Season 1, Episode 20 The Magician
First Aired: March 14, 1987
The Deacon's magic act flops before the church board, which is selecting entertainment for a charity bash, but it impresses a burglar (Eddie Zammit) out to rob the choir hall. Sherman Hemsley. Howard: Claude Brooks.
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- Premiered: September 27, 1986
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: A pompous, scheming deacon clashes with a new minister over the running of a Philadelphia church in this popular sitcom. The series was a follow-up hit for Sherman Hemsley, who, a year earlier, had finished a 10-year run on 'The Jeffersons.' (more)