Sanford and Son: Season 3, Episode 8

Superflyer (2 Nov. 1973)

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Fred's Uncle Leotis dies and leaves him $1,500, but the catch to collecting it is Fred and Lamont must fly to St. Louis and oversee the funeral arrangements. But steady Freddy isn't sure he's ready to take his first flight in an airplane.



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Episode cast overview:
Wally Taylor ...
Mr. Barrington
Rudy Challenger ...
Mr. Menton
Annazette Chase ...
Terry Lumley ...
Joseph Hoover ...
Security Guard
Norma Miller ...
Sherry Boucher ...
Pat McCormick ...


Fred gets information that his Uncle Leotis back in St. Louis has passed away. After scoffing that he was a deadbeat and a loser, Fred discovers that his uncle has left him $1500, which suddenly makes him mournful of his lost relative. The condition of the inheritance is that he and Lamont have to go to St. Louis to pick up the money. Lamont reasons that the only way to get to St. Louis quickly is to take a plane but pteromerhanophobic Fred refuses to even consider it. Lamont eventually talks him into it, but of course Fred makes a fool of himself for the entire flight. Arriving in St. Louis, Fred and Lamont are stunned when they realize that they've been misinformed about the money, that it wasn't intended as an inheritance but as expenses that are to be used to bury Uncle Leotis. Angry, Fred goes back to denouncing him as a deadbeat and a loser before heading home. Written by Jerry Roberts

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This episode's title is a play on that of the blaxploitation classic Super Fly (1972). See more »


Fred G. Sanford: [In response to Mr. Menton's asking Fred if he enjoyed the flight] It was all right, but I spent most of the time in the toilet.
Mr. Menton: Oh, were you ill?
Fred G. Sanford: Uh, no. I just got done and I was on my way out and the sign flashed on saying,"return to seat," so I sat back down.
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Spoofs Super Fly (1972) See more »

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