"The Barracuda"
Season One, Episode ##10
Number (#10) in series (136 episodes)
Air date March 17, 1972
Network NBC-TV
Production code 110
Written by: Aaron Ruben
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin
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The Barracuda was the tenth episode of Sanford and Son. It premiered March 17, 1972. Based on "The Stepmother", a 1963 episode of the British series Steptoe and Son which was written by series creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.


Fred's in love and engaged to be married, but not if Lamont can help it. Widow Donna Harris, a private homecare nurse who also works at the nearby hospital, intends, with elderly junkman Fred, who she has been dating for some weeks,  to eventually march together down the altar; on a drive-in movie date, Fred presents her with an engagement ring. Describing Donna as "the Barracuda," when Fred breaks his engagement plans to him, the peeved Lamont (Demond Wilson), does everything he can to break up the geriatric romance.

Note: Lynn Hamilton makes her first appearance as Donna on the series.

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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