|Sanford and Son based upon another series? |
Yes. The series was based upon the UK series Steptoe & Son. In fact some of the scripts from the first season were used on Steptoe & Son.
|How many spinoffs were there? |
Sanford & Son hold the record for an African American series to have the most spinoffs. It featured three different spinoffs:
Grady (1975-1976)-Grady moves in with his daughter and her family.
Sanford Arms (1977)-Aunt Esther becomes the landlord of Sanford Arms, which is why the Sanford Arms wasn't mentioned as much after the third season.
Sanford (1980-1981)-Fred and Rollo become business partners. This was after Demond Wilson left the series.
|Who was slated to play Fred Sanford? |
The role was offered to Cleavon Little, who turned it down due to prior commitments. Cleavon suggested Redd Foxx to the producers for the role.
|Where did the name Fred Sanford come from? |
Fred Sanford was named after Redd Foxx's father.