Season 4, Episode 14 The Roast
First Aired: January 13, 1990
The Deacon is roasted at a dinner, where some share less-than-reverential recollections of the honoree. Inga: Elsa Raven. Rolly: Jester Hairston. Deacon: Sherman Hemsley.
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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)