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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Year: 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Friend in Need

18 January 1975
George wants to hire a maid for his new luxury apartment, but Louise, having worked as a maid herself for many years, doesn't feel comfortable with the idea.

Season 1, Episode 2: George's Family Tree

25 January 1975
Talk of ancestry doesn't interest George, who believes the past should remain in the past - until he learns that he was descended from African royalty.

Season 1, Episode 3: Louise Feels Useless

1 February 1975
Ever since Florence was hired as the maid for the Jeffersons, Louise's life has been the same old routine and wishes for a change. She therefore is interviewed by a businessman who invites her to work for him. Initially Louise feels upbeat about work, but realizes her new boss is the business rival of George!

Season 1, Episode 4: Lionel the Playboy

8 February 1975
Lionel spends time with high-society people at a party, thinking that he is "making it to the top." Therefore, he threatens to quit school indefinitely, much to the dismay of Louise.

Season 1, Episode 5: Mr. Piano Man

15 February 1975
George likes the idea of boosting his classy ans luxurious image, so he asks Louise to purchase a piano for their home, despite knowing that no one around can play one. George later becomes positive the piano will impress Mr. Whittendale, a wealthy banker whom he always wanted to meet, but due to Florence's impudent behavior, the piano purchased turns out to be far too big for the apartment.

Season 1, Episode 6: George's Skeleton

22 February 1975
George's old friend, Monk Davis, pays him a visit, demanding hush money George has been paying him for years to keep a crime the two committed a secret from Louise and Lionel.

Season 1, Episode 7: Lionel Cries Uncle

1 March 1975
Louise's Uncle Ward visits the Jeffersons, but George derisively refers to him as an "Uncle Tom" for having worked as a butler for many years.

Season 1, Episode 8: Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend

8 March 1975

Season 1, Episode 9: Meet the Press

15 March 1975
Publicity-seeker George learns a newspaper reporter is planning a series of articles on successful African-American businessmen. However, George decision to invite the reporter to a party backfires on him when the reporter finds far more interesting subjects to write about ... in the Willises and Mr. Bentley.

Season 1, Episode 10: Rich Man's Disease

22 March 1975
Goerge comes home with an ulcer, and in order for him to feel normal and healthy again, Louise is advised to take every one of his wishes as her command.

Season 1, Episode 11: Former Neighbors

29 March 1975

Season 1, Episode 12: Like Father, Like Son?

5 April 1975
When Lionel comes on like his father, sparks start flying between him and Jenny. George makes matters worse by touching off fireworks between Jenny's parents, Tom and Helen.

Season 1, Episode 13: Jenny's Low

12 April 1975
Jenny gives her brother an ice-cold reception when he suddenly appears after a two-year absence. George is the only one who understands Jenny's strange behavior and, unfortunately, he makes no bones about saying no.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: A Dinner for Harry

13 September 1975
It is Harry Bentley's birthday, and the Jeffersons have invited him and the Willises over for a dinner party. But the occasion turns sour when Tom shows up wearing the same tuxedo as George, causing George to become jealous. Meanwhile, Helen is trying to hide the fact that she was mugged a few days earlier, and if Tom knows about this he will surely move his family out of New York City.

Season 2, Episode 2: George's First Vacation

20 September 1975

Season 2, Episode 3: Louise's Daughter

27 September 1975
A young woman shows up at the Jeffersons' doorstep, claiming that she is Louise's long-lost daughter. Louise and George deny her claims, but Mother Jefferson brings up the disturbing news that Louise dated a man years ago - when George was at Korea.

Season 2, Episode 4: Harry and Daphne

4 October 1975

Season 2, Episode 5: Mother Jefferson's Fall

11 October 1975
Upset that she is not being paid attention to by George, Louise and Lionel during a visit at their apartment, Mother Jeffersons fakes a fall to garner attention.

Season 2, Episode 6: Jefferson vs. Jefferson

18 October 1975

Season 2, Episode 7: Uncle Bertram

25 October 1975

Season 2, Episode 8: Movin' on Down

1 November 1975
George feels that his fortunes are taking a turn for the worse when his business is making less profit and his banker won't return his calls.

Season 2, Episode 9: George Won't Talk

8 November 1975

Season 2, Episode 10: Jenny's Grandparents

15 November 1975

Season 2, Episode 11: George's Best Friend

22 November 1975
George's Navy pal, Wendell Brown, pays him a visit. However, Wendell is more interested in getting fresh with Louise than in reminiscing old times with George.

Season 2, Episode 12: George and the Manager

29 November 1975

Season 2, Episode 13: George's Alibi

6 December 1975
During a severe snowstorm, Lionel accidentally dented George's company van; however, he would not tell him because Lionel took the van without his father's permission. Unfortunately, George thinks that he himself dented the van due to a hit and run he thinks he caused.

Season 2, Episode 14: Lunch with Mama

13 December 1975
Mother Jefferson expects George to take her to their monthly lunch date, to the dismay of Louise because she wants George to accompany her to a family friend's funeral on the same day.

Season 2, Episode 15: George vs. Wall Street

20 December 1975

Season 2, Episode 16: The Breakup: Part 1

3 January 1976
Lionel comes home in a fury and informs his parents that his English professor is forcing him to rewrite a term paper and make it flawless - or else he will get a failing grade and therefore cannot graduate. George, wanting to see his son be the first Jefferson to graduate college, pays a freelance writer to write that term paper instead and expects Lionel to just turn that one in. While the Willises and Louise thinks that is a bad idea, Lionel likes it, and this results in an argument between the two families and soon a break-up.

Season 2, Episode 17: The Breakup: Part 2

10 January 1976
Three days have passed after the Jeffersons and the Willises have broken up, and George is the only one happy about the present situation. He later meets a foxy lady at his cleaning store and decides to invite her to meet Lionel - a clear attempt to make sure Lionel and Jenny will separate for good. Unfortunately, George, despite Bentley's warning, is oblivious to the fact that the lady is a "working girl."

Season 2, Episode 18: Florence's Problem

24 January 1976
Florence shows out-of-character actions one day, including cleaning the Jeffersons' entire apartment without griping and giving Louise a prized possession of hers. As a result, Louise suspects that Florence is contemplating suicide.

Season 2, Episode 19: Mother Jefferson's Birthday

31 January 1976
Mother Jefferson visits George, Louise and Lionel on her birthday, expecting them to throw her a surprise party. However, after they realized they've forgotten about the big day, George, Louise and Lionel scramble to find the surprise Mother Jefferson is anxiously waiting for.

Season 2, Episode 20: Louise's Cookbook

7 February 1976
To George's disgruntlement, Louise is offered to write a cookbook.

Season 2, Episode 21: George Meets Whittendale

14 February 1976
George and Louise accepted an invitation to dinner with Harry Bentley and his sister; however, George realized at the last minute he got invited to a party hosted by Mr. Whittendale. Therefore, he wants to blow off the engagement with Bentley and attend Whittendale's gathering instead.

Season 2, Episode 22: Lionel's Problem

21 February 1976
Lionel becomes drunk on his graduation day, fearing that he will not live up to being as successful as his father.

Season 2, Episode 23: Tennis Anyone?

28 February 1976

Season 2, Episode 24: The Wedding

6 March 1976


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: George and the President

25 September 1976
In order to drum up business during the American Bicentennial, George claims to be a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings.

Season 3, Episode 2: Louise Gets Her Way

2 October 1976
After Florence has been evicted from her apartment (which is scheduled to be torn down), Louise allows her to move in. Big problem....George, who is tired of Florence's sass, has not been consulted on the matter.

Season 3, Episode 3: Louise Suspects

9 October 1976

Season 3, Episode 4: The Lie Detector

16 October 1976

Season 3, Episode 5: George's Diploma

23 October 1976
George studies for his high school diploma after discovering that Lionel told his friends that his father graduated college with honors, hopefully to hide his shame.

Season 3, Episode 6: The Retirement Party

30 October 1976
George is excited when a major corporation makes an offer to buy him out and keep him on as management. However, as part of the buyout, he must force a long-time employee and friend into early retirement.

Season 3, Episode 7: Lionel's Pad

10 November 1976
George and Louise are initially upset when Lionel announces he will be moving out. Their anger worsens when he announces that he'll be moving in with Jenny.

Season 3, Episode 8: Tom the Hero

17 November 1976

Season 3, Episode 9: Jenny's Discovery

24 November 1976

Season 3, Episode 10: The Agreement

8 December 1976

Season 3, Episode 11: Florence in Love

15 December 1976
An argument over a "no guests" rule prompts Florence to quit her job.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Christmas Wedding

22 December 1976
Lionel and Jenny plan to get married on Christmas, even though the minister they choose doesn't meet George's criteria for religious denomination or skin color.

Season 3, Episode 13: Louise Forgets

5 January 1977

Season 3, Episode 14: Bentley's Problem

12 January 1977
Bentley is having issues from a grouchy man at the parking garage. George advices Bentley to be more aggressive with people during disagreements so that he doesn't always have to be pushed around. Bentley takes the suggestion, only to end up receiving a black eye. George taunts Bentley for being a coward, and Bentley decides to roughen up a little and punches a man's lights out. Bad news: the man is a police officer!

Season 3, Episode 15: Jefferson Airplane

17 January 1977
Louise is concerned when George takes lessons to become an airplane pilot.

Season 3, Episode 16: George's Guilt

24 January 1977
One of the members of George's old street gang called "The Seven Saints" passes on. Upset that he has not kept in touch with his old friends, he invites the remaining members of his group over to his apartment for a reunion.

Season 3, Episode 17: A Case of Black and White

31 January 1977
George invites Frank Howard, a man he is hoping to do business with and who is in an interracial marriage, to his apartment to meet his "dear friends" Tom and Helen to prove to Frank that he is not prejudice towards interracial couples. However, when Tom and Helen walk out on George, he asks Florence to pose as Helen and Ralph to pose as Tom.

Season 3, Episode 18: Louise vs. Jenny

7 February 1977
When Lionel gets sick, Louise and Jenny fuss over who is responsible to take care of him.

Season 3, Episode 19: The Marriage Counselors

21 February 1977

Season 3, Episode 20: Louise's Friend

28 February 1977

Season 3, Episode 21: The Old Flame

7 March 1977
Mother Jefferson invites George's old girlfriend, Harriet Johnson, over to his apartment for dinner. Sensing the opportunity, Harriet wants George to keep her as her mistress.

Season 3, Episode 22: Jenny's Opportunity

21 March 1977

Season 3, Episode 23: George the Philanthropist

28 March 1977

Season 3, Episode 24: Louise's Physical

11 April 1977
Louise ,oddly,feels down after her 100% perfect physical exam. Meanwhile her loved ones are planning a surprise birthday party.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Grand Opening: Part 1

24 September 1977
George's celebration of opening Jefferson Cleaners' new corporate office is subdued when two crooks call, stating they have kidnapped Louise and demanding a $100,000 for her safe return.

Season 4, Episode 2: The Grand Opening: Part 2

24 September 1977
George and the others anxiously wait for the telephone call from the crooks who claimed they have kidnapped Louise, until she walks right into the apartment unscathed. Louise insists she never knew anything about kidnappers, and while everyone breathes a sigh of relief, there's one more question: Where is Florence?

Season 4, Episode 3: Once a Friend

1 October 1977
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. Meanwhile, confusion with Eddie's name leads Louise to believe that George is having an affair with a woman named Edie.

Season 4, Episode 4: George's Help

8 October 1977

Season 4, Episode 5: George's Legacy

15 October 1977
To ensure that his legacy will be known for generations to come, George has a bust made out of his likeness.

Season 4, Episode 6: Good News, Bad News

22 October 1977
Louise is hoping that Fay Blanchard, the director of the Neighborhood Help Center, will appoint her as editor of the center's newsletter. However, when Fay meets Helen and is impressed with her credentials, she gives Helen the job instead.

Season 4, Episode 7: The Visitors

29 October 1977

Season 4, Episode 8: The Camp Out

5 November 1977

Season 4, Episode 9: The Last Leaf

12 November 1977

Season 4, Episode 10: Louise's New Interest

19 November 1977

Season 4, Episode 11: The Costume Party

26 November 1977

Season 4, Episode 12: Florence Gets Lucky

3 December 1977

Season 4, Episode 13: George Needs Help

10 December 1977

Season 4, Episode 14: The Jefferson Curve

17 December 1977
Marcus meets customer Natalie Parker at Jefferson's Cleaners and tells her he is George's son so she would date him. However, when Natalie meets George and tells him she is dating his son, George thinks Lionel is having an affair.

Season 4, Episode 15: 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C

24 December 1977
At Christmastime, Louise discovers that George has been sending monthly payments to an address in Harlem.

Season 4, Episode 16: George and Whitty

7 January 1978
When the lease on the Jeffersons' apartment is going to expire, H.L. Whittendale is thinking about renting the apartment to close friends of his. Worried about losing their home, George and Louise invite Mr. Whittendale over for a drink and social hour, hoping to gain his friendship. However, the man they invited over turns out to be H.L.'s brother, R.S. Whittendale.

Season 4, Episode 17: Lionel Gets the Business

14 January 1978
When Lionel gets laid off from his job, George hires him to work in his office. However, Lionel turns out to be trouble when he started spending company money on material things like new furniture and employee blazers.

Season 4, Episode 18: The Blackout

21 January 1978


Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston

Paul Benedict ... Harry Bentley
Jack Baker ... Looter #2 (as John Anthony Bailey)
Gerald Castillo ... Policeman
Bobby F. Ellerbee ... Announcer (voice)
Cal Gibson ... Man #1

Ernest Harden Jr. ... Marcus Henderson
Tony Major ... Cop #2
Tobar Mayo ... Man #2
Le Tari ... Jackson
Ron Trice ... Man #3
Randy Williams ... Cop #1
Bill Woodard ... Looter #1
Wendell Wright ... Walker

Season 4, Episode 19: Florence's Union

28 January 1978
Florence and the other maids in the building decide to form a union. Louise supports the idea, but George opposes the idea because Mr. Whittendale does, too.

Season 4, Episode 20: George and Jimmy

4 February 1978
As a publicity gimmick for his store, George tries to get President Carter to stay with him. After a phone call to the White House degenerates into an argument, George's comments are interpreted by the Secret Service as a threat to the President.

Season 4, Episode 21: Thomas H. Willis & Co.

11 February 1978

Season 4, Episode 22: Uncle George and Aunt Louise

18 February 1978
George and Louise's troublesome nephew, Raymond, comes to visit from Chicago.

Season 4, Episode 23: George and Louise in a Bind: Part 1

25 February 1978
A burglar breaks into the Jeffersons' apartment and ties up George and Louise. As the burglar goes about his work, the couple are left to reminisce about their past. This episode includes clips from both "The Jeffersons" and "All in the Family."

Season 4, Episode 24: George and Louise in a Bind: Part 2

25 February 1978

Season 4, Episode 25: George and Louise in a Bind: Part 3

25 February 1978

Season 4, Episode 26: Jenny's Thesis

4 March 1978
Jenny goes to the ghetto to write a thesis about gang violence. There, she meets a 12 year old boy who is already a veteran gang member.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Louise's Painting

20 September 1978
George hits the roof when he sees Louise's sketch of a nude male model she drew at Helen's art class.

Season 5, Episode 2: Homecoming: Part 1

27 September 1978
Tom's father dies and leaves a warehouse to Alan, with the specific condition that he may not sell it to anyone on his father's side of the family. Meanwhile, the Help Center can't afford a rent increase, and George's laundry presser has raised his prices.

Season 5, Episode 3: Homecoming: Part 2

4 October 1978
George invites Alan to come and stay in his apartment, not letting him know of his ulterior motive: getting the warehouse.

Season 5, Episode 4: How Slowly They Forget

11 October 1978
George asks an old Navy buddy, Cornelius X. Mayflower, to help expedite the approval process for some necessary licenses for the Help Center.

Season 5, Episode 5: George's Dream

18 October 1978
George dreams it's 1996 - his friends and his wife are commemorating the silver anniversary of his first store (and he now has twenty), but he's dead.

Season 5, Episode 6: George's New Stockbroker

1 November 1978
George hires Roy Crandall, a former ventriloquist, as his new stockbroker. When his old stockbroker tells him that Roy spent time in a mental hospital, he regrets this and tries to stop Florence from going out with the man.

Season 5, Episode 7: Me and Billy Dee

4 November 1978
Louise wants a celebrity to talk to the kids at the Help Center, so George suggests Billy Dee Williams, who is in town making a movie. He calls him up, pretending to be author Alex Haley, and asks Ralph to find a lookalike in case he can't get the real thing. Florence is excited at first, but when Ralph returns with the name of a celebrity lookalike agency, she assumes that the man coming to the apartment is an impersonator.

Season 5, Episode 8: Half a Brother

8 November 1978
George is up for a nomination as a member of the Board of Directors of his bank. When the Bank President's daughter takes an interest in Alan, he tries to keep them apart.

Season 5, Episode 9: What Are Friends For?

22 November 1978
George's cousin Dusty needs a new kidney, and since his brother Bob has diabetes, George is the closest possible match.

Season 5, Episode 10: George, Who?

29 November 1978
Louise suffers amnesia following a bump to her head. George, Florence and their friends try to restore Weezie's memory by reenacting favorite and fun moments from her past.

Season 5, Episode 11: Harry's House Guest

13 December 1978
Harry Bentley is stuck with an insufferable lady houseguest and when George Jefferson volunteers to get him unstuck, he winds up sticking Bentley with something worse.

Season 5, Episode 12: George Finds a Father

20 December 1978
George finds out a disturbing secret about his mother from his guardian during the Christmas holiday.

Season 5, Episode 13: Louise's Sister

3 January 1979
George and friends want to surprise Louise after her sister Maxine, whom she hasn't seen in years, visits from Paris. However, when Louise sees her sister, she gets furious.

Season 5, Episode 14: Louise's Reunion

10 January 1979
When Louise finds out about a new clause in George's will, she almost gives him cause to use it.

Season 5, Episode 15: A Bedtime Story

24 January 1979
George's problems in the bedroom send him on a panicked search for solutions, from some of the most unlikely sources.

Season 5, Episode 16: Florence Meets Mr. Right

31 January 1979
Florence is quitting her job as the Jeffersons' maid when her new boyfriend, Buzz Thatcher, proposes to her. However, Louise is concerned that Florence is getting into a bad situation when she discovered that Buzz is controlling.

Season 5, Episode 17: Louise's Award

7 February 1979
Louise's donation to charity might win her a special award, if George's "donation" to a politician doesn't ruin her chances.

Season 5, Episode 18: The Other Woman

21 February 1979
Is it business or pleasure?

Season 5, Episode 19: The Hold Out

28 February 1979
George gets caught between his morals and his money when his efforts to increase his take on a business deal turn him into an unlikely neighborhood hero.

Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Roxie Roker ... Helen Willis

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston

Alma Beltran ... Woman Picketer #2
Gerald Castillo ... Man Picketer #1
Maxine Elliott Hicks ... Woman Picketer #1
E.M. Margolese ... Man Picketer #2
Robert Phalen ... Jim Baker
James Ray ... Gerald Woodley
Davis Roberts ... Man Picketer #3
Peter Turgeon ... Bill Walters
Vernon Washington ... Leroy
Dick Whittington ... Newscaster (as 'Sweet' Dick Whittington)

Season 5, Episode 20: The Ones You Love

7 March 1979
The first casualty from George and Louise's vicious verbal battle could be the interviewer interested in their "perfect marriage."

Season 5, Episode 21: Every Night Fever

28 March 1979
Louise's plan to spend more time with George backfires when he catches "disco fever" and goes dancing every night.

Season 5, Episode 22: Three Faces of Florence

4 April 1979
Has Florence finally flipped?

Season 5, Episode 23: Louise's Convention

11 April 1979
There's foul play afoot when George tries to duck out of celebrating his wedding anniversary with Louise and she tries to duck out of town to attend a convention.

Season 5, Episode 24: The Freeze In

18 April 1979
Cold spell heats up the house.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: The Announcement

23 September 1979
Jenny reveals to her parents that she is pregnant; however, George and Louise are initially upset because they learned Jenny chose not to tell them.

Season 6, Episode 2: A Short Story

30 September 1979
George is in ego heaven; he's been chosen as "The Midtown Small Businessman of the Year" -- but Louise soon discovers the group's shortcomings.

Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Roxie Roker ... Helen Willis

Franklin Cover ... Tom Willis

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston

Paul Benedict ... Harry Bentley
Joe Alfasa ... Small Businessman #3
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Small Businessman #1
Bob Gorman ... Bob Simmons
Jesse Jacobs ... Photographer
Peter Mitchell ... Small Businessman #2
Dave Nicolson ... Small Businessman #4
Don Potter ... Jack Feldman
Herbie Tepper ... Small Businessman #5

Season 6, Episode 3: Louise's Old Boyfriend

7 October 1979
Florence decides to impersonate Louise and the result is a three-ring circus. While Louise lingers, uncertain about keeping a 35-year-old "date" with her first boyfriend, Florence seizes the chance to be "Mrs. Jefferson" and keeps it herself.

Season 6, Episode 4: Now You See It, Now You Don't: Part 1

21 October 1979
It's Halloween and everyone is dressing up as their favorite movie stars; but instead of treats it becomes a night of tricks when Louise witnesses a man dressed like a rabbit killing someone.

Season 6, Episode 5: Now You See It, Now You Don't: Part 2

28 October 1979
While George and the others are gathered in the bar waiting for the costume contest to start; Louise has a face to face confrontation in her apartment with the killer rabbit who's now planning to make her his second victim.

Season 6, Episode 6: Where's Papa?

4 November 1979
The discovery of an unfulfilled request in his father's will leads George on an unusual search into his forgotten past. George's attempt to grant his father's last request, to be buried next to his wife, is complicated by the 40 years that passed since th

Season 6, Episode 7: The Expectant Father

11 November 1979
The Jeffersons and Willises are shocked when "expectant father" Lionel storms out of the apartment to pursue a boyhood dream. Lionel's mysterious actions make sense to no one except George -- who had spent a similar night of his own.

Season 6, Episode 8: Joltin' George

18 November 1979
George's big mouth and matching ego are hurriedly humbled when he is challenged to display his boxing ability. Having volunteered to help Marcus in the art of self-defense, George has a verbal, soon-to-be physical, run-in at the gym.

Season 6, Episode 9: Baby Love

2 December 1979
All the preparations for Jenny's baby leave Florence wanting a child to bolster her own womanhood and sends her "husband hunting." Florence joins a dating club to find a man to help her start a family.

Season 6, Episode 10: Louise vs. Florence

9 December 1979
Louise and Florence get into an argument over pettiness after Louise discovered an error in a plaque she had Florence take to an engraver.

Season 6, Episode 11: Me and Mr. G

30 December 1979
Louise is excited that a children's program sponsored by the Neighborhood Help Center is allowing her to have an orphan girl, Abby, stay with her for a week. However, when Abby acts like George after meeting him, Abby is sent back to the center.

Season 6, Episode 12: One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Nest

6 January 1980
George's attempts to get out of a painting party at the Willises get him into plenty of trouble at a state mental hospital, where he goes crazy trying to convince everyone that he's sane. The only one who knows that George is being held by mistake is anot

Season 6, Episode 13: Louise's Setback

13 January 1980
Louise is racked with guilt after one of the youths she is trying to help at the Neighborhood Help Center attempts suicide.

Season 6, Episode 14: Brother Tom

27 January 1980
When friends from Helen's high school days make Tom feel out of place in his own hone, he makes the mistake of turning to George for help.

Season 6, Episode 15: The Arrival: Part 1

3 February 1980
A squeamish George is drafted to help Jenny in her natural childbirth class -- but the trouble really starts after the class when Jenny goes into labor and George goes into hysterics, in the first of a special two-part story. The Jeffersons and Willises'

Season 6, Episode 16: The Arrival: Part 2

10 February 1980
The family has eagerly awaited the arrival of the newest Jefferson, but the baby may catch everyone off-guard as George frantically tries to get Jenny to the hospital while trying to get word to Lionel that his wife's in labor, in the conclusion of a two-

Season 6, Episode 17: The Shower

17 February 1980
George brags he's found the perfect gift for Jenny and Lionel's baby shower, but fails to notice that what they really need can't be bought and packaged.

Season 6, Episode 18: The Longest Day

24 February 1980
The guys (George, Tom, and Lionel) are convinced taking care of a baby is child's play, but when the gals (Louise, Helen, Jenny, and Florence) leave newborn Jessica in their care, they soon discover it's a whole different ball game.

Season 6, Episode 19: George's Birthday

2 March 1980
It is George's 50th birthday and he thinks that none of his friends want to celebrate with him. However, Louise have secretly invited all of his friends to he apartment building for a surprise party.

Season 6, Episode 20: A Night to Remember

9 March 1980
George and Louise have idyllic plans for their 30th anniversary until Louise's jealousy leaves George alone in the path of temptation.

Season 6, Episode 21: The Loan

23 March 1980
Lionel's loan on a new home does not go through; therefore, George, Louise, Tom and Helen secretly go to the banker behind each other's backs to co-sign the loan.

Season 6, Episode 22: Louise Takes a Stand

30 March 1980
George puts his foot down to his landlord to gain more space for his cleaners, but only succeeds in stepping on a good friend. Everyone is up-in-arms when they hear their favorite hangout, Charley's Bar, is being forced out so someone can take over the sp

Season 6, Episode 23: The First Store

6 April 1980
The Jeffersons relive 1968: George wants to break out of his impoverished life by opening his own dry-cleaners, in spite of the tremendous obstacles thrown in his way by society and the times. In a flashback, George struggles to smother his pride to obtai

Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Mike Evans ... Lionel Jefferson
Roger Bowen ... William Drew
James King ... Youth #1

Martin Luther King ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
John Gunn ... Announcer (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 24: Once Upon a Time

13 April 1980
George tells baby Jessica a bedtime story, and all is transformed into the fantastic medieval Empire of Jefferson, where King George suits up for a battle royale against the Dark Knight Inflation, and the fate of the entire empire hangs in the balance. Ge

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Marathon Men

2 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 2: The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part 1

9 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 3: The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part 2

16 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 4: The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part 3

16 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 5: The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part 4

23 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 6: Put It On

30 November 1980

Season 7, Episode 7: Florence's Cousin

7 December 1980

Season 7, Episode 8: All I Want for Christmas

21 December 1980

Season 7, Episode 9: Calendar Girl

4 January 1981

Season 7, Episode 10: As Florence Turns

11 January 1981

Season 7, Episode 11: God Bless Americans

18 January 1981

Season 7, Episode 12: Alley Oops

25 January 1981

Season 7, Episode 13: And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds

1 February 1981
When The Jeffersons' new furniture for their living and dining room arrives, one of the delivery men informs Weezie that the block of buildings she grew up around in Harlem - including the building she lived in - will be demolished for new development. She then visits her old, abandoned apartment there one last time, while thinking about some of the times she spent there.

Season 7, Episode 14: Sorry, Wrong Meeting

15 February 1981
George attends a meeting that he wrongly assumes is dealing with crime in the building - it turns out to be an attempt to recruit members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Season 7, Episode 15: My Hero

22 February 1981
George tells Louise, Helen and Florence that he rescued an old lady from a robbery attempt by fighting off the perpetrator. However, when George learns that the criminal escaped from the police, George becomes frightened and confesses to Louise that he embellished on the story; the robbery was actually averted when George accidentally slipped on a banana peel and crashed into the criminal.

Season 7, Episode 16: I Buy the Songs

1 March 1981

Season 7, Episode 17: Small Fish, Big Pond

8 March 1981

Season 7, Episode 18: Not So Dearly Beloved

15 March 1981
George tells his rude and classless employee, Wendell, to come up to his apartment, where George plans to fire him. However, while George is talking, Wendell collapses on the sofa and dies of a stroke.

Season 7, Episode 19: Florence's New Job: Part 1

29 March 1981

Season 7, Episode 20: Florence's New Job: Part 2

29 March 1981


Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: The Separation: Part 1

4 October 1981
With a young daughter and a job offer waiting in Japan, times should be happy for Lionel and Jenny Jefferson. But they're far from happy; in fact, they're so happy they've agreed to a separation. This sets none to well with the Jeffersons or the Willises, who are determined to get at the root of the matter ... or in George's case, meddle to the point where they have to get back together.

Season 8, Episode 2: The Separation: Part 2

11 October 1981
George's plan for getting unhappy spouses Lionel and Jenny back together: Hiring a marriage counselor and tricking his son and daughter-in-law to the apartment to an involuntary counseling session.

Season 8, Episode 3: Louise's Father

18 October 1981

Season 8, Episode 4: My Maid, Your Maid

25 October 1981

Season 8, Episode 5: I've Still Got It

1 November 1981

Season 8, Episode 6: Florence Did it Different: Part 1

8 November 1981

Season 8, Episode 7: Florence Did it Different: Part 2

15 November 1981

Season 8, Episode 8: The House That George Built

29 November 1981

Season 8, Episode 9: A Whole Lot of Trouble

6 December 1981

Season 8, Episode 10: I've Got a Secret

20 December 1981
George notices that Louise has been writing in her diary every night and, suspicious she might be hiding something, attempts to read it while Louise is away at work.

Season 8, Episode 11: A Charmed Life

27 December 1981

Season 8, Episode 12: Thammy the Thongwriter

3 January 1982

Season 8, Episode 13: I Spy

17 January 1982

Season 8, Episode 14: Dog Gone

24 January 1982

Season 8, Episode 15: Blazing Jeffersons

31 January 1982
One of George's stores in Brooklyn catches fire and is heavily damaged. When faulty wiring is suspected, Tom encourages him to file an insurance claim and hold the man responsible for the bad wiring. Bad news: Lionel installed the wiring!

Season 8, Episode 16: Men of the Cloth

7 February 1982

Season 8, Episode 17: A Case of Self-Defense

21 February 1982
Lionel and Jenny's apartment is burglarized and looted. George worries that the crime wave will spread to his "deluxe apartment in the sky" and is determined to buy some insurance ... in the form of a gun. Louise totally objects, and is outraged when George goes behind her back to buy one. George finally realizes that a gun is a dangerous investment when little Jessica accidentally fires it and barely avoids shooting herself.

Season 8, Episode 18: My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her

7 March 1982

Season 8, Episode 19: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?

14 March 1982

Season 8, Episode 20: The Strays: Part 1

21 March 1982
One of the delivery boys at Jefferson Cleaners is robbed at gunpoint by a street gang ... made up entirely of female hoods. When George goes to confront the female gangsters, they easily subdue him and then stab him. While he is writhing in pain on the sidewalk, the girls help themselves to Louise's ring George was taking to have reset as an anniversary gift.

Season 8, Episode 21: The Strays: Part 2

28 March 1982
It turns out that George is OK and will recover, but while recuperating, he contemplates a plan to get Louise's ring back from The Strays (the all-female gang whose members nearly killed George), despite her objections. George decides to hatch his plan for revenge anyway, knowing full well that the consequences could be far more severe.

Season 8, Episode 22: Jeffersons Greatest Hits

11 April 1982

Season 8, Episode 23: A Small Victory

18 April 1982

Season 8, Episode 24: Lesson in Love

2 May 1982

Season 8, Episode 25: Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen

16 May 1982


Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Laundry Is a Tough Town: Part 1

26 September 1982

Season 9, Episode 2: Laundry Is a Tough Town: Part 2

3 October 1982

Season 9, Episode 3: Anatomy of a Stain

10 October 1982

Season 9, Episode 4: Social Insecurity

17 October 1982

Season 9, Episode 5: Charlie's Angels

24 October 1982

Season 9, Episode 6: Heeeere's Johnny

31 October 1982

Season 9, Episode 7: A Date with Danger

7 November 1982

Season 9, Episode 8: Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner: Part 1

21 November 1982


Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Roxie Roker ... Helen Willis

Franklin Cover ... Tom Willis

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston
Robert Burleigh ... Lawyer

David Downing ... Edgar

Bill Erwin ... T.J. Wheeler

Bernard Fox ... Andrew Derek
Teresa V. Hoyos ... Barbara Collins (as Teresa Hoyos)
Barrie Ingham ... Captain Marshall Monahan

Russell Johnson ... Mac Steel
Zale Kessler ... Accountant
Dorothy Konrad ... Bertha

Edie McClurg ... Audrey Blume
Steve Nevil ... Steward

Season 9, Episode 9: Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner: Part 2

28 November 1982


Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson

Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson

Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston

David Downing ... Edgar

Bernard Fox ... Andrew Derek
Barrie Ingham ... Captain Marshall Monahan

Russell Johnson ... Mac Steel

Edie McClurg ... Audrey Blume
Steve Nevil ... Steward

Season 9, Episode 10: Appointment in 8-B

12 December 1982

Season 9, Episode 11: Poetic Justice

19 December 1982

Season 9, Episode 12: How Now Dow Jones

26 December 1982

Season 9, Episode 13: The Defiant Ones

2 January 1983

Season 9, Episode 14: My Maid... My Wife

9 January 1983

Season 9, Episode 15: Mr. Wonderful

16 January 1983

Season 9, Episode 16: My Girl, Louise

23 January 1983

Season 9, Episode 17: Bodyguards Are People Too

30 January 1983

Season 9, Episode 18: True Confessions

6 February 1983

Season 9, Episode 19: Mr. Clean

13 February 1983

Season 9, Episode 20: The Good Life

20 February 1983

Season 9, Episode 21: Father's Day

6 March 1983

Season 9, Episode 22: Change of a Dollar

13 March 1983

Season 9, Episode 23: Designing Woman

20 March 1983

Season 9, Episode 24: Double Trouble

27 March 1983

Season 9, Episode 25: Silver Lining

3 April 1983

Season 9, Episode 26: The Wheel of Forever

10 April 1983

Season 9, Episode 27: Personal Business

1 May 1983


Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Mission: Incredible: Part 1

2 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 2: Mission: Incredible: Part 2

3 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 3: Mission: Incredible: Part 3

9 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 4: I Do, I Don't

16 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 5: How Not to Marry a Millionaire

23 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 6: And the Winner Is...

30 October 1983

Season 10, Episode 7: The Return of Bentley

6 November 1983

Season 10, Episode 8: The List

20 November 1983

Season 10, Episode 9: Who's the Fairest?

4 December 1983

Season 10, Episode 10: Father Christmas

11 December 1983

Season 10, Episode 11: What Makes Sammy Run?

1 January 1984

Season 10, Episode 12: Getting Back to Basiks

8 January 1984

Season 10, Episode 13: The Command Post

15 January 1984

Season 10, Episode 14: Real Men Don't Dry Clean

29 January 1984

Season 10, Episode 15: Trading Places

12 February 1984

Season 10, Episode 16: My Guy, George

4 March 1984

Season 10, Episode 17: A New Girl in Town

11 March 1984

Season 10, Episode 18: Otis

18 March 1984

Season 10, Episode 19: Hart to Heart???

25 March 1984

Season 10, Episode 20: George's Old Girlfriend

1 April 1984

Season 10, Episode 21: Honeymoon Hotel

15 April 1984

Season 10, Episode 22: In the Chips

6 May 1984


Season 11


Season 11, Episode 1: Blood and Money

14 October 1984
Louise wants George to donate blood and he says he will, but pays Ralph to donate in his name. Later Whittendale shows up claiming that because of George his wife was able to have a transfusion. He is willing to give George whatever he wants and George wants a Rolls Royce. But when Ralph learns of this he tries to get his piece of the pie.

Season 11, Episode 2: Ebony and Ivory

21 October 1984

Season 11, Episode 3: Bobbles, Bangles and Booboos

28 October 1984

Season 11, Episode 4: A House Divided

4 November 1984