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Season 8

4 Oct. 1981
The Separation: Part 1
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.
 
11 Oct. 1981
The Separation: Part 2
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.
 
18 Oct. 1981
Louise's Father
A newspaper article reveals that a man with the same name as Louise's father thwarted a crime. Since the man's picture and name are similar to those of Louise's presumed-dead father, George investigates.
 
25 Oct. 1981
My Maid, Your Maid
George and Louise decide that they need a new maid to replace Florence. But each one hires an applicant without consulting the other first.
 
1 Nov. 1981
I've Still Got It
George feels down due to a mid-life crisis, so Louise tries to cheer him up by sending him flowers with a seductive anonymous note attached. George concludes that his bookkeeper Carol sent the flowers and is in love with him.
 
8 Nov. 1981
Florence Did it Different: Part 1
The Claymore Hotel burns down and leaves Florence unemployed, so she returns to ask for her old job back without realizing that Carmen has been hired to replace her.
 
29 Nov. 1981
The House That George Built
A near-death experience prompts George to work toward ensuring that his life and work inspire others, so he decides to write his autobiography - until a casual remark from Tom Willis gives him an even more pompous idea.
 
6 Dec. 1981
A Whole Lot of Trouble
On Louise's birthday, George announces plans to build another store - by knocking down a playground used by the kids from the Help Center where Louise works.
 
20 Dec. 1981
I've Got a Secret
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.
 
27 Dec. 1981
A Charmed Life
When George is denied an invite to a party attended by social-climbers because the host hates his guts, he goes to great lengths to take charm lessons and become more personable.
 
3 Jan. 1982
Thammy the Thongwriter
New neighbor Sammy Gilson the songwriter is upset and creatively blocked due to marital woes, so George tries to cheer him up but has an ulterior motive: he wants Sammy to write a winning publicity jingle for Jefferson Cleaners.
 
17 Jan. 1982
I Spy
Self-absorbed Tom has been neglecting Helen, who has a business luncheon with a male colleague. George sees Helen with the other man, assumes she is cheating on Tom, and sets off a misunderstanding.
 
24 Jan. 1982
Dog Gone
George tries to curry favor with Whittendale by dog-sitting his wife's vicious canine, but sabotages his own efforts by playing fetch carelessly, and then scrambles to explain the unintended outcome.
 
31 Jan. 1982
Blazing Jeffersons
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!
 
7 Feb. 1982
Men of the Cloth
Preparations are underway for Jessica's baptism, so George jettisons Florence's gospel singers and impersonates a minister to recruit Andrae Crouch to officiate at the ceremony.
 
21 Feb. 1982
A Case of Self-Defense
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.
 
7 Mar. 1982
My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her
George and Tom raises their wives' ire by promoting their businesses in a chauvinist fashion, so Louise and Helen walk out on them for a week to punish them for their mistakes.
 
14 Mar. 1982
Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?
The Jeffersons' and Willises plan a surprise party for Florence, but their cover story hurts her feelings so badly that she skips the event and commiserates with Ralph over their mutual lowly-servant status.
 
21 Mar. 1982
The Strays: Part 1
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.
 
28 Mar. 1982
The Strays: Part 2
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.
 
11 Apr. 1982
Jeffersons Greatest Hits
A record company talent scout hears Florence sing in church and offers her a chance to cut an album. But George gets suspicious and thinks the man is nothing but a common swindler out to take Florence's $1200 life savings.
 
18 Apr. 1982
A Small Victory
Insufficient money for social programs at the Help Center tempts Louise and Helen to quit, until they meet a young prostitute who is being physically abused by her pimp.
 
2 May 1982
Lesson in Love
Florence is having a string of bad luck with dates, so Louise plays Cupid for her when a police officer drops by collecting for charity and finds Florence attractive.
 
16 May 1982
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen
The cast plays in a Western spoof, with Florence as a waitress, Ralph an undertaker, George a gunslinger, and Louise a help counter proprietress. Tom is a bumbling cuckold who faces an outlaw that has come to steal brazen adulteress Helen.
 

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