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"The Jeffersons" Once a Friend (1977)

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Original Air Date:
1 October 1977 (Season 4, Episode 3)
George is excited when he learns that an old Navy pal is in town and wants him to stop by at his hotel for a visit... See more » | Add synopsis »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Shea 
Writing credits
Don Nicholl (created by) and
Michael Ross (created by) &
Bernard West (created by) (as Bernie West)

Norman Lear (developed by)

Michael S. Baser (written by) &
Kim Weiskopf (written by)

Produced by
Don Nicholl .... producer
Michael Ross .... producer
George Sunga .... associate producer
Bernard West .... producer (as Bernie West)
Film Editing by
Jay Scherberth 
Casting by
Pat Kirkland 
Art Direction by
Don Roberts 
Costume Design by
Rita Riggs 
Makeup Department
Sandra Henderson .... hair stylist
Jim Kail .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tyna Huebner .... unit production manager
Norman Lear .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Harwood .... associate director
Sound Department
Georja Skinner .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Epperson .... camera operator
Mark Geving .... lighting director
Tom Schamp .... lighting director
Casting Department
Jane Murray .... casting executive
Music Department
Jeff Barry .... composer: theme music
Ja'net DuBois .... composer: theme music
Other crew
John Baskin .... executive story editor
Bea Dallas .... producers' assistant
Mike Milligan .... story editor
Jay Moriarty .... story editor
Don Nicholl .... script supervisor
Sylvia O'Gilvie .... assistant to producers
Michael Ross .... script supervisor
Roger Shulman .... executive story editor
Tony Singletary .... stage manager
George Thompson .... stage manager
Bernard West .... script supervisor
John Westbrook .... technical director
Series Cast
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Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Norman Lear  developed by
Don Nicholl  created by
Michael Ross  created by
Bernard West  created by (as Bernie West)

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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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