The Jeffersons - Season 2

CBS (ended 1985)




Episode Guide

  • The Wedding
    The Wedding
    Episode 24
    After reading an article about Harry Belafonte renewing his marriage vows, George decides to do the same thing. However, Louise has second thoughts when she gets into an argument with George over her being an equal partner in Jefferson Cleaners.
  • Tennis, Anyone?
    Episode 23
    George is all excited to be the newest member of an exclusive tennis club. Tom and Helen warn George that the club he is joining is restricted but George doesn't heed their warnings. However, the real reasons for his induction slowly come to the surface after he meets the club's towel "boy." It seems, George is the club's token black member, to appease questioning reporters.moreless
  • Lionel's Problem
    Episode 22
    George and Louise are all excited about Lionel's graduation from college. Meanwhile, Lionel has been stressed out and he takes to drinking to ease the pressure of his expected success. Things come to a head when, on the day of his graduation, comes home drunk and soon Louise and Jenny play a game of ‘hide the Lionel’ from George who is bound to be furious with the drunken Lionel.moreless
  • 2/14/76
    George goes to extremes to meet Mr. Whittendale at a party, by hiding in the bathroom with Tom and Helen.
  • George and Whittendale
    George is bound and determined to meet Mr. Whittendale. So, he is stunned when he realizes that he hasn't been invited to party in the building being thrown by Whittendale. George is excited when he finally finds his invitation mixed in with the other mail; 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.moreless
  • Louise's Cookbook
    Episode 20
    George is all excited with Louise's dinner of possum stew. When Tom stops by he discovers Louise's collection of quaint recipes and he suggests that she consider writing a cookbook. Tom's instincts prove right when his publishing company, Pelham Publishing offers her a contract. However, just as she gets started, a green-eyed George tries his best to put an end to her cookbook.moreless
  • Mother Jefferson's Birthday
    Mother Jefferson is all excited about it being her 70th birthday and even more excited about what George is giving her for a gift. However, George and Louise have totally forgotten all about it leading them to scramble to come up with something to please the old bitty.
  • Florence's Problem
    Episode 18
    Florence goes on a cleaning spree in the Jefferson's apartment as well as behaving extremely strange including, kissing Harry and giving away a swimming award to Louise. This leads Louise to believe Florence is contemplating suicide. This leads her to round up Tom, Helen and Lionel who try to convince her that she has a lot to live for.moreless
  • The Breakup (2)
    The Breakup (2)
    Episode 17

    Tom and Helen debate on whether or not to take the first step and try to patch things up with George and Louise while Louise debates the same thing. Meanwhile, Lionel makes a final decision about whether or not to use the ready made term paper.

  • The Breakup (1)
    The Breakup (1)
    Episode 16

    Lionel is desperate to pass a course but his odds are slim since his passing hinges on a paper he has to write about homosexuality. This leads George to buy a term paper for him, but this leads to a tremendous blow up ending with Jenny and Lionel breaking up and Louise and Helen ending their friendship.

  • George vs. Wall Street
    A late night phone call makes George wide-awake when he learns that a flood in Illinois will cause his investment in the stock market to go through the roof. However, George himself is the one going through the roof when he learns Lionel turned down an engineering job which quickly leads to a Jefferson/Willis fight at the Willis apartment.moreless
  • Lunch With Mama
    Lunch With Mama
    Episode 14
    Louise realizes that Mother Jefferson has a strong hold on George when he refuses to cancel a monthly lunch with his mother and go with Louise to a funeral for a family friend. Ultimately, Mother Jefferson agrees to go to the funeral with George and Louise, but when George puts his foot down on Mother Jefferson's demanding ways, she makes a scene.moreless
  • George's Alibi
    Episode 13
    Lionel is in a car accident with the van which results in a broken headlight and dented fender. When Lionel doesn't tell George about it, George becomes convinced he was in an accident which could get him in trouble with the mob.
  • 11/29/75
    George needs a new manager for his store on the first floor in the apartment building. However, the person who's the most qualified for the job he refuses to hire for two reasons, she's a woman and she's white. This soon begins a family feud with George versus Louise and Mother Jefferson.moreless
  • 11/22/75
    George's old navy buddy, Wendell comes for a visit and immediately begins making passes at Louise. Louise quickly finds herself in a difficult situation, especially since she likes the unexpected attention, since George has recently not been spending any time with her.
  • 11/15/75
    Jenny is tired of the bickering between her two grandfathers who have been against each other ever since Tom and Helen wed. So this leads Jenny, Louise and Mother Jefferson to concoct a scheme to get the two together at the Jeffersons' apartment since neither of the grandfathers will step foot in the Willis' apartment.moreless
  • George Won't Talk
    Episode 9
    George is all excited about being invited to speak in front of some youths at what he believes to be a college concerning his success, that is until he discovers the place he is to speak at is in Harlem. Later, George's fears are justified when his delivery van is looted.moreless
  • Movin' On Down
    Episode 8
    George is sure that he's movin' back down the ladder after some financial setbacks. His worries soon turn into nightmares and with both Lionel asking for money and Florence asking for a raise, George's worries don't appear to be ending anytime soon.
  • Uncle Bertram
    Uncle Bertram
    Episode 7
    Mother Jefferson encounters a masher in the elevator and later discovers that he is Jenny's uncle Bertram. Things get out of hand when she locks him out on the balcony, but he tricks her into letting him back in, but they soon make a date with a liquor bottle. Meanwhile, George wants to buy antique furniture, much to Louise's dismay.moreless
  • Jefferson vs. Jefferson
    Things aren't going to well for George and Louise on their anniversary. First, Louise must contend with the unwelcome Mother Jefferson and then she must contend with George's odd anniversary gift, bicycles. She quickly learns his motive for buying them, to meet Mr. Whittendale.
  • 10/11/75
    Mother Jefferson comes over to the apartment for a visit and quickly finds herself being ignored. Hurt, Mother Jefferson fakes a fall and gets all the attention she wants and proves to be an even bigger burden to Louise than usual. Meanwhile, Louise sets out to prove to George that she is better than him in a gin tournament.moreless
  • Harry and Daphne
    Harry and Daphne
    Episode 4
    Harry is sure that his latest girlfriend, Daphne is going to pop the question and doesn't have the heart to let her down. So he bolts to the Jefferson's bathroom. Meanwhile, George tries to handle an inspector who's inspecting one of George's stores. However, George's method to avoid paying a fine by blackmailing the inspector, doesn't go over too well.moreless
  • Louise's Daughter
    Episode 3
    When a young woman shows up at the Jefferson's door with the news that she thinks that she's Louise's daughter, George has a fit and begins to doubt Louise. Especially since the young woman was born while George was in the Korean War and has a birth certificate to prove it.moreless
  • George's First Vacation
    George doesn't know what to do with himself on a Sunday, the only day of the week George doesn't work. Tom quickly points out the obvious that George is a workaholic. Just to spite him, George decides to show him that he can relax and decides to book him and Louise on a cruise. However, Louise and George find themselves with a problem, Mother Jefferson has invited herself along.moreless
  • A Dinner for Harry
    A Dinner for Harry
    Episode 1
    It's Harry Bentley's birthday and the Jeffersons are planning a birthday party at there apartment. However, the joyous occasion is anything but when Tom arrives wearing the same dinner jacket as George. Meanwhile, Helen keeps the fact that she was mugged from Tom due to the fact that Tom is at the end of his rope with New York.moreless