The Redd Foxx Show

Jim 1980s

Aired 1988-91 ABC

DAD: Al Hughes (Redd Foxx) / Divorced Guy

DAD’S JOB: Diner Manager

KIDS: Toni (14) (Pamela Segall)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead, or something. Al adopted "street-wise kid"

STAND-IN "MOM": Maybe Diana Olmos (Rosanna DeSoto) / Waitress

One of these days I’m going to have to go through this site and figure out the role of the "Street-Wise Kid" in TV Single Dad shows. Maybe I’ll call it the "Chico and the Man Syndrome."

Redd Foxx reprised his Sanford and Son schtick, only this time it was in a diner/grocery store setting. He adopted a "street-wise" kid named Toni, and reacted to people that wandered in and out of his place of business. Predictable and hackneyed, this show chugged along for 13 weeks and fell off the end of the world. Another victim of the "Saturdays at 8" Pit of Death.