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The Jeffersons Season 5 Episodes

24 Episodes 1978 - 1979

Episode 1

Louise's Painting

Wed, Sep 20, 1978 30 mins

George approves of Louise's art lessons until she produces her first painting---a male nude. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Ms. Pomeroy: Sara Seegar. Charlie: Robert Doolittle.

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Episode 2

Homecoming

Wed, Sep 27, 1978 30 mins

George needs a warehouse, so he befriends Tom's son who just inherited one. First of two parts. Tom: Franklin Cover. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Helen: Roxie Roker. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Jenny: Berlinda Tolbert.

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Episode 3

Homecoming

Wed, Oct 4, 1978 30 mins

Conclusion. Allan has a falling-out with his father and George offers to take him in. Tom: Franklin Cover. Louise: Isabel Sanford.

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Episode 4

How Slowly They Forget

Wed, Oct 11, 1978 30 mins

George seeks out an old Navy buddy to help Louise get a permit for the Help Center. Isabel Sanford. Helen: Roxie Roker. Allan: Jay Hammer. Charlie: Danny Wells. Bentley: Paul Benedict.

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Episode 5

George's Dream

Wed, Oct 18, 1978 30 mins

George dreams that Louise and their friends celebrate his company's 25th anniversary after he's dead. Tom: Franklin Cover. Hawkins: James A. Watson Jr. Helen: Roxie Roker. Leroy: Vernon Washington.

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Episode 6

George's New Stockbroker

Wed, Nov 1, 1978 30 mins

George's stockbroker is a former ventriloquist who was once institutionalized. George: Sherman Hemsley. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Fireman: Jack Knight.

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Episode 7

Me and Billy Dee

Sat, Nov 4, 1978 30 mins

George connives to get Billy Dee Williams to speak at a fund-raiser. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Helen: Roxie Roker. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Ralph: Ned Wertimer.

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Episode 8

Half a Brother

Wed, Nov 8, 1978 30 mins

George is trying to impress a white banker, while Allan (Jay Hammer) wants to impress the official's daughter. Phil Taylor: Edward Grover. Debbie: Sally Hightower. Louise: Isabel Sanford.

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Episode 9

What Are Friends For?

Wed, Nov 22, 1978 30 mins

George's favorite cousin needs a kidney transplant---and a donor. Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford. Allan: Jay Hammer. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker.

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Episode 10

George Who?

Wed, Nov 29, 1978 30 mins

Louise loses her memory as the result of a mugging. Sherman Hemsley. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Helen: Roxie Roker. Tom: Franklin Cover. Leroy: Vernon Washington.

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Episode 11

Harry's House Guest

Wed, Dec 13, 1978 30 mins

George helps Bentley (Paul Benedict) get rid of an unwanted houseguest. Isabel Sanford. Felicia: Carol Swarbick. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Charlie: Danny Wells.

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Episode 12

George Finds a Father

Wed, Dec 20, 1978 30 mins

The revelation of a secret by George's old guardian puts a damper on Christmas spirit. Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Zeke: Raymond Allen. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker. Ralph: Ned Wertimer.

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Episode 13

Louise's Sister

Wed, Jan 3, 1979 30 mins

When Louise and her sister are reunited after 30 years, a long-simmering rivalry comes to a boil. Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker. Bentley: Paul Benedict.

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Episode 14

Louise's Reunion

Wed, Jan 10, 1979 30 mins

George's will stipulates that Louise would lose everything if she remarried. Isabel Sanford, Sherman Helmsley. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Ralph: Ned Wertimer. Bo Morrison: Ernie Wheelwright.

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Episode 15

A Bedtime Story

Wed, Jan 24, 1979 30 mins

George has been having troubles in the bedroom, and his anxiety is only making matters worse. Isabel Sanford. Dr. Beamish: Barrie Youngfellow. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Bentley: Paul Benedict.

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Episode 16

Florence Meets Mr Right

Wed, Jan 31, 1979 30 mins

Florence's boyfriend is coming for dinner---with an appetite for matrimony. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Buzz Thatcher: Larry McCormick. George: Sherman Hemsley. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker. Bentley: Paul Benedict.

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Episode 17

Louise's Award

Wed, Feb 7, 1979 30 mins

George resorts to bribery to ensure that Louise wins a Volunteer of the Year award. Elliott Kane: John Bottoms. Councilman Perry: Edmund Stoiber. Tom: Franklin Cover. Helen: Roxie Roker. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Allan: Jay Hammer. Bentley: Paul Benedict.

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Episode 18

The Other Woman

Wed, Feb 21, 1979 30 mins

Helen is suspicious of a blonde who is accompanying Tom on a business trip. George: Sherman Hemsley. Florence: Marla Gibbs. J.R.: Jack Manning. Mother: Darlene Conley.

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Episode 19

The Holdout

Wed, Feb 28, 1979 30 mins

George refuses to sell his store to make way for a construction project that would displace hundreds of people. Louise: Isabel Sanford. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Leroy: Vernon Washington. Helen: Roxie Roker. Woodley: James Ray. Sterling James: Sweet Dick Whittington. Bill Walters: Peter Turgeon. Jim Baker: Robert Phalen.

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Episode 20

The Ones You Love

Wed, Mar 7, 1979 30 mins

George and Louise (Isabel Sanford) have a spat just before they are to be interviewed as a happily married black couple. Tom: Franklin Cover. Allan: Jay Hammer. Florence: Marla Gibbs. Albert: David Downing.

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Episode 21

Every Night Fever

Wed, Mar 28, 1979 30 mins

George reluctantly goes to a disco---and catches disco fever. Isabel Sanford. Helen: Roxie Roker. Tom: Franklin Cover. Wentworth: Emory Bass.

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Episode 22

Three Faces of Florence

Wed, Apr 4, 1979 30 mins

Trying to impress an eligible doctor with tales of her varied pursuits, Florence convinces him that she has multiple personalities. Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford. Bentley: Paul Benedict. Nancy: Jane Brody.

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Episode 23

Louise's Convention

Wed, Apr 11, 1979 30 mins

George's and Louise's business commitments threaten to conflict with their anniversary, but neither knows how to tell the other. Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford. Howard: Sam McMurray. Jeanie: Sheryl Lee Ralph. Helen: Roxie Roker.

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Episode 24

The Freeze-in

Wed, Apr 18, 1979 30 mins

Bentley and the Willises (Franklin Cover, Roxie Roker) congregate at the Jeffersons' when the heat goes off. Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford. Florence: Marla Gibbs.

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