Family". The Jeffersons were the neighbors of the Bunkers. After their
characters proved to be unexpected draws, the producers decided to give
them their own series. The pilot was an "All In the Family" episode. We
saw the Jeffersons moving into a high rise. They finally made the big
The first four seasons of this show were highly entertaining. But this
didn't last long. The show dragged on for seven more seasons before the
network decided to pull the plug. The series even had two spin-off shows
of their own but they didn't last more than a month or so. Sherman
Hemsley and Isabel Sanford become one of the biggest and most well
known t.v. couples. George and Louise along with Florence (Marla Gibbs)
and company. George's mother was around for a few seasons until she
A fun show that was one of my favorites when I was younger. But like
most shows it just went on too long. By the time it was the 80's, the
writers were just recycling older plots are making one too many "special"
episodes. Even through all that and two actors playing one character
(George and "Wheezy's" son). The show became a t.v. classic and a big
part of American pop culture.
Factoid: The character of Mother Jefferson seems to be based upon the mother in
law in "Til Death Do Us Part", a B.B.C. program that was the basis for
"All in the Family".