Fred sees the beginning of the end of his junk business when Lamont takes a salesman job in a men's clothing store. But, like the good father he is, Fred goes to the store to "help" his "ungrateful" son. Pat Morita guest stars.
Lamont may be in for a fight when he tries to change Fred's bigoted attitude toward other minorities. He finally leaves home after Fred refuses to allow a sensitivity group to meet at the Sanford home.
Grady's cousin Emma gets an invitation to lodge at the Sanford home, triggering a plot to get her out. Though Lamont disapproves, Grady invites Emma to stay because she offers to cook and do other domestic chores.
Determined to get Lamont to the altar, his latest girl Judy schemes to gain the support of his godfather Grady by making advances toward him. What she's unprepared for, however, is that Grady takes the advances seriously.
Esther kicks Woodrow out of their house and, much to Grady's distress, Lamont gives his uncle permission to move in with them. To get Woodrow out of the Sanford house, Grady convinces him that he should "wear the pants in the family."
Grady gets involved in a case of mistaken identity with the amorous Betty Hairston who thinks she's engaged to him. Minding the house and business for Fred, Grady is confronted by Betty who claims that one Fred Sanford asked her to marry him.
Fred gets into a dispute with his neighbor Julio over the boundary dividing their properties. Lamont nags Fred to forget the whole matter but Fred doesn't let up until he hires a surveyor to settle the issue and determine the legal property line.
Lamont gets a traffic ticket that he feels he does not deserve, and Fred maneuvers himself into a position to be his son's lawyer, leaving Lamont in jeopardy.
Lamont buys Fred a pool table for a birthday gift and Fred's buddies turn the Sanford home into a pool hall. With the pool table in, the junk business is out and so is Donna, Fred's fiancée. So with Donna's assistance, Lamont devises a scheme to get rid of the table.
Nine-year-old Jason (Lincoln Kilpatrick Jr.) worms his way into the Sanford yard and eventually into Fred's heart. Touched by the runaway's loneliness, Fred gets an idea to help others like Jason -- but he's not prepared for the results.
Lamont outsmarts himself when he buys what he believes is a rare antique commode for only $20. Fred disapproves of the deal but Lamont insists that he can sell it for $400.
Fred is caught up in a series of frustrating situations when he becomes a resident of a senior citizens' home. Fred is put in the home by Lamont, who plans to work his way around the world on a steamer and doesn't want to leave his father alone.
When Lamont brings home an antique gun, Fred pulls the trigger and is surprised to learn the gun was loaded. The bullet careens through the neighbor's window and Fred is concerned about his safety.
When Fred's attempt to have a hypnotist cure his toothache fails, Lamont insists they go to the free clinic. Things get complicated when Fred insists on being treated by a white dentist.
When Fred Sanford receives a slight injury in a car mishap, Lamont decides to hire a housekeeper. But when she arrives, Fred is aghast to learn she is white... and lazy. Mary Wickes guest stars.
A great deal on a grand piano finds Lamont and Fred lodged in the apartment of a wealthy eccentric.
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