Season 5, Episode 12 Deacon's Slam Dunk
First Aired: February 9, 1991
A basketball star (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) wants to organize a church league, while the Deacon wants to send him to Italy to play and Amelia (Roz Ryan) wants him to be her man. Lorenzo: Tony Pandolfo. Benito: Joe Costanza.
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- Premiered: September 27, 1986
- Rating: TV-G
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- 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)