Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
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A Little Extra Security 

Grady receives an extra Social Security check by mistake and wastes no time celebrating his windfall, but the wind falls from his sails when he learns Mr. Hastings from the Social Security office is on his way over to the house.

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Fred G. Sanford (credit only)
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Otis Littlejohn (as Stymie Beard)
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Grady receives an extra Social Security check by mistake and wastes no time celebrating his windfall, but the wind falls from his sails when he learns Mr. Hastings from the Social Security office is on his way over to the house.

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13 December 1974 (USA)  »

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The postman (John Hawker) in the episode chides Grady for being an old man. In reality, Whitman Mayo was 12 years younger. See more »

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Grady Wilson: [Describing he and Otis's overnight journey to Vegas] We caught the 4:30 flight over there, had dinner, did some gambling, and caught two great shows at The Flamingo.
Aunt Esther Anderson: [Looking up at the heavens] Sodom and Gomorrah.
Grady Wilson: No, Nipsy Russell and Harry Belafonte.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Last of nine straight for Grady subbing for Fred
3 December 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"A Little Extra Security" marked the last of nine consecutive episodes in which Grady fills in for the absent Fred, the third this fourth season ("The Surprise Party" welcomed Fred back from St. Louis). Grady awaits his monthly social security check of $255, stunned to receive a second check for the same amount. Despite Lamont's warnings he's determined to cash them both, then disappears for 24 hours. A night on the town with Otis Littlejohn (Stymie Beard, last of three appearances) became an evening of dinner and a show in Las Vegas, finishing up with a little gambling so that very little is left of his financial windfall. An unexpected visitor arrives from the government, making Grady sweat bullets until he learns the reason behind it. Interesting that the ratings never faltered with Whitman Mayo in place of Redd Foxx, one of the reasons why the star would be back after a nine episode strike.


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