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Episode List



1 Jan. 1984
What Makes Sammy Run?
Sammy Davis, Jr. plays himself as a next-door neighbor who is trying to duck recognition from the press and public. A tabloid reporter tells Louise he will pay $2,000 if she can find out which apartment he is in which Florence overhears.
8 Jan. 1984
Getting Back to Basiks
George asks Walter, an employee of his with a talent for drawing, to help him create a TV ad for the cleaners. Louise wonders at his resistance and discovers it is because he is illiterate and helps him overcome the shame and learn to read.
15 Jan. 1984
The Command Post
George refuses to allow Florence to accompany he and Louise to Atlantic City. After they leave, Florence gets a minor injury in a stakeout she allows the police of a nearby suspected drug deal. Guilty, George thinks she's seriously injured.
29 Jan. 1984
Real Men Don't Dry Clean
George and Tom start to feel less than masculine because of the girl's excitement over a macho physical trainer they know. When Bentley has access to a cabin in the woods, all 3 go with the plan to return with he-man hunting stories.
12 Feb. 1984
Trading Places
Tired of watching George mistreat his friends Louise falls asleep and has a dream where she is like George and he is like her. A good episode using role reversal.
4 Mar. 1984
My Guy, George
George takes over as manager of Florence's singing group but his booking decisions end in a bad note.
11 Mar. 1984
A New Girl in Town
Florence's 18-year-old cousin, Rhonda comes for a 'visit'. When Rhonda reveals she's 'staying' in NY, with no real plans. Florence's anger makes Rhonda leave and take a very questionable job offer.
18 Mar. 1984
George is the subject of an article for a prestigious magazine about African American business owners but there's one problem: they want to take photos of his store and are not happy with Otis who has a shoe shine stand out front.
25 Mar. 1984
Hart to Heart???
Mr. Whittendale plans to replace Ralph the door man with an electric door.
1 Apr. 1984
George's Old Girlfriend
George's old flame is back in town and she's got a grudge to settle with George.
15 Apr. 1984
Honeymoon Hotel
Tom and Helen squabble over where to spend their second honeymoon; Tom wants to go fishing, Helen wants the Plaza Hotel. George comes up with the seeming perfect compromise, the same small town hotel of their first honeymoon.
6 May 1984
In the Chips
Florence emcees a bingo fund raiser at church but needs card markers. George's friend arrives with a bagful of casino chips, eluding men who plan to murder him for the money. Trick is he registered in George's name and the men come looking.
14 Oct. 1984
Blood and Money
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.
21 Oct. 1984
Ebony and Ivory
A snobby socialites' bragging to Louise about how her grandson will win a piano recital. Prompting Louise to enter Jessica in the recital as well, in an effort to get even for another past event between the two ladies.
28 Oct. 1984
Bobbles, Bangles and Booboos
A practical joke by Louise leads to the Jefferson's apartment being robbed.
4 Nov. 1984
A House Divided
Louise thinks the elected position of the building's Tenant Council President is hers alone, until George is found to be running for it also.
18 Nov. 1984
Some Enchanted Evening
Florence enters poem-writing contest for her dream man, soap opera "star" Kent Tobin. When she learns the Jeffersons and the Willises are attending an event that evening in which Tobin will appear, she begs to go. Alone at home, she dreams.
25 Nov. 1984
The Gift
After overhearing Louise tell Helen that he's actually remembered her birthday, George must now race against time to find the perfect gift and plan a party for her as well.
16 Dec. 1984
They Don't Make Preachers Like Him Anymore
When the minister at Florence's church says that one of the church's projects due to lack of funds will have to be discontinued. Florence then gives him the money she got from an IRS refund. Later the man disappears. When it's obvious he ran off with the money, Florence begins to question her faith. So everyone tries to console her. But when no one can. Louise decides to call the church's previous minster to talk to her. He finds her and convinces not to lose her faith. She comes home and when Louise tries to talk she tells her thank you for calling the minister he ...
23 Dec. 1984
Try a Little Tenderness
After catching vandals trying to break into his store, George and Louise decide to stake it out. They are surprised when two young kids break in. George wants to call the police but Louise doesn't. Louise bets George that if she can't turn them around, he won't have to give her $2000 to save the Help Center's children's counseling program.

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