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Sanford and Son (1972)
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Sanford and Son (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, topical humor, clever, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: family business, friendship, parents and children, family life, generation gap, partners, working class, single parent, living with parents, workplace, odd couple, reluctant partners, father son relationship, family relations, misfit, dealer, society, urban, lifestyle, city life, exploitation, workplace situations, up and down relationship, social relations, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, 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, friends, friendship and workplace situations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Sanford and Son: Frasier (1993), Taxi (1978), All in the Family (1971), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), What's Happening!! (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, humorous, witty ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, dog, verbal byplay, psychiatry, sibling relationship, love and romance, uptight character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state, manchester england ...
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Taxi (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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All in the Family (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, biting, talky ...
Plot: working class, family relations, conservative, liberal, satire, success, stupidity, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, witty, clever, touching, humorous ...
Plot: working class, family business, father, son, family relations, family problems, dealer, partners, workplace, reluctant partners, odd couple, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
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The Tracy Morgan Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family life, workplace, parents and children, working class, auto repair, family business, friendship, workplace situations, african american, stand up comedian, car
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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What's Happening!! (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: What's Happening!! is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, disorder, friends, family relations, teenage life, single parent, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, youth, male friendship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Family Tools is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from May 1 to July 10, 2013, and aired on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET. The series, created by Bobby Bowman, is produced by Mark Gordon, ABC Studios and ITV Studios America. It is based on the British ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family business, family life, hardware store, working class, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, society, silly humor, disorder, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Archie Bunker's Place (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Odd Couple (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, not serious ...
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Sanford (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sanford is an American situation comedy, which was the revival of the 1972–1977 sitcom Sanford and Son.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
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Time: 70s, 80s
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, talky, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: family relations, ghetto, family life, parents and children, young lovers, love and romance, social differences, suburban life, tv show, workplace romance, friendship, black family ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: workplace, diner, single mother, single parent, best friends, hopes, strong female presence, starting over, friendship, workplace situations, parents and children, family relations ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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43%
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, not serious ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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41%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, talky ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How to Live with Your Parents (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: single mother, starting over, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family relations, single parent, hopes, living with parents, family, silly humor, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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Barbershop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Plot: barbershop, workplace, family business, hairdresser, workplace situations, society, misfit, buddies, family relations, power relations, everyday life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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41%
Working the Engels (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A family are forced to band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them all in a mountain of debt.
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, captivating, realistic
Plot: family business, law firm, eccentric family, parents and children, legal, workplace, workplace situations, family life, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The King of Queens (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
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Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cybill (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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39%
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