Sanford and Son: Season 2, Episode 22

Pot Luck (23 Feb. 1973)

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Lamont takes advantage of an ignorant seller and buys an antique commode for $20, greedily anticipating reselling it for a tremendous profit.



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Episode credited cast:
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Emile Bonnet
Mr. Osborne


Lamont is excited when he buys a possibly authentic Hepplewhite commode from a woman in Beverly Hills for $20, and intends to sell it for a huge profit. Yet, a problem arises the next day when her husband Mr. Osbourne drops by accusing Lamont of taking advantage of her. Osbourne reluctantly buys the piece back from him for $200, making Lamont think that the piece is extremely valuable. The next day another customer drops by, an antiques dealer who is dazzled by the commode and offers Lamont $900 if he can buy it back from Osbourne. Lamont and Fred get into a heated argument over the ethics of the deal, but greedy Lamont won't listen. He buys the piece back from Osbourne, but discovers that the antiques dealer cannot be located. Meanwhile, Fred does his own investigation and finds that the commode is worthless and that the two men are con artists who have worked together to bilk Lamont out of $300. Lamont has egg on his face, while Fred informs him that that: "You been had, bad!" Written by Jerry Roberts

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Did You Know?


The number that Lamont calls to get in touch with Mr. Bonnet is a private cell phone number. See more »


Fred say he celebrated his landing a job with the WPA in 1934 by purchasing his first indoor toilet. But the Works Progress Administration was not created until May 1935. See more »


Emile Bonnet: Buon giorno, Mr. Sanford!
Fred G. Sanford: Yeah, bum journey to you too!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Were Lamont and Fred Drinking Before Shooting?
31 August 2008 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

My roommate and I have been thoroughly enjoying this classic series on DVD, episode by episode. As soon as Lamont exits the Sanford + Son pick up truck in this "Pot Luck" episode, it is apparent that he is drunk for at least the first half of this episode. It does not take long to figure that he is not acting. Lamont slurs his words, has huge bags under his eyes, and behaves and speaks more angrily than accustomed. His attire is also worn somewhat more ragged if one looks closely. Fred though not drunk is obviously tipsy, and even forgets a line. He ad libs it all brilliantly like a total professional, not once laughing, and keeping everything under control. As a result, there was probably no need to re-shoot the sequence, in all likelihood the final result being all the more funnier. Can anyone shed any additional lights on these observations? Any interesting behind the scenes facts out there?

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