"Sanford and Son" was based on British TV comedy called "Steptoe and Son". It ran from 1972-1977. Highlight of the show: Red Foxx as Fred Sanford clutching his chest and shouting: "I'm coming Elizabeth!"
October 5, 1973 — Sanford and Son starring Redd Foxx & Demond Wilson — Season 3, Episode 4: The Three Degrees are the Sanford's house-guests. They performed I Didn't Know (hear it in my board, "My Music: The Girls")
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network (1972-1977). In 2007, Time magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time". Sanford and Son stars Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, a 65-year-old widower and junk dealer living at 9114 S. Central Ave. in the Watts neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California; alongside Demond Wilson as his 30-year-old son, Lamont Sanford.