Sanford and Son

Season 5 Episode 9

My Fair Esther

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1975 on NBC
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Episode Summary

My Fair Esther
Lamont is a judge for the Miss Watts Business Wife and the winner of the pageant wins $1,000. Fred quickly makes it clear that he will do anything to get his hands on the money. He even agrees to transform Aunt Esther into an elegant beauty as part of a bet he has with her husband, Woody.moreless

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    Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White

    Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White


    Guest Star

    Jackie Toles

    Jackie Toles

    Lucille Brown

    Guest Star

    Tina Dixon

    Tina Dixon

    Mabel Johnson

    Guest Star

    LaWanda Page

    LaWanda Page

    Aunt Esther Anderson

    Recurring Role

    Raymond Allen

    Raymond Allen

    Uncle Woodrow "Woody" Anderson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (12)

      • M.C.: I have just been informed that Mrs. Anderson will be assisted in the talent contest by her singing partner, Ted Sanford.
        Fred: Fred!!!
        M.C: Fred Sanford.
        Fred: G!!!
        M.C: Fred Sanford G.
        Fred: You big dummy!!!

      • Fred (reading from a book about beauty): "You are about to embark on a stairway to beauty and glamour." With Esther, she's going to need an elevator.

      • Esther: I'm not coming in until Fred apologizes for slamming the door in my face.
        Lamont: She's right, Pop. Apologize for slamming the door in Aunt Esther's face.
        Fred: Okay, son.
        Fred: I apologize, Esther, for slamming the door in your face.
        Esther: That's better.
        (Fred slams the door in Esther's face again)

      • Fred: "Polly-Esther" - that's you. Half woman, half parrot!

      • Esther: What's wrong with my posture?
        Fred: It's full of prune pits!

      • Lamont: She's gonna be competing with her own peers.
        Fred: Her peers?
        Lamont: Yes.
        Fred: You mean Godzilla is in the contest?

      • Fred: For five hundered dollars, I can turn Euell Gibbons into a meatloaf freak!

      • Fred (to Woody): All you got to do is enlist Esther in the Navy. And that way, you can have her face buried at sea!

      • Fred: Goodbye, Dear.
        Esther: Oh, you called me "Dear."
        Fred: Why shouldn't I call you DEER? You look like Bambi's father!

      • Esther: When I was born, my body was blessed by Mother Nature, Honey!
        Fred: And as you got older, it was Father Time!!

      • Fred: Listen, Esther. In the first place, you can't enter that contest because you're not eligible. See one of the things you have to be is a part of a certain race.
        Woody: What race?
        Fred: Human!

      • Fred: On behalf of Elizabeth, would you care for something to eat?
        Esther: Oh I wouldn't mind a little snack.
        Fred: Son, go in the kitchen and fix your Aunt Esther a fish-head sandwich!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)