Mr. Drummond's plans to officially adopt Arnold and Willis are delayed when a man claiming to be the boys' cousin claims he was promised custody in their father's will.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jethro Simpson
Sue Ann Gilfillan ...
Ms. Harrison
The Man (as Stymie Beard)
Mr. Payton
Tom Bishop (as Bob Rockwell)


Just as Drummond is about to adopt the boys, a man shows up claiming to be a relative. When he learns about the adoption he freaks out. He later returns with a lawyer who says he has a letter from the boys' father saying he's suppose to be their guardian. What they don't know is that the man is trying to get them because they stand to inherit a large sum of money. Written by

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Comedy | Drama | Family





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31 October 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode and the next ones were meant to be vehicles for Redd Foxx to return to NBC playing Fred Sanford, after leaving Sanford and Son (1972) two and a half years earlier - in fact, the TV Guide description for the show lists Foxx as playing Fred. He didn't, and the role was hurriedly rewritten and recast (the shows were postponed for a few weeks). However, Foxx did agree to return to the Fred Sanford role in the "Sanford" series a few months later. See more »


References Roots (1977) See more »

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