Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Fred (Redd Foxx) and Lamont (Demond Wilson) are used to being in debt, but they aren't accustomed to the hostile aggressiveness of their creditors. The inevitable day arrives when virtually everyone to whom the Sanfords owe money descend en masse upon their junkyard, with the cops in tow. For a while, it looks as though Fred and Lamont have lost their property -- but that's when Fred's acting ability, coupled with a convenient legal loophole, comes to the rescue. Adapted from a similarly titled 1965 episode of the British sitcom Steptoe and Son, "The Great Sanford Siege" was originally broadcast on March 3, 1972.