Lamont looks to reinvent himself by adopting an African name and lifestyle.

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Fred is stunned when Lamont comes home from work to inform him that they are both in for a lifestyle change, explaining that he has chosen to embrace his African heritage. He changes his clothes, decorates the house with African masks, gives himself the name Kalunda (deeming Lamont to be a slave name) and forbids any kind of pork product to be served. One night, he invites two guests to the house, Rollo - now named Oyamo - and a Nigerian woman named Olayia who takes a liking to Fred but is appalled by Lamont's disrespect for his father. She reminds Lamont that his heritage is not merely a matter of new clothes and new names but is a matter of changing the heart as well. After they leave, Fred casually calls Lamont by his African name, but discouraged Lamont simply says "The name is Lamont." Written by Jerry Roberts

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19 January 1973 (USA)  »

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The magazine on the coffee table at the beginning (the one in front of Bubba) is a copy of Photoplay from June 1972. See more »

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Fred G. Sanford: [addressing his dashiki-wearing son] So what's your original new name?
Lamont Sanford: Kalunda.
Fred G. Sanford: Ka-who?
Lamont Sanford: Kalunda.
Fred G. Sanford: If you think I'm gonna change the sign from Sanford and Son to Sanford and Kalunda you're crazy.
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Some of These Days
(Uncredited)
Written by Shelton Brooks
Performed by Redd Foxx
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