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Season 1
1. A Friend in Need
gs: Paulene Myers (Diane Stockwell) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

In the series opener, living in their new high-rise apartment, George insists that Louise hire a maid but Louise is totally against the idea.


b: 18-Jan-1975 pc: 101 w: Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West, Harve Brosten & Barry Harmon s: Barry Harmon & Harve Brosten d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Marla Gibbs makes her first of three guest appearances this season as Florence Johnston.
The series aired on Saturdays until November 1976.


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2. George's Family Tree


The Willis' give Louise and George a piece of primitive African art, as a housewarming gift, which leads to the discussion of family roots. This leads George to discover his family roots, from an African tribe believed to be kings.


b: 25-Jan-1975 pc: 103 w: Perry Grant & Dick Bensfield d: Jack Shea


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3. Louise Feels Useless
gs: Milton Selzer (Mr. Wexler)

Louise is having a hard time getting to use her new wealthy lifestyle and the boredom that comes along with it. She begins trying to talk George into letting her work in the store in the building but he is totally against it. This leads her to inadvertently get a job with another cleaning business.


b: 01-Feb-1975 pc: 102 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Belinda Tolbert does not appear in this episode.

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4. Lionel the Playboy
gs: Ronnell Bright (Piano Player)

Lionel's new wealthy lifestyle begins to have an effect on him and a carefree attitude begins to be seen by his family. He stays out all night every night and cuts class. This leads to him debating on whether or not to drop out of college.


b: 08-Feb-1975 pc: 104 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover do not appear in this episode

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5. Mr. Piano Man
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston) Ivor Francis (Mr. Curtis) Rozelle Gayle (Bill Simpson)

George refuses to participate in a tenants meeting until he learns the Mr. Whittendale will be there. George has hopes of doing business with the man. Meanwhile, George's want for a grand piano becomes a burden during the meeting.


b: 15-Feb-1975 pc: 105 w: Don Nicholl and Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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6. George's Skeleton
gs: Moses Gunn (Monk Davis)

An old friend of George's, Monk Davis, drops in after learning of George's new found success. However, Monk has more on his mind than just a friendly visit.


b: 22-Feb-1975 pc: 106 w: Erik Tarloff and Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell s: Erik Tarloff d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker and Berlinda Tolbert do not appear in this episode

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7. Lionel Cries Uncle
gs: Albert Reed (Uncle Ward)

Louise is expecting a visit from her Uncle Ward, a man who happens to be a butler. His job is what makes George and Lionel put him down, calling him an "Uncle Tom." Meanwhile, a fight at school prompts Lionel to get kicked out.


b: 01-Mar-1975 pc: 107 w: Jim Carlson and Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Albert Reed is better known as Alderman Fred Davis on another Norman Lear sitcom, Good Times.

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8. Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend
gs: Alvin Childress (Herbert Russell)

George learns of Mother Jefferson's intentions of marriage and is totally against the idea, thinking her fiancee is after his money.


b: 08-Mar-1975 pc: 108 w: Gordon Farr & Arnold Kane d: Jack Shea


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9. Meet the Press
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston) Bo Kaprall (Mike Moreno) Carol Androsky (Tanya)

Wanting publicity for his stores, George tries to get in on a reporter's series of stories on successful black businessmen. However, once he finally gets the reporter to make an appearance he finds it difficult to hold his attention, with the Willis' and Mr. Bentley hanging around.


b: 15-Mar-1975 pc: 109 w: Dixie Brown Grossman d: Jack Shea


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10. Rich Man's Disease


With the doctor's diagnosis that George has an ulcer, Louise tries to do everything to not allow George to become upset. This task proves difficult with Harry, Tom and Helen dropping in.


b: 22-Mar-1975 pc: 110 w: Bruce Howard d: Jack Shea


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11. Former Neighbors
gs: Ernie Lee Banks (Roy Simms) Maye Henderson (Natalie Simms) Santiago Gonzalez (Coleman Harris) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

George comes home one evening with news an important potential client is coming over for dinner. However, Louise has news too. Some old friends of the Jeffersons are coming over, friends whom George is afraid will embarrass him in front of his pompous client.


b: 29-Mar-1975 pc: 111 w: Ben Joelson & Art Baer d: Jack Shea


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12. Like Father, Like Son?


Louise becomes concerned when she sees Lionel beginning to act more and more like his father. Things come to a head, when Lionel tries to get Jenny a seat on a campaign committee by using bribery. Meanwhile, Tom and Helen are at odds when they each back opposing candidates.


b: 05-Apr-1975 pc: 112 w: Frank Tarloff d: Jack Shea


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13. Jenny's Low
gs: Andrew Rubin (Allan Willis) Danny Wells (Charlie (uncredited))

Jenny's globe-trotting brother surprises his family with a visit home. While Tom and Helen, debate on the reason for Allan staying away so long, Jenny is anything but happy about his visit and her reason has nothing to do with him staying away for so long.


b: 12-Apr-1975 pc: 113 w: John Ashby d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Danny Wells makes his first appearance as Charlie, the owner of Charlie's Bar.
Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode

Season 2
14. A Dinner for Harry
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston) Richard Libertini (Neighbor) Zackie Cooper (Neighbor's Wife) Ben Rizzi (Jack Peterson)

It's Harry Bentley's birthday and the Jeffersons are planning a birthday party at there apartment. However, the joyous occasion is anything but when Tom arrives wearing the same dinner jacket as George. Meanwhile, Helen keeps the fact that she was mugged from Tom due to the fact that Tom is at the end of his rope with New York.


b: 13-Sep-1975 pc: 201 w: Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Damon Evans has joined the cast as Lionel Jefferson but doesn't appear in this episode.
Marla Gibbs makes the first of seven guest appearances this season as Florence Johnston.


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15. George's First Vacation


Louise, Tom and Helen try to convince George to stop worring about his business so to spite Tom, George agrees to go on a cruise. However, when Mother Jefferson shows up, she invites herself along.


b: 20-Sep-1975 pc: 202 w: Frank Tarloff d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Damon Evans and Berlinda Tolbert do not appear in this episode.

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16. Louise's Daughter
gs: Diane Sommerfield (Gail Bryant) Danny Wells (Charlie)

When a young woman shows up at the Jefferson's door with the news that she thinks that she's Louise's daughter, George has a fit and begins to doubt Louise. Especially since, the young woman was born while George was in the Korean War.


b: 27-Sep-1975 pc: 203 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Diane Sommerfield had previously played a girlfriend of Lionel's on an episode of All in the Family.
Damon Evans makes his first appearance as Lionel Jefferson.


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17. Harry and Daphne
gs: Rene Auberjonois (Inspector Keller) Melinda Dillon (Daphne)

Harry is sure that his latest girlfriend, Daphne is going to pop the question and doesn't have the heart to let her down. So he bolts to the Jefferson's bathroom. Meanwhile, George tries to handle an inspector who's inspecting one of George's stores. However, George's method to avoid paying a fine by blackmailing the inspector, doesn't go over too well.


b: 04-Oct-1975 pc: 204 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, and Damon Evans do not appear in this episode

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18. Mother Jefferson's Fall
gs: Hilda Haynes (Alice) Maidie Norman (Rachel) Estelle Evans (Mary) Dorothy Butts (Bernice) Ruth Lee (Dorothy)

After being ignored, a hurt Mother Jefferson fakes a fall and gets all the attention she wants and proves to be an even bigger burden to Louise than usual.


b: 11-Oct-1975 pc: 206 w: Erik Tarloff d: Jack Shea


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19. Jefferson vs. Jefferson


Things aren't going to well for George and Louise on their anniversary. First, Louise must contend with the unwelcome Mother Jefferson and then she must contend with George's odd anniversary gift, bicycles. She quickly learns his motive for buying them, to meet Mr. Whittendale.


b: 18-Oct-1975 pc: 205 w: Robert Fisher & Arthur Marx d: Jack Shea


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20. Uncle Bertram
gs: Victor Kilian (Uncle Bertram)

Mother Jefferson encounters a masher in the elevator and later discovers he's Jenny's uncle. Things get out of hand when she locks him out on the balcony. Meanwhile, George wants to buy antique furniture, much to Louise's dismay.


b: 25-Oct-1975 pc: 208 w: Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West d: Jack Shea


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21. Movin' on Down
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George is sure that he's movin' back down the ladder after some financial setbacks. His worries soon turn into nightmares and with both Lionel asking for money and Florence asking for a raise, George's worries don't appear to be ending anytime soon.


b: 01-Nov-1975 pc: 207 w: Ken Levine & David Isaacs d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully and Berlinda Tolbert do not appear in this episode

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22. George Won't Talk
gs: Robert Guillaume (Charles Thompson) Ernest Thomas (Ronnie Walker)

George is all excited about being invited to speak in front of some youths about his success, that is until he discovers the place he is to speak at is in Harlem. Later, George's fears are justified when his delivery van is looted.


b: 08-Nov-1975 pc: 209 w: John Ashby d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Robert Guillaume is better known as Benson on the ABC sitcom Benson.

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23. Jenny's Grandparents
gs: Leon Ames (Grandpa Willis) Victor Kilian (Uncle Bertram) Fred Pinkard (Grandpa Douglas)

Jenny is tired of the bickering between her two grandfathers who have been against each other ever since Tom and Helen wed. So this leads Jenny, Louise and Mother Jefferson to concoct a scheme to get the two together at the Jeffersons' apartment since neither of the grandfathers will step foot in the Willis' apartment.


b: 15-Nov-1975 pc: 211 w: James Ritz d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode

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24. George's Best Friend
gs: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Wendell Brown)

George's old navy buddy, Wendell comes for a visit and immediately begins making passes at Louise. Louise quickly finds herself in a difficult situation, especially since she likes the unexpected attention, since George has recently not been spending any time with her.


b: 22-Nov-1975 pc: 210 w: Calvin Kelly and Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell s: Calvin Kelly d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, Damon Evans, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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25. George and the Manager
gs: Rhoda Gemignani (Emily Bates) Norma Donaldson (Dale Parker)

George needs a new manager for his store on the first floor in the apartment building. However, the person who's the most qualified for the job he refuses to hire for two reasons, she's a woman and she's white.


b: 29-Nov-1975 pc: 213 w: Don Boyle and Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan s: Don Boyle d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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26. George's Alibi
gs: Thomas Brown (Radio Announcer (voice only))

Lionel is in a car accident with the van which results in a broken headlight and dented fender. When Lionel doesn't tell George about it, George becomes convinced he was in an accident which could get him in trouble with the mob.


b: 06-Dec-1975 pc: 212 w: Sandy Krinski d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover do not appear in this episode

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27. Lunch With Mama
gs: J.A. Preston (Rev. Greenwood)

Louise realizes that Mother Jefferson has a strong hold on George when he refuses to cancel a monthly lunch with his mother and go with Louise to a funeral for a family friend.


b: 13-Dec-1975 pc: 214 w: Don Nicholl and Michael Ross & Bernie West, Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert, Damon Evans and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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28. George vs. Wall Street





b: 20-Dec-1975 pc: 215


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29. The Breakup (1)
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Lionel is desperate to pass a course but his odds are slim since his passing hinges on a paper he has to write about homosexuality. This leads George to buy a term paper for him, but this leads to a tremendous blow up ending with Jenny and Lionel breaking up and Louise and Helen ending their friendship.


b: 03-Jan-1976 pc: 216 w: Dixie Brown Grossman d: Jack Shea


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30. The Breakup (2)
gs: Marion Ramsey (Tracy Davis) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

Tom and Helen debate on whether or not to take the first step and try to patch things up with George and Louise while Louise debates the same thing. Meanwhile, Lionel makes a final decision about whether or not to use the ready made term paper.


b: 10-Jan-1976 pc: 217 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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31. Florence's Problem
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Florence goes on a cleaning spree in the Jefferson's apartment as well as behaving extremely strange including, kissing Harry and giving away a swimming award to Louise. This leads Louise to believe Florence is contemplating suicide.


b: 24-Jan-1976 pc: 218 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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32. Mother Jefferson's Birthday
gs: Lillian Randolph (Emma)

Mother Jefferson is all excited about it being her 70th birthday and even more excited about what George is giving her for a gift. However, George and Louise have totally forgotten all about it leading them to scramble to come up with something to please the old bitty.


b: 31-Jan-1976 pc: 219 w: Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, and Berlinda Tolbert do not appear in this episode

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33. Louise's Cookbook
gs: Robert Lussier (Howard Brooks)

Louise is offered the opportunity to write a cookbook for Tom's publishing company, Pelham Publishing. However, just as she gets started, a green-eyed George tries his best to put an end to her cookbook.


b: 07-Feb-1976 pc: 220 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan, Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell s: Ann Gibbs & Joel Kimmel d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert does not appear in this episode.

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34. George Meets Whittendale
gs: Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

George is excited that he's going to finally meet Mr. Whittendale, however a previous engagement with Harry could foil George's plans. Things get even worse for George when he becomes trapped in the bathroom with Tom and Helen.


b: 14-Feb-1976 pc: 221 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully, Damon Evans and Berlinda Tolbert do not appear in this episode.

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35. Lionel's Problem
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Prior to his graduation from college, Lionel takes to drinking to ease the pressure of his expected success. Things come to a head when, on the day of his graduation, comes home drunk.


b: 21-Feb-1976 pc: 222 w: James Ritz s: Mea Abbott d: Jack Shea


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36. Tennis, Anyone?
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston) Keene Curtis (Judge John Markell) Davis Roberts (Carl) Ray Sharkey (Robert Phelps)

George is all excited to be the newest member of an exclusive tennis club. However, the real reasons for his induction slowly come to the surface after he meets the club's towel "boy."


b: 28-Feb-1976 pc: 223 w: Sandy Veith d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert, Damon Evans, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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37. The Wedding
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston) Nick LaTour (Reverend Perry) Bobby Johnson (Skeeter Jackson)

After reading an article about Harry Belafonte renewing his marriage vows, George decides to do the same thing. However, Louise has second thoughts when she gets into an argument with George over her being an equal partner in Jefferson Cleaners.


b: 06-Mar-1976 pc: 224 w: John Donley and Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea

NOTE: After this episode, Zara Cully does not appear again until the 1977 episode, Louise vs. Jenny, most likely due to ill health.

Season 3
38. George and the President
gs: David Dukes (Cal Roberts) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George's rival in the dry cleaning business, Cunningham, is running a campaign due to the Bicentennial celebration. This prompts George to come up with his own campaign and decides to dress up as Thomas Jefferson to lure in new customers.


b: 25-Sep-1976 pc: 302 w: Howard Albrecht & Sol Weinstein d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Although, her name is not shown in the opening credits, Marla Gibbs appears in almost all of this seasons episodes.

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39. Louise Gets Her Way
gs: Richard McKenzie (Mr. Owens) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Florence breaks down and tells Louise that she's losing her apartment due to the fact that the building is going to be torn down, this leads Louise to offer Florence a live-in maid position at the Jeffersons. Now the only problem is to get George to allow her to accept the job.


b: 02-Oct-1976 pc: 303 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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40. Louise Suspects


George is sneaking around trying to hide the fact that he's opening another store. He goes so far as to convince Louise he's having an affair after she discovers a love letter she thinks is to him from a woman named Adele. However, Adele is really Bentley's girlfriend, and Adele wrote the letter to Bentley.


b: 09-Oct-1976 pc: 301 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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41. The Lie Detector
gs: Tom Lacy (Bill Hoffman) Arny Freeman (Mr. Prescott) Macon McCalman (Roger Tulley)

Lionel is ecstatic about his first day at his new job. However, when he is forced to take a lie detector test to verify everything in his portfolio, he promptly quits. Meanwhile, Louise and George plan for a family portrait to be taken.


b: 16-Oct-1976 pc: 304 w: Tedd Anasti & David Talisman d: Jack Shea


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42. George's Diploma


George sets out to get a diploma after Lionel lies about George's education to his college pals saying he graduated from Harvard.


b: 23-Oct-1976 pc: 307 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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43. The Retirement Party
gs: Richard Ward (Ben) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George is ready to sell out to a big corporation after a company makes him a lucrative offer. This would make him a vice president however, after reading over a booklet on the rules and regulations, George discovers that this would also mean some of his best workers will be forced into retirement.


b: 30-Oct-1976 pc: 305 w: Dixie Brown Grossman d: Jack Shea


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44. Lionel's Pad





b: 10-Nov-1976 pc: 306 d: Jack Shea

NOTE: The series is now airing on Wednesdays.

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45. Tom the Hero
gs: Mickey Deems (Mickey) Ed Cambridge (Curt Randall) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George becomes indebted to Tom after he gives George the Heimlich remover at Charlie's bar, when George begins to choke on some popcorn. However, George quickly finds away to end the debt after everyone makes a fuss over Tom's good deed.


b: 17-Nov-1976 pc: 309 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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46. Jenny's Discovery
gs: Ginny Tyler (police dispatcher) Bob Duggan (police officer) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Jenny comes down with a case of premarital jitters and begins to doubt her feelings for Lionel. However, her feelings are tested when George, Tom and Lionel all appear to have been in a bus crash on their way to a football game.


b: 24-Nov-1976 pc: 310 w: Bob Baublitz d: Jack Shea


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47. The Agreement
gs: Paul Barselou (Man in Elevator (uncredited))

George interferes in Lionel and Jenny's relationship by suggesting to Lionel that he have Jenny sign a pre-nuptial agreement. This leads to Jenny and Lionel to get into an argument which ends in them calling off the wedding.


b: 08-Dec-1976 pc: 308 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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48. Florence in Love
gs: Robert DoQui (T.J. Davis) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

One early morning, Louise and George are startled to discover a man in the kitchen, it isn't until after George threatens to beat him with a trophy, that he learns that Florence let him spend the night. This leads to a major argument resulting in Florence quitting her job.


b: 15-Dec-1976 pc: 311 w: Richard Freiman & Stephen Young s: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Jack Shea

NOTE: This episode was parodied on "The Rerun Show".

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49. The Christmas Wedding
gs: Robert Sampson (Minister)

Christmas eve brings disharmony to the Jefferson household when George argues with Tom over the preparations for Lionel and Jenny's wedding which is to take place that evening.


b: 22-Dec-1976 pc: 313 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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50. Louise Forgets
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

Louise is reading a book to try to help her to remember things, but the one thing George doesn't want her to forget, she does. She forgets to call his broker to invest some money, after he gets a stock tip. Meanwhile, Florence takes a Judo class.


b: 05-Jan-1977 pc: 312 w: Bill Davenport d: Jack Shea


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51. Bentley's Problem
gs: Alan Manson (Officer Rossi) Paul Larson (Bressler)

Harry is having problems with the person who parks his car next to him in the garage. Seeking advice, Harry goes to George. However, George's advice lands Harry in jail, after he punches out a police officer. Meanwhile, Louise is looking forward to a trip to California.


b: 12-Jan-1977 pc: 315 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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52. Jefferson Airplane
gs: Conrad Janis (Stratton) Billy Sands (Mechanic)

Louise is fed up with George's workaholic attitude and urges him to get a hobby. However, the hobby he chooses has her worried sick, he's decided to take up flying.


b: 17-Jan-1977 pc: 316 w: Dixie Brown Grossman s: Brian Levant d: Jack Shea

NOTE: The series is now airing on Mondays.
Berlinda Tolbert and Damon Evans do not appear in this episode


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53. George's Guilt
gs: Bill Henderson (JoJo) Lee Weaver (Willie) Henry Harris (Gabby) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George feels guilty for not staying in touch with the members of a childhood gang, after the death of one of the members. This leads George to hold a reunion at the apartment which also leads to a confrontation with the leader, JoJo.


b: 24-Jan-1977 pc: 314 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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54. A Case of Black and White
gs: J. Jay Saunders (Frank Howard) Barbara Cason (Jean Howard) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George's latest business deal is with a black man married to a white woman, so when he invites them over for dinner, he also has Tom and Helen come over, to make it look like he doesn't have racial prejudices. However, when Tom and Helen discover his plot, they storm out before the guests have arrived. This leads to George having Florence and Ralph impersonate Tom and Helen.


b: 31-Jan-1977 pc: 317 w: Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs, Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jack Shea


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55. Louise vs. Jenny


Lionel falls ill while visiting his parents and Louise goes all out to take care of him. When Jenny comes over, she wants to take care of her sick husband which leads to a battle between who gets to take care of him, Lionel's mother or Lionel's wife.


b: 07-Feb-1977 pc: 318 w: John Ashby d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully returns after a season-long hiatus.
Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode.


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56. The Marriage Counselors
gs: Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

After learning that Tom and Helen are taking a course on how to improve their marriage, and seeing their results, Louise tries to get George to take the course with her. However, George refuses to consider the possibility that their marriage could use improvement.


b: 21-Feb-1977 pc: 320 w: John V. Hanrahan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: This episode seems to be the basis of an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, called, Will is From Mars ..., in which Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford guest star as George and Louise Jefferson. In that episode of Fresh Prince, Louise reveals that she's self-concious of her asthma and doesn't like George calling her "Weezy." Also, in that episode, George seems to be back to uptight George we saw from 1975-1980, not the layed back George of 1980-1985.

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57. Louise's Friend
gs: Hal Williams (Michael) Saundra Sharp (Mabel) Danny Wells (Charlie)

Louise is taking French lessons and makes a friend with one of her classmates. However, when George discovers that her friend is a man, he is furious and can't believe that a woman can be just good friends with a man. This leads to yet another argument which leaves George sleeping on the couch.


b: 28-Feb-1977 pc: 319 w: Richard Freiman & Stephen Young, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan s: Richard Freiman & Stephen Young d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Hal Williams would later star with Marla Gibbs on the NBC sitcom, 227.

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58. The Old Flame
gs: Lillian Lehman (Harriet Johnson)

Mother Jefferson invites a secret guest over for dinner and Louise and George are curious. When George learns that the guest is his old girlfriend, Harriet Johnson, he goes all out getting ready. However, George quickly learns Harriet has her own secret agenda.


b: 07-Mar-1977 pc: 321 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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59. Jenny's Opportunity


Jenny has just one a scholarship to study for the summer at Oxford in England. Lionel thinks it would be a great experience for Jenny, that is until he learns his company won't transfer him there.


b: 21-Mar-1977 pc: 322 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell s: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Jack Shea


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60. George the Philanthropist
gs: Henry G. Sanders (Lester Phillips) Ernest Harden, Jr. (Jason King)

George is in the running for a prestigious award and is out to beat a fierce competitor by pledging more to a charity than his competitors. He pledges his money to open up a youth center in Harlem, however, when he learns he lost, he plans to withdraw his pledge.


b: 28-Mar-1977 pc: 323 w: Dennis Koenig & Larry Balmagia d: Jack Shea


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61. Louise's Physical
gs: Lindsay Workman (Man in Elevator) Rhonda Cunningham (Woman in Elevator) Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston)

George, Tom, Helen, Harry and Florence are all sneaking around to set up a surprise birthday party for Louise. However, Louise is not exactly in a party mood after she comes back from a checkup at the doctor's office.


b: 11-Apr-1977 pc: 324 w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

Season 4
62. The Grand Opening (1)
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Michael Alldredge (Man #1) James Staley (Man #2) Bill McIntire (Chauffeur)

George is getting ready for a party to celebrate the opening of his new office. However, while George is in Charlie's bar, two men overhear George brag about his wealth and decide to make a move on his apartment. Later, a phone call puts a damper on the office party with news that Louise has been kidnapped for ransom.


b: 24-Sep-1977 pc: 401 w: John Baskin , Roger Shulman & Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Marla Gibbs has officially become a regular cast member.
The series is now airing on Saturdays.


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63. The Grand Opening (2)
gs: Michael Alldredge (Man #1) James Staley (Man #2) Rod Colbin (Mr. Billings) David Pendleton (Detective)

George hurries to scoff up the ransom money for Louise's safe return. However, both George and the kidnappers quickly learn that they have the wrong person, when Louise returns to the apartment.


b: 24-Sep-1977 pc: 402 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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64. Once a Friend
gs: Veronica Redd (Eddie/Edie Stokes) Vernon Washington (Leroy)

George is excited when he learns that an old Navy pal is in town and wants him to stop by at his hotel for a visit. However his old pal, Eddie, has a big surprise for George, his name is now Edie and he has undergone a sex change operation.


b: 01-Oct-1977 pc: 403 w: Michael S. Baser & Kim Weiskopf d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Veronica Redd is better known as Mamie on The Young and the Restless.
Zara Cully does not appear in this episode.
Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert, Damon Evans and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode


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65. George's Help
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) F. William Parker (Mr. Stockwell) Bhetty Waldron (Clara)

Helping out at the Help Center, puts Louise in the middle of new program which gives street kids jobs with businesses. This leads to a street kid getting a job at one of George's stores and soon George discovers an expensive suede jacket is missing.


b: 08-Oct-1977 pc: 404 w: Patt Shea & Jack Shea d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully does not appear in this episode.

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66. George's Legacy
gs: Vernon Weddle (Vincent Carter)

George insists on being immortalized and comes up with ways on how to go about doing it. He finally decides on having a bust made of himself. However, his family and friends find the bust to be a hilarious joke.


b: 15-Oct-1977 pc: 406 w: Don Segall d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully does not appear in this episode.

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67. Good News, Bad News
gs: Fay DeWitt (Fay Blanchard)

Louise is eyeing a job opening down at the Help Center, which would make her editor of the Help Center newsletter. However, when her supervisor discovers how much experience Helen has, she is hired leaving a jealous Louise on the sideline.


b: 22-Oct-1977 pc: 405 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully does not appear in this episode.

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68. The Visitors
gs: Jinaki (Dora Johnston) Hank Rolike (Don Johnston)

George and Louise have two unexpected house guests when Florence's parents come for a visit. Their constant bickering keeps George, Louise and Florence up all night and proves to be a burden on the Jefferson household.


b: 29-Oct-1977 pc: 408 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Zara Cully and Damon Evans do not appear in this episode.

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69. The Camp-Out
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) Fred Stuthman (Barney Hunter)

To avoid a weekend visit from his mother, George leaves Louise to deal with her when he decides to take an unexpected camping trip with Marcus.


b: 05-Nov-1977 pc: 409 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Belinda Tolbert, Damon Evans and Zara Cully do not appear in this episode.

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70. The Last Leaf


When Louise looses her lucky wedding corsage, she becomes convinced that her marriage is over. This leads George to bend over backwards to prove that their marriage is far from over.


b: 12-Nov-1977 pc: 411 w: Laura Levine d: Jack Shea

NOTE: This is the last episode that Zara Cully appeared in.

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71. Louise's New Interest
gs: Percy Rodriguez (Dr. Bob Jessup) Paul Barselou (Businessman)

Louise's latest interest is working at a museum where she gets invited to go on an archeological dig. However, the only people going on the trip are her and her attractive supervisor, a fact that she keeps from George.


b: 19-Nov-1977 pc: 407 w: Olga Vallance d: Jack Shea


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72. The Costume Party
gs: Vernon Washington (Leroy) Priscilla Morrill (Mrs. Fletcher) Herb Voland (Mr. Fletcher)

Louise and George are invited to a costume ball being put on by an organization that promotes inter-racial peace as well as inter-racial marriages. When George learns this, he is set against attending but then he gets an idea that would drum up work for his dry cleaning business.


b: 26-Nov-1977 pc: 410 w: Martin Donovan d: Jack Shea


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73. Florence Gets Lucky
gs: Thalmus Rasulala (Kurt Hendricks)

George is once again after a big business deal. However, when negotiations don't seem to be going his way, he gets Florence to constantly insult him because the only thing the man he's doing business with enjoys is Florence's sharp tongue.


b: 03-Dec-1977 pc: 412 w: Bob DeVinney d: Jack Shea


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74. George Needs Help
gs: Teddy Wilson (Clarence Martin)

Louise is fed up with George's constant working which leaves little time to spend with her. This leads her to try to get George to hire a general manager, something he's set against.


b: 10-Dec-1977 pc: 413 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin d: Jack Shea


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75. The Jefferson Curve
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) Jack Somack (Papa Panelli) Ronalda Douglas (Natalie Parker)

Marcus takes a lesson from George and throws a pretty girl the Jefferson curve, which is to bend the truth to get what you want and Marcus tells the girl that he's Lionel. This eventually leads George and Louise to belive that Lionel is having an affair.


b: 17-Dec-1977 pc: 414 w: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Jack Shea


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76. 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C
gs: Vernon Washington (Leroy) D. White (Warren Barnes) Al White (William Barnes) Hope Clarke (Sherry Barnes) Alvin Childress (Wino)

It's the Christmas season and the 1st wedding anniversary of Lionel and Jenny. However, George is sneaking around sending gifts to a mysterious address in Harlem. This leads Louise to follow him and she is shocked at what she discovers.


b: 24-Dec-1977 pc: 415 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin d: Jack Shea


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77. George and Whitty
gs: Peter Leeds (R.S. Whittendale) Matthew Tobin (Mr. Curtis) John O'Leary (Mr. Fox) Ruth Manning (Mrs. Fox)

George and Louise discover that the landlord, Mr. Whittendale, may not be renewing their lease. This prompts George and Louise to invite Whittendale over to discuss this matter. However, just before he comes over, Harry drops his ant farm in the middle of the Jefferson's living room.


b: 07-Jan-1978 pc: 416 w: Howard Albrecht & Sol Weinstein d: Jack Shea


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78. Lionel Gets the Business
gs: Dwan Smith (Doris)

George is ecstatic when Lionel joins the family business, however ecstatic is not the word to describe George when Lionel begins making major changes and even puts into effect a half price sale, a change that could put George out of business.


b: 14-Jan-1978 pc: 417 w: Nancy Vince & Ted Dale d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Damon Evans makes his final appearance as Lionel Jefferson.

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79. The Blackout
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson)

A blackout prompts George to rush down to one of his stores when he hears about looting in the area. Once their, George and Marcus try to save some of the clothes from the looters but are arrested by mistake, landing them in jail.


b: 21-Jan-1978 pc: 419 w: Richard B. Eckhaus d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Incomplete guest list.

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80. Florence's Union
gs: Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) Dorothy Meyer (Cassie) Barbara Mealy (Milly) William Bogert (Frank Miller) Adrian Ricard (Maid #1) Fumilayo (Maid #2) Georgie Paul (Maid #3) Frances E. Nealy (Maid #4) Alma Beltran (Puerto Rican Maid)

Florence is named the head of the maids union in the building and wants to hold a meeting in the Jefferson's apartment. George is all for it until he discovers, H.L. Whittendale is set against it. So this prompts Louise and Florence to get George out of the apartment for the evening so the meeting can be held.


b: 28-Jan-1978 pc: 418 w: Andy Guerdat & Steve Kreinberg s: Patt Shea & Jack Shea d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Jack Fletcher makes his first appearance as Mr. Whittendale.
Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, Damon Evans and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode


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81. George and Jimmy
gs: Antony Ponzini (Neil) Rod Browning (Allen) Dave Shelley (Valery Kamikov) Alfie Wise (Dean)

After learning that Jimmy Carter stays at "ordinary" peoples homes while on trips, George intends to invite him to stay at the Jefferson's abode. However, Secret Service agents show up at the Jefferson's door after George makes a phone call to the White House which sounds threatening to Jimmy Carter.


b: 04-Feb-1978 pc: 420 w: Richard Freiman d: Jack Shea


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82. Thomas H. Willis & Co.


Helen is all excited for Tom when he plans on starting his own publishing firm. However, her happiness turns to anger when she gets into a fight with George and then later finds out Tom is going to get George to co-sign a loan.


b: 11-Feb-1978 pc: 422 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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83. Uncle George and Aunt Louise
gs: Gary Coleman (Raymond)

George and Louise's have a houseguest, George's nephew, Raymond. Raymond is staying with them for six weeks and proves to be a hand full. When George's attempts to entertain the tyke fail, George takes him horseback riding, but when that fails, Raymond runs away.


b: 18-Feb-1978 pc: 423 w: Roger Shulman & John Baskin d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Gary Coleman is better known as Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes.

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84. George and Louise in a Bind (1)
gs: Philip Charles MacKenzie (Burglar)

Louise and George have yet another one of their infamous fights which leads to Louise storming off to the Willis'. Soon after she leaves, a burglar holds George hostage and ties him up. Louise also gets tied up when she returns. This leads to George and Louise reminicing about their lives and the time they've spent together.


b: 25-Feb-1978 pc: 421A w: Jim Rogers d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Parts 1 through 3 originally aired as a special 90 minutes episode.

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85. George and Louise in a Bind (2)
gs: Philip Charles MacKenzie (Burglar)

As the burglar loots the apartment, Louise and George sit in the kitchen tied up. They continue to reminice about their lives (via flashbacks). Memories include, Louise putting up with Mother Jefferson and their lives when they lived across the street from Archie Bunker.


b: 25-Feb-1978 pc: 421B w: Jim Rogers d: Jack Shea


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86. George and Louise in a Bind (3)
gs: Philip Charles MacKenzie (Burglar)

Memories continue as Louise and George are being held hostage. Later, the burglar finally leaves and Florence arrives home to discover what happened. The excursion proves to have brung George and Louise closer together.


b: 25-Feb-1978 pc: 421C w: Jim Rogers d: Jack Shea


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87. Jenny's Thesis
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) Joseph Burns (L.C.) Bobby Ellerbee (Slick) Ron Trice (Rollo) Bob Harcum (Domino) Anthony Thompkins (Huey) Margaret Wheeler (Lady Customer) Bhetty Waldron (Clara)

Jenny needs a topic for a thesis that she's writing. However, her idea could lead her into danger when she decides her topic will be street gangs. This leads her to go to Harlem and meet Marcus', unknown to her Tom and George are following her.


b: 04-Mar-1978 pc: 424 w: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Jack Shea


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Season 5
88. Louise's Painting
gs: Sara Seegar (Mrs. Pomeroy) Robert Dolittle (Charlie) Ingrid Greer (Nancy)

Prompted by Helen, Louise begins taking an art class. However, when George discovers she's been sketching models who pose in the nude, he tries to get her to stop attending class.


b: 20-Sep-1978 pc: 501 w: Nancy Vince & Ted Dale d: Jack Shea

NOTE: The series is now airing on Wednesdays.

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89. Homecoming (1)


George decides that he needs a cleaning factory and sets out to find a place for it. Meanwhile, Alan Willis returns to New York and learns that he has inherited a warehouse from his grandfather. Seeing that the warehouse would be perfect for his factory, George goes all out to try to get it, even allowing Alan to move in with the Jeffersons' due to squabbling between Alan and Tom.


b: 27-Sep-1978 pc: 503 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Jay Hammer joins the cast as Alan Willis.
It is mentioned that the character of Mother Jefferson has died, due to the fact that Zara Cully, the actress who portrayed her died in January of 1978.


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90. Homecoming (2)
gs: T.K. Carter (Richard) Gordon Connell (Jenkins) Margaret Wheeler (Alice)

Alan moves in with the Jeffersons and George continues efforts to get the warehouse for himself. Meanwhile, battles with the landlord prompt Louise and Helen to try to find a better place for the Help Center.


b: 04-Oct-1978 pc: 504 w: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan s: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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91. How Slowly They Forget
gs: Ted Ross (Mayflower) Danny Wells (Charlie)

Louise has been trying to get a permit for the Help Center but she hasn't been able to get anywhere with the bank. This leads George to go down to the bank and discovers that the banker is an old navy pal of his, one who still holds a grudge over some navy day trickery.


b: 11-Oct-1978 pc: 505 w: Nancy Vince & Ted Dale s: Erwin Washington d: Jack Shea


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92. George's Dream
gs: Vernon Washington (Leroy) James A. Watson, Jr. (Byron Jackson) Candy Mobley (Doris)

Workaholic George falls asleep in his office, one evening, and has a dream that takes him to the year 1996. In the dream, Louise is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of George's business, who isn't there celebrating, since he passed on a few years earlier.


b: 18-Oct-1978 pc: 502 w: Bob Baublitz d: Jack Shea


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93. George's New Stockbroker
gs: Willie Tyler (Roy Crandall) Jack Knight (Fireman)

George's new stockbroker is quite a ventriloquist, after he introduces the Jeffersons to his dummy, J.P. However, George has second thoughts about him after he learns that he has spent time in a mental institution.


b: 01-Nov-1978 pc: 509 w: Bryan Joseph & Jim Rogers, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan s: Jim Rogers d: Jack Shea


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94. Me and Billy Dee
gs: Billy Dee Williams (Himself)

At the last minute, George's speaker at a benefit cancels which leaves him scrambeling to find a celebrity to speak. He sets out to rope Billy Dee Williams into speaking even considering getting a celebrity look-alike. However, George passes himself off as Alex Haley, and Billy Dee agress to speak. Meanwhile, an excited Florence is let down when she mistakes Billy Dee, her idol, for an impersonator.


b: 04-Nov-1978 pc: 511 w: Bryan Joseph s: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea

NOTE: This episode aired on a Saturday.

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95. Half a Brother
gs: Edward Grover (Phil Taylor) Sally Hightower (Debbie Taylor)

George is being considered for a position on a bank's board of directors and when a banker comes over to interview him, Alan and the banker's daughter hit it off. This leads George to worry that because Alan is half black this will jeopardize his chances of getting the position.


b: 08-Nov-1978 pc: 510 w: Bob Baublitz d: Jack Shea


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96. What are Friends For?
gs: Lloyd Hollar (Dusty Jefferson)

George is thrilled to get a visit from his favorite cousin, Dusty. George's thrill turns to shock when Dusty asks George for a kidney since his are failing. This leads George to take a long hard look at the pros and cons of parting with one of his organs.


b: 22-Nov-1978 pc: 512 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan s: Skip Usen d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode.

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97. George, Who?
gs: Vernon Washington (Leroy) Herb Davis (Dr. Norris) Karen Anders (Lady) Joe Petrullo (Customer)

Louise is convinced that George and her are in a routine, something that George scoffs at. However, their routine gets shaken up after Louise is brutally mugged resulting in her getting amnesia.


b: 29-Nov-1978 pc: 513 w: Christine Houston d: Jack Shea


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98. Harry's House Guest
gs: Carol Swarbrick (Felicia) Danny Wells (Charlie)

Harry practically moves into the Jefferson's apartment to avoid his annoying house guest, Felicia. George tries to help him out by giving him tips to throw her out but this results in Felicia thinking that Harry is proposing.


b: 13-Dec-1978 pc: 507 w: Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert and Jay Hammer do not appear in this episode

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99. George Finds a Father
gs: Arnold Johnson (Buddy) Raymond Allen (Zeke)

The Christmas season brings old friends, Buddy and Zeke, to the Jefferson apartment. With them comes along a long buried secret, one that George can't handle. Buddy and George's mother were once lovers.


b: 20-Dec-1978 pc: 516 w: Kurt Taylor & John Donley, Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff s: Kurt Taylor & John Donley d: Jack Shea


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100. Louise's Sister
gs: Josephine Premice (Maxine) Justin Lord (Jason)

George is planning a surprise party for Louise in which her gift is a surprise visit from her sister, Maxine. When Louise has a strange reaction to her sister, George is puzzled, unknown to him, her reasons stem to her and Maxine's childhood.


b: 03-Jan-1979 pc: 514 w: Bob Baublitz d: Jack Shea

NOTE: This is the only time we get to see Louise's sister, Maxine.
Berlinda Tolbert and Jay Hammer do not appear in this episode


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101. Louise's Reunion
gs: Ernie Wheelwright (Bo Morrison) Edye Byrde (Woman)

On the evening of her class reunion, Louise discovers in George's will that all of his money would go to her on the condition that she never remarries. This obviously prompts yet another argument resulting in Louise attending her reunion without George.


b: 10-Jan-1979 pc: 508 w: Howard Albrecht & Sol Weinstein d: Jack Shea


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102. A Bedtime Story
gs: Barrie Youngfellow (Dr. Beamish)

George is trying to hide his impotence from Louise and explores many means to cure his problem, including, oysters, medications and even a sex therapist.


b: 24-Jan-1979 pc: 520 w: Stephen Neigher d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Barrie Youngfellow is better known for play Jan Hoffmeyer Gray on It's a Living.
This episode was parodied on "The Rerun Show". Marla Gibbs played the doctor.


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103. Florence Meets Mr. Right
gs: Larry McCormick (Buzz Thatcher) Tamu Blackwell (Betty)

Florence's latest boyfriend, Buzz Thatcher, proposes marriage which she accepts happily. However, his religious attitudes give Louise a bad feeling about the whole thing.


b: 31-Jan-1979 pc: 519 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Berlinda Tolber and Jay Hammer do not appear in this episode

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104. Louise's Award
gs: John Bottoms (Elliot Kane) Edmund Stroiber (Councilman Perry) Sip Culler (Bill Davis) Thomas Brown (Emcee)

Louise is excited that she's being considered to receive the Volunteer of the Year award due to her work down at the Help Center. However, what she doesn't know is that George is planning to make sure she wins the award by bribing one of the judges.


b: 07-Feb-1979 pc: 515 w: M. Martinez Thomas d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert does not appear in this episode

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105. The Other Woman
gs: Judy Landers (Judy Smith) Jack Manning (Mr. Kramer) Darlene Conley (Mother)

A business trip of Tom's sparks an argument between him and Helen which gets even worse when she discovers that a beautiful blond is accompanying him.


b: 21-Feb-1979 pc: 521 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Jack Shea d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Marla Gibbs, Jay Hammer, Berlinda Tolbert, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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106. The Hold Out
gs: Maxine Elliott (Woman Picketer #1) Vernon Washington (Leroy) Alma Beltran (Woman Picketer #2) James Ray (Gerald Woodley) Sweet Dick Whittington (Newscaster) Peter Turgeon (Bill Walters) Robert Phalen (Jim Baker) Gerald Oastillo (Man Picketer #1) E.M. Margolese (Man Picketer #2) Davis Roberts (Man Picketer #3)

George becomes the holdout when he refuses to sell his first store to a company who is buying up all the buildings on the block. His strategy, holdout to up the offer despite the fact that the company plans to build an expensive apartment building which would put those living there now, out on the street.


b: 28-Feb-1979 pc: 518 w: Bryan Joseph s: Bernard Burnell Mack d: Jack Shea


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107. The Ones You Love
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) David Downing (Albert Fox)

Tom and Alan's fight causes a fight to erupt between George and Louise on the same evening a reporter from Black Life Magazine is to interview them on the subject of happily married life.


b: 07-Mar-1979 pc: 517 w: Stephen Neigher d: Jack Shea


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108. Every Night Fever
gs: Emory Bass (Clifford Wentworth)

Louise turns down an offer to be in a play being put on by the Help Center because she wants to spend her evenings with George. However, after an evening at a disco, George catches disco fever and begins spending all night every night at the local disco.


b: 28-Mar-1979 pc: 523 w: Bryan Joseph d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Marla Gibbs and Jay Hammer do not appear in this episode.
This episode was postponed on March 14, 1979.


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109. Three Faces of Florence
gs: Adam Wade (Dr. Greg Martin) Jane Brody (Nancy)

Florence is reading a novel in which a woman pretends to be different people this gives Florence the idea to act like different people to attract men. While down at the Help Center, she tries it out on a man, unknown to her he's a psychiatrist who becomes convinced Florence has multiple personalities.


b: 04-Apr-1979 pc: 522 w: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff s: Bernard Burnell Mack d: Jack Shea


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110. Louise's Convention
gs: Sheryl Lee Ralph (Jeanie) Sam McMurray (Howard Benson)

Helen gives Louise the news that both of them have been invited to California to attend a convention, however, the planned trip coincides with the date of her wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, George mistakenly plans a business meeting on his anniversary and later at home happily allows Louise to go to California but his joy arouses suspicions in her.


b: 11-Apr-1979 pc: 506 w: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Jack Shea

NOTE: Sheryl Lee Ralph is better known for her roles on It's a Living and Moesha.
Jay Hammer makes his final appearance as Allan Willis.


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111. The Freeze-in


When the heat goes out in a few of the apartments in the building, Harry, Tom and Helen convene at the Jefferson's heated apartment, causing cramped space and sore feelings.


b: 18-Apr-1979 pc: 524 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan, Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Jack Shea


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Season 6
112. The Announcement
gs: Henry Sutton (Mr. Winters) Al Stellone (Hugo)

Lionel and Jenny after wonderful news, Jenny is pregnant, but they only share the news with Tom and Helen, reason being Lionel doesn't want George making jokes about what color the baby will be. However, when Florence overhears the news she accidentally lets slip to Louise and she in turn tells George which leads to yet another argument.


b: 23-Sep-1979 pc: 601 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: The series is now airing on Sundays until January 1985.
Mike Evans returns to the role of Lionel Jefferson, the character he originated.


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113. A Short Story
gs: Don Potter (Jack Feldman) Stymie Beard (Small Businessman #1) Peter Mitchell (Small Businessman #2) Joe Alfasa (Small Businessman #3) Dave Nicolson (Small Businessman #4) Herbie Tepper (Small Businessman #5) Jesse Jacobs (Photographer) Bob Gorman (Bob Simmons)

George is ecstatic when he learns he's been named Small Businessman of the Year. However, Louise quickly learns that the basis of the award is purely physical. The award is to honor short businessmen.


b: 30-Sep-1979 pc: 603 w: Neil Lebowitz d: Bob Lally


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114. Louise's Old Boyfriend
gs: Ford Lile (Bill Simpson) Richmond Shephard (Mime) Gary Schwartz (Clown) Albert Marotta (Maitre d') Caleb Chung (Acrobat)

Louise is excited when she receives a letter from her old boyfriend, Bill Simpson, asking her out to dinner. However, she decides not to go because she knows George will be upset if she does, so Florence secretly goes and pretends to be Louise, but things get really confusing for Bill when Louise changes her mind and shows up with George in tow.


b: 07-Oct-1979 pc: 602 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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115. Now You See It, Now You Don't (1)
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Patrick Collins (Killer Rabbit) Charles Walker (Policeman Rabbit) Timmy Gibbs (Binky) Jim Calvert (Willy) Bill Calvert (Wally)

It's Halloween, and the Jeffersons and the Willis are all gearing up for a costume contest, they're each going as old movie stars. Meanwhile, Harry brings his telescope over onto the Jefferson's balcony to view a specific star, this leads to Louise taking a peek but what she sees is totally unexpected, she sees someone dressed as a rabbit murder someone.


b: 21-Oct-1979 pc: 606 w: Mary-David Sheiner & Sheila Judis Weisberg s: Susan Straughn Harris d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode

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116. Now You See It, Now You Don't (2)
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Patrick Collins (Killer Rabbit) Charles Walker (Policeman Rabbit) Billy Stevenson (Roger) Mimi Cozzens (Mother) Neal Kaz (Sultan)

When the Killer Rabbit overhears Louise telling Harry what she saw through the telescope, he follows her to her apartment and waits until everyone leaves to confront her. The Killer Rabbit soon finds that killing Louise is not going to be an easy task with constant interruptions preventing him.


b: 28-Oct-1979 pc: 607 w: Peter Casey & David Lee s: Susan Straughn Harris d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode

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117. Where's Papa?
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Gordon Connell (Homer Calder) Alvin Stanley (Dr. Tupperman)

While going through a bunch of old items, George and Louise discover an old will which belonged to his father. The will states that his father wanted to be buried next to Mother Jefferson, so George sets out to do just that but quickly discovers that this is no easy task.


b: 04-Nov-1979 pc: 605 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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118. The Expectant Father
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Earl Boen (Nathan Weems)

Lionel becomes overwhelmed with advice on being a father when he and Jenny arrive at the Jefferson apartment, one evening which prompts him to storm out.


b: 11-Nov-1979 pc: 604 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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119. Joltin' George
gs: Ernest Harden, Jr. (Marcus Henderson) Vernon Washington (Leroy) Luis Avalos (Boxer)

George takes Marcus to the gym to teach him how to box, after the boyfriend of a girl that Marcus made a move on beats him up. However, George's bigmouth gets him in the ring with another boxer but George is confident he'll win since he used to be called "Joltin' George."


b: 18-Nov-1979 pc: 608 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Ernest Harden Jr. makes his final appearance as Marcus Henderson.

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120. Baby Love
gs: Roger Robinson (Mark Randolph) Gino Conforti (Chuck Furman) Bill Phillips Murry (Delivery Man)

With all the excitement over Jenny's pregnancy, Florence begins to hear her biological clock ticking. This prompts her to find a prospective husband and father through a dating service.


b: 02-Dec-1979 pc: 610 w: Joanne Pagliaro d: Bob Lally


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121. Louise vs. Florence
gs: Dorothy Butts (Mrs. Van Morris) Fred D. Scott (Mr. Van Morris)

Louise is to present a Volunteer award and must take care of the engraving on the plaque. However, when Florence takes it to her cousin, he mispells the name. This leads to a huge fight between Florence and Louise which results in Louise firing her. When George hires her back to serve some guests he's entertaining, constant bickering erupts.


b: 09-Dec-1979 pc: 611 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff d: Bob Lally


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122. Me and Mr. G.
gs: Marlene Warfield (Mrs. Owens) Alene Wilson (Abby) Tom Lawrence (Mr. Curry)

Louise is excited when she gets to have an orphan, stay at the Jefferson's apartment for a week. However, when she and Florence go out to the store and leave George in charge some of his prejudiced attitudes rub off on the impressionable young lady leading to what was supposed to be a week turns into only a few hours.


b: 30-Dec-1979 pc: 609 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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123. One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Nest
gs: Kevin Scannell (Herbie) George Loros (Ballpoint) Neil Flanngan (Palmer) Anthony Gourdine (Lester) Gerry Black (Attendant #1) Vernon Weddle (Attendant #2) John Tuell (Attendant #3)

While making a dry cleaning delivery at a mental institution, George is accidentally mistaken as a mental patient, when the real patient escapes disguised as George.


b: 06-Jan-1980 pc: 613 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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124. Louise's Setback
gs: Dennis Howard (Gerald Cassidy) Renee Brown (Ruthie Graham) Hank Jones (Phil) Eve McVeagh (Mrs. Simpson) Naomi Caryl (Woman)

Louise is ecstatic when she learns that a television documentary will be done on the suicide helpline available down at the Help Center, and she is going to be interviewed. However, in the midst of all the excitement, Louise inadvertently neglects a teenage girl who later swallows a bottle of pills.


b: 13-Jan-1980 pc: 612 w: Robert Wolterstorff d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode

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125. Brother Tom
gs: Dick Anthony Williams (Wayne) Starletta DuPois (Donna)

When two old friends of Helen's come for a visit, Tom feels like a "white" outsider in his own home. This prompts him to ask George to teach him how to act black.


b: 27-Jan-1980 pc: 614 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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126. The Arrival (1)
gs: Jack O'Leary (Frank) Lee Bryant (Mrs. Perkins) Esther Sutherland (Mary) Myra Taylor (Pearl) Pat Lawson (Alice) Maureen Shannon (Mother #1)

George and Louise are disappointed with the news that if Lionel gets the job that he's getting interviewed for, Jenny and him will have to move to Boston. Meanwhile, when Tom comes down with the flu, he can't take Jenny to her Lamaze class which prompts George to take her, but when the class is over and everyone has gone, George gets stuck there with Jenny, who has gone into labor.


b: 03-Feb-1980 pc: 615 w: Neil Lebowitz d: Bob Lally


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127. The Arrival (2)
gs: Jack O'Leary (Frank) Brion James (Dirty Dod) Esther Sutherland (Mary) Myra Taylor (Pearl) Pat Lawson (Alice) Sam DeFazio (Dr. Ortega) Penelope Willis (Nurse #1) Jeanne Campise (Nurse #2) Ta-Tanisha (Nurse #3) Brad Blaisdell (Mr. Perry) Dick Davalos (Red Ryder) Don Bovingloh (Man)

George rushes Jenny to the hospital as she begins having contractions. Meanwhile, Lionel is offered the job in Boston, and returns from the interview to find out the news the Jenny has gone into labor. At the hospital, the family gathers and George begins to worry if the baby's skin color will be black or white.


b: 10-Feb-1980 pc: 616 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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128. The Shower


George and Louise are happily planning a belated baby shower for Jenny and Lionel. However, as soon as the shower begins, a workaholic Lionel walks out, leaving behind a lonely wife.


b: 17-Feb-1980 pc: 617 w: Arthur Bonaduce & Celia Bonaduce d: Bob Lally


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129. The Longest Day


When Louise, Helen, Florence and Jenny go out for the day, George, Tom and Lionel are left to take care of baby Jessica. They soon find out that taking care of a baby is no easy chore and the Jefferson apartment begins to slowly turn to shambles.


b: 24-Feb-1980 pc: 618 w: Bob Baublitz d: Bob Lally


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130. George's Birthday
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie)

Louise is planning a surprise party for George's 50th birthday and has invited all his friends to meet up at the Willis for the party. Meanwhile, George gets the idea to throw a birthday party for himself and finds all his friends refusing to attend this leads him to wallow in Charlie's bar.


b: 02-Mar-1980 pc: 619 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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131. A Night to Remember
gs: Ren?e Jones (Stephanie) Richard Minchenberg (Bellboy) William McDonald (Man #1) F. William Parker (Man #2)

On their anniversary, George and Louise get into an argument over his honesty, this prompts George to storm out to a hotel and Louise is left to think about George's fidelity. Things get worse when she arrives at his hotel and discovers a young woman in his room.


b: 09-Mar-1980 pc: 622 w: Peter Casey & David Lee s: Stephen A. Miller d: Bob Lally


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132. The Loan
gs: Arthur Rosenberg (Mr. Sweeney) Nancy Fox (Miss Hawkins) Eddie Quillan (Guard) Irene Dart (Customer)

Lionel and Jenny are excited with the news that they're trying to purchase a home. However, when the bank turns down their loan application, George, Louise, Helen and Tom each go down to the bank to help them get one, after each promising not to interfere.


b: 23-Mar-1980 pc: 620 w: Peter Casey & David Lee s: Arthur Bonaduce & Celia Bonaduce d: Bob Lally


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133. Louise Takes a Stand
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) William Bogert (Frank Miller)

George is excited when he learns he will be able to expand his store on the first floor of the building. However, his excitement starts to dwindle when he learns the expansion means taking over Charlie's bar, since Charlie's lease is not being renewed.


b: 30-Mar-1980 pc: 623 w: Bryan Joseph and Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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134. The First Store
gs: Roger Bowen (William Drew) James King (Youth #1)

As Louise and George look through old photos, they recall George opening his first store in 1968. His opening coincides with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr and when news of his death circulates, chaos erupts in the Jeffersons' neighborhood.


b: 06-Apr-1980 pc: 621 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Marla Gibbs, Berlinda Tolbert, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode
In Episode 4, Lionel the Playboy, Louise mentions that Lionel is 22, that's 1975, then he would be 15 in 1968, and Lionel was a full grwon teenager in this episode.


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135. Once Upon a Time
gs: Walt Hanna (Sir James) Wendell Wright (Inflation) David Orr (Trumpeter #1) Jeff Seymour (Trumpeter #2)

While babysitting his granddaughter, Jessica, George entertains her with his version of King Arthur, King George. In his tale, King George is defending his kingdom from the evil, Inflation.


b: 13-Apr-1980 pc: 624 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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Season 7
136. Marathon Men
gs: Bob Duggan (Male Spectator) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

George and Tom get into an argument over who's in better shape, so to prove who actually is, George and Tom agree to run in a marathon through Central Park. However, the competition turns into a battle between Louise and Helen when they get into an argument about the whole thing.


b: 02-Nov-1980 pc: 701 w: Bob Bendetson & Howard Bendetson d: Bob Lally


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137. The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (1)
gs: Lincoln Kilpatrick (Doctor) Sherry Bush (Girl on Beach)

Tom and Helen are enjoying their vacation in Hawaii, while Florence is back home wanting to take a vacation. This leads Louise to buy her a plane ticket to Hawaii. Meanwhile, George visits his doctor and learns that he must lower his blood pressure so he decides to take a vacation to Hawaii with Louise.


b: 09-Nov-1980 pc: 702 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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138. The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (2)
gs: Al Harrington (Leon Kanekuulo) William Bryant (Bill Wilson) Wally Amos (Man #1) Andy Riley (Man on Beach) James Grant Benton (bBrtender) Bruce Atkinson (Mal Tal Man) Richard Sandford (Passerby)

George, Louise and Florence arrive in Hawaii and discover that Tom and Helen have decided to stay a few more days. Meanwhile, George begins to work on lowering his blood pressure which leads him to decide that he wants to sell his business and move to Hawaii.


b: 16-Nov-1980 pc: 703 w: Michael Moye & Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert, Mike Evans, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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139. The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (3)
gs: Al Harrington (Leon Kanekuulo) William Bryant (Bill Wilson) Fred Ball (Ken Sanders) Clay Wai (Waiter #1) Esmond Chung (Waiter #2) Damien Kaha'ulelio (Little Kid) Krash Kealoha (Sailboat Proprietor) Kimo Kahoano (Host)

George begins to get involved in the investment plan that would allow him and Louise to live in Hawaii and begins hinting to her that that's what he wants to do. Meanwhile, a sailing trip goes awry when Tom and George get lost.


b: 16-Nov-1980 pc: 704 w: Michael Moye and Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Berlinda Tolbert, Mike Evans, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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140. The Jefferson's Go to Hawaii (4)
gs: Al Harrington (Leon Kanekuulo) Fred Ball (Ken Sanders) Douglas Mossman (Andrew) Andy Bumata (Robert) Wayne Ward (Dr. Stan Carlson) Esmond Chung (Waiter) Moki Palacio (Local Man)

After their boat tips over, George and Tom wash ashore on another part of the island. George and Tom are aided by some friendly islanders who will have to leave their home due to a development project, which happens to be the project which George is considering to invest in, which would keep him in Hawaii.


b: 23-Nov-1980 pc: 705 w: Michael Moye and Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally


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141. Put It On
gs: Mary Ellen O'Neill (Dottie) Lee Payne (Waiter) Donna Blevins (Bouncer) Zan Charisse (M.C.) Tom Gagen (Cowboy Carl) Geary Douglas (Gentleman Johnny)

Helen and Jenny talk a hesitant Louise into going to a male strip club but when George forbids her to go she's all for it. Unknown the Louise, Helen and Jenny, George and Tom follow the girls to the club where George concocts a plan that involves themselves showing some skin.


b: 30-Nov-1980 pc: 706 w: Bob Bendetson & Howard Bendetson s: Stephanie Haden d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode

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142. Florence's Cousin
gs: William Allen Young (Ernie) Sam Shamshak (Lou) Jo Jo D'Amore (Man at Counter) J. Christopher Sullivan (Man in Booth) Reid Cruickshanks (Man at Table)

Florence's cousin, Ernie, comes to town and pays Florence a visit. He quickly asks her for $1000 and Florence doesn't hesitate to ask George. However, George is convinced, Ernie's a crook and Florence will do anything to prove him wrong.


b: 07-Dec-1980 pc: 707 w: Marshall Goldberg d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, Mike Evans, and Paul Benedict do not appear in this episode

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143. All I Want For Christmas
gs: Mitzi Hoag (Mrs. Thompson) Meeno Peluce (Billy) Sean Garrett McFrazier (Mark) Kaleena Kiff (Liza)

When Tom sprains his ankle, Louise and Helen coerce George into dressing up as Santa down at the Help Center. However, George gets carried away with holiday cheer and promises all the kids that they will get "anything" they want for Christmas.


b: 21-Dec-1980 pc: 709 w: Ron Leavitt & David W. Duclon d: Bob Lally


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144. Calendar Girl
gs: Karen Huie (Mrs. Wong) Susan Krebs (Receptionist)

Lionel and Jenny are both dead set against entering baby Jessica in a baby contest much to George and Louise's dismay. However, one afternoon when Lionel and Jenny leave Jessica in George and Louise's care, they secretly sneak off to enter Jessica in the contest but in the process misplace her instead.


b: 04-Jan-1981 pc: 708 w: David Silverman & Stephen Sustarsic d: Bob Lally


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145. As Florence Turns


Wanting to do something more with her life, Florence tries writing a soap opera script using the 'Who Shot J.R.' storyline on "Dallas" as a basis, with George portraying the evil, greedy leading role who is suddenly shot by one of many possible suspects.


b: 11-Jan-1981 pc: 710 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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146. God Bless Americans
gs: Jim Weston (Jack Pomeroy) Gary Cervantes (Hector)

George is ecstatic when he is chosen to guest star on a talk show to discuss Americanism. However, his chance at appearing on the show is up in the air when the host learns that George is sponsoring a Cuban refugee.


b: 18-Jan-1981 pc: 711 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Belinda Tolbert, and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode

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147. Alley Oops
gs: Paul B. Price (Cunningham) Michael DeLano (Vito) Dorit Stevens (Sharon) Bobby Angelle (Henderson)

George and a rival cleaner are competing against each other in a bowling league. When his star bowler gets sick, George is reluctant to have Tom take his place, especially since Tom has only bowled a couple of times when he was 10 years old.


b: 25-Jan-1981 pc: 712 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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148. And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds
gs: Carl Lumbly (Jimmy) Vivian Bonnell (Mrs. Mills) Sharon Brown (Teen/Bride Louise) Kim Callegar (Pre-teen Louise) LaShana Dendy (Young Louise) Ta-Ronce Allen (Debra)

Louise is heartbroken when she discovers that the city is planning to tear down the building she grew up in. This leads her to make one last visit to her childhood home where she quickly remembers special memories of her mother and of her wedding day.


b: 01-Feb-1981 pc: 713 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally

NOTE: This is the only time we get to see Louise's mother.
Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode


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149. Sorry, Wrong Meeting
gs: James Karen (Herbert Purcell) Milt Oberman (Mr. Fox) Richard Lockmiller (Stanley Harris) Ike Eisenmann (Dwayne)

Louise and Florence run into members of the Ku Klux Klan at the CPR class held for the tenants in the building. Meanwhile, a rash of robberies in the building prompts Tom to start a meeting with the tenants. He later gets invited to one already scheduled unknown to him it's a Ku Klux Klan meeting and he invites George to come along with him.


b: 15-Feb-1981 pc: 714 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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150. My Hero
gs: Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski) Leonard Lightfoot (Officer Barrett) Frances Bay (Mrs. Wilson) Don Sparks (Bill Sargent) Roger Starks (Ed Lewis) Jeffrey Clayton (Jack Steele)

George is hailed a hero after saving a woman from a mugging. However, later, George is intimidated by the mugger who threatens him which leads George to hire a personal bodyguard.


b: 22-Feb-1981 pc: 715 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel, Peter Casey & David Lee s: David Silverman & Stephen Sustarsic d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Irwin Keyes makes the first of three guest appearances as Hugo.
Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert, and Mike Evans do not appear in this episode


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151. I Buy the Songs
gs: Frank DeVol (Sammy) Danny Wells (Charlie)

After hearing the romantic poem, Tom wrote for Helen for Valentine's Day, Louise longs for a romantic gift. However, when George forgets Valentine's Day and offers her money as a gift, a major argument erupts. This leads George to have a love song written for her.


b: 01-Mar-1981 pc: 716 w: Peter Casey & David Lee, Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Lesa Kite & Cindy Begel d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Frank DeVol makes the first of three guest appearances as Sammy.

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152. Small Fish, Big Pond
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Tom Williams (Big Tony Tyler) Sarah Marshall (Lucella) Jeane Byron (Mavis) David Moses (Mr. Brookhouse) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

To get into an exclusive club, George exaggerates how many stores he owns. However, once a member of the club, George finds himself in over his head, by pledging $100 for a fountain unknown to him $100 is really $100,000.


b: 08-Mar-1981 pc: 717 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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153. Not So Dearly Beloved
gs: Earl Billings (Wendell Thomas) Lou Rogers III (Fred) Al Fann (Funeral Director) Frances E. Nealy (Yvonne Thomas) Tracee Lyles (Woman #1) Myrna White (Woman #2) Pucci Jhones (Woman #3) Roy Andrews (Man #1) Hugh McPhillips (Old Man)

George has had it with his obnoxious manager who's in charge of the store in the building and decides to fire him. However, in the middle of his termination, the man drops dead. Later, George must give the eulogy at his funeral but George has a hard time coming up with nice words to say.


b: 15-Mar-1981 pc: 718 w: David Silverman & Stephen Sustarsic s: Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs d: Bob Lally


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154. Florence's New Job (1)
gs: Larry Linville (Lyle Block) Liz Torres (Elena Beltran) John Anderson (Mr. Claymore)

George is trying to win a cleaning contract at a hotel and invites Mr. Claymore, the owner over to try to get it, however, Claymore takes more of an interest in Florence and offers her a job as executive housekeeper.


b: 29-Mar-1981 pc: 719 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: This is the pilot episode for the short lived Marla Gibbs sitcom, Checking In.

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155. Florence's New Job (2)
gs: Larry Linville (Lyle Block) Liz Torres (Elena Beltran) John Anderson (Mr. Claymore) Patrick Collins (Earl Bellamy) Sarina C. Grant (Angie) Philip Bruns (Leo) Ruth Brown (Betty)

As the new executive housekeeper, Florence must do two things that she doesn't want to do, fire a maid who happens to be her friend and tell George he didn't get the cleaning contract. These deeds prompt Florence to have second thoughts about being executive housekeeper.


b: 29-Mar-1981 pc: 720 w: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally


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Season 8
156. The Separation (1)


Louise and George are heartbroken when they discover Lionel and Jenny are having marital problems that result in a separation. This prompts George, Louise, Helen and Tom to convene to try to get them back together.


b: 04-Oct-1981 pc: 723 w: Howard Bendetson , Bob Bendetson s: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 7th Season.

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157. The Separation (2)
gs: Bob Delegall (Dr. Ed Foster)

Due to the separation, Lionel is living at home with George and Louise. This prompts George to trick a marriage counselor into showing up at the Jefferson's apartment for the intention of bring Lionel and Jenny back together.


b: 11-Oct-1981 pc: 724 w: Nancy Vince , Ted Dale s: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 7th Season.

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158. Louise's Father
gs: Leonard Jackson (Harold Mills) John Hawker (Man)

A newspaper photo alerts George to the fact that the man in the photo could very well be Louise's father, since they both have the same name. Louise refuses to entertain this notion since she believes that her father died when she was young. However, George learns the truth after visiting the man.


b: 18-Oct-1981 pc: 722 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 7th Season.
This is the only time we get to see Louise's father.


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159. My Maid, Your Maid
gs: Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen) Diana Webster (Mrs. Prudhomme)

With Florence working at a new job, Louise and George decide to hire a new maid. However, George and Louise are at odds when they each have separate candidates in mind for the position.


b: 25-Oct-1981 pc: 802 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel, Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roseanna Christiansen makes her first appearance as Carmen, the maid who takes over Florence's position. She is better known for her role as the maid, Theresa on the hit prime-time soap opera, Dallas.

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160. I've Still Got It
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Vernee Watson-Johnson (Carol) Frank Dent (Phil Hazeltine) Joycelyne Lew (Woman)

George has become convinced that age is taking it's toll on him, with a receding hairline and larger midsection. To try to revitalize him, Louise sends him some flowers with a seductive note at his office. However, George becomes convinced the flowers are from his secretary.


b: 01-Nov-1981 pc: 801 w: Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs d: Bob Lally


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161. Florence Did it Different (1)
gs: Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen)

Constant bickering between George and Carmen prompts Louise to tell Carmen how Florence handled George (via flashbacks). However, just as Carmen gets a handle on how to handle George, Florence shows up with news that the hotel burned down and she would like her old job back.


b: 08-Nov-1981 pc: 803 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Marla Gibbs returns to the series after her attempted spinoff, Checking In, wasn't renewed.

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162. Florence Did it Different (2)
gs: Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen)

When Florence learns the Jeffersons have hired a new maid she decides to let Carmen have the job. However, Carmen doesn't want to take Florence's job away from her so she decides to let her have it. With both Florence and Carmen at odds over who should keep the job, Louise decides to hire them both. However, on the sly, Florence makes plans to get fired.


b: 15-Nov-1981 pc: 804 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roseanna Christiansen ismakes her final appearance as Carmen.

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163. The House That George Built
gs: Phil Rubenstein (Lou) Rodney Kageyama (Tour Guide) Peter Lawford (Museum Guide (voice only))

George wants everyone to know him when he dies so he sets out to create himself into a legend. First he tries writing a book about his life but he then changes his mind and does the unthinkable. He buys a building and turns it into the George Jefferson Museum, complete with exhibits about his life and times.


b: 29-Nov-1981 pc: 806 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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164. A Whole Lot of Trouble
gs: Jeffrey Jacquet (Leonard)

Louise is furious when she learns that George is the businessman who plans on building over a local children's playground. However, George has second thoughts after he makes a visit to the playground.


b: 06-Dec-1981 pc: 808 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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165. I've Got a Secret


When George discovers Louise is keeping a diary, he goes all out to try to read it. Including staying up all night to try to wriggle it out of Louise's clutches. However, one day when she leaves it unguarded, George takes a peek and is shocked by it's contents which detail a number of affairs that Louise appears to be carrying on.


b: 20-Dec-1981 pc: 721 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel, Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 7th Season.
Paul Benedict makes his final appearance that is until the 1983 episode, The Return of Bentley.


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166. A Charmed Life
gs: Howard Morton (Robert Kingsley) Daniel Frishman (Louis Alfred Grayson III)

George doesn't understand why he wasn't invited to a posh gala event at the Whittendale apartment, until Tom, Helen, Louise and Florence break the news the Whittendale "hates his guts." Wanting to earn some respect, George takes charm lessons in order to live up to the standards of the behavior of "rich folks"


b: 27-Dec-1981 pc: 813 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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167. Thammy the Thongwriter
gs: Frank DeVol (Sammy) Victoria Jackson (Wendy) Tom Case (Bartender) Joni Demarest (Girl)

George and Louise receive a post card from Harry, who's been transfered out of the country. Soon after, they meet the man who's moving into Harry's old apartment, a jingle writer whom George tries to get to write a jingle for his business. However, jingles are far from his mind, since he's having marital problems.


b: 03-Jan-1982 pc: 809 w: David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: The character of Sammy moves into Harry Bentley's old apartment.
Victoria Jackson is better known for her work on Saturday Night Live.


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168. I Spy
gs: Terry Carter (Carl) Alex Rodine (Alfonse) Edward Penn (Marty) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

Helen's comments that Tom hasn't been paying any attention to her, fuel George's belief that she is having an affair especially since he sees her and another man having lunch together. This leads George to bring Tom down to the restaurant to see for himself.


b: 17-Jan-1982 pc: 811 w: Sara V. Finney d: Bob Lally


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169. Dog-Gone
gs: Ivor Francis (Mr. Whittendale) Olive Dunbar (Mrs. Whittendale)

George has the task of taking care of Mr. Whittendale's wife's pet Doberman. However, when a freak accident occurs, ending in the dog's death, George is scared that he will end up on the streets.


b: 24-Jan-1982 pc: 807 w: Mark Rothman & Jeffrey Duteil d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Although Jack Fletcher originated the role of the uptight Mr. Whittendale, Ivor Francis guests stars as a more relaxed Mr. Whittendale.

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170. Blazing Jeffersons
gs: Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Logan Ramsey (Stan Green) Don Dolan (Fire Marshall)

George is distraught when he learns that his Brooklyn store has burned down due to faulty wiring. However, Tom raises his spirits by reminding him that his insurance will cover it by taking to court the person responsible for the faulty wiring. Just then George remembers who put in the wiring, Lionel.


b: 31-Jan-1982 pc: 805 w: Don Seigel , Jerry Perzigian & Peter Casey & David Lee s: David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: This episode was postponed from January 10, 1982.

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171. Men of the Cloth
gs: Andrae Crouch (Himself) Esther Sutherland (Mary) Pat Lawson (Alice) Myra Taylor (Pearl) Erin Holland (Jessica Jefferson (alternating)) Leslie Holland (Jessica Jefferson (alternating)) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

For Jessica's baptism, Louise wants Florence and her gospel singing group to perform and Jenny agrees with her. However, George wants someone else and sets out to get Andrae Crouch to preform at the baptism, going so far as to say he is a reverend.


b: 07-Feb-1982 pc: 812 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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172. A Case of Self-Defense
gs: Frank DeVol (Sammy) Danny Wells (Charlie) Rick Podell (Theodore) Ashley Hester (Delores) Erin Holland (Jessica Jefferson (alternating)) Leslie Holland (Jessica Jefferson (alternating)) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

When Lionel and Jenny's apartment gets broken into, George begins to worry that his apartment could just as easily be broken into. His solution: buy a gun, something that Louise is totally against. However, George buys one on the sly and later proves to be a dangerous possession.


b: 21-Feb-1982 pc: 810 w: Joyce Gittlin & Jeffrey Richman d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Frank DeVol makes his final appearance as Sammy.

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173. My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her
gs: Karrie Emerson (Girl on TV)

Upset that their husbands do not feel they should be involved in business matters, Louise and Helen move in together leaving George and Tom to live together in the Jefferson apartment. All this prompted by George not consulting Louise about a commercial he was making and Tom's plans to go ahead publishing a book by written by a sexist.


b: 07-Mar-1982 pc: 816 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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174. Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?
gs: Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

Louise, George, Tom and Helen plan a surprise party for Florence just to let her know how much they appreciate her friendship. However, when Florence walks in on the planning stages Tom makes an excuse and tells her she's invited but only to serve the meal. This prompts Florence to drown her sorrows in a $500 bottle of wine George just bought.


b: 14-Mar-1982 pc: 819 w: Brian Pollack & Rick Shaw d: Bob Lally


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175. The Strays (1)





b: 21-Mar-1982 pc: 821 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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176. The Strays (2)





b: 28-Mar-1982 pc: 822 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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177. Jeffersons Greatest Hits
gs: James A. Watson, Jr. (Mike Davis) Steve Tracy (Steve)

A record producer follows Florence home from church, after hearing her gospel singing. Once at the Jefferson's apartment, he offers Florence the chance to make a record in exchange for $1200. Smelling a con, Louise and George try to stop Florence from making a big mistake that would cost her dearly.


b: 11-Apr-1982 pc: 815 w: Ralph Phillips d: Bob Lally


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178. A Small Victory
gs: Lynne Moody (Maggie) Greg Zadikov (Sugar) Pete Schrum (Mom)

Louise and Helen consider leaving the Help Center due to lack of involvement from others as well as lack of funds. However, just as they're about to call it quits, a young hooker named Maggie walks in the door.


b: 18-Apr-1982 pc: 814 w: Ron Leavitt & David W. Duclon d: Bob Lally


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179. Lesson in Love
gs: Kene Holliday (Officer Kenwood) Carl Byrd (Fred)

Florence becomes depressed when her latest boyfriend doesn't call her for a second date. She later is asked out by a police officer and in order to keep him interested her, George gives Florence some tips on what men like in a woman.


b: 02-May-1982 pc: 823 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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180. Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen
gs: Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Danny Wells (Charlie) Stan Haze (Pecos Darryl) Clyde J. Barrett (Darryl) Andy Jarrell (Cowboy #2) James McIntire (Cowboy #1) Bob Gorman (Clyde)

Helen gets an invitation to have lunch with an old boyfriend and Tom is seething with jealousy. This leads him to have a dream about the Old West where he has a shootout with Pecos Darryl, a man after Helen's heart.


b: 16-May-1982 pc: 824 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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Season 9
181. Laundry is a Tough Town (1)
gs: Thomas Callaway (Steve Winslow) Billy Sands (Mr. Johanssen)

George is in a price war with Big Sky Cleaners and they are no holds bar. A representative from Big Sky comes to the Jefferson's apartment offering to buy George out and he refuses. When Big Sky comes out with a 1,000,000 customer gimmick George tries to find his own gimmick and people with "talent" swamp the apartment including a bearded lady and a lion tamer. But when Louise goes down to Big Sky to end this battle she becomes the 1,000,000 customer. This leads George to decide to sell out.


b: 26-Sep-1982 pc: 817 w: Kurt Taylor & Mark Miller s: Elliot Stern d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 8th Season.

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182. Laundry is a Tough Town (2)
gs: Thomas Callaway (Steve Winslow) Ben Frommer (Fisherman) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

George has decided to sell out to Big Sky Cleaners and he begins to hang around the apartment like he already has retired. This drives Florence and Louise up the wall since he has gotten into the habit of giving advice to everyone he meets. However, pretty soon, George has second thoughts about giving up his business.


b: 03-Oct-1982 pc: 818 w: David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 8th Season.

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183. Anatomy of a Stain
gs: Earl Montgomery (Judge Cronin) Dick Gjonola (Announcer) Randall Nazarian (Stage Manager)

When Tom gets his pants back from Jefferson Cleaners with a stain on them, he wants a refund however George refuses to pay for the pants, charging it was Tom's fault for leaving a candy bar in the pocket. This leads them to take their case to a TV court show.


b: 10-Oct-1982 pc: 901 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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184. Social Insecurity


Florence is unsure of the future when she realizes she doesn't have any financial security. This prompts her to ask George for a pension plan, something George flatly refuses.


b: 17-Oct-1982 pc: 903 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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185. Charlie's Angels
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Margaret Michaels (Trudy)

Charlie wants George to provide him with a loan for some improvements on his bar. George refuses but does offer him some advice on how to get some more business, including hiring waitresses and dressing them provocatively. This leads Charlie to go to Tom who goes in on the deal and quickly the bar is buzzing with business, something George now wants a part of.


b: 24-Oct-1982 pc: 904 w: Neil Lebowitz d: Bob Lally


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186. Heeeere's Johnny
gs: Johnny Brown (Johnny Moore)

Louise is not looking forward to the visit of one of George's best friends, Johnny Moore, due to the fact that she can't stand his chauvinistic jokestar mannerisms. Things get worse when she inadvertantly gets him to stay at the Jeffersons' apartment during his stay in New York.


b: 31-Oct-1982 pc: 902 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Johnny Brown is better known as Nathan Bookman from another Norman Lear sitcom, Good Times.

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187. A Date With Danger
gs: William Marshall (Joe Blake) Yung Sun (Uncle Ling Chow Johnston) Keone Young (Maitre d')

At a party thrown by the Willis, the guest of honor, Joe Blake, a successful author, asks Florence out and she can't wait to go out with him. However, soon after he takes her away on their date, Tom and Helen let George and Louise know the fact that he was in prison for murdering his girlfriend.


b: 07-Nov-1982 pc: 906 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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188. Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (1)
gs: Barrie Ingham (Captain Marshall Monahan) Teresa Hoyos (Barbara Collins) Bernard Fox (Andrew Derek) Zale Kessler (Accountant) Robert Burleigh (lawyer) Russell Johnson (Mac Steele) Edie McClurg (Audrey Blume) David Downing (Edgar Thornton) Steve Nevil (Steward) Dorothy Konrad (Bertha) Bill Erwin (T.J. Wheeler)

For George's birthday, Louise books herself, George and Florence on a murder mystery cruise ship for mystery novelists, thus George pretends to be a novelist. George is having fun trying to solve a murder mystery until an apparant "real" murder occurs.


b: 21-Nov-1982 pc: 907 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel, David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Russell Johnson is better known as the Professor on Gilligan's Island.
Bernard Fox is better known for his role as Dr. Bombay on Bewitched.


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189. Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (2)
gs: Barrie Ingham (Captain Marshall Monahan) Bernard Fox (Andrew Derek) Russell Johnson (Mac Steele) Edie McClurg (Audrey Blume) David Downing (Edgar Thornton) Steve Nevil (Steward)

The novelists try to solve the apparent "real" murder with George trying his best to solve it as well. When it is determind that the victim, Edgar, was poisoned the crew deduces that the Duchess did it, however in the end George discovers the real culprit.


b: 28-Nov-1982 pc: 908 w: Don Seigel , Jerry Perzigian & David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover do not appear in this episode

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190. Appointment in 8-B
gs: Sheila DeWindt (Dede Sanderson) Grand Bush (George Nylund) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

George stops by 8-B, Ms. Sanderson's apartment to drop off her cleaning bid but soon after he leaves, Ralph stops by and hears Ms. Sanderson having sex with a man named George and Ralph quickly jumps to the wrong conclusion.


b: 12-Dec-1982 pc: 820 w: David W. Duclon & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally

NOTE: A writer's strike prompted CBS to hold this episode back, which was made for the 8th Season.

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191. Poetic Justice
gs: Peter White (Gregory Graham)

Louise discovers some old poems the George once wrote and has them bound in a book. However, in order to get it bound she must order a number of copies, copies which get circulated around to those living in the building. George is furious however his attitude changes when a publisher takes an interest in his poems.


b: 19-Dec-1982 pc: 909 w: Dianne Messina & Lou Messina d: Bob Lally


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192. How Now Dow Jones
gs: Bebe Drake (Emma) Vanda Barra (Frances) Adrian Ricard (Lucy) Marianne Muellerleile (Connie)

George's investment advice for Tom proves fruitful and puts Helen in a fur coat. This prompts Florence to want to make some money so she asks George for advice. However, since she doesn't have enough money for investing, he suggests she go in on the venture with the other maids in the building. The results of the ordeal prove to be less that satisfying, for George anyway.


b: 26-Dec-1982 pc: 910 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Bob Lally


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193. The Defiant Ones
gs: Rebecca Stanley (Crystal) Jan Stratton (Guard)

While going through a box of momentos, George refuses to allow Louise to see a certain picture and decides to put it in his store safe. Determined to see it and with Helen in tow, Louise tries to break into the store safe but both her and Helen end up in jail.


b: 02-Jan-1983 pc: 905 w: Joyce Gittlin & Jeffrey Richman d: Bob Lally


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194. My Maid. . . My Wife
gs: Kim Hamilton (Pauline) Ken Olfson (Ben)

Florence runs into an old classmate, Pauline, and finds that she has married money. This prompts a jealous Florence to say that she too married wealth, George. This leads to Louise posing as the maid and Florence posing as Louise when Pauline comes over for dinner.


b: 09-Jan-1983 pc: 912 w: Marilyn Anderson & Wayne Kline s: Michael Poryes d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Kim Hamilton guest starred in an episode of All in the Family as Helen Willis.

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195. Mr. Wonderful
gs: Sandy Helberg (Bellboy)

George forgets to pick up opera tickets and this leads to Louise and Helen comparing him to the "thoughful" Tom. A miffed George spills the beans about Tom buying an insurance policy and has made a cousin the beneficiary, a cousin who is a racist and is against Tom and Helen's marriage.


b: 16-Jan-1983 pc: 911 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally


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196. My Girl, Louise
gs: Amzie Strickland (Lillian Warren)

With the Help Center on its last legs, Louise and Helen desperately try to find someone who could make a sizeable donation to keep the Help Center going. This prompts Louise to go to her ex-employer, Lillian Warren, whom Louise worked for as a maid and who treated her like a piece of furniture.


b: 23-Jan-1983 pc: 913 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh d: Bob Lally


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197. Bodyguards Are People Too
gs: Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski)

Jenny is depressed that no one will take a chance on her fashion designs so she stops by the Jefferson's apartment for a visit. Meanwhile, George's bodyguard, Hugo, is determined to find love now that, as he puts it, is in the spring of his life. When he runs into Jenny he falls for her and is determined to make her his even though she's married.


b: 30-Jan-1983 pc: 914 w: Wade Stevens & Brent Stevens d: Bob Lally


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198. True Confessions
gs: Garrett Morris (Jimmy) Michael Pataki (Mr. Carlisle)

George and Louise prepare for a visit from their foster son, Jimmy. However, they are in for the shock of their lives when they discover their foster son is a grown man who's supposedly been using the money they've sent them on his education.


b: 06-Feb-1983 pc: 916 w: Peter Casey & David Lee s: Lewis Goldstein d: Bob Lally

NOTE: This is the first of five guest appearances by Garrett Morris who plays Jimmy.

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199. Mr. Clean
gs: Will Gill, Jr. (Ed) Bobby Herbeck (Moose) Dap Sugar Willie (Fred)

One evening while playing poker, George and his buddies make a mess of the living room throwing food all over. This prompts Florence to stay up all night cleaning up after George's mess which is why she is exhausted the next morning. This leads George to make a bet with Florence stating that he can do in three hours what she does in a day.


b: 13-Feb-1983 pc: 917 w: Carole Olson & Marita Epp d: Bob Lally


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200. The Good Life
gs: Gladys Knight (Herself) Esther Sutherland (Mary) Pat Lawson (Alice) Frankie Albright (Bertha) Stefan Ross (Employee #1) Susan Plumb (Employee #2) Melodee Spevack (Employee #3)

The good life is striking everyone, George has hit success with the stocks allowing Louise to get a ring she wanted, Tom has just gotten a new client and Helen has just been pampered at a spa where she met famous celebrities. Wanting in on the "good life" Florence shells out enough money to go to the spa wanting to meet celebrities and unknowingly runs into Gladys Knight.


b: 20-Feb-1983 pc: 915 w: Michael Moye d: Bob Lally


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201. Father's Day
gs: Dain Turner (Darren) Norman D. Wilson (Ray)

A young boy befriends Louise and Helen and they become convinced that he has a crush on one of them but the real reason he befriended them was to get to George. He wants to ask George if he would participate in a father-son bowling tournament, since his father is supposedly dead. However, the boy does indeed have a father who's alive, but not-so well, he's a parapalegic.


b: 06-Mar-1983 pc: 918 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Hans Kracauer d: Bob Lally


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202. Change of a Dollar
gs: Mina Kolb (Mrs. Colby) John Del Regno (Man) Bob Ari (Officer Casey) Pete Schrum (The Dollar (voice only)) Kate Ward (Woman) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

On the night of a big banquet for Tom, George runs out at the last minute to do an errand at his store in Queens. Once there, we're taken back to 1968 and witness the grand opening of Jefferson Cleaners and we see how George earned his first dollar.


b: 13-Mar-1983 pc: 919 w: Michael Moye & Ron Leavitt d: Bob Lally


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203. Designing Woman
gs: Georgann Johnson (Camille Hendricks) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

George is trying to drum up some cleaning business from a famous fashion designer, Camille Hendricks. George tricks Jenny into swinging by the apartment to meet her in order to show her some of her designs, however Jenny is unprepared for this unexpected surprise.


b: 20-Mar-1983 pc: 921 w: Ilene Cooper & Patrick Egan d: Bob Lally


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204. Double Trouble
gs: Stephanie Braxton (Leontyne Farrell/Miss McDonald) Randy Earley (Bob) Phil Boroff (Woody) Bonnie Mirliss (Liza) John Dewey-Carter (Kent Tobin (voice only)) Lynne Marie Stewart (Lucille (voice only))

George is in yet another promotional battle with Cunningham. This time Cunningham has hired a popular soap star to boost sales, so for competition, George tries to get celebrities too. However, his idea may get him in trouble with the law when he hires celebrity look alikes and is going to try to pass them off as the real thing.


b: 27-Mar-1983 pc: 920 w: Ilene Cooper & Patrick Egan, Hans Kracauer d: Bob Lally


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205. Silver Lining
gs: Peggy McCay (Shirley Schneider)

An auction is held to raise money for the Help Center and Florence gets a big surprise when she discovers $2500 stuffed under the lining of a hat that she buys. Florence turns the money into the police, hoping no one will claim it and no one does. However, just as Florence thinks she'll get to keep the money, an apparent owner arrives at the apartment.


b: 03-Apr-1983 pc: 922 w: David Lee , Peter Casey & Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Peggy McCay is better known for her roles in soap operas including Days of Our Lives.

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206. The Wheel of Forever
gs: Rob Stone (TV Announcer) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson)

When Florence asks for enough money to purchase a new TV set, George flatly refuses. She tries again, this time politly asking and again, George refuses. This leads to George having a dream about entering the gates of heaven after Florence makes a comment that he'll never get by those gates if she held the key.


b: 10-Apr-1983 pc: 923 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh d: Bob Lally


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207. Personal Business


When her marriage gets into a rut, Louise tries to spice up her marriage by trying to get George to spend some time with her. However, her idea of spending time turns into a disaster when they get into a bicycling accident landing them both with a broken leg.


b: 01-May-1983 pc: 924 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh s: Lewis Goldstein d: Bob Lally

NOTE: Roxie Roker does not appear in this episode

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Season 10
208. Mission: Incredible (1)
gs: Garrett Morris (Jimmy) Jason Bernard (Lloyd Tyndall) Stefan Gierasch (Allan West) Peter Iacangelo (Police Officer) Greg Morris (Jimmy's Cousin)

George has a reunion with some old navy buddies and the fact that Tom has become so gullible becomes a topic of discussion. This leads his old pals to talk him into playing a little con game on Tom to teach him a lesson. However, the con becomes a little to real when George's old pals, Lloyd and Allan make off with $15,000 of Tom's money. Tom fears that Helen will divorce him if she finds out since this was money which was to be used for a down payment on a house that has come up on the market.


b: 02-Oct-1983 pc: 1003 w: Michael Moye d: Oz Scott


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209. Mission: Incredible (2)
gs: Garrett Morris (Jimmy) Jason Bernard (Lloyd Tyndall) Stefan Gierasch (Allan West) Greg Morris (Jimmy's Cousin)

A furious Tom almost kills George when he learns he's been hustled out of $15,000, money that he had planned to use to make a down payment on a house. George calls in Jimmy to help him get Tom's money back. Jimmy talks George and Tom into flying out to Los Angeles, where Lloyd and Allan have fled. Once there, they meet Jimmy's cousin, a crafty man who has a well planned out way of getting Tom's money back. Meanwhile, Florence, who knows what George and Tom are up too, tells Louise and Helen and they rush to Los Angeles.


b: 03-Oct-1983 pc: 1004 w: Michael Moye d: Oz Scott


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210. Mission: Incredible (3)
gs: Garrett Morris (Jimmy) Jason Bernard (Lloyd Tyndall) Stefan Gierasch (Allan West) Greg Morris (Jimmy's Cousin)

Jimmy's cousin puts his plan into effect which includes getting Lloyd and Allan to believe that Los Angeles is going to be hit by a military attack from a neighboring country. However, the plan could be ruined when Louise, Helen and Florence arrive in Los Angeles.


b: 09-Oct-1983 pc: 1005 w: Michael Moye d: Oz Scott


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211. I Do, I Don't
gs: David Paymer (David) Robin Pearson Rose (Heather) Helen Martin (Alice) Rai Tasco (Leon) Jon Gries (Frank) Lycia Naff (Donna 1975) Grant Wilson (Steve) Sharee Gregory (Judy)

Tom and Helen are hosting a seminar for newlyweds, a job that George learns that he could be doing if Louise hadn't passed on it without telling him. However, when Tom falls ill, George gets his chance of showing newlyweds how to keep the spice in a marriage, something Louise won't belive until she sees it.


b: 16-Oct-1983 pc: 1001 w: Jeffrey Richman & Joyce Gittlin d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Helen Martin is better known for her role as Pearl Shay on the NBC sitcom, 227, in which Marla Gibbs had the starring role.

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212. How Not to Marry a Millionaire
gs: Bennet Guillory (Harry Crawford) Robin Braxton (Betty)

Florence and her friend, Betty go down to the museum in hopes of landing millionaires. Florence is surprised when a millionaire follows her home and begins showering her with expensive gifts. However, his true intentions prove to be extremely painful to Florence.


b: 23-Oct-1983 pc: 1006 w: Kim Weiskopf d: Oz Scott


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213. And the Winner Is . . .
gs: Dorothy Butts (Mrs. Van Morris) Bumper Robinson (Artis)

Louise is eyeing the Volunteer of the Year award for her work down at the Help Center. She's hopeful that she'll win since last year, Mrs. Van Morris beat her out and this year Mrs. Van Morris was away on a cruise. However, Mrs. Van Morris comes back just in time to sway the award toward her side by donating $2500 to the Help Center.


b: 30-Oct-1983 pc: 1002 w: Neil Lebowitz d: Oz Scott


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214. The Return of Bentley
gs: Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) John Considine (Roger Keller) Aarilca Wells (Monica) Joey Jupiter (Rebecca) Sylvia Farrell (Joan)

The Jeffersons and the Willis' are all excited with the news that Harry Bentley is returning to New York. However, Mr. Whittendale is the one person who is standing in the way of Harry getting his old apartment back and George quickly joins Whittendale's bandwagon when the new occupant of Bentley's old apartment could make George a lot of money.


b: 06-Nov-1983 pc: 1009 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Paul Benedict returns to the series as Harry Bentley.

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215. The List
gs: Rosey Grier (Powerhouse Watson) Jay Scorpio (Gambler #1) John Wesley (Gambler #2) Al White (Bouncer) Ernie Lee Banks (Man in Pool Hall) Anna Young (Buffy)

George gets a letter from an old friend who had made a bet with George years ago that he could accomplish everything on life goal list before George. This leads George to dig out his old list and finds that there is one thing he hasn't done, get even with a bully that picked on him when he was a kid.


b: 20-Nov-1983 pc: 1008 w: Marty Farrell d: Oz Scott


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216. Who's the Fairest?
gs: Julie Brown (Cherry) Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) Deborah Burrell (Terri) Darwyn Carson (Dorothy) Lana Clarkson (Sophia) Danny Wells (Charlie)

For his latest promotion, George decides to hold a beauty contest to find Miss Jefferson Cleaners. Meanwhile, George's 10-year lease on his stores is up and Mr. Whittendale holds the new lease but he will only give it to George if his punk rocker niece wins the beauty contest.


b: 04-Dec-1983 pc: 1010 w: Al Aidekman d: Oz Scott

NOTE: In 1983 Julie Brown recorded an album titled "Goddess in Progress," which included the hits "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid" and "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun." Four years later, she recorded a second album, "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl." She went on to host "Just Say Julie." In 2000, she created, produced, and starred in the sitcom "Strip Mall" in which another ex-"Jeffersons" guest star--Victoria Jackson (in Thammy the Thongmaker) had a supporting role as Patti.

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217. Father Christmas
gs: Christian Brackett-Zika (Young Tom Willis) Larry Williams (Young George Jefferson) James Avery (Coleman) Jonathan Ian (Larry) Garth Wilton (James)

Refusing to go Christmas caroling with Louise, Helen, Florence and Harry, George and Tom sit home decorating the tree. This prompts reminiscing about Christmas' of the past, spent with their fathers.


b: 11-Dec-1983 pc: 1015 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Kevin Kelton d: Oz Scott


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218. What Makes Sammy Run?
gs: Sammy Davis Jr. (Himself) William Schilling (Harold O'Steen)

Louise discovers that Sammy Davis, Jr. is renting the apartment across the hall in order to get some peace and quiet from his fans. However, an ecstatic Louise has a hard time keeping his secret a secret.


b: 01-Jan-1984 pc: 1012 w: Sara V. Finney d: Tony Singletary

NOTE: Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode.
Franklin Cover does not appear in this episode.
Isabel Sanford supposedly stated that this was her favorite episode.


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219. Getting Back to Basiks
gs: Randy Brooks (Walter)

George needs a new gimmick for his dry cleaning business, so he decides to hire Walter, an artist, to put together a animated commercial. However, Walter's job with George is threatened when Louise discovers that he can't read.


b: 08-Jan-1984 pc: 1011 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh s: Rosalind Stevenson d: Tony Singletary


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220. The Command Post
gs: Howard Mann (Torqovich) Stephen Furst (Wiley) Conroy Gedeon (Comstock) Bernadette Birkett (Nurse) Suzann Akers (Woman in Bed)

Florence is sad because George and Louise are going on a vacation to Atlantic City without her but she soon finds herself in the middle of excitement when she allows police officers to use the Jefferson's apartment to stakeout the neighbors across the street. However, Florence soon finds her self in danger landing her in the hospital.


b: 15-Jan-1984 pc: 1013 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Tony Singletary


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221. Real Men Don't Dry Clean
gs: Michael Halsey (Ben Carter) Gary Hays (Delivery Boy #1) Dorian Gibbs (Delivery Boy #2)

Louise, Helen and Florence are in awe of the instructor of their self defense class, due to his rugged manly ways. This leads George and Tom to prove they are too are manly and they decide to go on a hunting trip. However, after not getting anything on the trip they hire a taxidermy company to bring in stuffed animals and brag that they caught them.


b: 29-Jan-1984 pc: 1016 w: Ed Burnham & Elaine Newman d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Dorian Gibbs is Marla Gibbs's son in real life.

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222. Trading Places
gs: Susan Kellermann (Marie Husar)

Louise has had it with George who breaks all his previous engagements with Tom and Mr. Bentley to go golfing on Saturday. This prompts Louise to daydream what it would be like to be in George's shoes and not care about the feelings of those around him.


b: 12-Feb-1984 pc: 1014 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh d: Oz Scott


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223. My Guy, George
gs: Debbie Sledge (Debbie Satin) Joni Sledge (Joni Satin) Kim Sledge (Kim Satin) Kathy Sledge (Kathy Satin) Timothy Scott (Ruby) Michael Talbott (Cowboy)

Florence manages to get George to become the manager of a struggling singing sister group. However, on their opening night, the place where George booked them turns out to be a country western bar and the reception from the audience is less than welcome.


b: 04-Mar-1984 pc: 1019 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Ron Leavitt d: Oz Scott


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224. A New Girl in Town
gs: Ren Woods (Rhonda) Kyle T. Heffner (Lawrence Tiverton III) Edward Call (Police Officer)

Florence is excited when she learns that her 18 year old cousin, Rhonda, is coming to New York for a visit. This leads Louise and Florence to trick George into allowing her to stay with them. However, her plans for a short visit change when she decides to live permanently in New York. This leads to an argument with Florence which follows with Rhonda moving out and getting a job as a mud wrestler.


b: 11-Mar-1984 pc: 1021 w: Marty Farrell d: Oz Scott


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225. Otis
gs: Charles Lampkin (Otis) John Dewey-Carter (Carter) Susie Garrett (Amanda)

George is all excited about having a magazine expose done on him and his cleaning business. However, the magazine wants to present a non-stereo typical view of blacks, and this is a problem for Otis, a shoeshine man who has his stand right out side of George's Harlem store.


b: 18-Mar-1984 pc: 1020 w: Michael Moye d: Oz Scott


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226. Hart to Heart???
gs: Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) Anita Keith (Elderly Woman) Myra White (Woman) Lonnie Kirsch (Man) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

Ralph, the doorman, wants a raise and Louise and George give him the confidence he needs to ask Mr. Whittendale. However, the results are totally unexpected to him, when Mr. Whittendale announces, the fact that he will no longer be needed since they're going to install an automatic elevator.


b: 25-Mar-1984 pc: 1007 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Oz Scott


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227. George's Old Girl Friend
gs: Barbara McNair (Yvonne McBride)

Louise finds a perfume soaked letter in the mail to George from an old girlfriend. After a discussion, Louise decides to allow him to meet with her, which turns out to be a big mistake. Almost as soon as she arrives, she pulls a gun on him with intent to kill him.


b: 01-Apr-1984 pc: 1017 w: Kurt Taylor d: Oz Scott


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228. Honeymoon Hotel
gs: Charles Tyner (Bellboy) Fred McGrath (Young Newlywed Husband) Alice Cadogan (Young Newlywed Wife)

Tom and Helen's 30th wedding anniversary is anything but happy when they get into a big argument over where they should go to spend the day together. They finally decide to go to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. However, once they arrive, thing go from bad to worse.


b: 15-Apr-1984 pc: 1022 w: Don Seigel & Jerry Perzigian d: Oz Scott


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229. In the Chips
gs: Garrett Morris (Jimmy) Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski) Ernestine Mercer (Tammy) Carl M. Craig (Minister) Elma V. Jackson (Esther)

Jimmy arrives at the Jeffersons' apartment with a bag full of gambling chips and a wild story of how he got them. However, George is ready to kill him, when he discovers the chips aren't Jimmy's and a collector is on their tale ready to repossess the chips at all costs.


b: 06-May-1984 pc: 1018 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Arlando Smith

NOTE: This is the only episode that Isabel Sanford did not appear in.
Garrett Morris makes his final appearance as Jimmy.


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Season 11
230. Blood and Money
gs: Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) Gene Ross (Bum) Ned Wertimer (Ralph, the Doorman)

The Help Center is having a blood drive and Louise tries to get George to give some. However, a leery George pays Ralph to give blood in his name. But when, the blood saves the life of Mrs. Whittendale, her husband decides to pay George back for his good deed and of course Ralph wants in on the "payback."


b: 14-Oct-1984 pc: 1101 w: Jeffrey Richman & Joyce Gittlin s: James Kutras d: Oz Scott


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231. Ebony and Ivory
gs: Dorothy Butts (Mrs. Van Morris) Ebonie Smith (Jessica Jefferson) Jaleel White (Van Van Morris) Gino Conforti (Pete Anqelus)

The snobby socialite that beat Louise out of a Volunteer of the Year award is back and brags about how her grandson is going to win a piano recital. This leads Louise to enter her granddaughter, Jessica in the recital with the intent of beating the snobby competition.


b: 21-Oct-1984 pc: 1106 w: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Jaleel White would later star in Charlie & Company, the series that replaced The Jeffersons, the following year. Ebonie and Jaleel would work together again on Family Matters in 1990.
Ebonie Smith makes her first appearance as Jessica Jefferson, Lionel and Jenny's daughter.


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232. Bobbles, Bangles and Booboos
gs: Terence McGovern (Undecover Cop) Johnny Haymer (Stan Fromin) Judy Kerr (Madame) Gloria Charles (Masseuse #1) Marcia Del Mar (Masseuse #2) Suzanne La Rusch (Masseuse #3) Michael Prokopuk (Police Officer) Linda Darlow (Daisy)

Louise and Florence have the perfect plan to get the best of George. They've got the hidden video show, Boobles, Bangles and Booboos coming over on the pretense of an interview for George. However, Louise and George begin to doubt the validity of them when the apartment is robbed.


b: 28-Oct-1984 pc: 1110 w: Winston Moss d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Terrance McGovern is better known to people as the voice of Launchpad McQuack on Disney's Duck Tales & Darkwing Duck.

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233. A House Divided
gs: David Fresco (Mr. Donlevy) Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale) Dale Reynolds (Mr. Parkins)

Louise is running for tenant council president and is sure she's going to win, that is until she discovers someone is running against her, George.


b: 04-Nov-1984 pc: 1109 w: Ann Gibbs & Joel Kimmel d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Jack Fletcher makes his final appearance as Mr. Whittendale.

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234. Some Enchanted Evening
gs: Hal Williams (Kent Tobin) Mabel King (Mother Tobin) Becky Bonar (Mrs. Rockefeller Vanderbilt) Gertrude M. Clement (Elderly Woman)

George, Louise, Tom and Helen go out to a big charity ball where Florence's favorite soap star is scheduled to make an appearance. However, Florence is left behind because tickets for the event where sold out. This leads Florence to daydream a "Cinderella" story of ending up with a prince charming.


b: 18-Nov-1984 pc: 1108 w: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh s: Marla Gibbs & Billy Dee Williams d: Arlando Smith

NOTE: Mabel King is better known as Mama Thomas on the sitcom, What's Happening!!.

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235. The Gift
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Kip King (Mr. Mendelson)

Louise is all excited that for once George has remembered her birthday after she sees him sneaking around with party favors. However, George, who overhears Helen and Louise, realizes that he has forgotten her birthday and scrambles to buy her a gift before it's to late.


b: 25-Nov-1984 pc: 1104 w: Bobby Herbeck d: Oz Scott


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236. They Don't Make Preachers Like Him Anymore
gs: Julius Harris (Rev. Taylor) Rene Le Vant (Rev. Daniels) Jozella Reed (Eula)

Florence is all excited since her and her church choir are going to Ohio for a competition. However, Florence loses her faith in God when the Reverend steals the money they needed to enter the competition.


b: 16-Dec-1984 pc: 1105 w: Michael Moye s: Michael Moye & Ron Leavitt d: Oz Scott


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237. Try a Little Tenderness
gs: Pamela Segall (Stevie) Tony LaTorre (Randy) Michael Wyle (Pizza Man)

After catching vandals trying to break into his store, George and Louise stake it out and are surprised when two young kids break in. George wants to call the police but Louise bets George that if she can't turn them around, he won't have to give her $2,000 to save the Help Center's children's counseling program.


b: 23-Dec-1984 pc: 1114 w: George Scott & Joe Rosario d: Oz Scott


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238. You'll Never Get Rich
gs: Charo (Herself) Phyllis Diller (Herself) Helen Reddy (Herself) Joe Frazier (Himself) Michael Spinks (Himself) Engelbert Humperdinck (Himself) Michael Yama (Mr. Lee) Michael Hawkins (Croupier) James F. Dean (Husband) Deanna Oliver (Pregnant Woman) Gloria Hayes (Blackjack Dealer) Rif Hutton (Roulette Spinner) Millie Baron (Woman)

Needing some quick cash to fly to a family get together, Florence accompanies George and Louise to Atlantic City where Florence is struck by gambling fever. Meanwhile, Louise is determined to see some celebrities unknown to her she is running in to them everywhere she turns.


b: 08-Jan-1985 pc: 1119 w: Lewis Goldstein & Richard Kraut d: Oz Scott

NOTE: The series is now airing on Tuesdays.

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239. The Unnatural
gs: Reggie Jackson (Himself) Brian Downing (Himself) Mike Witt (Himself) Peter Iacangelo (Guard) Bobby Herbeck (Towel Boy)

George undergoes constant insults and humiliation after dropping Reggie Jackson's home run hit at a baseball game. This leads Louise to make attempts to boost his floundering self-esteem.


b: 15-Jan-1985 pc: 1118 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel s: Andy Horowitz d: Oz Scott


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240. Chairman of the Bored
gs: Pamela Newman (Gretchen) Trish Garland (Sabrina) Marcy Hanson (Playmate #1) Susan Scott (Playmate #2) Michele Drake (Playmate #3) Victoria Cooke (Playmate #4) Denise Michele (Playmate #5)

When George, Louise and Helen are busy for an evening, an ignored Tom gets all the attention he could want from the sister of Mr. Bentley's girlfriend. This leads Tom to daydream what it would be like to get all the attention all the time from five Playboy Playmates.


b: 22-Jan-1985 pc: 1117 w: Stu Goldman & Vito J. Giambalvo d: Oz Scott


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241. Sayonara (1)
gs: Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Ebonie Smith (Jessica Jefferson)

Lionel and Jenny return to New York after a trip to Japan and they have a very important announcement. This leads Louise, George, Tom and Helen to assume that Jenny is pregnant. However, no one is prepared for their real announcement. They've decided to get a divorce.


b: 29-Jan-1985 pc: 1120 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Oz Scott


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242. Sayonara (2)
gs: Mike Evans (Lionel Jefferson) Berlinda Tolbert (Jenny Willis Jefferson) Ebonie Smith (Jessica Jefferson) Peggy Blow (Miss Anderson) Parker Jacobs (Johnny) Lindy Nisbet (Mrs. Sampson)

After hearing the news of the divorce, George and Louise get into a big fight with Tom and Helen and the fight continues all the way through Family Night at Jessica's school. The constant bickering leads Jessica to run out of the school and onto the streets of New York.


b: 05-Feb-1985 pc: 1121 w: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Mike Evans makes his final appearance as Lionel Jefferson.
Berlinda Tolbert makes her final appearance as Jenny Willis Jefferson.
Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode


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243. Last Dance
gs: Larry B. Scott (Clark) Stoney Jackson ((1975) Mark) Arthur Burghardt (Mr. Harris) Penny Johnson Jerald (Donelle) Stoney Jackson (Mark) Jere Fields (Janay) Crystal Jenious (Shauna)

George's assistant, Clark doesn't have a date for the prom and Florence agrees to go with him. However, once there Florence runs into the man whom she wanted to go to her prom with but he never asked her.


b: 19-Feb-1985 pc: 1111 w: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner d: Oz Scott


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244. The Gang's All Here
gs: Warren Berlinger (Chuck) Danny Wells (Charlie) Reid Shelton (Tony) William Bronder (Steve) Bill Marcus (Al) Dick Yarmy (Phil) Steve Susskind (Bob)

When Charlie goes out of town for the weekend, Louise agrees to be the bartender for a party he had previously booked. However, Louise quickly finds herself in over her head since the party is for a reunion of a biker gang.


b: 05-Mar-1985 pc: 1115 w: Al Aidekman d: Oz Scott


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245. Hail to the Chief
gs: Herb Vigran (Mr. Pelham) Patience Cleveland (Secretary) R.J. Miller (Marketing Director) Tim Silva (Corporate Officer)

Tom is up for a promotion to president of Pelham Publishing and he's disappointed when it looks as if he's not going to get it. However, when he does get promoted, he finds the responsibility too overwhelming and considers resigning.


b: 12-Mar-1985 pc: 1103 w: Hans Kracauer d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Paul Benedict does not appear in this episode

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246. A Secret in the Back Room
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie)

George and Louise's anniversary party comes to a screeching halt when they learn that Charlie, the bartender, has a drinking problem, which caused his separation from his wife.


b: 19-Mar-1985 pc: 1107 w: Jerry Perzigian & Don Seigel d: Oz Scott


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247. That Blasted Cunningham
gs: Susan Ruttan (Mrs. Cunningham) Pierrino Mascarino (Mr. Toqnazzi) Dave Shelley (Mr. Rollins) Richard Foronjy (Mr. Bassin) Tak Kubota (Mr. Yamata) Billy Beck (Mr. Gillespie)

George is in yet another advertising war with Cunningham Cleaners and each has vowed to out promote one another. However, the festivities go to far leading to Cunningham's death and leaving George to deal with his vengeful widow.


b: 02-Apr-1985 pc: 1112 w: Peter Casey & David Lee s: Mark Zakarin d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Susan Ruttan is better known for her role on L.A. Law.

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248. State of Mind
gs: Kathleen Wilhoite (Robin) Mary Jackson (Mrs. Donahue) Fred Carney (Mr. Donahue) Elmarie Wendel (Mrs. Pardella)

Louise is up in arms over the new "young" tenant whose just moved into 12C. The young woman's constant partying prompts Louise to call a tenants meeting but ends with Louise discovering a little bit about age when the tenants accuse her of being an "old" stick in the mud.


b: 23-Apr-1985 pc: 1113 w: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner d: Oz Scott


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249. And Up We Go
gs: Luise Heath (Reporter) Edie McClurg (Woman on Television (voice only) (uncredited))

When Louise and Helen go to a spa for the weekend, they leave behind two bored husbands. To pass the time, George and Tom decide to break a record and the record they choose is how many times they can go up and down on the elevator.


b: 30-Apr-1985 pc: 1116 w: Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner s: Warren Murray d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Edie McClurg is better known for her roles on Small Wonder and The Hogan Family.

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250. The Truth Hurts
gs: Danny Wells (Charlie) Oliver Clark (Whitney Emmett) Cal Gibson (Will Hicks)

Louise is all excited about the completion of her painting in art class. However, everyone who views her painting lies about how they really feel about it, leading Louise to believe she has created a masterpiece and she later decides to put on an art show.


b: 04-Jun-1985 pc: 1122 w: Sara V. Finney & Vida Spears s: Stephen Neigher d: Paul Benedict

NOTE: Danny Wells makes his final appearance as Charlie, the bartender.

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251. The Odd Couple
gs: Susie Garrett (Amanda) Ellen Gerken (Hermione)

Florence is tired of being alone and decides to place an ad in a personals column. However, the one response she gets is from someone who you would least expect, Mr. Bentley.


b: 11-Jun-1985 pc: 1102 w: Peter Casey & David Lee d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Susie Garrett is the real lief sister of Marla Gibbs and would later star on Punky Brewster on NBC.

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252. Red Robins
gs: Ebonie Smith (Jessica Jefferson) Phil Rubenstein (Cap Scanlon) Dinah Lacy (Melissa) Virginia Keehne (Chrissy) Keri Houlihan (Skipper) Penina Segall (Rosie) Bridget Sienna (Woman)

George is eyeing to win the Dry Cleaner of the Year award but finds he's short on the community service portion. This leads him to take over as "nest mother" of Jessica's Red Robin troop where he gives the girls irresponsible tips on how to sell candy.


b: 18-Jun-1985 pc: 1123 w: Peter Casey & David Lee, Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner d: Oz Scott

NOTE: Ebonie Smith makes her final appearance as Jessica Jefferson.
Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover do not appear in this episode


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253. Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway
gs: George McGrath (Bert Reynolds) Julius Carry (Bobby) Steve Devorkin (Wilbur the Gnome) Jennifer Barlow (Popi the Mime) Jackie Kinner (Pepi the Mime)

Louise and Helen need quick cash to save their Disabled Youth Services program down at the Help Center. To raise money, they decide to put on a talent show, while George thinks it'll be a great way to promote his business.


b: 25-Jun-1985 pc: 1124 d: Oz Scott

NOTE: The Jeffersons was unexpectedly cancelled after the final episode of the season was already taped. If they had known earlier, a series finale episode most likely would have been taped.

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