"Bentley's Problem"
Season 3, Episode 14
#51 in Series
Episode Information
Network: CBS-TV
Air date: January 12, 1977
Written by: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell
Directed by: Jack Shea
Production code: 3.14 / 315
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Bentley's Problem was the 51st overall episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the 14th episode of Season 3. Directed by Jack Shea and written by Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell, the episode made its premiere on CBS-TV on January 12, 1977.


Mr. Bentley takes George's advice in order to solve a problem with being more assertive and, for his trouble, winds up locked away in jail for hitting Officer Rossi, the area beat cop!


Bentley is having issues from a grouchy man at the parking garage. George advices Bentley to be more aggressive with people during disagreements so that he doesn't always have to be pushed around. Bentley takes the suggestion, only to end up receiving a black eye! George taunts Bentley for being a coward, and Bentley, after taking a suggestion from George to be more agressively assertive, and not to allow himself to be pushed around, decides to roughen up a little and punches a man's lights out. Bad news: the man is a police officer!

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