" 'Lizbeth, I'm comin' to join ya, honey!"
If I recall correctly, S&S was based on a British show called Steptoe & Son. No idea to what extent. As for Redd, his real last name, I believe, was Sanford. Probably not a coincidence that it was also his character's name in the show. No doubt he paved the way for the likes of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. I hear him on Sirius radio's comedy channel from time to time and his material still holds up.