Thursday, August 03, 2006

Steptoe, Sanford, and their Respective Sons

Did you know that Sanford and Son was a remake of a British sitcom??!! The iconic show set in Watts and starring a cast of predominately African-American actors was based on the British TV series Steptoe and Son about two “rag and bone” men (AKA junk dealers). Totally blows my mind.

From Wikipedia:
Steptoe and Son was a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about two rag and bone men living in Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, London. Four series were aired on the BBC from 1962 to 1965, followed by a second run from 1970 to 1974. MORE HERE…

1 comment:

wagsandpurrs said...

I knew that, about Steptoe and Son and Sanford and Son. And the picture is beautiful. It did make me have tears of joy AGAIN!!!