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The Jeffersons

1975-1985 Ended/Cancelled
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"The Jeffersons" was perhaps the most-successful spinoff series to "All in the Family." George Jefferson was the black version of Archie Bunker in many respects, both were loud-mouthed, opinionated and set in their bigoted ways. By 1975, Jefferson's fledging dry-cleaning business, Jefferson Cleaners, had successfully grown into a small chain; his newfound wealth led to moving his family to a "deluxe apartment in the sky" in Manhattan. His family included his wife, Louise, a level-headed and open-minded woman who often had to scold George when his mouth got him into trouble; and Lionel, an engineering major at a local college. He especially disliked Tom and Helen Willis, a mixed couple (he was white, she was black) whose daughter, Jenny, was dating and later married Lionel; Florence, his sharp-tongued maid; and Harry Bentley, the esoteric Englishman who lived next door. George often flaunted his wealth and displayed rude, arrogant, bigoted behavior; however, he often found that money didn't open every door or win him favor with everyone. In later years, George and Louise became grandparents (welcoming an adorable little girl, Jessica); and Lionel and Jenny found work he as an electrical engineer, she as a fashion designer. However, Lionel and Jenny's marriage soon began to crumble. Meanwhile, as Jefferson Cleaners continued to expand, George continually had to deal with competing dry-cleaning franchises, who sought to put George out of business. In the final season, George and Tom formed a partnership and purchased Charlie's Bar, their favorite hangout.

Theme song: "Movin' On Up" by Jeff Barry and Ja'Net DuBois.

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Genres: Comedy

Language: english


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230 11x01Blood and Money        |edit  1984-10-14  Discuss episode! 
231 11x02Ebony and Ivory        |edit  1984-10-21  Discuss episode! 
232 11x03Bobbles, Bangles and Booboos        |edit  1984-10-28  Discuss episode! 
233 11x04A House Divided        |edit  1984-11-04  Discuss episode! 
234 11x05Some Enchanted Evening        |edit  1984-11-18  Discuss episode! 
235 11x06The Gift        |edit  1984-11-25  Discuss episode! 
236 11x07They Don't Make Preachers Like Him Anymore        |edit  1984-12-16  Discuss episode! 
237 11x08Try a Little Tenderness        |edit  1984-12-23  Discuss episode! 
238 11x09You'll Never Get Rich        |edit  1985-01-08  Discuss episode! 
239 11x10The Unnatural        |edit  1985-01-15  Discuss episode! 
240 11x11Chairman of the Bored        |edit  1985-01-22  Discuss episode! 
241 11x12Sayonara (Part 1)        |edit  1985-01-29  Discuss episode! 
242 11x13Sayonara (2)        |edit  1985-02-05  Discuss episode! 
243 11x14Last Dance        |edit  1985-02-19  Discuss episode! 
244 11x15The Gang's All Here        |edit  1985-03-05  Discuss episode! 
245 11x16Hail to the Chief        |edit  1985-03-12  Discuss episode! 
246 11x17A Secret in the Back Room        |edit  1985-03-19  Discuss episode! 
247 11x18That Blasted Cunningham        |edit  1985-04-02  Discuss episode! 
248 11x19State of Mind        |edit  1985-04-23  Discuss episode! 
249 11x20And Up We Go        |edit  1985-04-30  Discuss episode! 
250 11x21The Truth Hurts        |edit  1985-06-04  Discuss episode! 
251 11x22The Odd Couple        |edit  1985-06-11  Discuss episode! 
252 11x23Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway        |edit  1985-06-25  Discuss episode! 
253 11x24Red Robins        |edit  1985-07-02  Discuss episode! 
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