Sanford and Son: Season 5, Episode 1

Earthquake II (12 Sep. 1975)

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An earthquake shakes up the Sanfords, and the threat of an even bigger quake sparks Fred to sell the house and seek shelter in Las Vegas.



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Episode cast overview:
Whitman Mayo ...
Howard Platt ...
Reva Rose ...
Mrs. Johnson
Britt Leach ...
Mr. Johnson
Barry Wright ...
Man at Slot Machine


An earthquake shakes up the Sanfords, and the threat of an even bigger quake sparks Fred to sell the house and seek shelter in Las Vegas.

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This episode features many exterior scenes shot in Las Vegas, including marquees for Wayne Newton at the Sands and Steve and Eydie at Caesar's Palace. Marquees are also seen announcing Bobby Vinton, Joan Rivers, Myron Cohen, Foster Brooks, Bobby Rydell, the Four Tops and the Lettermen. See more »


Fred is trying to sell the house to two potential buyers by quickly showing them the house before the next earthquake starts. At one point he and the couple go upstairs (and off-camera) and we hear Fred moving up and down the hall opening and closing doors to each room very quickly. However you can see his shadow on the wall as Redd Foxx is obviously standing still opening and closing a prop door just out of view of the audience. See more »


Fred G. Sanford: [Rebuffing Lamont's fears of an earthquake damaging their home] This place is solid as a rock, a fortress, like they say, "in time the Rockies may tumble, Gibraltar may crumble, they only made of clay, but
[spreading arms and bursting into song]
Fred G. Sanford: my junk is here to stay"!
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Performed by Bessie Smith
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