The popular Sanford and Son portrayed the life of Fred G. Sanford and his son, Lamont, living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Redd Foxx starred as Fred, while Demond Wilson played his son. Many loved the show was it was based on Steptoe and Son and All in the Family. This American sitcom was about the life of a widower and junk dealer and his son. The race-based attitudes in the show reflected the changing politics of the time. Sanford and Son lacked drama, but no one could forget the beat up Ford F-1 truck used on the show. This 1951 truck was crashed by the owner, an actual junk dealer, in 1997.