The Jeffersons: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20
1978

Louise's Painting

Prompted by Helen, Louise begins taking an art class. However, when George discovers she’s been sketching models who pose in the nude, he tries to get her to stop attend…

2 Sep 27
1978

Homecoming (1)

George decides that he needs a cleaning factory and sets out to find a place for it. Meanwhile, Alan Willis returns to New York and learns that he has inherited a warehouse fr…

3 Oct 04
1978

Homecoming (2)

Alan moves in with the Jeffersons and George continues efforts to get the warehouse for himself. Meanwhile, battles with the landlord prompt Louise and Helen to try to find a…

4 Oct 11
1978

How Slowly They Forget

Louise has been trying to get a permit for the Help Center but she hasn’t been able to get anywhere with the bank. This leads George to go down to the bank and discovers…

5 Oct 18
1978

George's Dream

Workaholic George falls asleep in his office, one evening, and has a dream that takes him to the year 1996. In the dream, Louise is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of George&…

6 Nov 01
1978

George's New Stockbroker

George’s new stockbroker is quite a ventriloquist, after he introduces the Jeffersons to his dummy, J.P. However, George has second thoughts about him after he learns th…

7 Nov 04
1978

Me and Billy Dee

At the last minute, George’s speaker at a benefit cancels which leaves him scrambeling to find a celebrity to speak. He sets out to rope Billy Dee Williams into speaking…

8 Nov 08
1978

Half a Brother

George is being considered for a position on a bank’s board of directors and when a banker comes over to interview him, Alan and the banker’s daughter hit it off.…

9 Nov 22
1978

What are Friends For?

George is thrilled to get a visit from his favorite cousin, Dusty. George’s thrill turns to shock when Dusty asks George for a kidney since his are failing. This leads…

10 Nov 29
1978

George, Who?

Louise is convinced that George and her are in a routine, something that George scoffs at. However, their routine gets shaken up after Louise is brutally mugged resulting in h…

11 Dec 13
1978

Harry's House Guest

Harry practically moves into the Jefferson’s apartment to avoid his annoying house guest, Felicia. George tries to help him out by giving him tips to throw her out but t…

12 Dec 20
1978

George Finds a Father

The Christmas season brings old friends, Buddy and Zeke, to the Jefferson apartment. With them comes along a long buried secret, one that George can’t handle. Buddy and…

13 Jan 03
1979

Louise's Sister

George is planning a surprise party for Louise in which her gift is a surprise visit from her sister, Maxine. When Louise has a strange reaction to her sister, George is puzzl…

14 Jan 10
1979

Louise's Reunion

On the evening of her class reunion, Louise discovers in George’s will that all of his money would go to her on the condition that she never remarries. This obviously pr…

15 Jan 24
1979

A Bedtime Story

George is trying to hide his impotence from Louise and explores many means to cure his problem, including, oysters, medications and even a sex therapist.

16 Jan 31
1979

Florence Meets Mr. Right

Florence’s latest boyfriend, Buzz Thatcher, proposes marriage which she accepts happily. However, his religious attitudes give Louise a bad feeling about the whole thing…

17 Feb 07
1979

Louise's Award

Louise is excited that she’s being considered to receive the Volunteer of the Year award due to her work down at the Help Center. However, what she doesn’t know is…

18 Feb 21
1979

The Other Woman

A business trip of Tom’s sparks an argument between him and Helen which gets even worse when she discovers that a beautiful blond is accompanying him.

19 Feb 28
1979

The Hold Out

George becomes the holdout when he refuses to sell his first store to a company who is buying up all the buildings on the block. His strategy, holdout to up the offer despite…

20 Mar 07
1979

The Ones You Love

Tom and Alan’s fight causes a fight to erupt between George and Louise on the same evening a reporter from Black Life Magazine is to interview them on the subject of happ…

21 Mar 28
1979

Every Night Fever

Louise turns down an offer to be in a play being put on by the Help Center because she wants to spend her evenings with George. However, after an evening at a disco, George ca…

22 Apr 04
1979

Three Faces of Florence

Florence is reading a novel in which a woman pretends to be different people this gives Florence the idea to act like different people to attract men. While down at the Help C…

23 Apr 11
1979

Louise's Convention

Helen gives Louise the news that both of them have been invited to California to attend a convention, however, the planned trip coincides with the date of her wedding anniversa…

24 Apr 18
1979

The Freeze-in

When the heat goes out in a few of the apartments in the building, Harry, Tom and Helen convene at the Jefferson’s heated apartment, causing cramped space and sore feelin…

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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