Sanford and Son

Steinberg and Son

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 10/10/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Fred and Lamont are appalled when they see a sitcom, Steinberg and Son which amazing seems to be modeled on the life of Fred and Lamont. Fred and Lamont decide to check it out themselves and go to a taping of an episode and are shocked to see the similarites. In fact, the only thing different from the sitcom and Fred and Lamont's lives are the names of the characters and the fact that the cast is white. Lamont and Fred hire a lawyer and prepare a million dollar lawsuit againt the producers.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Demond Wilson

    Lamont Sanford

  • Redd Foxx

    Fred G. Sanford

  • Saul Turteltaub

  • Bernie Orenstein

  • James Sheldon

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Should be called \"Sanford and Son Jump The Shark.\"

    By Eric1138, Oct 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Saul: Mr. Sanford, to begin with, there seems to be a question as to whether you're entitled to the million dollars. Fred: To begin with, there's a question as to whether you're entitled to your teeth!

    • Studio Announcer: Do we have any last minute questions before the show starts? Fred: Where's my million dollars?

    • Steinberg (clutching onto chest): You hear that Naomi? I should have had a heart attack after Murray graduated High School.

    • Studio Announcer: Can you please sit down... Esther: Don't worry 'bout sittin down; I'll sit down when I get to my seat!!

    • Bubba: The characters on that show are a lot like you. There's the grouchy father, the dumb son, the ugly sister-in-law and the stupid bungling friend. (looks at Grady) Grady (Sarcastically): You're too hard on yourself, Bubba.

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    Notes (4)

    • Steinberg and Gaby's Monster Movies of the week: "Godzilla Comes Over for Passover" "Gork Gets Bar Mitzvah'd"

    • Robert Guillaume is better known for his role on Benson.

    • John Larroquette is better known for his role on Night Court.

    • In this rare opportunity, we get to see the whole Sanford and Son set complete with cameras, microphones, the studio audience, and the studio creating the illusion that Fred and Lamont are going to a taping of Steinberg and Son. Additionally, the first few bars of the Sanford and Son main title theme is also heard during the on-the-set scenes of the taping of Steinberg and Son. Grady also hums the NBC signature three-note 'chimes' theme.

    Trivia (1)

    • The creator of Steinberg and Son Bernie Taub takes his name from the two writers of the episode: Bernie Orenstein and Saul Turteltaub.

    Allusions (1)

    • When the television announcer announces a new television comedy called "All in the Family Way", he alludes to All in the Family, also a Norman Lear show.

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