| Season 1, Episode 5 |
#5 in Series
|Air date:||February 15, 1975|
|Written by:||Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell & Don Nicholl|
|Directed by:||Jack Shea|
|Production code:||1.5 / 105|
|IMDb||Mr. Piano Man|
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Mr. Piano Man was the fifth episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the fifth episode of Season 1. Directed by Jack Shea and co-written by Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell and Don Nicholl, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on February 15, 1975.
To boost his classy image, George is bent on buying an expensive piano. Meanwhile, the Jeffersons refuse to host a "tenants' protest" party organized by the Willises - until George sees it as a chance to impress his rich neighbors.
In this fifth season 1 episode of The Jeffersons, George likes the idea of boosting his classy ans luxurious image, so he asks Louise to purchase a piano for their home, despite knowing that no one around can play one. George later becomes positive the piano will impress Mr. Whittendale, the wealthy banker who owns the hi-rise building in which they live in, and whom he always wanted to meet, but due to Florence's impudent behavior, the piano purchased turns out to be far too big for the apartment. In the arduous task of getting the large grand piano moved into the living room, the Jeffersons discover that the mover is locally famous piano player Bill Simpson, who is doing it as a favor for a friend who is sick. In the process of trying to impress the guests, George happens to get a not too flattering message from the ever elusive H.L. Whittendale through his representative , Mr. Curtis. Ivor Francis, who appears in a later episode as H.L. Whittendale in the Season 8 episode titled "Dog Gone", appears as Mr. Curtis.