Lamont misunderstands the doctor and believes Fred has only six months to live and lavished love and kindness upon him. Fred's content to ride the gravy train, though it may land him in the soup.
Did You Know?
After a physical, the doctor declares Fred Sanford a "healthy 67-year-old". On the day of the episode's airing in 1975, Redd Foxx was 52 years old. His friend Grady, played but Whitman Mayo, could be expected to be about the same age. Mayo was, in fact, 44 at the time. See more
Fred G. Sanford
[to an elderly woman in a doctor's waiting room
Say, Miss, I might be able to save you a little money on this appointment that you got. You know what's wrong with you? You got poor circulation, that's what's wrong. If you'd take that girdle off, your hair wouldn't turn blue.