On this National Sons Day, we think it appropriate to celebrate by saluting one of the finest of the many, many television programs featuring familial relationships. So let's give a big shout to, you guessed it, Joe and Sons:
The sitcom from producer Douglas Cramer (more successful with the likes of Wonder Woman and Love Boat) lasted a mere 13 episodes after the pilot despite some familiar faces in its cast. Star Richard Castellano is a widower who works at a sheet and tube company while raising his two teenage sons. Total Television calls it "the only sitcom set in Hoboken, New Jersey!"
Co-creators Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris had more luck a bit later with Diff'rent Strokes. This sitcom followed Good Times and preceded Switch Tuesdays at 8:30 on CBS' fall schedule. It was probably squashed by another new sitcom that had that same timeslot: Welcome Back Kotter on ABC, which became a phenomenon paired with lead-in Happy Days (then beginning its second season).
Here's a little more of Joe and Sons:
"What, do you wear this or salute it?"