Sanford and Son: Season 1, Episode 6

We Were Robbed (18 Feb. 1972)

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O, what a tangled web Fred weaves when he fakes a robbery to cover-up his careless destruction of Lamont's prized porcelain and glass collection.



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Episode cast overview:
Noam Pitlik ...
Officer 'Swanny' Swanhauser
Jenny Sullivan ...
Lady Interviewer


Fred is sweeping the floor when he accidentally elbows Lamont's valuable glass and porcelain collection. He sweeps the broken pieces into a dustpan and hides it in the refrigerator out in the yard, then knocks over some things in the house to make it look like a robbery had occurred. Lamont reports the "robbery" and Fred receives a commendation. While he is away, Lamont discovers the dustpan in the fridge and fakes a robbery himself, claiming that the crooks broke into his piggy bank and stole his money. He reveals the ruse, which forces Fred to confess to what he did. Written by Jerry Roberts

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This story is an adaptation of the Steptoe and Son (1962) episode titled "Robbery with Violence". See more »


When Fred knocks over the cabinet, the rubber leg of the table can be seen wobbling. See more »


Lamont Sanford: Are you sure they were white, Pop?
Fred G. Sanford: I know they wasn't black, 'cause you can't get no stocking over one of them big naturals.
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Remake of Steptoe and Son: Robbery with Violence (1970) See more »

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