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The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons


The Jeffersons focused on the lives of George and his wife Louise Jefferson—a nouveau riche African American couple. The show's gospel-toned opening musical theme, "Movin' on Up!" played while George and Louise moved into "their dee-luxe apartment in the sky." George was a successful businessman, millionaire, and the owner of seven dry-cleaning stores. Louise (played by Isabel Sanford) was a former maid attempting to adjust to the life of a woman of means. Together they lived in a ritzy penthouse apartment on Manhattan's fashionable and moneyed East Side with their son, Lionel (played at various times by Damon Evans and Mike Evans). Their home was filled expensive furnishings, and they even had their own black housekeeper, a wise-cracking maid named Florence (played by Marla Gibbs).
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Episode Info

Final: 11x24 -- Red Robins (Jul/02/1985)


George becomes the nest mother for the Red Robins, which Jessica is in. He does this so he can qualify to be Dry Cleaner of the Year.
Cast
Isabel Sanford
As Louise Jefferson
Sherman Hemsley
As George Jefferson
Roxie Roker
As Helen Willis
Franklin Cover
As Tom Willis
Mike Evans
As Lionel Jefferson (S01, S06-S07; recurring afterwards)
Zara Cully
As Mother Olivia Jefferson (S01-S04)
Berlinda Tolbert
As Jenny Willis Jefferson (S01-S07; recurring afterwards)
Paul Benedict
As Harry Bentley (S01-S07, S10-S11)
Damon Evans
As Lionel Jefferson (S02-S04)
Marla Gibbs
As Florence Johnston (S04-S11; recurring previously)

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Recaps
10x3: Mission: Incredible (3) recap: Jimmy’s cousin is working with George and Tom to set up a fake broadcast studio in the honeymoon suite of a hotel. Jimmy’s cousin plans to convince the two conmen staying in the next room, West and Tyndall, that there’s a nuclear attack on the U.S. Jimmy prepares to give the speech and they broadcast it to the TV in the next room. Jimmy broadcasts about a Caribbean nation’s attack on an American submarine. Jimmy’s cousin figures West will panic, withdraw their money, and make the switch when they head for the airport. Jimmy will act as their cab driver to take them to the airport... read more.
Recurring Guests

Ned Wertimer as Ralph (32 eps)
Marla Gibbs as Florence (25 eps)
Danny Wells as Charlie (19 eps)
Berlinda Tolbert as Jenny Willis Jefferson (12 eps)
Ernest Harden, Jr. as Jason King (7 eps)
Vernon Washington as Leroy (7 eps)
Jack Fletcher (1) as Mr. Whittendale (6 eps)
Garrett Morris as Jimmy (5 eps)
Jay Hammer as Allan Willis (5 eps)
Esther Sutherland as Mary (4 eps)

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