"Happy Birthday, Pop"
Season One, Episode ##2
Number (#2) in series (136 episodes)
Air date January 21, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 102
Guest stars: Jack Manning
Eddie Carroll
Harold Fong
Stefanianna Christopherson
Written by: Aaron Ruben
Directed by: Bud Yorkin
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Happy Birthday, Pop was the second episode of Sanford and Son. Written by Aaron Ruben, the episode, which was directed by series co-executive producer Bud Yorkin, premiered on NBC-TV January 21, 1972.

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Lamont buys Fred a new hat for his birthday and then tries to take him out on the town to celebrate. However, a visit to a fancy bar for a little drink, which Fred complains about isn't well pleasing to Fred. Then he takes Fred to a movie theater to see Fiddler on the and dinner at a Chinese restaurant which Fred again complains about. Frustrated, Lamont abandons Fred at the restaurant, leaving Fred to walk home in the rain, almost ruining the new Fedora hat he bought for Fred!!

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Sanford and Son: Season 1
Crossed Swords | Happy Birthday, Pop | Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride | The Copper Caper | A Matter of Life and Breath | We Were Robbed | A Pad for Lamont | The Great Sanford Siege | Coffins for Sale | The Barracuda | TV or Not TV | The Suitcase Case | The Return of The Barracuda | The Piano Movers