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Trivia: The Jeffersons
  • The Character Died with Him: Zara Cully died during the fourth season, and Mother Jefferson was written out as having died also.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Gary Coleman appeared in an episode aired just before Diff'rent Strokes premired. Needless to say, CBS promoted the episode heavily when it was rerun.
    • In the "Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner" two-parter, the meek mystery writer is the Professor.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The theme song was sung by Ja'net DuBois, who also starred in Good Times, another Norman Lear project.
  • The Other Darrin: Lionel was played by Mike Evans in season 1, then by Damon Evans in seasons 2-4, then by Mike Evans again for the rest of the series.
  • Reality Subtext: Roxie Roker's husband was white.
    • When the producers asked if she was willing to play half of a mixed race couple, she pulled out a family portrait. (And on a trivia note, her son is Lenny Kravitz.)

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