Sanford and Son: Steinberg and Son (1975)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.