Fred and Lamont discover that no good deed goes unpunished when the homeless man they help plays the Sanfords for suckers, resisting their every effort to throw him out.



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While trying to move an old bathtub in the yard Fred and Lamont discover an old hobo sleeping in it. Fred demands that he get off the property, but Lamont's heart is softened when the man, named Gus, claims that he is going to kill himself. After Lamont goes to work, the man drives Fred crazy by seeming to always be peering in the window. After giving Gus a glass of water and a sweet roll, Fred dismisses him. When Lamont comes back home for lunch, he and Fred discover once again that Gus is sleeping in the bathtub. This time, Lamont's heart is not softened and he insists that Gus leave. While being evicted the man falls down and claims to be paralyzed, threatening to sue. Fred and Lamont put the man on the couch and Fred tries several tricks to prove that the man is faking. Finally, he decides that he should keep feeding him beer until Gus has to urinate and HAS to get up. He and Lamont set a trap, but Gus runs out of the house shoving Fred to the floor. The next day when Fred and ... Written by Jerry Roberts

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8 December 1972 (USA)  »

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Gus mentions that Nixon said he would bring us together. He is referring to a statement that the President made during his inauguration. See more »


Fred Sanford: [Finding Gus in a bathtub outside after being thrown out once before] Now get up out of there!
Gus: I'm going. But just know I'll never contribute to the NAACP!
Fred Sanford: Good, and I'll never contribute to the KKK!
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It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)
Music and Lyrics by Glenn Miller
Performed by Redd Foxx
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