History Series / TheJeffersons

11th Jul '16 5:56:20 PM maxwellsilver
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Many times. For example, "The Blackout", which aired January 21, 1978, was inspired by the infamous Blackout of 1977 in New York.
1st Jul '16 6:17:53 PM maxwellsilver
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** Subverted in another episode, where Louise confronts George about mysterious withdrawals from their banking account and unexplained visits out of town. (This turned into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment, as Louise eventually tracked down George to an apartment in the Bronx ... their old apartment, where a black couple and young son were living. George was helping the couple financially as the father was trying to find a good job.)

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** Subverted in another episode, where Louise confronts George about mysterious withdrawals from their banking account and unexplained visits out of town. (This This turned into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment, as Louise eventually tracked down George to an apartment in the Bronx ... their old apartment, where a black couple and young son were living. George was helping the couple financially as the father was trying to find a good job.)



* MistakenForTerrorist: In one episode, Lionel gets rejected for a bank loan. George goes to the bank to cosign without Lionel's knowledge, only for Louise to go there for the same reason, forcing George to hide behind pillar (then Lionel's mother-in-law arrives for the same purpose, forcing Louise to hide, then Lionel's father-in-law arrives to cosign, forcing her to hide). George moves to the counter and opens his briefcase to cover his face; the teller asks if he was making a deposit, to which George has he wasn't there to put money ''into'' the bank. The teller dumps money into his briefcase and screams not to shoot, then the security guard draws his gun and holds George at gunpoint.



** Usually, this trope was reversed when George calls various white people especially Tom a "honky" and his daughter-in-law a "zebra" (the slur for a bi-racial person born to a Caucasian and an African-American). At least once, however, George uses the term in front of a child he is baby-sitting, and when the kid uses it to one of George's clients, it jeopardizes a lucrative business deal.

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** Usually, this trope was reversed when George calls various white people especially Tom a "honky" and his daughter-in-law a "zebra" (the slur for a bi-racial biracial person born to a Caucasian and an African-American). At least once, however, George uses the term in front of a child he is baby-sitting, babysitting, and when the kid uses it to one of George's clients, it jeopardizes a lucrative business deal.
1st May '16 6:39:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Many times. For example, "The Blackout", which aired January 21, 1978, was inspired by the infamous Blackout of 1977 in New York.
9th Mar '16 8:30:30 AM Hossmeister
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* ClipShow: The three-part episode "George and Louise in a Bind," in which the Jeffersons are tied up by a robber and begin reminiscing, leading to flashbacks (including from their time on ''AllInTheFamily'').

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* ClipShow: The three-part episode "George and Louise in a Bind," in which the Jeffersons are tied up by a robber and begin reminiscing, leading to flashbacks (including from their time on ''AllInTheFamily'').''Series/AllInTheFamily'').
18th Feb '16 12:29:04 PM Mdumas43073
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* ThematicThemeTune: "Movin' On Up", a gospel-style number co-written and performed by Ja'net Dubois (better known as Willona on ''Series/GoodTimes'').
18th Feb '16 12:25:57 PM Mdumas43073
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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, ''The Jeffersons'' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George (Sherman Hemsley) and Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford), and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, ''The Jeffersons'' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George (Sherman Hemsley) and Louise Jefferson (Isabel Sanford), Sanford) Jefferson, and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.
18th Feb '16 12:25:20 PM Mdumas43073
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The show did not get a proper finale, as it was ended early due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of Creator/{{CBS}}. Most of the cast found out after the last episode, but Sherman Hemsley didn't know until he read about it in the newspaper.

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The show did not get a proper finale, as it was ended early due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of Creator/{{CBS}}.CBS. Most of the cast found out after the last episode, but Sherman Hemsley didn't know until he read about it in the newspaper.

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18th Feb '16 12:24:59 PM Mdumas43073
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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, ''The Jeffersons'' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George and Louise Jefferson, and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

Although created (like its parent show) by NormanLear, it wasn't that political. Still, it was the first series to prominently feature a mixed-racial couple, Helen and Tom Willis.

The show had its own spin-off, titled ''Checking In'' and centered on the character of housekeeper Florence. Low ratings led to its cancellation after just four episodes, and Florence returned to ''The Jeffersons''.

The show did not get a proper finale, as it was ended early due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of Creator/{{CBS}}. Most of the cast found out after the last episode, but actor Sherman Hemsley didn't know until he read about it in the newspaper.

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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, ''The Jeffersons'' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George (Sherman Hemsley) and Louise Jefferson, Jefferson (Isabel Sanford), and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

Although created (like its parent show) by NormanLear, it wasn't that political. Still, it was the first series to prominently feature a mixed-racial couple, Helen (Roxie Roker) and Tom (Franklin Cover) Willis.

The show had its own spin-off, titled ''Checking In'' and centered on the character of housekeeper Florence.Florence (Marla Gibbs). Low ratings led to its cancellation after just four episodes, and Florence returned to ''The Jeffersons''.

The show did not get a proper finale, as it was ended early due to ExecutiveMeddling on the part of Creator/{{CBS}}. Most of the cast found out after the last episode, but actor Sherman Hemsley didn't know until he read about it in the newspaper.
18th Feb '16 12:22:48 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"We're a-movin' on up, movin' on up, to the East Side, to that de-luxe apartment in the sky..."''

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->''"We're a-movin' on up, movin' on up, to the East Side, to that de-luxe apartment in the sky..."''
18th Feb '16 12:22:23 PM Mdumas43073
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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, '''''The Jeffersons''''' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George and Louise Jefferson, and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

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The longest-running TV series with a predominantly African American cast in the history of American television, '''''The Jeffersons''''' ''The Jeffersons'' aired for eleven seasons (197585) on Creator/{{CBS}}. It features an upper-class black couple, George and Louise Jefferson, and is a SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', in which the characters had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.
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