Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ever in pursuit of extra money, Fred and Lamont Sanford (Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson) take over management of a rooming house, which they rename the Sanford Arms. At first, our heroes intend to be discriminating in their clientele; after all, they can't just let anybody rent a room. But when tenants fail to materialize and the debt begins mounting, the Sanfords are forced to rethink their screening process -- and as a result, they open their doors to a fugitive from justice. Nancy Kulp makes her first series appearance as May Hopkins, the mother of semi-regular Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins (Howard Platt).