"The Sanford Arms"
Season Five, Episode ##4
Number (#91) in series (136 episodes)
Air date October 3, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 508
Written by: Ted Bergmann
Directed by: Mark Warren
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The Sanford Arms was the 91st overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the fourth episode of Season Five, it first aired October 3, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

Fred and Lamont are applying for a loan to finance their purchase of Julio's former property when a pair of robbers burst into the bank.

Episode summaryEdit

Ever in pursuit of extra money, Fred and Lamont take over management of a rooming house, which was Julio's old home, which they rename the Sanford Arms. At first, our heroes intend to be discriminating in their clientele; after all, they can't just let anybody rent a room. But when tenants fail to materialize and the debt begins mounting, the Sanfords are forced to rethink their screening process -- and as a result, they open their doors to a fugitive from justice. Nancy Kulp makes her first series appearance as May Hopkins, the mother of semi-regular Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins (Howard T. Platt). Arnold Johnson makes his series debut appearance as George "Hutch" Hutton, an ex-convict who later befriends Fred and Lamont.

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Sanford and Son: Season 5
Earthquake II | Divorce, Sanford Style | Bank on This | The Sanford Arms | Steinberg and Son | Brother, Can You Spare an Act? | Della, Della, Della | Donna Pops The Question | My Fair Esther | Sanford and Rising Son | The Olympics | Ebenezer Sanford | The Oddfather | Can You Chop This? | Greatest Show in Watts | Fred Sanford Has a Baby | The TV Addict | Lamont in Love | The Escorts | The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice | The Director | A Pain in the Neck | Sergeant Gork | Camping Trip