The Jeffersons: Season 8

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 04
1981

The Separation (1)

Louise and George are heartbroken when they discover Lionel and Jenny are having marital problems that result in a separation. This prompts George, Louise, Helen and Tom to co…

2 Oct 11
1981

The Separation (2)

Due to the separation, Lionel is living at home with George and Louise. This prompts George to trick a marriage counselor into showing up at the Jefferson’s apartment fo…

3 Oct 18
1981

Louise's Father

A newspaper photo alerts George to the fact that the man in the photo could very well be Louise’s father, since they both have the same name. Louise refuses to entertain…

4 Oct 25
1981

My Maid, Your Maid

With Florence working at a new job, Louise and George decide to hire a new maid. However, George and Louise are at odds when they each have separate candidates in mind for the…

5 Nov 01
1981

I've Still Got It

George has become convinced that age is taking it’s toll on him, with a receding hairline and larger midsection. To try to revitalize him, Louise sends him some flowers…

6 Nov 08
1981

Florence Did it Different (1)

Constant bickering between George and Carmen prompts Louise to tell Carmen how Florence handled George (via flashbacks). However, just as Carmen gets a handle on how to handle…

7 Nov 15
1981

Florence Did it Different (2)

When Florence learns the Jeffersons have hired a new maid she decides to let Carmen have the job. However, Carmen doesn’t want to take Florence’s job away from her…

8 Nov 29
1981

The House That George Built

George wants everyone to know him when he dies so he sets out to create himself into a legend. First he tries writing a book about his life but he then changes his mind and do…

9 Dec 06
1981

A Whole Lot of Trouble

Louise is furious when she learns that George is the businessman who plans on building over a local children’s playground. However, George has second thoughts after he m…

10 Dec 20
1981

I've Got a Secret

When George discovers Louise is keeping a diary, he goes all out to try to read it. Including staying up all night to try to wriggle it out of Louise’s clutches. Howeve…

11 Dec 27
1981

A Charmed Life

George doesn’t understand why he wasn’t invited to a posh gala event at the Whittendale apartment, until Tom, Helen, Louise and Florence break the news the Whittend…

12 Jan 03
1982

Thammy the Thongwriter

George and Louise receive a post card from Harry, who’s been transfered out of the country. Soon after, they meet the man who’s moving into Harry’s old apart…

13 Jan 17
1982

I Spy

Helen’s comments that Tom hasn’t been paying any attention to her, fuel George’s belief that she is having an affair especially since he sees her and another…

14 Jan 24
1982

Dog-Gone

George has the task of taking care of Mr. Whittendale’s wife’s pet Doberman. However, when a freak accident occurs, ending in the dog’s death, George is scar…

15 Jan 31
1982

Blazing Jeffersons

George is distraught when he learns that his Brooklyn store has burned down due to faulty wiring. However, Tom raises his spirits by reminding him that his insurance will cove…

16 Feb 07
1982

Men of the Cloth

For Jessica’s baptism, Louise wants Florence and her gospel singing group to perform and Jenny agrees with her. However, George wants someone else and sets out to get An…

17 Feb 21
1982

A Case of Self-Defense

When Lionel and Jenny’s apartment gets broken into, George begins to worry that his apartment could just as easily be broken into. His solution: buy a gun, something th…

18 Mar 07
1982

My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her

Upset that their husbands do not feel they should be involved in business matters, Louise and Helen move in together leaving George and Tom to live together in the Jefferson ap…

19 Mar 14
1982

Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?

Louise, George, Tom and Helen plan a surprise party for Florence just to let her know how much they appreciate her friendship. However, when Florence walks in on the planning…

20 Mar 21
1982

The Strays (1)

For their anniversary, George decides to replace the setting on Louise’s wedding ring. Meanwhile, one of George’s messenger’s is robbed by an all-female stre…

21 Mar 28
1982

The Strays (2)

22 Apr 11
1982

Jeffersons Greatest Hits

A record producer follows Florence home from church, after hearing her gospel singing. Once at the Jefferson’s apartment, he offers Florence the chance to make a record…

23 Apr 18
1982

A Small Victory

Louise and Helen consider leaving the Help Center due to lack of involvement from others as well as lack of funds. However, just as they’re about to call it quits, a you…

24 May 02
1982

Lesson in Love

Florence becomes depressed when her latest boyfriend doesn’t call her for a second date. She later is asked out by a police officer and in order to keep him interested h…

25 May 16
1982

Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen

Helen gets an invitation to have 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…

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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