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Series overviewEdit

Seasons Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 January 18, 1975 (1975-01-18) April 12, 1975 (1975-04-12)
2 24 September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13) March 6, 1976 (1976-03-06)
3 24 September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25) April 11, 1977 (1977-04-11)
4 26 September 24, 1977 (1977-09-24) March 4, 1978 (1978-03-04)
5 24 September 20, 1978 (1978-09-20) April 18, 1979 (1979-04-18)
6 24 September 23, 1979 (1979-09-23) April 13, 1980 (1980-04-13)
7 20 November 2, 1980 (1980-11-02) March 29, 1981 (1981-03-29)
8 25 October 4, 1981 (1981-10-04) May 16, 1982 (1982-05-16)
9 27 September 26, 1982 (1982-09-26) May 1, 1983 (1983-05-01)
10 22 October 2, 1983 (1983-10-02) May 6, 1984 (1984-05-06)
11 24 October 14, 1984 (1984-10-14) July 2, 1985 (1985-07-02)


Season 2 (1975/76)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
14 1 "A Dinner for Harry" Jack Shea Don Nicholl,Michael Ross, & Bernie West September 13, 1975 2.1 / 201
When the Jeffersons host a dinner party for Mr. Bentley's birthday, the Willises cause problems -- one funny, one shocking. The funny one deals with George and Tom wearing the same tux. The shocker deals with an incident involving Helen. 
15 2 "George's First Vacation" Jack Shea Frank Tarloff September 20, 1975 2.2 / 202
George balks when Tom calls him a workaholic. To prove him wrong, George books a cruise for him and Louise. As usual, Louise has to bear the consequences. In this case, Mother Jefferson wants to join her son on vacation. 
16 3 "Louise's Daughter" Jack Shea Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan September 27, 1975 2.3 / 203
Damon Evans joins the cast as the new Lionel Jefferson. In this episode, a woman claims to be Louise's daughter. 
17 4 "Harry and Daphne" Jack Shea Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell October 4, 1975 2.4 / 204
George deals with a building inspector while Harry Bentley hides out from his marauding, marriage-minded girlfriend, Daphne. 
18 5 "Mother Jefferson's Fall" Jack Shea Erik Tarloff October 11, 1975 2.5 / 206
Feeling ignored, Mother Jefferson gets attention after she fakes a fall. Meanwhile, Louise goes to battle in a gin tournament. 
19 6 "Jefferson vs. Jefferson" Jack Shea Robert Fisher & Arthur Marx October 18, 1975 2.6 / 205
Mother Jefferson intrudes on Louise and Georges anniversary. Worse, George asks Louise to lie for him after a bicycle accident. 
20 7 "Uncle Bertram" Jack Shea Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, and Bernie West October 25, 1975 2.7 / 208
An elderly white man tries to flirt with Mother Jefferson in an elevator. He turns out to be related to the Willises. When she begins dating this Uncle Bertram, George is not so happy. 
21 8 "Movin' on Down" Jack Shea Ken Levine and David Isaacs November 1, 1975 2.8 / 207
George fears that some financial setbacks will put him out of business. Adding to his stresses are Lionels begging for more money and Florence pressuring him for a raise. 
22 9 "George Won't Talk" Jack Shea

John Ashby

November 8, 1975 2.9 / 209
George is bursting with excitement when he's asked to speak at a college, but he hesitates when he learns the school is in Harlem. 
23 10 "Jenny's Grandparents" Jack Shea James Ritz November 15, 1975 2.10 / 211
Thanks to the machinations of the Jefferson and Willis families (including coupled Mother Jefferson and Uncle Bertram, played by Victor Killian); Jennys bickering grandfathers end up alone together in the Jeffersons apartment. 
24 11 "George's Best Friend" Jack Shea Calvin Kelly, Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell November 22, 1975 2.11 / 210
Louis Gossett, Jr. guest appears as an old navy friend of George who visits and hits on Louise. The incident brings to light that George has not been paying enough attention to his wife. 
25 12 "George and the Manager" Jack Shea Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan & Donald R. Boyle November 29, 1975 2.12 / 213
George's refusal to hire a white woman as a store manager leads to a battle between him and the rare united front of Louise and Mother Jefferson. 
26 13 "George's Alibi" Jack Shea Sandy Krinski December 6, 1975 2.13 / 212

Lionel's fear of telling his father about a fender bender leads to George's fear of the Mob.

Note: Videotaped on November 04, 1975. 

27 14 "Lunch with Mama" Jack Shea Lloyd Turner, Gordon Mitchell, Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, and Bernie West December 13, 1975 2.14 / 214
Mama's boy must cut the apron strings: After Louise asks George to attend a funeral with her, he refuses to cancel his monthly lunch with his mother. The solution gets worse: Mother Jefferson joins them at the funeral. 
28 15 "George vs. Wall Street" Jack Shea George Burditt December 20, 1975 2.15 / 215
A Willis/Jefferson fight ensues when Lionel refuses to take a cushy job. Speaking of cushy, George gets a juicy stock tip. 
29 16 "The Break-Up: Part One" Jack Shea Dixie Brown Grossman January 3, 1976 2.16 / 216
A two-parter begins with Lionel's difficulty writing a paper on homosexuality. The issue at hand changes after George buys him a term paper. Tempers flare, and he splits with Jenny. 
30 17 "The Break-Up: Part Two" Jack Shea Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell January 10, 1976 2.17 / 217
The Jeffersons and the Willises each debate about getting Lionel and Jenny back together. Meanwhile, Lionel makes a decision about his term paper, and George sets him up on a date. 
31 18 "Florence's Problem" Jack Shea Jay Moriarty and Mike Milligan January 24, 1976 2.18 / 218

Florence's unusual behavior, namely being nice and going on a cleaning spree, leads Louise to believe she is suicidal.

Note: Videotaped on December 23, 1975. 

32 19 "Mother Jefferson's Birthday" Jack Shea Fred S. Fox & Seaman Jacobs January 31, 1976 2.19 / 219
Hell hath no fury like a mother whose son has forgotten her birthday - especially her 70th. Louise decides to reunite Mother Jefferson with her estranged sister. 
33 20 "Louise's Cookbook" Jack Shea

Teleplay by: Ann Gibbs & Joel Kimmel

Story by: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell

February 7, 1976 2.20 / 220
Possum stew causes George to boil over after a publisher asks Louise to write a cookbook of her ghetto recipes. 
34 21 "George Meets Whittendale" Jack Shea Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell February 14, 1976 2.21 / 221
George goes to extremes to meet Mr. Whittendale at a party, by hiding in the bathroom with Tom and Helen. 
35 22 "Lionel's Problem" Jack Shea

Story by: Mea Abbott

Teleplay by: James Ritz

February 21, 1976 2.22 / 222
Lionel has a very-special-episode kind of problem when his graduation lurks and he starts to feel the pressure. Louise and Jenny try to hide Lionel from George when the graduate arrives at the apartment smashed. 
36 23 "Tennis, Anyone?" Jack Shea Sandy Veith February 28, 1976 2.23 / 223
George's excitement about being asked to join an exclusive tennis club is severely mitigated when the word token is volleyed. 
37 24 "The Wedding" Jack Shea John Donley, Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell March 6, 1976 2.24 / 224
George wants to renew his vows with Louise because Harry Belafonte did it; but Harry Belafonte's wife did not ask to be an equal partner in the dry cleaning business. 

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