The junk hits the fan when Fred and Lamont have a heated argument over breakfast resulting in Lamont walking out on Sanford and Son. He vows to get another job while Fred vows that he will have Lamont's job filled within 24 hours. Seeking work at the unemployment office, Lamont finds himself on assignment at the salvage yard of Ralph Baxtrum, one of Sanford and Son's chief competitors. Meanwhile, Fred fills Lamont's position by hiring a doofus named Norman who is suppose to pick up a load of bathtubs, but instead comes back with a useless stuffed bear. Lamont gets into an argument with Mr. Baxtrum and quits only a day after starting the job, and Fred fires his new man due to his ineptitude. Fred and Lamont mend their disagreements and decide to reform their partnership despite the fact that both are too proud to admit that they couldn't make it without each other. Written by
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Lamont returns home shortly after Norman, his replacement, exits the scene. He asks Fred "who is that guy I saw leaving?" A few minutes earlier, Fred made a big deal out of Norman using his truck, but when the door is opened (as Lamont enters the house) we can see the truck is still parked where it usually is. It should not have been visible in that scene, since Norman had driven it away. See more
[fighting with Fred
And that's another thing - I'm getting tired of you callin' me a dummy.
Fred G. Sanford
The only reason I call you a dummy is because I call 'em as I see 'em. Dummy.
References The Lawrence Welk Show