The Jeffersons: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 18
1975

A Friend in Need

The Jeffersons have moved on up and are now enjoying living in their new high-rise apartment. Louise has made a new friend in Diane Stockwell, who is having a hard time believ…

2 Jan 25
1975

George's Family Tree

The Willis’ give Louise and George a piece of primitive African art, as a housewarming gift, which leads to the discussion of family roots. This leads George to discover…

3 Feb 01
1975

Louise Feels Useless

Louise is having a hard time getting use to her new wealthy lifestyle and the boredom that comes along with it. She begins trying to talk George into letting her work in the s…

4 Feb 08
1975

Lionel the Playboy

Lionel’s new wealthy lifestyle begins to have an effect on him and a carefree attitude begins to be seen by his family. He stays out all night every night and cuts class…

5 Feb 15
1975

Mr. Piano Man

George refuses to participate in a tenants meeting until he learns the Mr. Whittendale will be there. George has hopes of doing business with the man. Meanwhile, George’…

6 Feb 22
1975

George's Skeleton

An old friend of George’s, Monk Davis, drops in after learning of George’s new found success. However, Monk has more on his mind than just a friendly visit.

7 Mar 01
1975

Lionel Cries Uncle

Louise is expecting a visit from her Uncle Ward, a man who happens to be a butler. His job is what makes George and Lionel put him down, calling him an “Uncle Tom.”…

8 Mar 08
1975

Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend

George learns of Mother Jefferson’s intentions of marriage and is totally against the idea, thinking her fiancee is after his money.

9 Mar 15
1975

Meet the Press

Wanting publicity for his stores, George tries to get in on a reporter’s series of stories on successful black businessmen. However, once he finally gets the reporter to…

10 Mar 22
1975

Rich Man's Disease

With the doctor’s diagnosis that George has an ulcer, Louise tries to do everything to not allow George to become upset. This task proves difficult with Harry, Tom and H…

11 Mar 29
1975

Former Neighbors

George comes home one evening with news an important potential client is coming over for dinner. However, Louise has news too. Some old friends of the Jeffersons are coming o…

12 Apr 05
1975

Like Father, Like Son?

Louise becomes concerned when she sees Lionel beginning to act more and more like his father. Things come to a head, when Lionel tries to get Jenny a seat on a campaign commit…

13 Apr 12
1975

Jenny's Low

Jenny’s globe-trotting brother surprises his family with a visit home. While Tom and Helen, debate on the reason for Allan staying away so long, Jenny is anything but ha…

About The Jeffersons

A sitcom about a black couple “movin’ on up” from a modest Queens neighborhood to deluxe apartment in Manhattan’s ritzy East Side. The show was spun-off from “All in the Family” in 1975 and for the next 11 seasons, The Jeffersons lived among a kaleidoscope of characters, including their sassy maid Florence, a bizarre British neighbor named Bentley, and the Willises — TV’s first married couple in which one character was black and one was white. Like All in the Family, The Jeffersons had a bigoted, opinionated loud-mouth at its center: George Jefferson, who was constantly putting his foot in his mouth. The show tackled many serious issues, although comedy was the key element of its success.

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