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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Jeffersons' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Jeffersons':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

January 18, 1975: A Friend In Need
Season 1, episode 1
W: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West, Barry Harmon, Harve Brosten   D: Jack Shea

With Paulene Myers (Diane Stockwell).
Series debut. The Jeffersons' new affluence is creating marital mayhem between Louise and George, especially when George insists that Louise hire a maid to care of their high rise apartment.

January 25, 1975: George's Family Tree
Season 1, episode 2
W: Perry Grant, Dick Bensfield   D: Jack Shea

A piece of primitive art given to the Jeffersons by the Willises sparks an inter-family battle about the importance of ancestors.

February 1, 1975: Louise Feels Useless
Season 1, episode 3
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Milton Selzer (Mr. Wexler).
Living the life of the idle rich is driving Louise up the wall, but her solution to the problem is creating a far greater problem.

February 8, 1975: Lionel The Playboy
Season 1, episode 4
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin   D: Jack Shea

With Ronnell Bright (Piano Player).
Louise is upset over Lionel's new "playboy" attitude. George, on the other hand, loves the idea of his son rubbing elbows with the rich, but quickly changes his point of view about Linoel's new lifestyle when he learns his son is quitting school.

February 15, 1975: Mr. Piano Man
Season 1, episode 5
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Don Nicholl   D: Jack Shea

With Ivor Francis (Mr. Curtis), Rozelle Gayle (Bill Simpson).
George refuses to participate in a tenant protest meeting until he learns that Mr. Whittendale will be there.

February 22, 1975: George's Skeleton
Season 1, episode 6
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Erik Tarloff   D: Jack Shea

With Moses Gunn (Monk Davis).
George sees his life going down the drain when "Monk" appears from out of his past and threatens to rattle the skeletons in his closet unless George comes up with some cash.

March 1, 1975: Lionel Cries Uncle
Season 1, episode 7
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Albert Reed (Uncle Ward).
Louise's uncle Ward gets a cold reception from George and Lionel when he comes to visit. They consider him an "Uncle Tom".

March 8, 1975: Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend
Season 1, episode 8
W: Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane   D: Jack Shea

With Alvin Childress (Herbert Russell).
Louise is happy over the prospect of George's mother getting remarried and moving to Florida, but George is sure the future bridegroom is only interested in "his" money.

March 15, 1975: Meet The Press
Season 1, episode 9
W: Dixie Brown Grossman   D: Jack Shea

With Bo Kaprall (Mike Moreno), Carol Androsky (Tanya).
George thinks he's got a great idea about getting his life story in the newspaper, but somehow the project gets sidetracked.

March 22, 1975: Rich Man's Disease
Season 1, episode 10
W: Bruce Howard   D: Jack Shea

George doesn't know whether to be pleased or dismayed when he gets the rich man's disease -- an ulcer.

March 29, 1975: Former Neighbors
Season 1, episode 11
W: Ben Joelson, Art Baer   D: Jack Shea

With Ernie Lee Banks (Roy Simms), Maye Henderson (Natalie Simms), Santiago Gonzalez (Coleman Harris).
Former neighbors of the Jeffersons from Harlem drop by for a surprise visit and it's an awkward moment for George. He's in the midst of closing a big business deal with a snobbish man.

April 5, 1975: Like Father, Like Son?
Season 1, episode 12
W: Frank Tarloff   D: Jack Shea

Lionel's acting like his father worries his mother and causes friction between him and Jenny.

April 12, 1975: Jenny's Low
Season 1, episode 13
W: John Ashby   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Andrew Rubin (Allan Willis).
Jenny gives her brother an ice-cold reception when he suddenly reappears after a two-year absence.





September 13, 1975: A Dinner For Harry
Season 2, episode 1
W: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West   D: Jack Shea

With Richard Libertini (Neighbor), Zackie Cooper (Neighbor's Wife), Ben Rizzi (Jack Peterson).
George throws a tantrum at a party when guest of honor Tom appears in an identical tux.

September 20, 1975: George's First Vacation
Season 2, episode 2
W: Frank Tarloff   D: Jack Shea

A quiet Sunday morning explodes into a wild family mixup when Louise and the Willises plot to take George's mind off his work.

September 27, 1975: Louise's Daughter
Season 2, episode 3
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Diane Sommerfield (Gail Bryant).
Louise is faced with a problem: what do you do when a stranger walks up to you claiming you are her mother -- and has a birth certificate to prove it?

October 4, 1975: Harry And Daphne
Season 2, episode 4
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Rene Auberjonois (Inspector Keller), Melinda Dillon (Daphne).
Harry Bentley is trying to avoid what he is certain will be a marriage proposal from his girlfriend, and George is trying to avoid a summons from a building inspector, and all four meet head-on.

October 11, 1975: Mother Jefferson's Fall
Season 2, episode 5
W: Erik Tarloff   D: Jack Shea

With Hilda Haynes (Alice), Maidie Norman (Rachel), Estelle Evans (Mary), Dorothy Butts (Bernice), Ruth Lee (Dorothy).
Nobody seems to have time for Mother Jefferson, so she resorts to desperate measures to get some attention.

October 18, 1975: Jefferson vs. Jefferson
Season 2, episode 6
W: Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Jack Shea

Louise and George's anniversary almost ends their marriage when George insists that her wedding vows include promising to love, honor and "lie".

October 25, 1975: Uncle Bertram
Season 2, episode 7
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West   D: Jack Shea

With Victor Kilian (Uncle Bertram).
A stranger tries to pick up Mother Jefferson in the elevator, and George thinks it's very amusing until he finds out who the stranger is.

November 1, 1975: Movin' On Down
Season 2, episode 8
W: Ken Levine, David Isaacs   D: Jack Shea

George is completely shattered because of business setbacks. The usually fierce tiger has turned pussycat.

November 8, 1975: George Won't Talk
Season 2, episode 9
W: John Ashby   D: Jack Shea

With Robert Guillaume (Charles Thompson), Ernest Thomas (Ronnie Walker).
George is excited about being invited to lecture at a college, until he learns where the "college" is located.

November 15, 1975: Jenny's Grandparents
Season 2, episode 10
W: James Ritz   D: Jack Shea

With Leon Ames (Grandpa Willis), Victor Kilian (Uncle Bertram), Fred Pinkard (Grandpa Douglas).
Mother Jefferson and the Willises' Uncle Bertram join forces to reunite the feuding factions of Tom and Helen's families.

November 22, 1975: George's Best Friend
Season 2, episode 11
W: Calvin Kelly, Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Lou Gossett Jr. (Wendell Brown).
George's old Navy buddy shows up at the house and makes a pass at Louise.

November 29, 1975: George And The Manager
Season 2, episode 12
W: Don Boyle, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Rhoda Gemignani (Emily Bates), Norma Donaldson (Dale Parker).
George needs a new manager for his store, but refuses to hire the most qualified applicant for two reasons: she's a woman and she's white.

December 6, 1975: George's Alibi
Season 2, episode 13
W: Sandy Krinski   D: Jack Shea

Lionel is afraid to tell his father that he bashed in the fender of their new delivery van.

December 13, 1975: Lunch With Mama
Season 2, episode 14
W: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernie West, Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With J.A. Preston (Rev. Greenwood).
Two women fight over George at a funeral -- his mother and his wife!

December 20, 1975: George vs. Wall Street
Season 2, episode 15
W: George Burditt   D: Jack Shea

A mysterious midnight phone call awakens George, and after that nobody sleeps in the Jefferson household -- or in the Willis' home.

January 3, 1976: The Breakup (1)
Season 2, episode 16
W: Dixie Brown Grossman   D: Jack Shea

The Jeffersons and the Willises break up their relationship over a school paper raising a question of morals.

January 10, 1976: The Breakup (2)
Season 2, episode 17
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Marion Ramsey (Tracy Davis).
Wihle Lionel and Jenny feud, George adds fuel to the fire by setting his son up with a beautiful young woman.

January 24, 1976: Florence's Problem
Season 2, episode 18
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

A life-or-death situation grips the Jefferson household when Florence cleans the house in a way it's never been cleaned before.

January 31, 1976: Mother Jefferson's Birthday
Season 2, episode 19
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Jack Shea

With Lillian Randolph (Emma).
Mother Jefferson is worried she won't be surprised on her 70th birthday. But no more than George and Louise, who have totally forgotten the occasion.

February 7, 1976: Louise's Cookbook
Season 2, episode 20
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Robert Lussier (Howard Brooks).
It looks like success for Louise's cooking when she's encouraged to write a cookbook based on her grandmother's quaint old ghetto recipes.

February 14, 1976: George Meets Whittendale
Season 2, episode 21
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

About to attend a party being thrown by Mr. Whittendale, George becomes trapped in the bathroom with Tom and Helen Willis.

February 21, 1976: Lionel's Problem
Season 2, episode 22
W: James Ritz   D: Jack Shea

Lionel, upon graduation, begins to worry about becoming as successful as his father.

February 28, 1976: Tennis, Anyone?
Season 2, episode 23
W: Sandy Veith   D: Jack Shea

With Keene Curtis (Judge Markell), Davis Roberts (Carl), Ray Sharkey (Robert Phelps).
George is invited to join a very exclusive tennis club, but then realizes they only want him because he's black.

March 6, 1976: The Wedding
Season 2, episode 24
W: John Donley, Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Nick LaTour (Reverend Perry), Bobby Johnson (Skeeter Jackson).
Because they had a ghetto wedding, George and Louise decide to have a second wedding and really "put on the dog".





September 25, 1976: George And The President
Season 3, episode 1
W: Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein   D: Jack Shea

With David Dukes (Cal Roberts).
The third season starts with George jumping on the Bicentennial bandwagon by claiming to be the great-great-great grandson of Thomas Jefferson.

October 2, 1976: Louise Gets Her Way
Season 3, episode 2
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Richard McKenzie (Mr. Owens).
George can hardly stand seeing Florence once a week, so when Louise hires her as a "live-in" maid, George goes up the wall.

October 9, 1976: Louise Suspects
Season 3, episode 3
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

There's something very strange going on -- George is overjoyed when Louise accuses him of having an affair with another woman.

October 16, 1976: The Lie Detector
Season 3, episode 4
W: Tedd Anasti, David Talisman   D: Jack Shea

With Tom Lacy (Bill Hoffman), Arny Freeman (Mr. Prescott), Macon McCalman (Roger Tulley).
Lionel's principles could cost him his job when he is strapped to a lie detector on his first day at work.

October 23, 1976: George's Diploma
Season 3, episode 5
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

George's discomfort at never finishing high school becomes humiliating when his college grad son Lionel is ashamed of it.

October 30, 1976: The Retirement Party
Season 3, episode 6
W: Dixie Brown Grossman   D: Jack Shea

With Richard Ward (Ben).
George decides to sell his business to a large corporation and retire.

November 10, 1976: Lionel's Pad
Season 3, episode 7
W: Kurt Taylor, Booker Bradshaw   D: Jack Shea

Louise and George are unhappy when Lionel decides to move into his own apartment -- especially when they learn who his new roommate will be.

November 17, 1976: Tom The Hero
Season 3, episode 8
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Mickey Deems (Mickey), Ed Cambridge (Curt Randall).
George gags on the debt of gratitude he owes Tom for saving him from choking to death.

November 24, 1976: Jenny's Discovery
Season 3, episode 9
W: Bob Baublitz   D: Jack Shea

With Ginny Tyler (Dispatcher), Bob Duggan (Police Officer).
Jenny comes down with a case of premarital jitters and begins to doubt her feelings for Lionel.

December 8, 1976: The Agreement
Season 3, episode 10
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

George's suggestion of a prenuptial agreement creates turmoil between Lionel and Jenny.

December 15, 1976: Florence In Love
Season 3, episode 11
W: Richard Freiman, Stephen Young   D: Jack Shea

With Robert DoQui (T.J. Davis).
A furious Florence quits when the Jeffersons forbid her to entertain her boyfriend overnight.

December 22, 1976: The Christmas Wedding
Season 3, episode 12
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Robert Sampson (Minister).
Lionel and Jenny are married as the Jeffersons and Willises wage a Christmas Eve war.

January 5, 1977: Louise Forgets
Season 3, episode 13
W: Bill Davenport   D: Jack Shea

Louise takes a course to improve her memory, Florence takes a course in judo and between the two of them they almost wipe George out.

January 12, 1977: Bentley's Problem
Season 3, episode 14
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With Alan Manson (Officer Rossi), Paul Larson (Bressler).
Harry is having problems with the person who parks his car next to him in the garage and goes to George for advice, which lands Harry in jail.

January 17, 1977: Jefferson Airplane
Season 3, episode 15
W: Dixie Brown Grossman   D: Jack Shea

With Conrad Janis (Stratton), Billy Sands (Mechanic).
George tries flying as a hobby until he discovers he gets airsick.

January 24, 1977: George's Guilt
Season 3, episode 16
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Bill Henderson (JoJo), Lee Weaver (Willie), Henry Harris (Gabby).
George feels guilty about losing contact with his boyhood street gang and astounds Louise with plans for a reunion.

January 31, 1977: A Case Of Black And White
Season 3, episode 17
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs, Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

With J. Jay Saunders (Frank Howard), Barbara Cason (Jean Howard).
George throws an interracial party to make amends for a bigoted remark.

February 7, 1977: Louise vs. Jenny
Season 3, episode 18
W: John Ashby   D: Jack Shea

When Lionel becomes ill, Louise and Jenny fight over who will take care of him.

February 21, 1977: The Marriage Counselors
Season 3, episode 19
W: John V. Hanrahan   D: Jack Shea

The Willis' formula for an improved mariage almost ruins the Jeffersons' happiness.

February 28, 1977: Louise's Friend
Season 3, episode 20
W: Richard Freiman, Stephen Young, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Hal Williams (Michael), Saundra Sharp (Mabel).
Louise studies French in night school and befriends a tall, dark, handsome male classmate, leading George to feel jealous and suspect that the man wants more than just friendship from Louise.

March 7, 1977: The Old Flame
Season 3, episode 21
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Lillian Lehman (Harriet Johnson).
Mother Jefferson stirs up trouble when she invites one of George's old girlfriends to the house for dinner.

March 21, 1977: Jenny's Opportunity
Season 3, episode 22
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell   D: Jack Shea

Is it right for a newlywed to leave her husband and go to England to study for three months? Jenny says yes, but Lionel says no.

March 28, 1977: George The Philanthropist
Season 3, episode 23
W: Dennis Koenig, Larry Balmagia   D: Jack Shea

With Henry G. Sanders (Lester Phillips), Ernest Harden Jr. (Jason King).
Bucking for the Black Businessman's award, George donates a handsome sum to a youth center in an attempt to beat out a competitor.

April 11, 1977: Louise's Physical
Season 3, episode 24
W: Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With C. Lindsay Workman (Man in Elevator), Rhonda Cunningham (Woman in Elevator).
When Louise's sudden feelings of worthlessness threaten her surprise party, George orders her to have a happy birthday.





September 24, 1977: The Grand Opening (1)
Season 4, episode 1
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Michael Alldredge (Man #1), James Staley (Man #2), Bill McIntire (Chauffeur).
George's outlandish boasting of how well he is doing heads him for disaster when underworld kidnappers get into the act.

October 1, 1977: Once A Friend
Season 4, episode 3
W: Michael S. Baser, Kim Weiskopf   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Washington (Leroy), Veronica Redd (Eddie/Edie Stokes).
Louise is suspicious when George is seeing an old Navy buddy -- but is it a man or a woman?

October 8, 1977: George's Help
Season 4, episode 4
W: Patt Shea, Jack Shea   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), F. William Parker (Mr. Stockwell), Bhetty Waldron (Clara).
George finds it costs him more than he bargained for when he hires a street-wise kid to work for him at half price.

October 15, 1977: George's Legacy
Season 4, episode 5
W: Don Segall   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Weddle (Vincent Carter).
George becomes obsessed with the idea that he's going to die and nothing will be left to remember his name.

October 22, 1977: Good News, Bad News
Season 4, episode 6
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Fay DeWitt (Fay Blanchard).
Louise and Helen's friendship is suddenly on the line, and George couldn't be happier.

October 29, 1977: The Visitors
Season 4, episode 7
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin   D: Jack Shea

With Jinaki (Dora Johnston), Hank Rolike (Don Johnston).
George and Louise are caught in the line of fire when Florence's battling parents pay the Jefferson household an unexpected and unnerving visit.

November 5, 1977: The Camp-Out
Season 4, episode 8
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), Fred Stuthman (Barney Hunter).
George avoids his mother's visit by going on a weekend camping trip with Marcus.

November 12, 1977: The Last Leaf
Season 4, episode 9
W: Laura Levine   D: Jack Shea

When a superstitious Louise gets a sign that her marriage is doomed, George is forced to make a decision that could change the rest of their lives.

November 19, 1977: Louise's New Interest
Season 4, episode 10
W: Olga Vallance   D: Jack Shea

With Percy Rodrigues (Dr. Bob Jessup), Paul Barselou (Businessman).
Is Louise going away on a weekend Indian dig because of her interest in archaeology or the handsome archaeologist?

November 26, 1977: The Costume Party
Season 4, episode 11
W: Martin Donovan   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Washington (Leroy), Priscilla Morrill (Mrs. Fletcher), Herb Voland (Mr. Fletcher).
George's cleaning business may be cleaned up for good when he resorts to playing a dirty trick in order to secure the business of a large costume company.

December 3, 1977: Florence Gets Lucky
Season 4, episode 12
W: Bob DeVinney   D: Jack Shea

With Thalmus Rasulala (Kurt Hendricks).
George must make a painful admission when he discovers he needs Florence more than he could ever expect.

December 10, 1977: George Needs Help
Season 4, episode 13
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin   D: Jack Shea

With Teddy Wilson (Clarence Martin).
When George stubbornly refuses to hire badly needed help for his store, Louise and Florence combine forces to make him change his mind.

December 17, 1977: The Jefferson Curve
Season 4, episode 14
W: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), Jack Somack (Papa Panelli), Ronalda Douglas (Natalie Parker).
After watching George in action, his young protege Marcus bends the truth to win the heart of a young lady, and throws a curve that lands Lionel in foul territory.

December 24, 1977: 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C
Season 4, episode 15
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Washington (Leroy), De'voreaux White (Warren Barnes), Al White (William Barnes), Hope Clarke (Sherry Barnes), Alvin Childress (Wino).
When Louise discovers that George has been sending presents and money to a mysterious address, she follows him to find out why and is shocked by what she sees.

January 7, 1978: George And Whitty
Season 4, episode 16
W: Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein   D: Jack Shea

With Peter Leeds (R.S. Whittendale), Matthew Tobin (Mr. Curtis), John O'Leary (Mr. Fox), Ruth Manning (Mrs. Fox).
George and Louise are stunned by their landlord Whittendale's plans to evict them, but their biggest surprise is yet to come when they invite him in to discuss it.

January 14, 1978: Lionel Gets The Business
Season 4, episode 17
W: Nancy Vince, Ted Dale   D: Bob Lally

With Dwan Smith (Doris).
George is on cloud nine when he finally persuades Lionel to join him in the family's cleaning business -- until Lionel starts taking him to the cleaners.

January 21, 1978: The Blackout
Season 4, episode 18
W: Richard Eckhaus   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), Gerald Castillo (Policeman), Wendell Wright (Walker), Le Tari (Jackson).
George blows a fuse when a power blackout hits the city and looters do the same to his store.

January 28, 1978: Florence's Union
Season 4, episode 19
W: Andy Guerdat, Steve Kreinberg   D: Jack Shea

With Jack Fletcher (Mr. Whittendale), Dorothy Meyer (Cassie), Barbara Mealy (Milly), William Bogert (Frank Miller).
Florence wants to form a union for maids and succeeds in breaking up the entire household.

February 4, 1978: George And Jimmy
Season 4, episode 20
W: Richard Freiman   D: Jack Shea

With Antony Ponzini (Neil), Rod Browning (Allen), Dave Shelley (Valery Kamikov), Alfie Wise (Dean).
When George calls President Carter as a publicity stunt, he gets more publicity than he expected.

February 11, 1978: Thomas H. Willis & Co.
Season 4, episode 21
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

When Tom Willis puts his all into starting his own company, he may get the business but lose everything else.

February 18, 1978: Uncle George And Aunt Louise
Season 4, episode 22
W: Roger Shulman, John Baskin   D: Jack Shea

With Gary Coleman (Raymond).
George tries to endure the visit of his sassy, streetwise nephew.

February 25, 1978: George And Louise In A Bind
Season 4, episode 23
W: Jim Rogers   D: Jack Shea

With Philip Charles MacKenzie (Burglar).
When George and Louise are tied up by a burglar, they reminisce about the days they lived next door to the Bunkers and other unforgettable experiences.

March 4, 1978: Jenny's Thesis
Season 4, episode 26
W: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), Joseph Burns (L.C.), Bobby F. Ellerbee (Slick), Ron Trice (Rollo), Bob Harcum (Domino), Anthony Thompkins (Huey), Margaret Wheeler (Lady Customer), Bhetty Waldron (Clara).
When Jenny decides to do her school thesis on gangs, she, Tom and George become involved in a gangland war which takes the life of a 12-year-old.





September 20, 1978: Louise's Painting
Season 5, episode 1
W: Nancy Vince, Ted Dale   D: Jack Shea

With Sara Seegar (Mrs. Pomeroy), Robert Dolittle (Charlie), Ingrid Greer (Nancy).
Season premiere. George goes wild when Louise reveals the bare facts about her new art class, and he discovers that much more than the truth has been exposed.

September 27, 1978: Homecoming (1)
Season 5, episode 2
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

Allan Willis, the "white sheep" of the racially-mixed Willis family, arrives in town after several years absence and finds things just as he left them -- hostile!

October 4, 1978: Homecoming (2)
Season 5, episode 3
W: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With T.K. Carter (Richard), Gordon Connell (Jenkins), Margaret Wheeler (Alice).
Allan Willis sees through George's scheme to con him out of his newly inherited warehouse, so George directs his flim-flammery at an alternate target -- Louise.

October 11, 1978: How Slowly They Forget
Season 5, episode 4
W: Nancy Vince, Ted Dale   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Ted Ross (Mayflower).
George unexpectedly offers to help Louise and Allan cut through the red tape that's delaying the move of the help center.

October 18, 1978: George's Dream
Season 5, episode 5
W: Bob Baublitz   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Washington (Leroy), James A. Watson Jr. (Byron Jackson), Candy Mobley (Doris).
Obsessed with landing a crucial new cleaning account, an overwrought and exhausted George lapses into sleep and wakes up to a terrifying look at his future.

November 1, 1978: George's New Stockbroker
Season 5, episode 6
W: Bryan Joseph, Jim Rogers, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Willie Tyler (Roy Crandall), Jack Knight (Fireman).
George is fascinated by a highly successful stockbroker until he finds out about his unusual medical history.

November 4, 1978: Me And Billy Dee
Season 5, episode 7
W: Bryan Joseph   D: Jack Shea

With Billy Dee Williams (Himself).
George connives to get Billy Dee Williams to speak at a fund-raiser.

November 8, 1978: Half A Brother
Season 5, episode 8
W: Bob Baublitz   D: Jack Shea

With Edward Grover (Phil Taylor), Sally Hightower (Debbie Taylor).
George's attempt to make points with a banker are frustrated by Allan's attempt to make points with the banker's daughter.

November 22, 1978: What Are Friends For?
Season 5, episode 9
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Shea

With Lloyd Hollar (Dusty Jefferson).
George is thrilled to get a visit from his favorite cousin -- until he asks George for an organ donation.

November 29, 1978: George, Who?
Season 5, episode 10
W: Christine Houston   D: Jack Shea

With Vernon Washington (Leroy), Herb Davis (Dr. Norris), Karen Anders (Lady), Joe Petrullo (Customer).
Louise loses her memory as the result of a mugging.

December 13, 1978: Harry's House Guest
Season 5, episode 11
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Jack Shea

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Carol Swarbrick (Felicia).
George's advice to Bentley on how to get rid of an unwelcome house guest causes even more problems.

December 20, 1978: George Finds A Father
Season 5, episode 12
W: Kurt Taylor, John Donley, Paul Belous, Robert Wolterstorff   D: Jack Shea

With Arnold Johnson (Buddy), Raymond Allen (Zeke).
George's Christmas is merrier after Louise helps him find a father he never knew.

January 3, 1979: Louise's Sister
Season 5, episode 13
W: Bob Baublitz   D: Jack Shea

With Josephine Premice (Maxine), Justin Lord (Jason).
Louise has a very strange reaction to a visit from her long-lost sister.

January 10, 1979: Louise's Reunion
Season 5, episode 14
W: Howard Albrecht, Sol Weinstein   D: Jack Shea

With Ernie Wheelwright (Bo Morrison), Eyde Byrde (Woman).
When Louise finds out about a new clause in George's will, she almost gives him cause to use it.

January 24, 1979: A Bedtime Story
Season 5, episode 15
W: Stephen Neigher   D: Jack Shea

With Barrie Youngfellow (Dr. Beamish).
George has been having troubles in the bedroom, and his anxiety is only making matters worse.

January 31, 1979: Florence Meets Mr. Right
Season 5, episode 16
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Jack Shea

With Larry McCormick (Buzz Thatcher), Tamu Blackwell (Betty).
George and Louise worry that Florence's new beau is a little too good to be true.

February 7, 1979: Louise's Award
Season 5, episode 17
W: M. Martinez Thomas   D: Jack Shea

With John Bottoms (Elliot Kane), Edmund Stroiber (Councilman Perry), Sip Culler (Bill Davis), Thomas Brown (Emcee).
Louise's special award for charity contributions may be jeopardized by George's "donation" to a politician.

February 21, 1979: The Other Woman
Season 5, episode 18
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Jack Shea

With Judy Landers (Judy Smith), Jack Manning (Mr. Kramer), Darlene Conley (Mother).
Tom's latest business trip may be his last if Helen finds out who he is traveling with.

February 28, 1979: The Hold Out
Season 5, episode 19
W: Bryan Joseph   D: Jack Shea

With James Ray (Gerald Woodley), Peter Turgeon (Bill Walters), Robert Phalen (Jim Baker).
George gets caught between his money and his morals when his efforts to increase his take on a business deal inadvertently make him into a hero.

March 7, 1979: The Ones You Love
Season 5, episode 20
W: Stephen Neigher   D: Jack Shea

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), David Downing (Albert Fox).
George and Louise become involved in a vicious verbal battle while discussing their "perfect" marriage with an interviewer.

March 28, 1979: Every Night Fever
Season 5, episode 21
W: Bryan Joseph   D: Jack Shea

With Emory Bass (Clifford Wentworth).
An evening out at the disco turns into "every night fever" when George stretches a good thing too far.

April 4, 1979: Three Faces Of Florence
Season 5, episode 22
W: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff   D: Jack Shea

With Adam Wade (Dr. Greg Martin), Jane Brody (Nancy).
Florence's new beau, a psychologist, is convinced she is one of the worst cases he's ever seen.

April 11, 1979: Louise's Convention
Season 5, episode 23
W: Paul M. Belous, Robert Wolterstorff   D: Jack Shea

With Sheryl Lee Ralph (Jeanie), Sam McMurray (Howard Benson).
George tries to duck out of celebrating his wedding anniversary with Louise.

April 18, 1979: The Freeze-In
Season 5, episode 24
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Jack Shea

A sudden cold spell throws the Jeffersons, the Willises, Bentley and Florence into one crowded apartment.





September 23, 1979: The Announcement
Season 6, episode 1
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Bob Lally

With Henry Sutton (Mr. Winters), Al Stellone (Hugo).
Season premiere. George and Louise respond with more anger than joy when they accidentally learn some once-in-a-lifetime news that Lionel was temporarily keeping a secret.

September 30, 1979: A Short Story
Season 6, episode 2
W: Neil Lebowitz   D: Bob Lally

With Stymie Beard (Businessman #1), Jesse Jacobs (Photographer), Bob Gorman (Bob Simmons), Don Potter (Jack Feldman).
George becomes even more of an egomaniac when he is chosen "Midtown Small Businessman of the Year".

October 7, 1979: Louise's Old Boyfriend
Season 6, episode 3
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Ford Lile (Bill Simpson), Richmond Shephard (Mime), Gary Schwartz (Clown), Albert Marotta (Maitre d'), Caleb Chung (Acrobat).
Florence creates chaos in the Jefferson household when, unbeknownst to Louise and George, she impersonates Louise.

October 21, 1979: Now You See It, Now You Don't (1)
Season 6, episode 4
W: Mary-David Sheiner, Sheila Judis Weisberg   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Patrick Collins (Killer Rabbit), Charles Walker (Policeman Rabbit), Timmy Gibbs (Binky), Jim Calvert (Willy), Bill Calvert (Wally).
While looking through Bentley's telescope, Louise sees what she thinks is a murder being committed by a giant rabbit.

October 28, 1979: Now You See It, Now You Don't (2)
Season 6, episode 5
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Patrick Collins (Killer Rabbit), Charles Walker (Policeman Rabbit), Billy Stevenson (Roger), Mimi Cozzens (Mother), Neal Kaz (Sultan).
While in the apartment, Louise is cornered by the "killer rabbit".

November 4, 1979: Where's Papa?
Season 6, episode 6
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Gordon Connell (Homer Calder), Alvin Stanley (Dr. Tupperman).
George's discovery of an unfulfilled request in his father's will leads him on an unusual search into his past.

November 11, 1979: The Expectant Father
Season 6, episode 7
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Earl Boen (Nathan Weems).
The Jeffersons are shocked when expectant father Lionel storms out of the apartment to pursue a boyhood dream.

November 18, 1979: Joltin' George
Season 6, episode 8
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Ernest Harden Jr. (Marcus Henderson), Vernon Washington (Leroy), Luis Avalos (Boxer).
George bigmouths himself into a fight with an obviously better boxer.

December 2, 1979: Baby Love
Season 6, episode 9
W: Joanne Pagliaro   D: Bob Lally

With Roger Robinson (Mark Randolph), Gino Conforti (Chuck Furman), Bill Phillips Murry (Delivery Man).
Florence decides that she wants a family, and joins a dating club to find a husband.

December 9, 1979: Louise vs. Florence
Season 6, episode 10
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Dorothy Butts (Mrs. Van Morris), Fred D. Scott (Mr. Van Morris).
While George is trying to impress some important dinner guests, Louise and Florence become involved in a verbal battle with each other.

December 30, 1979: Me And Mr. G.
Season 6, episode 11
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Marlene Warfield (Mrs. Owens), Alene Wilson (Abby), Tom Lawrence (Mr. Curry).
Louise is enraged when a troubled orphan who arrives for a week's stay picks up on some of George's favorite phrases.

January 6, 1980: One Flew Into The Cuckoo's Nest
Season 6, episode 12
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Kevin Scannell (Herbie), George Loros (Ballpoint), Neil Flanngan (Palmer), Anthony Gourdine (Lester), Vernon Weddle (Attendant), John Tuell (Attendant).
While making a dry cleaning delivery at a mental institution, George is accidentally mistaken as a mental patient and a real patient escapes disguised as George.

January 13, 1980: Louise's Setback
Season 6, episode 13
W: Robert Wolterstorff   D: Bob Lally

With Dennis Howard (Gerald Cassidy), Renee Brown (Ruthie Graham), Hank Jones (Phil), Eve McVeagh (Mrs. Simpson), Naomi Caryl (Woman).
Louise is ecstatic when she learns that a television documentary will be done on the suicide helpline at the Help Center, and she is going to be interviewed. However, in the midst of all the excitement, Louise inadvertently neglects a teenage girl who later swallows a bottle of pills.

January 27, 1980: Brother Tom
Season 6, episode 14
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Dick Anthony Williams (Wayne), Starletta DuPois (Donna).
When two old friends of Helen's come for a visit, Tom feels like a "white" outsider in his own home. This prompts him to ask George to teach him how to act black.

February 3, 1980: The Arrival (1)
Season 6, episode 15
W: Neil Lebowitz   D: Bob Lally

With Jack O'Leary (Frank), Lee Bryant (Mrs. Perkins), Esther Sutherland (Mary), Myra Taylor (Pearl), Pat Lawson (Alice).
A squeamish George is drafted to help Jenny in her natural childbirth class -- but the trouble really starts afterwards when Jenny goes into labor and George goes into hysterics.

February 10, 1980: The Arrival (2)
Season 6, episode 16
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Jack O'Leary (Frank), Brion James (Dirty Dog), Esther Sutherland (Mary), Myra Taylor (Pearl), Pat Lawson (Alice), Sam DeFazio (Dr. Ortega), Penelope Willis (Nurse #1), Jeanne Campise (Nurse #2), Ta-Tanisha (Nurse #3), Brad Blaisdell (Mr. Perry), Dick Davalos (Red Ryder).
George rushes Jenny to the hospital as she begins having contractions. Meanwhile, Lionel is offered a job in Boston, and returns from the interview to find that Jenny has gone into labor.

February 17, 1980: The Shower
Season 6, episode 17
W: Arthur Bonaduce, Celia Bonaduce   D: Bob Lally

George brags he's found the perfect gift for Jenny and Lionel's baby shower, but fails to notice that what they really need can't be bought and packaged.

February 24, 1980: The Longest Day
Season 6, episode 18
W: Bob Baublitz   D: Bob Lally

George, Tom and Lionel are left to take care of baby Jessica, and soon find out that it is no easy chore as the Jefferson apartment begins to slowly turn to shambles.

March 2, 1980: George's Birthday
Season 6, episode 19
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie).
It is George's 50th birthday and he thinks that none of his friends want to celebrate with him. However, Louise have secretly invited all of his friends to he apartment building for a surprise party.

March 9, 1980: A Night To Remember
Season 6, episode 20
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Renee Jones (Stephanie), Richard Minchenberg (Bellboy), William McDonald (Man #1), F. William Parker (Man #2).
George and Louise have idyllic plans for their 30th anniversary until Louise's jealousy leaves George alone in the path of temptation.

March 23, 1980: The Loan
Season 6, episode 21
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Arthur Rosenberg (Mr. Sweeney), Nancy Fox (Miss Hawkins), Eddie Quillan (Guard), Irene Dart (Customer).
Lionel's loan on a new home does not go through, so George, Louise, Tom and Helen secretly go to the banker behind each other's backs to co-sign the loan.

March 30, 1980: Louise Takes A Stand
Season 6, episode 22
W: Bryan Joseph, Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), William Bogert (Frank Miller).
George is excited when he learns he will be able to expand his store. However, his excitement starts to dwindle when he learns the expansion means taking over Charlie's bar, since Charlie's lease is not being renewed.

April 6, 1980: The First Store
Season 6, episode 23
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Bob Lally

With Roger Bowen (William Drew).
As Louise and George look through old photos, they recall George opening his first store in 1968.

April 13, 1980: Once Upon A Time
Season 6, episode 24
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Walt Hanna (Sir James), Wendell Wright (Inflation).
While babysitting his granddaughter, George entertains her with astory about King George. In this tale, King George is defending his kingdom from the evil called "Inflation".





November 2, 1980: Marathon Men
Season 7, episode 1
W: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson   D: Bob Lally

With Bob Duggan (Spectator).
Tom and George compete in a marathon to see who's in better physical shape. But a careless remark also sparks competition between Helen and Louise.

November 9, 1980: The Jeffersons Go To Hawaii (1)
Season 7, episode 2
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Lincoln Kilpatrick (Doctor), Sherry Bush (Girl on Beach).
George's doctor tells him that his blood pressure is too high and that he needs a vacation, while Tom and Helen are in Hawaii enjoying themselves enough to extend their stay for another week.

November 16, 1980: The Jeffersons Go To Hawaii (2)
Season 7, episode 3
W: Michael Moye, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Bob Lally

With Al Harrington (Leon Kanekuulo), William Bryant (Bill Wilson), Wally Amos (Man #1), Andy Riley (Man on Beach), James Grant Benton (Bartender), Bruce Atkinson (Mai Tai Man), Richard Sandford (Passerby).
George, Louise and Florence arrive in Hawaii and George begins to work on lowering his blood pressure. This leads him to decide that he wants to sell his business and move to Hawaii.

November 23, 1980: The Jeffersons Go To Hawaii (3)
Season 7, episode 4
W: Michael Moye, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Bob Lally

With Al Harrington (Leon Kanekuulo), Fred Ball (Ken Sanders), Douglas Mossman (Andrew), Andy Bumatai (Robert), Wayne Ward (Dr. Carlson).
After their boat tips over during a storm, George and Tom wash ashore on another part of the island and are are aided by some friendly islanders -- who will have to leave their homes due to the development project George might invest in.

November 30, 1980: Put It On
Season 7, episode 5
W: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson   D: Bob Lally

With Mary Ellen O'Neill (Dottie), Lee Payne (Waiter), Donna Blevins (Bouncer), Zan Charisse (M.C.), Tom Gagen (Cowboy Carl), Geary Douglas (Gentleman Johnny).
Helen and Jenny talk Louise into a girls' night out at a male strip club. But Tom and George disapprove and go after them -- and become part of the act.

December 7, 1980: Florence's Cousin
Season 7, episode 6
W: Marshall Goldberg   D: Bob Lally

With William Allen Young (Ernie), Sam Shamshak (Lou).
Florence's shady cousin asks her for $1000 and Florence doesn't hesitate to ask George. George is convinced that Ernie's a crook, and Florence will do anything to prove him wrong.

December 21, 1980: All I Want For Christmas
Season 7, episode 7
W: Ron Leavitt, David W. Duclon   D: Bob Lally

With Mitzi Hoag (Mrs. Thompson), Meeno Peluce (Billy), Sean Garrett McFrazier (Mark), Kaleena Kiff (Liza).
While playing Santa Claus at the Help Center, George promises to get ten-year-old orphan Billy his desired Christmas present -- a pair of parents.

January 4, 1981: Calendar Girl
Season 7, episode 8
W: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic   D: Bob Lally

With Karen Huie (Mrs. Wong), Susan Krebs (Receptionist).
Against Lionel and Jenny's wishes, George and Louise enter Jessica in a baby contest -- and misplace her in the process.

January 11, 1981: As Florence Turns
Season 7, episode 9
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

Florence writes a soap opera spoof centering on a ruthless dry cleaning tycoon a la J.R. Ewing of "Dallas", who mistreats everyone in his orbit and even goads someone into doing him an injury.

January 18, 1981: God Bless Americans
Season 7, episode 10
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Jim Weston (Jack Pomeroy), Gary Cervantes (Hector).
George is ecstatic when he is chosen to guest star on a patriotic-themed talk show. However, his chance at appearing on the show is up in the air when the bigoted host learns that George is sponsoring a Cuban refugee.

January 25, 1981: Alley Oops
Season 7, episode 11
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Paul B. Price (Cunningham), Michael DeLano (Vito), Dorit Stevens (Sharon), Bobby Angelle (Henderson).
George and his business rival are also rivals on their respective company bowling teams. So when George's best bowler can't make it, Tom volunteers to substitute.

February 1, 1981: And The Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds
Season 7, episode 12
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Carl Lumbly (Jimmy), Vivian Bonnell (Mrs. Mills), Sharon Brown (Teenage Louise Mills), Kim Callegar (Pre-Teen Louise Mills), LaShana Dendy (Young Louise Mills), Ta-Ronce Allen (Debra).
Louise is heartbroken when she discovers that the city is planning to tear down the building she grew up in, so she makes one last visit to her childhood home.

February 15, 1981: Sorry, Wrong Meeting
Season 7, episode 13
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With James Karen (Herbert Purcell), Milt Oberman (Mr. Fox), Richard Lockmiller (Stanley Harris), Ike Eisenmann (Dwayne).
George attends a meeting that he wrongly assumes will address crime in the building -- instead it turns out to be an attempt to recruit members for the Ku Klux Klan.

February 22, 1981: My Hero
Season 7, episode 14
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski), Leonard Lightfoot (Officer Barrett), Frances Bay (Mrs. Wilson), Don Sparks (Bill Sargent), Roger Starks (Ed Lewis), Jeffrey Clayton (Jack Steele).
George is hailed a hero after saving a woman from a mugging. However, George is later threatened by the mugger which leads him to hire a bodyguard.

March 1, 1981: I Buy The Songs
Season 7, episode 15
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Frank DeVol (Sammy).
George forgets Valentine's Day, then tries to mollify Louise by persuading a local composer to write an original song for her.

March 8, 1981: Small Fish, Big Pond
Season 7, episode 16
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Tom Williams (Big Tony Tyler), Sarah Marshall (Lucella), Jean Byron (Mavis), David Moses (Mr. Brookhouse).
To get into an exclusive men's club, George exaggerates how many stores he owns. Then he accidentally pledges a fortune for a new fountain.

March 15, 1981: Not So Dearly Beloved
Season 7, episode 17
W: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic   D: Bob Lally

With Earl Billings (Wendell Thomas), Lou Rogers III (Fred), Al Fann (Funeral Director), Frances E. Nealy (Yvonne Thomas).
Just as George is firing Wendell, his rude and obnoxious employee, the man drops dead. George finds that he must give the eulogy at Wendell's funeral but has a hard time coming up with sometihng nice to say.

March 29, 1981: Florence's New Job
Season 7, episode 18
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Bob Lally

With Larry Linville (Lyle Block), Liz Torres (Elena Beltran), John Anderson (Mr. Claymore).
One of George's prospective clients offers Florence a job as executive housekeeper of his chain of hotels. As one of her first tasks, Florence has to fire one of the maids for stealing.





October 4, 1981: The Separation (1)
Season 8, episode 1
W: Bob Bendetson, Howard Bendetson   D: Bob Lally

Lionel and Jenny are having marital problems that result in a separation, prompting George, Louise, Helen and Tom to convene to try to get them back together.

October 11, 1981: The Separation (2)
Season 8, episode 2
W: Ted Dale, Nancy Vince   D: Bob Lally

With Bob Delegall (Dr. Foster).
George's plan for getting unhappy spouses Lionel and Jenny back together -- hiring a marriage counselor and tricking his son and daughter-in-law to the apartment for an involuntary counseling session.

October 18, 1981: Louise's Father
Season 8, episode 3
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Leonard Jackson (Harold Mills), John Hawker (Man).
A newspaper article reveals that a man with the same name as Louise's father thwarted a crime. Since the man's picture and name are similar to those of Louise's presumed-dead father, George investigates.

October 25, 1981: My Maid, Your Maid
Season 8, episode 4
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen), Diana Webster (Mrs. Prudhomme).
With Florence working at a new job, Louise and George decide to hire a new maid. However, they each have separate candidates in mind for the position.

November 1, 1981: I've Still Got It
Season 8, episode 5
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Vernee Watson (Carol), Frank Dent (Phil Hazeltine), Joycelyne Lew (Woman).
George is in the midst of a mid-life crisis, so Louise tries to cheer him up by sending him flowers with a seductive anonymous note attached. George wrongly concludes that his bookkeeper Carol sent the flowers and is in love with him.

November 8, 1981: Florence Did It Different (1)
Season 8, episode 6
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen).
The Claymore Hotel burns down and leaves Florence unemployed, so she returns to ask for her old job back without realizing that Carmen has been hired to replace her.

November 15, 1981: Florence Did It Different (2)
Season 8, episode 7
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Roseanna Christiansen (Carmen).
With Florence and Carmen each believing the other one should have the job as the Jeffersons' maid, Louise decides to keep them both. However, Florence makes plans to get fired.

November 29, 1981: The House That George Built
Season 8, episode 8
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Phil Rubenstein (Lou), Rodney Kageyama (Tour Guide), Peter Lawford (Museum Guide - voice only).
A near-death experience prompts George to work toward ensuring that his life and work inspire others, so he decides to write his autobiography -- until a casual remark from Tom Willis gives him an even more pompous idea.

December 6, 1981: A Whole Lot Of Trouble
Season 8, episode 9
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Jeffrey Jacquet (Leonard).
On Louise's birthday, George announces plans to build another store -- by knocking down a playground used by the kids from the Help Center where Louise works.

December 20, 1981: I've Got A Secret
Season 8, episode 10
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

George notices that Louise has been writing in her diary every night and, suspicious she might be hiding something, attempts to read it while Louise is away at work.

December 27, 1981: A Charmed Life
Season 8, episode 11
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Howard Morton (Robert Kingsley), Daniel Frishman (Louis Alfred Grayson III).
When George is denied an invitation to a party attended by social-climbers because the host "hates his guts", he goes to great lengths become more personable by taking charm lessons.

January 3, 1982: Thammy The Thongwriter
Season 8, episode 12
W: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt   D: Bob Lally

With Frank DeVol (Sammy), Victoria Jackson (Wendy), Tom Case (Bartender), Joni Demarest (Girl).
A new neighbor who is a songwriter is upset and creatively blocked due to marital woes, so George tries to cheer him up but has an ulterior motive -- he wants the man to write a jingle for Jefferson Cleaners.

January 17, 1982: I Spy
Season 8, episode 13
W: Sara V. Finney   D: Bob Lally

With Terry Carter (Carl Davis), Alex Rodine (Alfonse), Edward Penn (Marty).
Helen's comments that Tom hasn't been paying any attention to her fuel George's belief that she is having an affair -- especially when he sees Helen and another man having lunch together.

January 24, 1982: Dog-Gone
Season 8, episode 14
W: Mark Rothman, Jeffrey Duteil   D: Bob Lally

With Ivor Francis (Mr. Whittendale), Olive Dunbar (Mrs. Whittendale).
George tries to curry favor with Whittendale by dog-sitting his wife's vicious canine, but sabotages his own efforts by playing fetch carelessly, and then scrambles to explain the unintended outcome.

January 31, 1982: Blazing Jeffersons
Season 8, episode 15
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Logan Ramsey (Stan Green), Don Dolan (Fire Marshall).
George's Brooklyn store burns down due to faulty wiring, but Tom cheers George by reminding him that insurance will cover the loss if he can identify the person responsible for the faulty wiring.

February 7, 1982: Men Of The Cloth
Season 8, episode 16
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Andrae Crouch (Himself), Esther Sutherland (Mary), Pat Lawson (Alice), Myra Taylor (Pearl).
Preparations are underway for Jessica's baptism, so George jettisons Florence's gospel singers and impersonates a minister to recruit Andrae Crouch to officiate at the ceremony.

February 21, 1982: A Case Of Self-Defense
Season 8, episode 17
W: Joyce Gittlin, Jeffrey Richman   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Frank DeVol (Sammy), Rick Podell (Theodore), Ashley Hester (Delores).
When Lionel and Jenny's apartment is burglarized, George begins to worry that his apartment could just as easily be broken into. His solution -- buy a gun.

March 7, 1982: My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her
Season 8, episode 18
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Karrie Emerson (Girl on TV).
George and Tom raises their wives' ire by promoting their businesses in a chauvinist fashion, so Louise and Helen walk out for a week to punish them.

March 14, 1982: Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner?
Season 8, episode 19
W: Brian Pollack, Rick Shaw   D: Bob Lally

The Jeffersons' and Willises plan a surprise party for Florence, but their cover story hurts her feelings so badly that she skips the event and commiserates with Ralph over their mutual lowly-servant status.

March 21, 1982: The Strays (1)
Season 8, episode 20
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With LaSaundra Hall (Stray #1), Will Gill Jr. (Ed), Lydia Nicole (Rachel), Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski), Leonard Lightfoot (Officer Barrett).
One of George's delivery boys is robbed by an all-female street gang who gets away with the week's proceeds. Trying to combat the gang, George is stabbed and left for dead.

March 28, 1982: The Strays (2)
Season 8, episode 21
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With LaSaundra Hall (Stray #1), Lydia Nicole (Rachel), Irwin Keyes (Hugo Mojelewski), Bernadette Colognne (Wanda), Joe Rosario (Policeman).
Determined to retrieve Louise's ring, a very sore George arrives at the gang's hideout, only to find that one of the members has stayed behind -- and she's also about to go into labor.

April 11, 1982: Jeffersons Greatest Hits
Season 8, episode 22
W: Ralph Phillips   D: Bob Lally

With James A. Watson Jr. (Mike Davis), Steve Tracy (Steve).
A record company talent scout hears Florence sing in church and offers her a chance to cut an album -- if she pays him $1200.

April 18, 1982: A Small Victory
Season 8, episode 23
W: Ron Leavitt, David W. Duclon   D: Bob Lally

With Lynne Moody (Maggie), Greg Zadikov (Sugar), Peter Schrum (Mom).
Insufficient money for social programs at the Help Center tempts Louise and Helen to quit, until they meet a young prostitute who is being abused by her pimp.

May 2, 1982: Lesson In Love
Season 8, episode 24
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

With Kene Holliday (Officer Kenwood), Carl Held (Fred).
Florence is having a string of bad luck with dates, so Louise plays Cupid for her when a police officer drops by collecting for charity and finds Florence attractive.

May 16, 1982: Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen
Season 8, episode 25
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Stan Haze (Pecos Darryl), Clyde J. Barrett (Darryl), Bob Gorman (Clyde).
Helen has lunch with an old boyfriend and Tom is seething with jealousy. This leads him to have a dream about the Old West where he has a shootout with Pecos Darryl, a man after Helen's heart.





September 26, 1982: Laundry Is A Tough Town (1)
Season 9, episode 1
W: Kurt Taylor, Mark Miller   D: Bob Lally

With Thomas Callaway (Steve Winslow), Billy Sands (Mr. Johanssen).
George plans a wild promotion to get ahead of his main competitor, but Louise's attempt to help backfires and she becomes the competition's one millionth customer.

October 3, 1982: Laundry Is A Tough Town (2)
Season 9, episode 2
W: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt   D: Bob Lally

With Thomas Callaway (Steve Winslow), Ben Frommer (Fisherman).
Since he's losing ground to Blue Sky Cleaners, George wants to retire. But he is driving his family and friends to distraction by becoming their "advice columnist".

October 10, 1982: Anatomy Of A Stain
Season 9, episode 3
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Earl Montgomery (Judge Cronin), Dick Gjonola (Announcer), Randall Nazarian (Stage Manager).
George refuses to accept blame when Tom's pants come back from Jefferson Cleaners with a permanent stain. So Florence suggests they settle the matter by fighting it out on a popular TV court show.

October 17, 1982: Social Insecurity
Season 9, episode 4
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel   D: Bob Lally

Worried about her future financial security, Florence asks George to provide her with a pension plan. When he refuses, Florence goes on strike.

October 24, 1982: Charlie's Angels
Season 9, episode 5
W: Neil Lebowitz   D: Bob Lally

With Danny Wells (Charlie), Margaret Michaels (Trudy).
Charlie the bartender borrows money from Tom to upgrade the bar and boost business with scantily-clad waitresses.

October 31, 1982: Heeeere's Johnny
Season 9, episode 6
W: Michael Moye   D: Bob Lally

With Johnny Brown (Johnny Moore).
George's boorish old friend Johnny Moore, whom Louise has always despised, visits and gets on her nerves immediately with his childish practical jokes.

November 7, 1982: A Date With Danger
Season 9, episode 7
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With William Marshall (Joe Blake), Yung Sun (Uncle Ling Chow Johnston), Keone Young (Maitre d').
Joe Blake, a successful author, asks Florence out and she can't wait to accept. However, soon after he takes her away on their date, Tom and Helen let George and Louise know that Joe served time in prison for murdering his girlfriend.

November 21, 1982: Death Smiles On A Dry Cleaner (1)
Season 9, episode 8
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt   D: Bob Lally

With Barrie Ingham (Captain Monahan), Bernard Fox (Andrew Derek), Russell Johnson (Mac Steele), Edie McClurg (Audrey Blume), David Downing (Edgar Thornton), Steve Nevil (Steward), Dorothy Konrad (Bertha), Bill Erwin (T.J. Wheeler), Teresa Hoyos (Barbara Collins), Zale Kessler (Accountant), Robert Burleigh (Lawyer).
Louise's birthday gift to George is an ocean cruise on a ship that specializes in interactive murder mysteries. But the vacation takes a sinister turn when one of the fake sleuths is killed for real.

November 28, 1982: Death Smiles On A Dry Cleaner (2)
Season 9, episode 9
W: Jerry Perzigian, Don Seigel, David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt   D: Bob Lally

With Barrie Ingham (Captain Monahan), Bernard Fox (Andrew Derek), Russell Johnson (Mac Steele), Edie McClurg (Audrey Blume), David Downing (Edgar Thornton), Steve Nevil (Steward).
During the ocean cruise, the surviving guests compare evidence and try to solve the real murder, with everyone ridiculing George's amateurish sleuthing efforts.

December 12, 1982: Appointment In 8-B
Season 9, episode 10
W: David W. Duclon, Ron Leavitt   D: Bob Lally

With Sheila Wills (Dede Sanderson), Grand Bush (George Nylund).
The tenant in apartment 8-B is having an affair with a man named George, so Ralph jumps to the conclusion that George Jefferson is the one involved.

December 19, 1982: Poetic Justice
Season 9, episode 11
W: Dianne Messina, Lou Messina   D: Bob Lally

With Peter White (Gregory Graham).
Louise finds George's old love poems to her and shares them with friends and neighbors, which displeases George greatly until Tom's publisher takes an interest in them.

December 26, 1982: How Now Dow Jones
Season 9, episode 12
W: Peter Casey, David Lee   D: Bob Lally

With Bebe Drake (Emma), Vanda Barra (Frances), Adrian Ricard (Lucy), Marianne Muellerleile (Connie).
After learning that Tom made money from George's stock tip, Florence and her fellow maids pool their money and enter the stock market with George as their advisor.


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