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Sunday, 20 December 2009
Comedy Interlude: His cheating heart
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A classic from Sanford and Son.  This is the Big One.  He's coming, Weezi!

An explanatory note for readers who were not residents of the U.S. in the 1970's:  "Sanford and Son" was a comedy show about a father and son who owned a junkyard.  Every episode when the son did something the father didn't like (in this case the son was planning to get married, leaving the father to live by himself), the father would clutch his chest and claim that a heart attack was imminent unless the son capitulated.

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Posted on 12/20/2009 10:39 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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20 Dec 2009
Esmerelda Weatherwax

It sounds like the rewritten for the US audience of the classic British comedy of the 1960s Steptoe and Son.
I'll see if I can find a bit of Steotoe to compare.