Sanford and Son: Season 2, Episode 5

Tooth or Consequences (13 Oct. 1972)

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After all else fails, fraidy-cat Fred finally agrees to see a dentist for his toothache.

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Stubborn Fred tries all manner of flywheel home remedies to get rid of a toothache without going to the dentist; everything from an asphidity bag to a hypnotist. When Lamont finally gets him to the dentist's office, Fred makes a fool out of himself by demanding a white dentist based on the theory that only white dentists go to good schools. Unknown to Fred, the head dentist at this office is not only competent, but also black. Written by Jerry Roberts

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Fred's theory about white dentists versus black dentists came from a real-life experience of show writer Ilunga Adell who had a grandmother who wouldn't go to a black doctor because she figured that a white doctor would be better educated. See more »

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