| Season 4, Episode 1 |
#62 in Series
|Air date:||September 24, 1977|
|Written by:||Roger Shulman, John Baskin, Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan|
|Directed by:||Jack Shea|
|Production code:||4.1 / 401|
|IMDb||The Grand Opening:Part One|
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The Grand Opening:Part One was the 62nd overall episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the premiere episode of Season 4. Directed by Jack Shea and written by Roger Shulman, John Baskin, Jay Moriarty and Mike Milligan, the episode made its premiere on CBS-TV on September 24, 1977.
George is getting ready for a party to celebrate the opening of his new office. However, while George is in Charlie's bar, two men overhear George brag about his wealth and decide to make a move on his apartment. Later, a phone call puts a damper on the office party with news that Louise has been kidnapped for ransom
George and Louise are prepared to celebrate a milestone in the history of Jefferson Cleaners: the opening of a new corporate office. During the celebration at Charlie's Bar, George boasts about his wealth to his guests. However, he is unaware that two of the guests are hardened criminals, who are planning to get their share of the wealth. When Louise is a no-show at the party, a phone call reveals the reason why: The crooks have kidnapped her, and are demanding a $100,000 ransom.
- Note: This marks the episode in which Marla Gibbs officialy becomes a cast regular in her role as Florence Johnston.
Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit
- Danny Wells as Charlie the Bartender
- Bill McIntyre as Chauffeur
- Michael Alldrege as Man #1
- James Staley as Man #2