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Sanford and Son (1972)
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Sanford and Son (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, based on the BBC's Steptoe and Son, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags and catch phrases, the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC's answer to Archie Bunker. Sanford and Son has long been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms. It was a ratings hit throughout its six season run. While the role of Fred G. Sanford was known for his bigotry and being cantankerous, the role of Lamont Sanford was usually a peacemaker and more conscientious. At times, both would involve themselves in schemes. Other colorful/unconventional characters were Aunt Esther, Grady Wilson, Bubba Bexley and Rollo Lawson. In 2007, Time magazine included the show on their list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time".
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, sincere, talky, clever, suspense, realistic, witty, biting
Plot: family business, working class, friendship, parents and children, family life, generation gap, single parent, partners, workplace, odd couple, reluctant partners, living with parents, father son relationship, topical humor, misfit, family relations, society, dealer, lifestyle, city life, social relations, exploitation, workplace situations, up and down relationship, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and not serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, family life, parents and children, workplace, workplace situations, society and friends mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Sanford and Son: Frasier (1993), All in the Family (1971), Taxi (1978), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Sanford (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, dog, father son relationship, doctor, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, uptight character, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, manchester
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All in the Family (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: working class, satire, conservative, family relations, liberal, success, stupidity, society, battle of the sexes, prejudice, social problems, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, workplace, immigrants, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, friendship, city life, boss and employee, mechanic, driver, stereotypes, group of friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father and son played by Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett who deal in selling used items. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, ...
Style: sitcom, clever, touching, humorous, witty ...
Plot: working class, family business, father, son, living with parents, dealer, family relations, family problems, workplace, society, odd couple, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, london
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The Tracy Morgan Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season after 18 episodes.
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family life, workplace, parents and children, working class, auto repair, family business, friendship, workplace situations, car, stand up comedian, african american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Sanford (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sanford is an American situation comedy, which was the revival of the 1972–1977 sitcom Sanford and Son.
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, odd couple, reluctant partners, partners, family business, store, workplace situations, dating, junkyard, snob, high society, african american protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, south central los angeles
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sitcom
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, ghetto, love and romance, young lovers, tv show, workplace romance, friendship, social differences, suburban life, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, florida, usa
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Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
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Audience: family outing
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, feel good, humorous
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Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Maude is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978. Maude stars Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, liberal, female protagonist, feminism, strong female presence, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, family life, abortion, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The show was produced by the T.A.T. Communications Company from 1975–1982 and by Embassy ...
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Retired at 35 is an American sitcom on TV Land starring George Segal, Jessica Walter, Johnathan McClain, Josh McDermitt, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ryan Michelle Bathe. It is the network's second original scripted series after Hot in Cleveland. ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996 to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A self-centered ad exec and a liberal journalist enter into a marriage of convenience. He's trying to boost his business image; she likes his apartment.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: AfterMASH is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983, to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H, the show takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three ...
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
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How to Live with Your Parents (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, captivating, realistic
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired on ABC from March 27, 2002, to May 8, 2007.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
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Cybill (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring, Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill Sheridan, a twice-divorced single mother of two and ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
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