Feeling out of place and neglected, Grady (Whitman Mayo) decides to move out of his old Watts neighborhood. He is immediately installed in the fashionable Westwood home of his daughter Ellie (Carol Cole), his son-in-law Hal (Joe Morton), and his grandchildren Laurie (Rosanne Katon) and Haywood (Haywood Nelson). The result: Poor Grady feels even more like a "fifth wheel" than ever before. Originally telecast as the final episode of Sanford and Son's fourth season, "The Family Man" was actually the pilot for Whitman Mayo's short-lived spin-off series Grady.
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