The Jeffersons

Season 7 Episode 13

And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds

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Aired Unknown Feb 01, 1981 on CBS
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And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds
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Louise is heartbroken when she discovers that the city is planning to tear down the building she grew up in. This leads her to make one last visit to her childhood home where she quickly remembers special memories of her mother and of her wedding day.

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  • Louise finds out that her old apartment building where she lived as a child, is being torn down, so she goes to visit her abandoned old bedroom one last time.

    9.8
    This is a wonderful episode centered around Louise and her memories of her younger days and her mother.



    Upon returning to her old bedroom, Louise beginds to recollect (mostly in the form of her telling it to a small cat she found in the room) memories of when she was young. She remembers how her mother was strict with her staying out, and about the creaking floor section that used to give her away. She also remembers her wedding night and her mother's comforting words to her.



    In this episode we see a young Louise, as well as her mother. We also learn that Louise had a sister who ran away from home.



    What makes the sense so touching is the feeling that everyone has when they come across a token of their childhood, the feeling of nostalgia, the feeling of both joy at those happy days, and sadness over them being long gone. For Louise, being in the very same room where these memories took place, brought those feeling to her, even as she realized that the place will be torn down.



    The final scene is very sweet, with George's assuring words that while the building may be torn down, her memories will stay.



    This is a great episode all about Louise and her past. An episode sure to touch anyone who has ever felt this bitter-sweet feeling of nostalgia.moreless
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

George Jefferson

Isabel Sanford

Isabel Sanford

Louise Jefferson

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

Florence Johnston (1977-1985)

Paul Benedict

Paul Benedict

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

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