| Season 1, Episode 11 |
#11 in Series
|Air date:||March 29, 1975|
|Written by:||Bert Joelson & Art Baer|
|Directed by:||Jack Shea|
|Production code:||1.11 / 111|
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Former Neighbors was the 11th episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the 11th episode of Season 1. Directed by Jack Shea and written by Bert Joelson and Art Baer, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on March 29, 1975.
George hopes to impress a big client by hosting an extravagant dinner - but when his old lower-class neighbors crash the party, George schemes to hide his poor past to close the deal.
Two last-minute invitations collide: George invites business magnate Coleman Harris to dinner on the same night that Louise invites their earthy former neighbors Roy & Natalie Simms, who had planned to visit George and Louise, ironicially, at the same time that Harris (Santiago González) is to visit, which throws a monkey wrench into George's plan to impress Harris. When Harris puts down the Simmses simple, down-home ways by insinuating that they were the type of people who lived "lazy on welfare", George defends them, and winds up throwing the high-minded Harris out instead! He also offers Roy, who was out of work at the time, a job in one of his cleaning stores.