The Jeffersons

Me and Billy Dee

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 11/4/78
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  • Episode Description
  • At the last minute, George's speaker at a benefit cancels which leaves him scrambeling to find a celebrity to speak. He sets out to rope Billy Dee Williams into speaking even considering getting a celebrity look-alike. However, George passes himself off as Alex Haley, and Billy Dee agrees to speak. Meanwhile, an excited Florence is let down when she mistakes Billy Dee, her idol, for an impersonator.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sherman Hemsley

    George Jefferson

  • Isabel Sanford

    Louise Jefferson

  • Roxie Roker

    Helen Willis

  • Marla Gibbs

    Florence Johnston (1977-1985)

  • Paul Benedict

    Harry Bentley (1975-1981), (1983-1985)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • George: (after Bentley gives him advice on how to hook up with Billy Dee Williams) Thanks, Bentley! You're a genius! Bentley: Well, actually, I'm not a genius. You see, geniuses are usually a bit...eccentric. George: What? Bentley: Yes, you know; crazy, weird, daffy.. George: Like, I said, Bentley. You're a genius! (slams door)

    • Billy Dee: (to Florence) Ciao Bella.

    Notes (3)

    • This famous episode was videotaped on October 17, 1978.

    • Franklin Cover, Berlinda Tolbert and Jay Hammer do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode aired on a Saturday.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Florence grabs the wallet of Billy Dee Williams and check his driver's license...she drops it on her way to the balcony to scream that he is in their apartment. He doesn't retrieve from the floor before he leaves.

    Allusions (1)

    • In order to sway Billy Dee Williams to his apartment, George pretends he is author Alex Haley. Alex Haley wrote the book entitled "Roots" which became one of the most-watched TV Mini-Series of all time. The mini-series aired about a year prior to this episode.

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