Fred and Lamont are having some trouble paying the bills. Lamont's solution wants to request an extension, but Fred has a more stable idea borrowed from the old Harlem Rent parties in which they can hold a party and charge money on the door. Lamont is reluctant but eventually gives in. During the party, two gangsters show up and give Fred and Lamont "an offer they can't refuse" by suggesting that they use the junk business as a front while secretly turning Sanford and Son into a speakeasy. They seem trapped until they call on the one source who can help them out, Aunt Esther.
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Fred G. Sanford
[to Aunt Esther
Listen, for years people goin' around saying, "Black is beautiful." They took one look at your family and said, "Hold everything!"
References The Godfather
Written by John Kander
and Fred Ebb
Performed by Redd Foxx See more