went ahead and bought the car, ends up in the hospital with amnesia, a very sympathetic son and a suspicious twinkle in his eye.
How did the economy get started? Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.
How does Wall Street influence the economy? On the heels of the financial crisis, Wall Street for some has become synonymous with corruption and greed. Joe Berlinger takes us to the epicenter of the financial world to learn how Wall Street really influences the economy and impacts all of our lives.
Why is minimum wage important? Heated debate over increasing the minimum wage centers around the unprecedented passing of $15-an-hour legislation in Seattle.
Why is the law of supply and demand so powerful? A whimsical tale of love, dance and the economic concept of supply and demand. Bored in class, JONATHAN and KRISTIN are woken up by our friendly NARRATOR who helps guide them on an adventure in economics and... um... dance.
Why is our tax system so complicated? Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. With retro flair, TAXATION NATION looks into how our tax system does – and doesn’t – work.
Why is healthcare so expensive? A hapless patient journeys through the of labyrinth of U.S. healthcare and is left with a headache and sticker-shock.
How do we measure the economy? Two economists settle their differences- in the professional wrestling ring. Watch and cheer as Simon Kuznets and M. Joseph Meehan square off in a testosterone-fueled battle over how to measure the economy.
Where do our tax dollars go? We Americans spend a lot of time arguing over how our tax dollars are spent. But do we focus on the right things? Or have we been misdirected? Two-time Oscar winning director Barbara Kopple focuses her lens on answers that many may find startling.
Why do we have budget deficits and a national debt? In this free-wheeling animated film, you’ll see how Congress and public officials use and manage debt, and why it matters to you.
In an suburban neighborhood, Jerry (Patton Oswalt) runs his big business lemonade stand and has the market cornered, until Addie opens her own stand across the street. Competition equals war, and both sides use a government regulator to try and win.
Why does the U.S. fund foreign aid? The U.S. spends approximately $37 billion a year on foreign aid - just under 1% of our federal budget. THE FOREIGN AID PARADOX zeroes in on food aid to Haiti and how it affects American farming and shipping interests as well as Haiti’s own agricultural markets.
What is the global trade system? What does it mean to have a globalized economy? And is it good for us? Bob Balaban wrangles seven experts to break it all down as a troupe of comedic actors enliven the commentary.
What is the Federal Reserve? When Federal Reserve Chairman Rob Rafaelson awakes with amnesia only moments before a big press conference, his children, maid and intern must explain the Fed to him using the only thing handy: the children’s toys.
What happens when jobs disappear? Detroit has been the poster child for the loss of well-paid manufacturing jobs, but this trend impacts communities all over the country. How does a great American city bounce back?
What is the real value of a dollar? You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong.
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