The Jeffersons

The BEST episodes of The Jeffersons

Every episode of The Jeffersons ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Jeffersons!

A black couple, headed up by opinionated loud-mouth George Jefferson, moves from a modest Queens neighborhood to deluxe apartment in Manhattan's ritzy East Side.

Last Updated: 9/18/2022Network: CBS
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Now You See It, Now You Don't (2)
star
9.28
43 votes

#1 - Now You See It, Now You Don't (2)

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1979

When the Killer Rabbit overhears Louise telling Harry what she saw through the telescope, he follows her to her apartment and waits until everyone leaves to confront her. The Killer Rabbit soon finds that killing Louise is not going to be an easy task with constant interruptions preventing him.

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The Announcement
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8.51
43 votes

#2 - The Announcement

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/1979

Lionel and Jenny after wonderful news, Jenny is pregnant, but they only share the news with Tom and Helen, reason being Lionel doesn't want George making jokes about what color the baby will be. However, when Florence overhears the news she accidentally lets slip to Louise and she in turn tells George which leads to yet another argument.

Directors: Bob Lally
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Designing Woman
star
8.50
2 votes

#3 - Designing Woman

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/20/1983

George is trying to drum up some cleaning business from a famous fashion designer, Camille Hendricks. George tricks Jenny into swinging by the apartment to meet her in order to show her some of her designs, however Jenny is unprepared for this unexpected surprise.

Directors: Bob Lally
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What Makes Sammy Run?
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8.50
2 votes

#4 - What Makes Sammy Run?

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/1/1984

Louise discovers that Sammy Davis, Jr. is renting the apartment across the hall in order to get some peace and quiet from his fans. However, an ecstatic Louise has a hard time keeping his secret a secret.

Directors: Tony Singletary
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Men of the Cloth
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8.40
5 votes

#5 - Men of the Cloth

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/7/1982

For Jessica's baptism, Louise wants Florence and her gospel singing group to perform and Jenny agrees with her. However, George wants someone else and sets out to get Andrae Crouch to preform at the baptism, going so far as to say he is a reverend.

Directors: Bob Lally
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The First Store
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8.33
6 votes

#6 - The First Store

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/6/1980

As Louise and George look through old photos, they recall George opening his first store in 1968. His opening coincides with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr and when news of his death circulates, chaos erupts in the Jeffersons' neighborhood.

Directors: Bob Lally
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The Christmas Wedding
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8.28
18 votes

#7 - The Christmas Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/1976

Christmas eve brings disharmony to the Jefferson household when George argues with Tom over the preparations for Lionel and Jenny's wedding which is to take place that evening.

Directors: Jack Shea
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Brother Tom
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8.27
11 votes

#8 - Brother Tom

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/27/1980

When two old friends of Helen's come for a visit, Tom feels like a "white" outsider in his own home. This prompts him to ask George to teach him how to act black.

Directors: Bob Lally
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How Not to Marry a Millionaire
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8.25
4 votes

#9 - How Not to Marry a Millionaire

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/1983

Florence and her friend, Betty go down to the museum in hopes of landing millionaires. Florence is surprised when a millionaire follows her home and begins showering her with expensive gifts. However, his true intentions prove to be extremely painful to Florence.

Directors: Oz Scott
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A Case of Black and White
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8.23
13 votes

#10 - A Case of Black and White

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/31/1977

George's latest business deal is with a black man married to a white woman, so when he invites them over for dinner, he also has Tom and Helen come over, to make it look like he doesn't have racial prejudices. However, when Tom and Helen discover his plot, they storm out before the guests have arrived. This leads to George having Florence and Ralph impersonate Tom and Helen.

Directors: Jack Shea
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A Case of Self-Defense
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8.20
5 votes

#11 - A Case of Self-Defense

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/21/1982

When Lionel and Jenny's apartment gets broken into, George begins to worry that his apartment could just as easily be broken into. His solution: buy a gun, something that Louise is totally against. However, George buys one on the sly and later proves to be a dangerous possession.

Directors: Bob Lally
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984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C
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8.13
15 votes

#12 - 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/24/1977

It's the Christmas season and the 1st wedding anniversary of Lionel and Jenny. However, George is sneaking around sending gifts to a mysterious address in Harlem. This leads Louise to follow him and she is shocked at what she discovers.

Directors: Jack Shea
The Other Woman
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8.11
9 votes

#13 - The Other Woman

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/1979

A business trip of Tom's sparks an argument between him and Helen which gets even worse when she discovers that a beautiful blond is accompanying him.

Directors: Jack Shea
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George Meets Whittendale
star
8.10
20 votes

#14 - George Meets Whittendale

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/14/1976

George is excited that he's going to finally meet Mr. Whittendale, however a previous engagement with Harry could foil George's plans. Things get even worse for George when he becomes trapped in the bathroom with Tom and Helen.

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Half a Brother
star
8.07
43 votes

#15 - Half a Brother

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/8/1978

George is being considered for a position on a bank's board of directors and when a banker comes over to interview him, Alan and the banker's daughter hit it off. This leads George to worry that because Alan is half black this will jeopardize his chances of getting the position.

Directors: Jack Shea
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George's Dream
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8.07
44 votes

#16 - George's Dream

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/1978

Workaholic George falls asleep in his office, one evening, and has a dream that takes him to the year 1996. In the dream, Louise is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of George's business, who isn't there celebrating, since he passed on a few years earlier.

Directors: Jack Shea
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A Night to Remember
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8.00
7 votes

#17 - A Night to Remember

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/9/1980

On their anniversary, George and Louise get into an argument over his honesty, this prompts George to storm out to a hotel and Louise is left to think about George's fidelity. Things get worse when she arrives at his hotel and discovers a young woman in his room.

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The Loan
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8.00
5 votes

#18 - The Loan

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/23/1980

Lionel and Jenny are excited with the news that they're trying to purchase a home. However, when the bank turns down their loan application, George, Louise, Helen and Tom each go down to the bank to help them get one, after each promising not to interfere.

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Blazing Jeffersons
star
8.00
4 votes

#19 - Blazing Jeffersons

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/31/1982

George is distraught when he learns that his Brooklyn store has burned down due to faulty wiring. However, Tom raises his spirits by reminding him that his insurance will cover it by taking to court the person responsible for the faulty wiring. Just then George remembers who put in the wiring, Lionel.

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The Strays (2)
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - The Strays (2)

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/28/1982

While recuperating, George contemplates a plan to get Louise's ring back from The Strays, despite her objections.

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Mr. Wonderful
star
8.00
31 votes

#21 - Mr. Wonderful

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/16/1983

George forgets to pick up opera tickets and this leads to Louise and Helen comparing him to the "thoughful" Tom. A miffed George spills the beans about Tom buying an insurance policy and has made a cousin the beneficiary, a cousin who is a racist and is against Tom and Helen's marriage.

Directors: Bob Lally
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Change of a Dollar
star
8.00
1 votes

#22 - Change of a Dollar

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/13/1983

On the night of a big banquet for Tom, George runs out at the last minute to do an errand at his store in Queens. Once there, we're taken back to 1968 and witness the grand opening of Jefferson Cleaners and we see how George earned his first dollar.

Directors: Bob Lally
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Mission: Incredible (3)
star
8.00
2 votes

#23 - Mission: Incredible (3)

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/1983

Jimmy's cousin puts his plan into effect which includes getting Lloyd and Allan to believe that Los Angeles is going to be hit by a military attack from a neighboring country. However, the plan could be ruined when Louise, Helen and Florence arrive in Los Angeles.

Directors: Oz Scott
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The Unnatural
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - The Unnatural

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/15/1985

George undergoes constant insults and humiliation after dropping Reggie Jackson's home run hit at a baseball game. This leads Louise to make attempts to boost his floundering self-esteem.

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Homecoming (2)
star
7.98
41 votes

#25 - Homecoming (2)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1978

Alan moves in with the Jeffersons and George continues efforts to get the warehouse for himself. Meanwhile, battles with the landlord prompt Louise and Helen to try to find a better place for the Help Center.

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