Coincidentally, the Junkmen of America are having their annual convention in Hawaii as three professional jewel thieves are faced with the problem of finding someone to smuggle the gems out of Hawaii into Los Angeles.
Completely unaware that he is part of a robbery, Fred loses track of his friend's "package" and is chased by the crooks all over the island.
When Fred and Lamont are told there might be oil in their own backyard, they trust an Arab oil company representative to confirm the findings.
Fred falls for one of his tenants and can't understand her aloofness—until he discovers the "lady" is really a man on the run from police.
Fred is determined to impress Lamont's future mother-in-law by setting a new world's record and getting his name in the Guinness book.
Fred can't wait to try out the new promotion idea that he just bought from two "salesmen."
Fred is ecstatic when the Mayor selects him to represent Watts businessmen on a community relatives committee.
In a desperate attempt to persuade Lamont to stay with him in the junk business, Fred secretly borrows money from the bank to show his son that business is booming.
When a curious visitor arrives at the Sanford home and claims to have known Fred forty years ago, Fred's memory suddenly falters.
Esther has been trying to adopt a baby for quite some time and finally gets an appointment with the adoption agency.
Fred and Lamont become peacemakers when Esther finds that her newly adopted son doesn't believe in God and kicks him out of the house.
Fred, Lamont and Bubba perform a song and dance routine on Fred's favorite television program, The Gong Show, with plans of winning the grand prize.
Unaware that Lamont and Esther are trying to surprise him by sending out the furniture to be re-upholstered, Fred comes home early and thinks it's all been stolen.
Fred must decide if he should spend time with his accountant and complete his tax forms before the deadline or compete in a Redd Foxx look-alike contest.
Grady tries an ancient Oriental magic trick and shackles Fred to Esther without realizing the directions for releasing the locks are written in Chinese.
After being cured from a sudden loss of hearing, Fred is reluctant to give up the loving sympathy he's been getting from his girlfriend and decides to stay "deaf."
Lamont's future wife's ex-husband arrives with some earth-shattering news that could change the course of everyone's life.
To avoid taxes, Fred becomes a clergyman of the Divine Profit Church and appoints Bubba and Woody as officers.
Fred is fearful that his days are numbered after Esther delivers a crashing blow to his head with her Bible-laden purse.
An innocent shopping trip turns violent when a shady salesman refuses to grant a time payment plan to anyone over 65.
Fred embarks on a lucky gambling streak as he and Lamont need a quick $4,000 to buy the Sanford Arms.
Fred is so certain he is a descendant of a famous person that he pays a company $25 to trace his roots.
Fred invites B.B. King to his home in hopes of selling one of his songs to the legendary blues artists. He is soon terrified when he discovers that King used to date Elizabeth and has been seeking to pay back the man who took her from him.
When Fred is caught spending a lot of time with Doris, a white school-teacher, everyone is sure he's only studying about the birds and bees.