Sanford and Son

Season 5 Episode 5

Steinberg and Son

Aired Unknown Oct 10, 1975 on NBC

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  • Should be called \"Sanford and Son Jump The Shark.\"

    This episode would get my vote for Jump The Shark moment. After Redd Foxx’s return in Season Four the writing spiraled in quality. Realistic character interactions were replaced with juvenile one-liners and some every more juvenile physical comedy. The plot of “Steinberg and Son” is so absurd it brought the show to a new low and marked a solid decline in the comedic quality of the series. In the final two seasons “gimmick” shows like this one would become the rule instead of the exception, episodes like “Brother Can You Spare and Act, The Greatest Show in Watts, and Fred Meets Redd Foxx.” The final two seasons had a few great moments here and there but unfortunately these were few and far between.