TIL that comedian Redd Foxx, known as the “King of the Party Records” and star of the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” influenced comedians including Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Pat Morita, and Jamie Foxx, who chose his professional surname as a tribute.

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  1. Sanford & Son was one of those very rare times the US tried to remake a hit UK comedy and got it right. It was a very good take on the original, and it’s a shame it’s not really very known on this side of the pond.

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