George refuses to accept blame when Tom's pants come back from Jefferson Cleaners with a permanent stain. So Florence suggests they settle the matter by fighting it out on a popular TV court show called Video Verdict.
Charlie the bartender borrows money from Tom to upgrade the bar and boost business with scantily clad waitresses. Louise and Helen take action when they feel that the changes are sexually exploitative toward women.
Dede Sanderson, the tenant in apartment 8-B downstairs, is having an affair with a man named George, so Ralph the doorman jumps to the conclusion that George Jefferson is romancing Dede and being unfaithful to Louise.
After learning that Tom Willis made money from George's successful stock tip, Florence and her fellow building maids pool their money, form a consortium, and enter the stock market themselves by using George as their advisor.
Generous Tom once bought a life insurance policy for his cousin Meg, who hates Helen and has always disparaged the Willis marriage. But when George blabs to Helen about the policy, Helen hits the roof.
Lillian Warren mistreated Louise by condescending to her when Louise worked as Lillian's maid fourteen years ago. But Louise may have to contact her for a donation when the Help Center is dangerously short on funds.
George's quick stop at his Queens cleaning store en route to dinner frames a flashback story to when he opened his first store, served his first customer, and earned his first dollar fifteen years earlier in 1968.
Cunningham Cleaners is using celebrity endorsements to win customers, so George follows suit - by using celebrity lookalikes while Louise pushes him to use real endorsements from his current customers.