Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Lynn Hamilton makes her first series appearance as widow Donna Harris, who intends to march elderly junkman Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) down the altar. Describing Donna as "the barracuda," Fred's son, Lamont (Demond Wilson), does everything he can to break up the geriatric romance. The episode was inspired by "The Stepmother," a 1963 installment of the British sitcom Steptoe and Son, excerpts of which previously aired in America on a 1964 broadcast of The Jack Paar Program. "The Barracuda" was originally shown on March 17, 1972.