Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Inside jokes abound in this classic Sanford and Son episode, which spoofs not only the series' derivation from the British Steptoe and Son but also pokes fun at recent real-life contract squabbles between the Sanford producers and series star Redd Foxx. It all begins when Fred (Foxx) and Lamont (Demond Wilson) find out that a new television series which closely resembles their own lives is in the works. Spurred on by a hotshot lawyer (Robert Guillaume), the Sanfords head down to the TV studio where the first episode of "Steinberg and Son" is in production. The best moment: Fred Sanford's TV counterpart "Max Steinberg" (Lou Jacobi) refuses to go before the cameras until he gets a window in his dressing room.