Sanford and Son: Season 3, Episode 14

Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe (4 Jan. 1974)

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Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.



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Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.

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Two E&J Gallo products are plugged in this episode. Fred gives Grady a glass of his favorite drink, Ripple, which was a fortified wine that boasted a low price and high alcohol content and that enjoyed great popularity in the 1970s, but has since been discontinued. Later in the episode Grip brings over a bottle of Cold Duck to celebrate with his friends. Cold Duck, a reasonably priced Champagne with a concord grape base combined with red and white wines, also enjoyed tremendous popularity in the early 1970s. See more »


Aunt Esther Anderson: [after Fred asks Esther whether Elizabeth was ever unfaithful to him] My baby sister Elizabeth was as pure as the driven snow.
Fred G. Sanford: Yeah, but who was doing the driving?
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