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"Steinberg and Son"
Season Five, Episode ##5
Number (#92) in series (136 episodes)
Air date October 10, 1975
Network NBC-TV
Production code 511
Written by Saul Turteltaub and Bernie Orenstein
Directed by James Sheldon
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Steinberg and Son was the 91st overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the fifth episode of Season Five, it first aired October 10, 1975.

Episode synopsisEdit

The series spoofs itself when the characters in the new television show "Steinberg and Son" turn out to be Borscht Belt parallels to those in the life of Fred G. Sanford.

Episode summaryEdit

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 and Lamont find out that a new television series which closely resembles their own lives is in the works. Spurred on by a hotshot lawyer and friend of the Sanfords named Albert Brock (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.

Note: Future Night Court TV series co-star John Larroquette guest appears as "Murray Steinberg" (Lamont's counterpart on the Steinberg and Son show), Jack Somack as "Gabey", Grady's counterpart,Jane Lambert as Aunt Ethel (Aunt Esther's counterpart) and Albert Hall as Bernie Taub, Rollo's cousin and the writer/creator of Steinberg and Son


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Sanford and Son: Season 5
Earthquake II | Divorce, Sanford Style | Bank on This | The Sanford Arms | Steinberg and Son | Brother, Can You Spare an Act? | Della, Della, Della | Donna Pops The Question | My Fair Esther | Sanford and Rising Son | The Olympics | Ebenezer Sanford | The Oddfather | Can You Chop This? | Greatest Show in Watts | Fred Sanford Has a Baby | The TV Addict | Lamont in Love | The Escorts | The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice | The Director | A Pain in the Neck | Sergeant Gork | Camping Trip

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