The Jeffersons (TV Series 1975–1985) Poster



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Edited into 

The N Word (2004)
clip used

Spun-off from 

All in the Family (1971) (TV Series)
All in the Family: The Jeffersons Move on Up (1975) sets up the premise.


Referenced in 

All in the Family: The Jeffersons Move on Up (1975) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Saturday Night Live: Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Norman Lear's monologue
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.13 (1976) (TV Episode)
Theme tune sung in the TV themes medley
Mork & Mindy: Pilot (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhthym Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) (TV Episode)
Title on top ten list held up by Al Franken on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on SNL Newsbreak.
Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/The New Joe Jackson Band (1982) (TV Episode)
The Love Brothers sing "Movin' On Up"
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Old Negro Beer
Repo Man (1984)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Movie)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
Private Teacher (1985)
Diane asks Jimmy, "Don't you want to watch 'The Jeffersons' with me?"
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 2 (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 3 (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! (1989) (Video Game)
One of the possible answers to the question "What was the first TV show with the sound of a flushing toilet?" in the age verification test is "The Jeffersons".
227: Video-Activity (1989) (TV Episode)
Marla Gibbs, playing Mary, watches TV with a smile as "The Jeffersons" theme song is played, where she had once played Florence.
The Dead Next Door (1989)
The emergency news caster reads out "To repeat, The Jeffersons and Sanford & Son will not be shown at their regular times tonight"
It: Part 1 (1990) (TV Episode)
Pennywise tauntingly calls Eddie, who is asthmatic, "Weezie"
It: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Pennywise tauntingly calls Eddie, who is asthmatic, "Weezie"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) (TV Episode)
"That guy moves like George Jefferson"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
"It's moving out." Joel: "To the east side"
Saturday Night Live: Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam (1992) (TV Episode)
mentioned on Weekend Update
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Don't Make Me Give It Up" rap.
CB4 (1993)
The rappers discuss this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: Movin' on up. Servo Weezie!
Married with Children: Dances with Weezie (1993) (TV Episode)
The entire episode is about Marcy and Peggy going to a live show of this series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (singing): "Movin' on up to the east side"
The Nanny: Kindervelt Days (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the character of Louise 'Ouisie' Jefferson.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Is from Mars... (1995) (TV Episode)
Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford reprise their popular roles of George and Louise Jefferson from The Jeffersons.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: (as George) Weezie!
Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis, Can You Spare a Dime? (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Nanny: The Two Mrs. Sheffields (1995) (TV Episode)
Sylvia recites the lyrics "movin' on up to the east side".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "If they lived in Manhattan, they could've gotten rid of the Jeffersons."
Girl 6 (1996)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Done: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
George and Weezy Jefferson & Florence Johnston make an appearance
Moesha: The List (1996) (TV Episode)
Hakeem playfully calls the Mitchell family the Jeffersons
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
This is one of the posters in the museum.
Dexter's Laboratory: Paper Route Bout/The Old Switcharooms/Trick or Treehouse (1998) (TV Episode)
Dexter is briefly heard quoting some lines from the theme song.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: I used to live next to the Jeffersons.
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: Up, Up and Away (1998) (TV Episode)
Sherman Hemsley says he'll be "moving on up" and that he's "weezy", references to his famous TV series
The Nanny: California, Here We Come (1999) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the character, Ouisie.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Episode I: The Baby Menace (1999) (TV Episode)
Harry says, "Remember that time we busted open the TV 'cause we wanted to meet the Jeffersons?"
City Guys: Movin' on Up (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner (1999) (TV Episode)
Dick says, "I can tell you what happened on 'The Jeffersons' last night."
Next Friday (2000)
Trois (2000)
"Movin' up like George and Weezy."
Malibu, CA: Movin' on Out (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The PJs: The Jeffersons (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Angel: The Thin Dead Line (2001) (TV Episode)
When taunting Gunn for "moving up" in the world, one of his former cronies derisively quotes the theme song: "deluxe apartment in the sky"
See Spot Run (2001)
Gordon does a dance move called the "George Jefferson".
The Lone Gunmen: Maximum Byers (2001) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) (TV Movie)
"Movin' on up"
E! True Hollywood Story: Married... with Children (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the two creators' earlier jobs.
My Wife and Kids: Thru Thick and Thin (2001) (TV Episode)
Mike recalls Jay calling him Sherman Hemsley when he went bald
Emeril: Halloween (2001) (TV Episode)
Melva dresses up as Aretha Franklin for Halloween but everyone mistakes her for Weezi Jefferson.
Family Guy: Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother? (2001) (TV Episode)
While trying to convince the Quahog African American League that he is black, Peter references the experiences of black characters in the Jeffersons, Good Times, The Facts of Life, and Different Strokes to show that he was with them.
La leggenda di Al, John e Jack (2002)
At one point, the characters are talking about blowing up the Jeffersons' laundry
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Gordon/Avril Lavigne (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gary Bussy
South Park: South Park Is Gay (2003) (TV Episode)
"The crab people! They've tried this before with The Jeffersons"
Ride or Die (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in dialog by Rad in the opening scene.
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
refers to Lenny Kravitz as "the boy whose mama was on 'The Jeffersons'"
The Simpsons: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) (TV Episode)
Closing line: "George Jefferson, come home, we miss you," plus the show's theme song over the end credits
Chappelle's Show: Episode #2.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
The grocery store owner thought Roxy Roker from this show was on "Good Times".
Chappelle's Show: Episode #2.11 (2004) (TV Episode)
Dave mentions George Jefferson
South Park: The Jeffersons (2004) (TV Episode)
Michael Jackson's alias is reference to this series about a Black businessman who moved in to an upscale neighborhood.
Fronterz (2004)
a girl sings the beginning of the "Movin' on Up" theme song
Shark Tale (2004)
They sing the "Moving on Up" theme song
That '70s Show: Let's Spend the Night Together (2004) (TV Episode)
Eric says that he loves the show.
The Wire: All Due Respect (2004) (TV Episode)
Weezie Jefferson mentioned
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Title seen on Al Franken's top ten list
Entourage: Blue Balls Lagoon (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Fat Mike (2005) (TV Episode)
Rochelle says "Do I look like Florence from The Jeffersons?"
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Halloween (2005) (TV Episode)
Chris dresses as George Jefferson for Halloween
Nip/Tuck: Tommy Bolton (2005) (TV Episode)
"We passed out in front of a Jeffersons episode."
Will & Grace: Birds of a Feather Boa (2005) (TV Episode)
Karen: "Well, if it isn't Tom and Helen Willis of TV's THe Jeffersons."
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dirtfoot (2005) (TV Episode)
Shake is watching it on TV; Meatwad mentions it by name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.66 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Theme Song Endings" category
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Sherman Hemsley provides the voice for "George Jefferson" who shows up at Peter's Church of the Fonz and steals part of the congreation by announcing the formation of the Church of George Jefferson.
The Boondocks: Riley Wuz Here (2006) (TV Episode)
someone says that if Jesus was black, he would look like George Jefferson
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
when Garfield learns that he is the acting prince he sings a variation of the theme song to the tv show "The Jeffersons"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.207 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "TV Spin-Offs" category
Littleman (2006)
when vannessa tell darrell about her promotion, the singer in the background sings the theme song to the tv show " the jeffersons"
My Name Is Earl: Jump for Joy (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy's list of people who could help bail out Joy includes the Jeffersons.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Malvo (2006) (TV Episode)
one of Chris's descriptions of the robber makes him look like George Jefferson
30 Rock: Corporate Crush (2007) (TV Episode)
Don mentions it.
Autism: The Musical (2007)
cited in connection with Norman Lear's work for autism
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Blackie (2007) (TV Episode)
Tonya reads a television listing about the show
Psych: Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "She probably thinks you were on 'The Jeffersons.'"
Breaking Bad: Cancer Man (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This TV show is referenced during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Ex-Cons (2008) (TV Episode)
People in the barbershop talk about the series being renewed.
Smother (2008)
discussed in the restaurant
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Theme song mentioned
Family Guy: Love Blactually (2008) (TV Episode)
Weezy mentioned
Robot Chicken: PS: Yes, in That Way (2009) (TV Episode)
Billy Dee Williams mentions that he appeared on "The Jeffersons."
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)
the show is discussed
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.100 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
Gossip Girl: Remains of the J (2009) (TV Episode)
Dan sings the show's theme song.
Robot Chicken: Unionizing Our Labor (2009) (TV Episode)
Homeless Clark Kent refers to this show by name
American Dad!: G-String Circus (2009) (TV Episode)
Talking about Tanqueray becoming a dry cleaning owner, Hayley quotes some lyrics from the TV show theme
30 for 30: The U (2009) (TV Episode)
Randall Hill dances "the George Jefferson."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Tim McGraw sings part of the theme song
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.66 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "The Emmys"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.115 (2010) (TV Episode)
Adjacent categories entitled "The Jefferson", "Movin' On 'Up'", and "To the Far East Side"
RuPaul's Drag Race: The Snatch Game (2010) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says that James Ross's voice "worked for Bea Arthur and Wheezy Jefferson."
The Office: St. Patrick's Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Darryl sings "Movin' On Up" ("The Jeffersons" theme) while moving into his new office.
The Boondocks: Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy (2010) (TV Episode)
George Pissedofferson's name is a reference to George Jefferson
Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Nanny (2010) (TV Episode)
The show is referenced, mainly in Sherman Hemsley's scenes
Glee: Duets (2010) (TV Episode)
Santana snarkily hails Mercedes "Hey Weezy," a reference to the nickname for the similarly full-figured Louise Jefferson
Harry's Law: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Theme song "Movin' on Up" played.
DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) (TV Episode)
Brad thinks the Goldensteins would be better off living next door to the Jeffersons.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.190 (2011) (TV Episode)
a "Jaywalking" version of history portrays Thomas Jefferson as George Jefferson from the show
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) (TV Movie)
Phineas says, "Next thing we know, we're bouncing on up to the east side to your deluxe apartment in the sky."
The Idiotmaker's Gravity Tour (2011)
Walt mentions it in reference to his situation ("Movin' on up")
Community: Studies in Modern Movement (2011) (TV Episode)
Pierce says, "Easy-peasy, George and Weezie."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.68 (2012) (TV Episode)
Janet Jackson mentions that Norman Lear created the show
The Cleveland Show: Dancing with the Stools (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
South Park: Cartman Finds Love (2012) (TV Episode)
Cartman watches this show on TV
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.149 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea and Chuy sing the show's theme song.
Modern Family: Schooled (2012) (TV Episode)
George Jefferson mentioned
Mr. Box Office: Histor-Vention (2012) (TV Episode)
Upon being asked "Who chopped down the cherry tree?" Tony responds "George Jefferson".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the show's star Sherman Hemsley has not yet been buried three months after his death
Christmas in Compton (2012)
The name George Jefferson is used as an alias.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.62 (2012) (TV Episode)
Referring to the show's theme song, a JibJab recap of the year depicts Sherman Hemsley saying, "We moved on up into the sky"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.17 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dave mentions the show's theme song.
House of Lies: Wonders of the World (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Futurama: T.: The Terrestrial (2013) (TV Episode)
The Jeffersons Memorial seen
Futurama: Leela and the Genestalk (2013) (TV Episode)
Leela says, "It's some kinda de-luxe apartment in the sky"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
CeeLo Green sings part of the show's theme song
Last Man Standing: Larabee for School Board (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions movin' on up to the east side
The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
"Movin' on up"
Orange Is the New Black: Hugs Can Be Deceiving (2014) (TV Episode)
George Jefferson mentioned
Outside Xbox: "I'd Punch Kevin Spacey in the Crotch" - Nolan North, Troy Baker, John DiMaggio (2014) (TV Episode)
Nolan North comments on George Jefferson being a dry cleaner turned vigilante in Gotham.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.104 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chuy mentions the character of George Jefferson.
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Chris Hemsworth/Zac Brown Band (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned several times in Soap Opera sketch
Tosh.0: How to Give a BJ (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Strain: The Assassin (2015) (TV Episode)
"Movin' on up"
Face Off: Death Becomes Them (2015) (TV Episode)
George Jefferson mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler/Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned various times during Movie Set sketch
The Last Man on Earth: Valhalla (2016) (TV Episode)
Tandy compares Phil #2's hair to George Jefferson's.
The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob refers to Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nathan Lane/Genevieve Angelson/Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall/Hannah Welton (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference by Nathan Lane as he speculates on a potential Trump TV lineup
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.104 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Emmy-Winning Women" category
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah (singing): "Movin' on up"
Fresh Off the Boat: This Isn't Us (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jessica
The Ben Stiller Show: ZooTV at Night (TV Episode)
Bono (Ben Stiller), Sherman Hemsley, and Isabel Sanford sing "The Jeffersons" theme song.

Featured in 

Blue Collar (1978)
Characters watch it on tv in a scene.
X: The Unheard Music (1986)
A clip from "The Jeffersons" is shown during a montage sequence.
Saturday Night Live: Justine Bateman/Terrance Trent D'Arby (1988) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Family Ties skit
Basic Instinct (1992)
NIck is watching this when Beth comes over (when he tells her to leave the key and leave).
Apt Pupil (1998)
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Next Friday (2000)
Hanging Up (2000)
Bamboozled (2000)
Scrubs: My Monster (2002) (TV Episode)
Carla mentions that Turk likes this show/watched on TV
I Love the '80s: 1981 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
The older show is seen on television in the room, when Starsky, Hutch and Huggy Bear visit the boy in the hospital.
The Ladykillers (2004)
seen on TV in a flashback
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shown in Norman Lear segment
South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
"Movin' on Up" theme song is heard as Stan watches TV
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
erasure of (Black) working class reality
Chappelle's Show: Episode #3.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Dirty Jokes (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris watches it
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
The title sequence plays on a TV in the dorm room.
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Brief clip of opening titles during Josh Groban's salute to TV theme songs.
Black to the Future: Hour 1: The 70s (2009) (TV Episode)
clips, discussed
Community: Home Economics (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeff and Abed are watching the Jeffersons.
25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time (2010) (TV Movie)
George Jefferson is #12.
The Hour: Episode #7.75 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Allan Hawco's bio segment.
Think Like a Man (2012)
Candace and Michael watch an episode on television.
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
George & Louise Jefferson are #25.
TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes (2014) (Video)
TV episode is featured in this DVD collection
Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

Spoofed in 

Girl 6 (1996)
Kingpin (1996)
Senseless (1998)
Mafia! (1998)
That's My Bush!: Fare Thee Welfare (2001) (TV Episode)
Movin' on Down is a parody of this show
Scrubs: My Lucky Day (2002) (TV Episode)
Turk quotes the "deluxe apartment in the sky" verse from the theme
MADtv: Episode #11.19 (2006) (TV Episode)
Sketch: The Jeffersons 2006
The Jeffersons: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Spoof of the classic TV show.

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