Sanford and Son: Season 2, Episode 2

Whiplash (22 Sep. 1972)

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Fred's fine following his fender bender with a Cadillac, but Bubba convinces him to claim whiplash and then lay claim to a gold mine in monetary damages.


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Episode cast overview:
Noam Pitlik ...
Officer 'Swanny' Swanhauser
Mr. Sanderson
Don Bexley ...
Davis Roberts ...
Dr. Caldwell
Kelly Thordsen ...
Lt. Driscoll


Fred takes the truck out to get coffee and, while sitting at the red light, is struck in the rear by a white man in a black Cadillac. Returning home, Bubba convinces Fred that the circumstances of the accident could lead to a big cash settlement if Fred is willing to claim that he has whiplash. Lamont is appalled by his dishonesty and is shocked when Fred starts making plans for money has hasn't even received. However, Fred is in for a disappointment when he finds that the police have arrested the man responsible who it turns out actually stole the Cadillac, meaning that Fred can't sue him. Written by Jerry Roberts

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22 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Lamont Sanford: [annoyed to learn Fred drove to the store to buy coffee] He knows if I don't have a cup of coffee as soon as I get up my hands start to shake and my eyes get all blurry.
Bubba Bexley: You know, that's funny. The same thing happens to me after I drink your father's coffee.
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