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The Jeffersons (1975-1985)



The Jeffersons 

(1975-1985)

30 minutes

Comedy / Sitcom

Created By Don Nicholl, Michael Ross and Bernie West

Directed By Bob Lally, Oz Scott, Jack Shea, Tony Singletary and Arlando Smith

Cast:

Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson
Isabel Sanford as Louise Jefferson
Mike Evans as Lionel Jefferson
Damon Evans as Lionel Jefferson
Zara Cully as Olivia 'Mother' Jefferson 
Marla Gibbs as Florence Johnston
Franklin Cover as Thomas 'Tom' Willis
Roxie Roker as Helen Willis
Paul Benedict as Harry Bentley 
Ned Wertimer as Ralph the Doorman

The Jeffersons aired on CBS from January 18th, 1975 to July 2nd, 1985 for a total of eleven seasons and 253 episodes.  It was an American sitcom and was the longest running comedy show with an African American cast in the history of American television.  The show was a spin-off of "All in the Family" where the main characters of the show The Jeffersons were actual neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

The plot centered around the main characters, George and his wife Louise Jefferson, who were considered an upper middle class African American couple.  Such topics as racism, suicide and gun control among other serious topics were touched upon on various episodes.  Another character that played an important role in the series was the housekeeper, Florence Johnston, played by Marla Gibbs.  She would often tease George and make fun of his appearance.   

The Jeffersons Intro

Season One
 
1.      A Friend in Need 1/18/1975

2.      George's Family Tree 1/25/1975
 
3.      Louise Feels Useless 2/1/1975

4.      Lionel the Playboy 2/8/1975

5.      Mr. Piano Man 2/15/1975

6.      George's Skeleton 2/22/1975

7.      Lionel Cries Uncle 3/1/1975
 
8.      Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend 3/8/1975

9.      Meet the Press 3/15/1975

10.     Rich Man's Disease 3/22/1975

11.     Former Neighbors 3/29/1975

12.     Like Father, Like Son? 4/5/1975
 
13.     Jenny's Low 4/12/1975

Season Two
 
14.     A Dinner for Harry 9/13/1975

15.     George's First Vacation 9/20/1975

16.     Louise's Daughter 9/27/1975
 
17.     Harry and Daphne 10/4/1975

18.     Mother Jefferson's Fall 10/11/1975

19.     Jefferson vs. Jefferson 10/18/1975

20.     Uncle Bertram 10/25/1975

21.     Movin' on Down 11/1/1975
 
22.     George Won't Talk 11/8/1975

23.     Jenny's Grandparents 11/15/1975

24.     George's Best Friend 11/22/1975

25.     George and the Manager 11/29/1975

26.     George's Alibi 12/6/1975
 
27.     Lunch With Mama 12/13/1975

28.     George vs. Wall Street 12/20/1975

29.     The Breakup (1) 1/3/1976

30.     The Breakup (2) 1/10/1976

31.     Florence's Problem 1/24/1976
 
32.     Mother Jefferson's Birthday 1/31/1976

33.     Louise's Cookbook 2/7/1976

34.     George Meets Whittendale 2/14/1976

35.     Lionel's Problem 2/21/1976

36.     Tennis, Anyone? 2/28/1976
 
37.     The Wedding 3/6/1976

Season Three
 
38.     George and the President 9/25/1976

39.     Louise Gets Her Way 10/2/1976

40.     Louise Suspects 10/9/1976
 
41.     The Lie Detector 10/16/1976

42.     George's Diploma 10/23/1976

43.     The Retirement Party 10/30/1976

44.     Lionel's Pad 11/10/1976

45.     Tom the Hero 11/17/1976
 
46.     Jenny's Discovery 11/24/1976

47.     The Agreement 12/8/1976

48.     Florence in Love 12/15/1976

49.     The Christmas Wedding 12/22/1976

50.     Louise Forgets 1/5/1977
 
51.     Bentley's Problem 1/12/1977

52.     Jefferson Airplane 1/17/1977

53.     George's Guilt 1/24/1977

54.     A Case of Black and White 1/31/1977

55.     Louise vs. Jenny 2/7/1977
 
56.     The Marriage Counselors 2/21/1977

57.     Louise's Friend 2/28/1977

58.     The Old Flame 3/7/1977

59.     Jenny's Opportunity 3/21/1977

60.     George the Philanthropist 3/28/1977
 
61.     Louise's Physical 4/11/1977

Season Four
 
62.     The Grand Opening (1) 9/24/1977

63.     The Grand Opening (2) 9/24/1977

64.     Once a Friend 10/1/1977
 
65.     George's Help 10/8/1977

66.     George's Legacy 10/15/1977

67.     Good News, Bad News 10/22/1977

68.     The Visitors 10/29/1977

69.     The Camp-Out 11/5/1977
 
70.     The Last Leaf 11/12/1977

71.     Louise's New Interest 11/19/1977

72.     The Costume Party 11/26/1977

73.     Florence Gets Lucky 12/3/1977

74.     George Needs Help 12/10/1977
 
75.     The Jefferson Curve 12/17/1977

76.     984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C 12/24/1977

77.     George and Whitty 1/7/1978

78.     Lionel Gets the Business 1/14/1978

79.     The Blackout 1/21/1978
 
80.     Florence's Union 1/28/1978

81.     George and Jimmy 2/4/1978

82.     Thomas H. Willis & Co. 2/11/1978

83.     Uncle George and Aunt Louise 2/18/1978

84.     George and Louise in a Bind (1) 2/25/1978
 
85.     George and Louise in a Bind (2) 2/25/1978

86.     George and Louise in a Bind (3) 2/25/1978

87.     Jenny's Thesis 3/4/1978

Season Five
 
88.     Louise's Painting 9/20/1978

89.     Homecoming (1) 9/27/1978

90.     Homecoming (2) 10/4/1978

91.     How Slowly They Forget 10/11/1978

92.     George's Dream 10/18/1978
 
93.     George's New Stockbroker 11/1/1978

94.     Me and Billy Dee 11/4/1978

95.     Half a Brother 11/8/1978

96.     What are Friends For? 11/22/1978

97.     George, Who? 11/29/1978
 
98.     Harry's House Guest 12/13/1978

99.     George Finds a Father 12/20/1978

100.    Louise's Sister 1/3/1979

101.    Louise's Reunion 1/10/1979

102.    A Bedtime Story 1/24/1979
 
103.    Florence Meets Mr. Right 1/31/1979

104.    Louise's Award 2/7/1979

105.    The Other Woman 2/21/1979

106.    The Hold Out 2/28/1979

107.    The Ones You Love 3/7/1979
 
108.    Every Night Fever 3/28/1979

109.    Three Faces of Florence 4/4/1979

110.    Louise's Convention 4/11/1979

111.    The Freeze-in 4/18/1979

Season Six
 
112.    The Announcement 9/23/1979

113.    A Short Story 9/30/1979

114.    Louise's Old Boyfriend 10/7/1979

115.    Now You See It, Now You Don't (1) 10/21/1979
 
116.    Now You See It, Now You Don't (2) 10/28/1979

117.    Where's Papa? 11/4/1979

118.    The Expectant Father 11/11/1979

119.    Joltin' George 11/18/1979

120.    Baby Love 12/2/1979
 
121.    Louise vs. Florence 12/9/1979

122.    Me and Mr. G. 12/30/1979

123.    One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Nest 1/6/1980

124.    Louise's Setback 1/13/1980

125.    Brother Tom 1/27/1980
 
126.    The Arrival (1) 2/3/1980

127.    The Arrival (2) 2/10/1980

128.    The Shower 2/17/1980

129.    The Longest Day 2/24/1980

130.    George's Birthday 3/2/1980

131.    A Night to Remember 3/9/1980

132.    The Loan 3/23/1980

133.    Louise Takes a Stand 3/30/1980

134.    The First Store 4/6/1980

135.    Once Upon a Time 4/13/1980

Season Seven
 
136.    Marathon Men 11/2/1980

137.    The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (1) 11/9/1980

138.    The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (2) 11/16/1980
 
139.    The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (3) 11/16/1980

140.    The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (4) 11/23/1980

141.    Put It On 11/30/1980

142.    Florence's Cousin 12/7/1980
 
143.    All I Want For Christmas 12/21/1980

144.    Calendar Girl 1/4/1981

145.    As Florence Turns 1/11/1981

146.    God Bless Americans 1/18/1981

147.    Alley Oops 1/25/1981
 
148.    And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds 2/1/1981

149.    Sorry, Wrong Meeting 2/15/1981

150.    My Hero 2/22/1981

151.    I Buy the Songs 3/1/1981

152.    Small Fish, Big Pond 3/8/1981
 
153.    Not So Dearly Beloved 3/15/1981

154.    Florence's New Job (1) 3/29/1981

155.    Florence's New Job (2) 3/29/1981

Season Eight
 
156.    The Separation (1) 10/4/1981

157.    The Separation (2) 10/11/1981

158.    Louise's Father 10/18/1981

159.    My Maid, Your Maid 10/25/1981

160.    I've Still Got It 11/1/1981
 
161.    Florence Did it Different (1) 11/8/1981

162.    Florence Did it Different (2) 11/15/1981

163.    The House That George Built 11/29/1981

164.    A Whole Lot of Trouble 12/6/1981
 
165.    I've Got a Secret 12/20/1981

166.    A Charmed Life 12/27/1981

167.    Thammy the Thongwriter 1/3/1982

168.    I Spy 1/17/1982

169.    Dog-Gone 1/24/1982

170.    Blazing Jeffersons 1/31/1982

171.    Men of the Cloth 2/7/1982

172.    A Case of Self-Defense 2/21/1982

173.    My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her 3/7/1982

174.    Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? 3/14/1982
 
175.    The Strays (1) 3/21/1982

176.    The Strays (2) 3/28/1982

177.    Jeffersons Greatest Hits 4/11/1982

178.    A Small Victory 4/18/1982

179.    Lesson in Love 5/2/1982
 
180.    Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen 5/16/1982

Season Nine
 
181.    Laundry is a Tough Town (1) 9/26/1982

182.    Laundry is a Tough Town (2) 10/3/1982
 
183.    Anatomy of a Stain 10/10/1982

184.    Social Insecurity 10/17/1982

185.    Charlie's Angels 10/24/1982

186.    Heeeere's Johnny 10/31/1982

187.    A Date With Danger 11/7/1982
 
188.    Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (1) 11/21/1982

189.    Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (2) 11/28/1982

190.    Appointment in 8-B 12/12/1982

191.    Poetic Justice 12/19/1982

192.    How Now Dow Jones 12/26/1982

193.    The Defiant Ones 1/2/1983

194.    My Maid. . . My Wife 1/9/1983

195.    Mr. Wonderful 1/16/1983

196.    My Girl, Louise 1/23/1983

197.    Bodyguards Are People Too 1/30/1983

198.    True Confessions 2/6/1983

199.    Mr. Clean 2/13/1983

200.    The Good Life 2/20/1983

201.    Father's Day 3/6/1983

202.    Change of a Dollar 3/13/1983

203.    Designing Woman 3/20/1983

204.    Double Trouble 3/27/1983

205.    Silver Lining 4/3/1983

206.    The Wheel of Forever 4/10/1983

207.    Personal Business 5/1/1983

Season Ten
 
208.    Mission:  Incredible (1) 10/2/1983
 
209.    Mission:  Incredible (2) 10/3/1983

210.    Mission:  Incredible (3) 10/9/1983
 
211.    I Do, I Don't 10/16/1983

212.    How Not to Marry a Millionaire 10/23/1983

213.    And the Winner Is . . . 10/30/1983

214.    The Return of Bentley 11/6/1983

215.    The List 11/20/1983
 
216.    Who's the Fairest? 12/4/1983

217.    Father Christmas 12/11/1983

218.    What Makes Sammy Run? 1/1/1984

219.    Getting Back to Basiks 1/8/1984

220.    The Command Post 1/15/1984
 
221.    Real Men Don't Dry Clean 1/29/1984

222.    Trading Places 2/12/1984

223.    My Guy, George 3/4/1984

224.    A New Girl in Town 3/11/1984

225.    Otis 3/18/1984
 
226.    Hart to Heart??? 3/25/1984

227.    George's Old Girl Friend 4/1/1984

228.    Honeymoon Hotel 4/15/1984

229.    In the Chips 5/6/1984

Season Eleven
 
230.    Blood and Money 10/14/1984

231.    Ebony and Ivory 10/21/1984

232.    Bobbles, Bangles and Booboos 10/28/1984

233.    A House Divided 11/4/1984

234.    Some Enchanted Evening 11/18/1984
 
235.    The Gift 11/25/1984

236.    They Don't Make Preachers Like Him Anymore 12/16/1984

237.    Try a Little Tenderness 12/23/1984

238.    You'll Never Get Rich 1/8/1985

239.    The Unnatural 1/15/1985

240.    Chairman of the Bored 1/22/1985

241.    Sayonara (1) 1/29/1985

242.    Sayonara (2) 2/5/1985

243.    Last Dance 2/19/1985

244.    The Gang's All Here 3/5/1985
 
245.    Hail to the Chief 3/12/1985

246.    A Secret in the Back Room 3/19/1985

247.    That Blasted Cunningham 4/2/1985

248.    State of Mind 4/23/1985

249.    And Up We Go 4/30/1985
 
250.    The Truth Hurts 6/4/1985

251.    The Odd Couple 6/11/1985

252.    Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway 6/25/1985

253.    Red Robins 7/2/1985




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