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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

27 September 1986
Ernest Frye, a holier-than-thou Deacon, is seeking a new minister for the First Community church.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Maria McDonald ... Michelle
E'Lon Cox ... Winton (as E'Lon)
Franklyn Seales ... Lorenzo Hollingsworth
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

John Hancock ... Reverend
Marilyn Coleman ... Mrs. Russell
Willie J. Walton ... Marvin (as Willie Walton)

Rick Fitts ... Talent Scout

Season 1, Episode 2: The Courtship of Bess Richards

4 October 1986
Deacon Frye tries to woo a gospel singer to sing at his church, but she thinks he wants to marry her.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Nell Carter ... Bess Richards
Arthur Adams ... Father of the Bride
Robert Rigamonti ... Matre'd
H.B. Barnum ... Band Lander
Charles Walker ... Harold
Ellaraino ... Mrs. Fletcher
Sheekeena Smith
Kyiana Walker
Tori Phelix ... Bridesmaid

Season 1, Episode 3: The Morning After

11 October 1986
Poor Thelma's cooking leaves Reverend Gregory intoxicated by her wine-soaked dinner.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Season 1, Episode 4: The Deacon Delivers

1 November 1986
The Deacon winds up delivering a baby from the unwed teenager in the Church choir.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Nadia DeLeye ... Lynette

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Jerome (as Miguel Nunez)

Season 1, Episode 5: Rolly Falls in Love

8 November 1986
Rolly asks the Deacon to ask out a waitress for him, and the Deacon decides to ask her out himself.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Paula Kelly ... Leona

Sam Scarber ... Carl
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Hannah (as Minnie S. Lindsey)

Season 1, Episode 6: Retreat, Heck!

15 November 1986
Deacon Frye decides to go to a church retreat so he can avoid an angry former client who is now getting out of jail.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

James Avery ... Arnie Samples

John Matuszak ... Elmo The Handyman

Season 1, Episode 7: Sermon from the Cell

22 November 1986
The Deacon is jailed for contempt after defending Reverend Gregory who has been giving refugees sanctuary.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Willie
Neva Patterson ... Judge Blandis
Conroy Gedeon ... Agent

Bennet Guillory ... The Prosecutor
Roger Hampton ... Bailiff
Charles Bazaldua ... Guard

Conrad Hurtt ... Parishoner (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Maitre D'eacon

29 November 1986
A church member leaves bequeaths her restaurant to them with the stipulation that they cannot sell it as long as it is successful.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Raymond St. Jacques ... Jason Adderly
Al Fann ... Mr. Jarvis
Claude Brooks ... Howard Stubbs
Franklyn Seales ... Lorenzo Hollingsworth
Frances E. Williams ... Marie

Tina Lifford ... Ruth
Renata Scott ... Mary
Ron Ulstad ... Sam

Season 1, Episode 9: Reuben's Romance

6 December 1986
Reverend Gregory has a guilty conscience after a widow he is consoling becomes a little more to him.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Lynne Moody ... Jill Crawford

Al White ... Sam Burton

Season 1, Episode 10: After the Fall

13 December 1986
After Rolly falls at the bank, the Deacon makes sure Rolly is awarded a settlement, but Rolly refuses it.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Raymond St. Jacques ... Mr. Waters

Marianne Muellerleile ... Nurse Etta

Mary Gross ... Nurse Kenningston

June Christopher ... The Secretary

Season 1, Episode 11: Your Christmas Show of Shows

20 December 1986
Church members work hard to try and finish the preparations for the Christmas pageant which could end up on TV, but snow dampens the festive mood.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
E'Lon Cox ... Winston (as E'Lon)
Vaughn Tyree Jelks ... Tony (as Vaughn Jelks)
Franklyn Seales ... Lorenzo Hollingsworth
Derek McKeith ... Randy / Joseph
Chanel Stone ... Kelly
Bridgette Glover ... Pig / Wiseman
Alexaundria Simmons ... Cow / Christine
Jonathan Scott ... Sheep / Wiseman
Tasha Scott ... Connie
Kenny Ford Jr. ... Choir Member (as Kenny Ford)
Jania Foxworth ... Choir Member

Jaimee Foxworth ... Choir Member
Kwame James ... Choir Member (as Kwame K. James)
Mateo Laboriel ... Choir Member / Wiseman

Season 1, Episode 12: Frye for the Defense

10 January 1987
A fund-raiser replete with rigged games, tainted salad and a lawsuit against the church brings more trouble than reward for the good Reverend.

Season 1, Episode 13: Thelma's Choice

17 January 1987
The new man in Thelma's life seems like Mr. Right to everyone, even the Deacon.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Julian Christopher ... Larry (as James Watkins)
Sydney Goldsmith ... Dresser

Kevin Pollak ... Photographer

Season 1, Episode 14: Betting on the Boy

24 January 1987
The Deacon is glad to be a Big Brother when he realizes his charge may help him win bets.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Darryl
Shirley Jo Finney ... Ms. Rollins

Brian George ... Guru

Season 1, Episode 15: Casting the First Stone

7 February 1987
Lorenzo admits to an affair with an unnamed woman, which starts the congregation speculating and creates embarrassment for Reverend Gregory.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Ralph Meyering Jr. ... Priest
Franklyn Seales ... Lorenzo Hollingsworth

Season 1, Episode 16: Yes Sir, That's Your Baby

14 February 1987
The Hetebrink sisters adopt a baby, but an 18-year-old shows up.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Nadia DeLeye ... Lynette
Todd Hallowell ... Ricky

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Jerome

Season 1, Episode 17: Into the Night

21 February 1987
Deacon Frye is stuck escorting Reverend Gregory's aunt out on the town, but winds up loosening her up too much so that she ends up in jail.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Vivian Bonnell ... Martha, Reuben's Aunt

Conni Marie Brazelton ... Trixi
Don Cervantes ... Waiter

Lee Garlington ... Domina

Dyana Ortelli ... Bambi

Season 1, Episode 18: The Divorce Lawyer

28 February 1987
The Deacon devotes himself to his law practice when the board appoints Rolly as its new chairman.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Vonetta McGee ... Monica Rutledge

Marilyn Lightstone ... Prue
Harris Laskawy ... Maloney
Jeff Abbott ... The Waiter

Season 1, Episode 19: The Rival

7 March 1987
Reverend Gregory falls in love with the new Sunday-school teacher, leaving Thelma heartbroken.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Darryl
E'Lon Cox ... Winston (as E'Lon)

Tracy Reed ... Margaret Holton
Alexaundria Simmons ... Sharon

Season 1, Episode 20: The Magician

14 March 1987
The Deacon's magic act flops before the church board, which is selecting entertainment for a charity bash, but it impresses a burglar out to rob the choir hall.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Claude Brooks ... Howard Stubbs
Eddie Zammit ... The Burglar

Season 1, Episode 21: Glen Garry Glen Thelma

21 March 1987
Thelma may lose a big commission as a real-estate agent thanks to the Deacon.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Robert Sampson ... Mr. Caldwell

Reid Shelton ... Baines
Joan Welles ... Mrs. Caldwell

Season 1, Episode 22: What's Up, Deacon?

4 April 1987
The Deacon turns over a new leaf in an effort to be the church's nominee for a humanitarian award, which could win him and Thelma a trip to the Holy Land.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Phillip Boutté

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: California Dreaming

3 October 1987
Reverend Gregory accepts a job in California, much to Thelma's dismay.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
William Hudson ... Reverend Johnny Jr. (as Reverend William Hudson)
Jinaki ... Mother Williams
Sheekeena Smith ... Alisa

Mel Stewart ... Brother Clark

Season 2, Episode 2: Dancing in the Dark

17 October 1987
The Deacon accepts an offer to work for his old law school rival and finds the man as competitive as ever.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Ed Bernard ... Daniel Morgan
Hope Clarke ... Carol Wilson
Margaret Gwenver ... Judge
Leonard Jackson ... Martin Barlow

Season 2, Episode 3: You Bet Your Life

24 October 1987
Amelia's old gambling habit returns after she wins a new car in the church raffle.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Richard Foronjy ... Frenchy
Stan Haze ... Sid

Alexander Folk ... Harry
Frank Marino ... Charlie
Sheekeena Smith ... Alisa
Opelene Bartley ... Sister Mabel

Season 2, Episode 4: Dueling Ministers

31 October 1987
Reverend Gregory finds himself in competition with a 12-year-old minister.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
William Hudson ... Reverend Johnny Jr. (as Reverend William Hudson III)
Ta-Tanisha ... Mrs. Gordon

John Marshall Jones ... The Moving Man (as J.J.)
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Daryl
Sheekeena Smith ... Alisa
Laura Williams ... Janet

Season 2, Episode 5: Thelma's Reunion

7 November 1987
Thelma becomes very insecure as her school reunion approaches. She feels she doesn't measure up to her snobby friends.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Berlinda Tolbert ... Darlene
Raye Birk ... Mr. Evans
Lynnie Godfrey ... Jackie Dunn
Gerry Black ... Monte

Season 2, Episode 6: Deacon on the Line

14 November 1987
The Deacon counsels a troubled teen who phones in.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Joi Carr ... Robin (as Joi Martins)

Hector Elias ... Judge
William Hudson ... Reverend Johnny Jr. (as Reverend William Hudson)

Phill Lewis ... Marvin
Ray Oliver ... Mr. Rogers
John Tayloe ... Defense Attorney

Jeff Williams ... Dwight (as Jeff Robie)
Patricia Lee Willson ... Court Clerk

Season 2, Episode 7: Rolly's Proposal

21 November 1987
Rolly and Leola decide to move in together.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Hudson

Season 2, Episode 8: Rolly's Wedding

28 November 1987
Rolly and Leola prepare for their wedding despite some reservations.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Forbes

Season 2, Episode 9: Thelma's Birthday

5 December 1987
When Frye's doctor meets Thelma, he asks her out. When Gregory learns of this, he acts jealous. When they go to her place, Frye who is sick, is constantly asking the doctor to check him out. And Gregory shows up.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Richard Lawson ... Dr. Jonathan Wallace
Bobby Corbin ... The Cub Scout
Bilal Abdul-Samad ... Choir member (uncredited)
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Choir member (uncredited)
Tajh Abdul-Samad ... Choir member (uncredited)
Tasha Scott ... Choir member (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Thelma's Little Girl

12 December 1987
Thelma prepares to adopt a child, but the Deacon wonders if she's ready for the responsibility.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Forbes
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Marie Thomas ... Miss Walters
Gloria Briscoe ... Jeanette

Season 2, Episode 11: The Twelve Songs of Christmas

19 December 1987
The Church Choir brings joy to the Christmas festivities as well as Leola and Rolly.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Forbes
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Lynn Hamilton ... Mrs. Phillips
Franklyn Seales ... Lorenzo Hollingsworth

Darius McCrary ... Darius Hughes
Cliffy Magee ... Rapping Kid
Rose Banks ... Choir Member
Voncielle Faggett ... Choir Member
Tammie Gibson ... Choir Member
Jean Johnson ... Choir Member
Geary Lanier Faggett ... Choir Member
Howard McCrary ... Choir Member
Perry Morgan ... Choir Member
Alfie Silas ... Choir Member
David Williams ... Choir Member

Season 2, Episode 12: Snakes Alive

2 January 1988
Deacon Frye tries to help Reverend Gregory overcome his fear of snakes.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Macon McCalman ... Dr. Burgess

Season 2, Episode 13: Man on a Ledge

16 January 1988
Thelma regrets leaving an amorous message on Reverend Gregory's answering machine.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Lynnie Godfrey ... Jackie Dunn

Maidie Norman ... Mrs. Murray

Season 2, Episode 14: To Catch a Thief

23 January 1988
The Deacon comes to his granddaughter's defense when she's accused of stealing money from the church collection box.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Lee Weaver ... Man Who Stole the Money
Gloria Briscoe ... Jeanette

Season 2, Episode 15: The Widow

6 February 1988
Reuben becomes the object of affection from a very lonely widow.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Denise Nicholas ... Mrs. Kirby

Season 2, Episode 16: Stranded

20 February 1988
The Deacon has a spiritual reawakening at a church retreat in the mountains during a snowstorm.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Earl Boen ... Dr. Carter

Season 2, Episode 17: Deacon Dearest

27 February 1988
The Deacon becomes interested in one of the parishes couples which are talking divorce after he learns that the husband is a millionaire.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Kathleen Bradley ... Bailiff

James A. Watson Jr. ... Richard Dunn

Season 2, Episode 18: The Fantasy

5 March 1988
Thelma and Reverend Gregory imagine what life would be like if they were married.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Candy Ann Brown ... Ramona
Kenny Ford Jr. ... Matthew (as Kenny Wesley Ford Jr.)
Rodney Kageyama ... Bellman
Jeff Mooring ... Reverend Junior

Season 2, Episode 19: Wedding Bell Blues

12 March 1988
Reverend Gregory is sued for negligent marriage counseling.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Cylk Cozart ... Young Groom

Telma Hopkins ... Charlotte Holloway

Janet MacLachlan ... Judge Wilson

Richard Roat ... Michael Stevens

Lela Rochon ... Young Bride

Terry Wills ... The Man

William Allen Young ... Roger Holloway

Season 2, Episode 20: A Slight Case of Murder (1)

30 April 1988
Deacon Frye defends a woman accused of murdering her husband and much to everyone's surprise, falls in love with her.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Jackée Harry ... Roxanne Farley (as Jackee)
Tom Troupe ... Judge McIntyre
William Bogert ... Prosecutor Evans
Ray Combs ... Harold Buckner

John Witherspoon ... The Bailiff

Season 2, Episode 21: A Slight Case of Murder (2)

7 May 1988
Roxanne makes a surprising revelation after her wedding to Deacon Frye.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Donald V. Allen ... Cop

Craig Bierko ... Bellman
Ray Combs ... Harold Buckner

Jackée Harry ... Roxanne Farley (as Jackee)

John Witherspoon ... The Bailiff

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Fear of Flying

8 October 1988
The church board's trip to the Bahamas is fraught with problems, including Thelma's fear of flying.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Ken Jenkins ... The Pilot

James Lashly ... Control Tower (voice)

Season 3, Episode 2: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

22 October 1988


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Fred Williamson ... Barnet Thompson

Season 3, Episode 3: Look at Me, I'm Running

29 October 1988
The Deacon decides to run for State Senator and enlists the help of the church board as support staff.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Terry Alexander ... Stage Manager

Luise Heath ... Reporter
Stan Ivar ... Detective

James Lashly ... Photographer
Michael Prince ... Senator Lynwood

David Selburg ... Newscaster

Season 3, Episode 4: Court of Love

5 November 1988


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Tajh Abdul-Samad ... Sinclair

Loretta Devine ... Lyndia Cummings
Matthew Faison ... Phillip Reed
Peter Hobbs ... Judge
Ben Slack ... Dennis Wallace

Season 3, Episode 5: Get 'Em Up, Scout

12 November 1988
A prestigious law firm offers Deacon Frye a job.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Boy Scout #3
Tajh Abdul-Samad ... Boy Scout #1

Jack Blessing ... Lawrence Osborne
Eunice Christopher ... Mrs. Langer
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jason Miyashiro ... Boy Scout #2
Dave Morick ... Mr. Durks
Ray Reinhardt ... Mr. Langer
Renata Scott ... Mrs. Lesser

Larenz Tate ... Leshawn

Peter White ... Mr. Lesser
Virgil Wilson ... Mr. Fairbanks

Season 3, Episode 6: The Minister's Wife

19 November 1988
Thelma organizes a church supper to impress Reverend Gregory.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

James Avery ... Rev. Tom Crawford

Judyann Elder ... Sarah Crawford
Montrose Hagins ... Widow Jackson

Marc Grapey ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: The Housekeeper

26 November 1988
Thelma tired of being treated like a domestic by her father moves out and goes to Gregory. And when people learn of this, they start to talk which could be touchy for Gregory. And Frye hires a housekeeper who likes him.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Season 3, Episode 8: Thelma's Handyman

3 December 1988
A 19-year-old handyman asks Thelma on a date, and it's not long before the congregation gets the wrong idea about their relationship.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Forbes

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Kenny

Cindy Herron ... Mary Lee Stehle

Season 3, Episode 9: The Deacon's Donkey

10 December 1988
The Deacon takes over as producer of the Christmas pageant, but problems arise when one of the star performers becomes ill.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Rosetta LeNoire ... Leola Forbes

John Achorn ... Dr. Hoffman
Sheekeena Smith ... Alicia
Laura Williams ... Girl Angel
Derek McKeith ... Shepherd Boy #1
Vaughn Tyree Jelks ... Shepherd Boy #2 (as Vaughn Jelks)

Season 3, Episode 10: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

7 January 1989
Deacon Frye agrees to help a wealthy widower find a wife in exchange for a large donation to the church.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Walter Newton

Season 3, Episode 11: I Remember Mama

14 January 1989
Deacon Frye recalls how he met Thelma's mother during the Korean War.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
William Lanteau ... Dr. Fairburn
Alexaundria Simmons ... Young Thelma

Myra Turley ... Nurse

Season 3, Episode 12: The Reverend Ernest Frye

28 January 1989
Reverend Gregory becomes ill with the measles and has Thelma waiting on him hand and foot.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

James Avery ... Rev. Crawford

Season 3, Episode 13: The Green Card

4 February 1989
Inga's fiancé flees on the day of their wedding.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Thomas Ryan ... Mr. Cunningham

Season 3, Episode 14: The Psychic (1)

11 February 1989
Thelma consults a psychic about her future with Reverend Gregory.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Lonette McKee ... Tanya DuBois

Season 3, Episode 15: The Psychic (2)

18 February 1989
The truth about Tanya DuBois' prediction is revealed, much to Thelma's relief.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Trevor Denman ... Track Announcer
Joe Faust ... Minister
Terence Ford ... Assistant Director

Jack Lightsy ... Groom

Lonette McKee ... Tanya
Harry Waters Jr. ... Director

Season 3, Episode 16: The Boxer

25 February 1989
The congregation thinks the Deacon must be punch-drunk for agreeing to manage boxer Windmill Pearson, until Windmill gets into the ring with a contender.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Vinnie Curto ... Windmill Pearson
Milford Wayne Kemp ... Mike McCoy
Gene LeBell ... Referee
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Fight Announcer

Al Ruscio ... Willie Garlotti

Season 3, Episode 17: Nothing But the Truth

4 March 1989
Reverend Gregory's mother arrives for a visit and romantically pursues the Deacon.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Jane White ... Josephine Gregory

Season 3, Episode 18: Career Girl

18 March 1989
Thelma takes a job as a receptionist and earns a big promotion during her first week on the job.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Susan Isaacs ... Receptionist
Rob Zapple ... Evan

Season 3, Episode 19: First Community Talent Show

1 April 1989
The church holds a talent show to raise money for charity.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Joy Hall ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 20: The Last Supper

8 April 1989
Deacon Frye schemes to have Reverend Gregory installed in a prestigious position on the Minister's council.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

James Avery ... Rev. Crawford

Eric Christmas ... Rev. Diddimore

Season 3, Episode 21: Sing, Sister, Sing

15 April 1989
Deacon Frye enlists himself as Amelia's talent agent when the owner of a record company shows interest in her voice.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Dee Booher ... Ilona (as Queen Kong)
Lynn Braxton ... Maxine
Rosey Brown ... Rosey
Richard Foronjy ... Mr. Scott

Robert Gossett ... Preston Stuart

Season 3, Episode 22: A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

22 April 1989
Reverend Gregory and Deacon Frye try to help a wayward high-school student by showing him the importance of pursuing a college education.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Robert Gossett ... Dr. Carlson

Shavar Ross ... Randall

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Engagement

23 September 1989
Thelma tells a shocked Reverend Gregory to propose by noon or it's over; the whole congregation gathers outside his office waiting for his answer.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Alexander Folk ... Mailman
Montrose Hagins ... Mrs. Jackson

Myra J. ... Yvonne
Howard McCrary ... Choir Member
Oz Tortora

Season 4, Episode 2: Where There's a Will

30 September 1989
The Deacon's estranged father-in-law, who once disowned the Fryes, now lies on his deathbed with a last request for the Deacon.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Moses Gunn ... Benjamin Tillman
Milt Kogan ... Dr. Norton

Season 4, Episode 3: I Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine

14 October 1989
Gregory's ex shows up and she's gorgeous. When they learn that hes going to be alone with her everyone is worried except Thelma. But later she decides to go where they are. And it turns out she's making a move on Gregory.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Arnetia Walker ... Maxine Varnay

Season 4, Episode 4: Who Am I?

21 October 1989
An amnesiac Thelma displays a new personality and begins dating another man.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Ron Canada ... Doctor
B'nard Lewis ... Jeremy

Season 4, Episode 5: Witness for the Defense

28 October 1989
The Deacon discredits himself by mismanaging a murder suspect's defense.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Ron Glass ... Jason Lockwood

Peter Jurasik ... Charlie Murdock

Kenneth Tigar ... The Judge
Ivory Ocean ... The Guard
Milt Tarver ... Mr. Drysdale
Don Dolan ... The Court Officer

Season 4, Episode 6: TV or Not TV

4 November 1989
A street gang threatens to stop Reverend Gregory from delivering his sermon on television.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Jerry Bossard ... Stage Manager

Tony Burton ... Off. Anderson
Ivory Ocean ... Guard

Damon Standifer

Season 4, Episode 7: Don't Rain on My Shower

11 November 1989
Thelma goes overboard at her bridal shower to impress her high-school nemesis with reports that she's living the good life.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Conroy Gedeon ... Dr. Davenport
Lynnie Godfrey ... Jackie Dunn

Jackée Harry ... Florence Hawkins (as Jackee)

Myra J. ... Kathy Moore

Season 4, Episode 8: Thelma Says I Do

18 November 1989
It's Ruben and Thelma's wedding day. But when Ruben was about to say "I do", he passes out. Thelma wanting to get married so badly tries to find a way to get him to say "I do".

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Stephen Apostolina ... Soldier

James Avery ... Rev. Crawford
Charles Bazaldua ... Delivery Man
Lynnie Godfrey ... Jackie Dunn
Zack Phifer ... Photographer

Season 4, Episode 9: She's in the Army Now: Part 1

25 November 1989
After her wedding to Gregory doesn't push through, Thelma joins the Army. And after a few days she wants to leave but can't. So Gregory and Frye go there to help her.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Stephen Apostolina ... Tommy (as Steve Apostolina)

Barry Corbin ... Capt. King

Victoria Hoffman ... Janice Campbell

Felton Perry ... Sgt. Harrington

Season 4, Episode 10: She's in the Army Now: Part 2

2 December 1989
Thelma comes to her dad's defense when he's insulted by a drill sergeant.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Richard Roundtree ... Sgt. Burke

Victoria Hoffman ... Janice Campbell

Season 4, Episode 11: Sergeant in Arms

9 December 1989
Fearing he's lost Thelma to Sgt. Burke, Rev. Gregory puts up a fight when she comes home on a weekend pass with the sergeant in tow.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Paul Kent ... General Babcock
Elsa Raven ... Inga

Richard Roundtree ... Sgt. Burke

Season 4, Episode 12: Thelma Frye, Dough Girl

16 December 1989
Thelma is home for Christmas, which gives her the opportunity to be the wife-to-be for Reverend Gregory.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Season 4, Episode 13: The Deacon vs. the U.S. Army

6 January 1990
Thelma's wedding to Reverend Gregory may be put on hold when she receives orders to ship out to Germany.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Tom Baumgartner ... Officer
Richard G. Camphuis ... M.P.

Julian Christopher ... Capt. Ryser

George Coe ... Col. Adams

Season 4, Episode 14: The Roast

13 January 1990
The deacon is being orated by his friends and family, which includes flashbacks from previous episodes. At the end, the deacon is actually having a dream.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Season 4, Episode 15: The Deacon and the Mother-In-Law

27 January 1990
Thelma and Rueben blame each other when the Deacon takes Rueben's mother to a hotel room in Atlantic City.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Jane White ... Josephine Gregory

Season 4, Episode 16: The Wedding

3 February 1990
Reverend Gregory assumes a dual role at his wedding to Thelma when their minister is unable to perform the ceremony.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Eric Christmas ... Rev. Diddimore

Season 4, Episode 17: The Honeymoon

10 February 1990
Thelma and Reuben's plans for a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon are delayed.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Robert Schenkkan ... Todd

Season 4, Episode 18: The Talent Show

12 February 1990
The church's talent show features rap numbers, choir selections and poetry readings, plus a tribute to New York City philanthropist Mother Hale.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Elsa Raven ... Inga
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Jimmy Locust ... Dancer

Season 4, Episode 19: Moving In

17 February 1990
Thelma hosts her first dinner party as Reverend Gregory's wife, but the evening ends in disaster when she sets fire to the kitchen.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Robert Hudson ... Fireman

Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Fireman

Season 4, Episode 20: Deacon's Dilemma

24 February 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Margaret Avery ... Juanita Mannings
Fran Bennett ... Judge Wilde

Season 4, Episode 21: Trouble in Paradise

3 March 1990
Thelma worries that Reuben no longer finds her desirable, but he's too embarrassed to admit the real reason for his lack of passion.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Robert DoQui ... Bryant

Season 4, Episode 22: Who's Sorry Now?

17 March 1990
Amelia sues Deacon Frye after getting hurt following an argument between them.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Justin Lord

Janet MacLachlan ... Judge

Season 4, Episode 23: The Deacon's Confession

7 April 1990
Deacon Frye admits that he spent Thelma's dowry money, $25,000.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye
Barbara Montgomery ... Casietta Hetebrink

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Elsa Raven ... Inga

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Love, Deacon Style

17 November 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Montrose Hagins ... Leola Forbes
Ben Hartigan ... Dean Barnsworthy

Season 5, Episode 2: Two Men, One Woman and a Baby

1 December 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Yvonne Farrow ... Tonya
Annie Gagen ... Monica Harris

Wesley Mann ... McAllister

Season 5, Episode 3: Child's Play

8 December 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Patti Cohoon-Friedman ... Max's Mother (as Patti Cohoon)

Michael Oliver ... Max
Marissa Rosen ... Jennifer

Season 5, Episode 4: Yo, Deak

15 December 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence

John Ingle ... Judge Stoneham
Richard G. Camphuis ... The Policeman (as Richard Camphuis)

Joe Banks ... The Bailiff
Lyvingston Holmes ... Glenda Simpson

Lou Cutell ... Sid

Season 5, Episode 5: Miracle on 134th Street: Part 1

22 December 1990
Deacon Frye defends a man claiming to the Santa Claus.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence
Jane White ... Josephine Gregory
William Lanteau ... Judge Kalenski
Nicholas Rutherford ... Tommy McAllister
David Correia ... Bailiff
Lyvingston Holmes ... Glenda Simpson
Lora Temple ... Stenographer
Robin Goodrin Nordli ... Reporter

Ron Glass ... Jason Lockwood

William Windom ... Nick St. Nicholas
Mary Fanaro ... Elf helper (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 6: Miracle on 134th Street: Part 2

22 December 1990
Santa gives him a second chance, and Frye gets the charges against him dropped.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Tony T. Johnson ... Chris
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence
Jane White ... Josephine Gregory
William Lanteau ... Judge Kalenski

Ron Orbach ... Martin
Richard Karron ... Bruno
Montrose Hagins ... Leola Forbes
Nicholas Rutherford ... Tommy McAllister
David Correia ... Bailiff
Lyvingston Holmes ... Glenda Simpson
Lora Temple ... Stenographer
Robin Goodrin Nordli ... Reporter
Joseph Darrell ... Guard
Rick Marotta ... Prisoner
Mary Fanaro ... Elf Helper

Ron Glass ... Jason Lockwood

William Windom ... Santa

Season 5, Episode 7: Judge Deacon Frye

29 December 1990


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Lu Leonard ... Heather Fetlock

Christopher Michael ... Bailiff
Barbara Pariot ... Prosecutor
Renata Scott ... Mrs. Thatcher

Nicholas Worth ... Joey Fetlock

Season 5, Episode 8: The Gospel Truth

5 January 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

D'Mitch Davis ... Deacon Willis

Siedah Garrett ... Charise

Season 5, Episode 9: Lights, Camera, Deacon

12 January 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Steve Allen ... Himself
Frank Marino ... Commander Cluck

Christopher Michael ... Bailiff

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence

Season 5, Episode 10: Unforgettable

19 January 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Halle Berry ... Claire
Claudia Bloom ... Cocktail waitress (1991) / Unforgettable

Dwayne Kennedy ... Vernon

Season 5, Episode 11: Ernie and the Sublimes

2 February 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Whitman Mayo ... Swifty

LaWanda Page ... Darla

Ken Foree ... Ax
Ron Dortch ... Einstein

Ron Taylor ... String Bean
Larry Harpel ... Bob

Chubby Checker ... Himself

Casey Kasem ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 12: The Deacon's Slam Dunk

9 February 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... The Wiz

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence

Season 5, Episode 13: Three Men and a Hammer

23 February 1991
Frye asks a Reverend to speak at the service and his sermon inspires Clarence to drop out of school and pursue his dream of being a rapper like his idol M.C. Hammer. In order to convince Clarence not to Frye tries to get Hammer to speak to him but they can't get in to see him. So he dresses up like a fan.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

M.C. Hammer ... Himself / Reverend Pressure

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence

Season 5, Episode 14: Nothing Says Lovin'...

2 March 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Susan Beaubian ... Janet

Thora Birch ... Brittany (as Thora)

Jeanine Jackson ... Annabelle

Andrew Hill Newman ... Donald
Nancy Rubin ... Waitress

Season 5, Episode 15: My Fair Homeboy

9 March 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

John Hancock ... Marshall Whittaker

A.J. Johnson ... Courteney

Season 5, Episode 16: A Star Is Burned

23 March 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
John Timothy Botka ... Stage Manager

John Hancock ... Marshall Whittaker

Season 5, Episode 17: Deak-Scam

30 March 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Ron Dortch ... Einstein

Fabian ... Himself

Ron Glass ... Jason Lockwood

Season 5, Episode 18: The Wild Deak

6 April 1991
While Deacon Frye, Brother Rolley & friend are out riding motorcycles trying make memorable moments to tell his grandchild he gets into a scuffle with 2 tough bikers with a surprising outcome. Meanwhile at home Thelma has reached her limit with Rubens overly zealous excitement about the pregnancy & his attempts at making the experience joyful.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

Earl Boen ... Earl

Pat Crawford Brown ... Winnie
Ron Dortch ... Einstein
Donald Gibb ... Cashmere (as Don Gibb)

Fred Stoller ... Fred

Season 5, Episode 19: Three's a Crowd

13 April 1991
Reverend Gregory tries to sympathize with Thelma during her pregnancy.

Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Lynne Moody ... Amy Cassidy

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence
Nancy Rubin ... Waitress

Joe Torry ... Ice Pick

Season 5, Episode 20: Date with an Angel

27 April 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Whitman Mayo ... Swifty

LaWanda Page ... Darla (as La Wanda Page)
Robbi Chong ... The Floozy
Bambola Allen-Blaine ... Francine
Sylvia Bronson ... Yolanda
Nancy Rubin ... The Waitress

Season 5, Episode 21: Deliverance: Part 1

4 May 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes
Renee Coss ... Darlettta

LaWanda Page ... Darla

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence
Nancy Rubin ... Waitress

Season 5, Episode 22: Deliverance: Part 2

11 May 1991


Sherman Hemsley ... Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis ... Reverend Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford ... Thelma Frye

Roz Ryan ... Amelia Hetebrink
Jester Hairston ... Rolly Forbes

James Brown ... James Brown
Butch Lewis ... Butch Lewis
Lloyd Price ... Lloyd Price

Bumper Robinson ... Clarence

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