| Season 1, Episode 6 |
#6 in Series
|Air date:||February 22, 1975|
|Written by:|| Teleplay by: Erik Tarloff, Lloyd Turner, & Gordon Mitchell |
Story by: Erik Tarloff
|Directed by:||Jack Shea|
|Production code:||1.6 / 106|
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George's Skeleton was the sixth episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the sixth episode of Season 1. Directed by Jack Shea and co-written by Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell and Erik Tarloff from an original story by Tarloff, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on February 22, 1975.
When an old friend threatens to expose an embarrassing secret from George's past unless he's paid in full, Louise and Lionel turn the tables on his buddy's blackmail business.
George's old childhood buddy, Monk Davis, pays him a visit. When the two were teenagers, they were arrested for shoplifting and sent to a reformatory. George never told Louise and Lionel about this crime, because he doesn't want to lose their respect. Seeing the opportunity, Monk is attempting to blackmail George to keep their act a secret; Monk demands more money, Louise reveals that they already found out about it through none other than Mother Jefferson.