YMMV / Steptoe and Son

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Regarding who of the Steptoes is the most sympathetic. Is Harold a pretentious nit who wants to be among the upper classes without really understanding why, or does he genuinely just want better things for both him and his father? Is Albert a bitter, lazy, dirty old man who can't accept that his son aspires to a higher social station, or is he just a very lonely old man who's afraid of his son leaving him? It tends to vary depending on the episode, as well.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The scenes where Harold dismisses their horse, Hercules, as being fit only for the Knacker's Yard might not be so amusing among certain persons of the 21st century.
  • Misaimed Fandom: One of the many reasons why Corbett hated the show was because people were laughing at the pathetic lives of the working class instead of taking it as a comedy that just so happened to be about the working class.
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