The Jeffersons - Season 8

CBS (ended 1985)




Episode Guide

  • Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Helen
    Helen gets an invitation to have lunch with an old boyfriend and Tom is seething with jealousy. This leads him to have a dream about the Old West where he has a shootout with Pecos Darryl, a man after Helen's heart.
  • Lesson in Love
    Lesson in Love
    Episode 24
    Florence becomes depressed when her latest boyfriend doesn't call her for a second date. She later is asked out by a police officer and in order to keep him interested her, George gives Florence some tips on what men like in a woman.
  • A Small Victory
    A Small Victory
    Episode 23
    Louise and Helen consider leaving the Help Center due to lack of involvement from others as well as lack of funds. However, just as they're about to call it quits, a young hooker named Maggie walks in the door.
  • Jeffersons Greatest Hits
    A record producer follows Florence home from church, after hearing her gospel singing. Once at the Jefferson's apartment, he offers Florence the chance to make a record in exchange for $1200. Smelling a con, Louise and George try to stop Florence from making a big mistake that would cost her dearly.moreless
  • The Strays (2)
    The Strays (2)
    Episode 20

    Determined to retrieve Louise's ring, a very sore George arrives at the gang's hideout while they are out, only to find that one of the members has stayed behind, and who is also pregnant. When she goes into labor, with no time to call an ambulance, George delivers the baby just as the gang walks in. Thankful that he was there to save the new mother and her baby, the gang leader returns the ring to George.

  • The Strays (1)
    The Strays (1)
    Episode 20

    For their anniversary, George decides to replace the setting on Louise's wedding ring. Meanwhile, one of George's messengers is robbed by an all-female street gang who gets away with the week's proceeds. Trying to combat the gang, George is stabbed and left for dead but not before they steal Louise's ring.

  • Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner?
    Louise, George, Tom and Helen plan a surprise party for Florence just to let her know how much they appreciate her friendship. However, when Florence walks in on the planning stages Tom makes an excuse and tells her she's invited but only to serve the meal. This prompts Florence to drown her sorrows in a $500 bottle of wine George just bought.moreless
  • My Wife, I Think I'll Keep Her
    Upset that their husbands do not feel they should be involved in business matters, Louise and Helen move in together leaving George and Tom to live together in the Jefferson apartment. All this prompted by George not consulting Louise about a commercial he was making and Tom's plans to go ahead publishing a book by written by a sexist.moreless
  • A Case of Self-Defense
    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.
  • Men of the Cloth
    Men of the Cloth
    Episode 16
    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 perform at the baptism, going so far as to say he is a reverend.
  • Blazing Jeffersons
    Blazing Jeffersons
    Episode 15

    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.

  • Dog-Gone
    Episode 14
    George has the task of taking care of Mr. Whittendale's wife's pet Doberman. However, when a freak accident occurs, ending in the dog's death, George is scared that he will end up on the streets.
  • I Spy
    I Spy
    Episode 13
    Helen's comments that Tom hasn't been paying any attention to her, fuel George's belief that she is having an affair especially since he sees her and another man having lunch together. This leads George to bring Tom down to the restaurant to see for himself.
  • Thammy the Thongwriter
    George and Louise receive a post card from Harry, who's been transferred out of the country. Soon after, they meet the man who's moving into Harry's old apartment, a jingle writer whom George tries to get to write a jingle for his business. However, jingles are far from his mind, since he's having marital problems.moreless
  • A Charmed Life
    A Charmed Life
    Episode 11

    George doesn't understand why he wasn't invited to a posh gala event at the Whittendale apartment, until Tom, Helen, Louise and Florence break the news that Whittendale "hates his guts." Wanting to earn some respect, George takes charm lessons in order to live up to the standards of the behavior of "rich folks."

  • I've Got a Secret
    I've Got a Secret
    Episode 10
    When George discovers Louise is keeping a diary, he goes all out to try to read it. Including staying up all night to try to wriggle it out of Louise's clutches. However, one day when she leaves it unguarded, George takes a peek and is shocked by it's contents which detail a number of affairs that Louise appears to be carrying on.moreless
  • A Whole Lot of Trouble
    Louise is furious when she learns that George is the businessman who plans on building over a local children's playground. However, George has second thoughts after he makes a visit to the playground.
  • The House That George Built
    George wants everyone to know him when he dies so he sets out to create himself into a legend. First he tries writing a book about his life but he then changes his mind and does the unthinkable. He buys a building and turns it into the George Jefferson Museum, complete with exhibits about his life and times.moreless
  • Florence Did it Different (2)

    When Florence learns the Jeffersons have hired a new maid she decides to let Carmen have the job. However, Carmen doesn't want to take Florence's job away from her so she decides to let her have it. With both Florence and Carmen at odds over who should keep the job, Louise decides to hire them both. However, on the sly, Florence makes plans to get fired.

  • Florence Did it Different (1)

    Constant bickering between George and Carmen prompts Louise to tell Carmen how Florence handled George (via flashbacks). However, just as Carmen gets a handle on how to handle George, Florence shows up with news that the hotel burned down and she would like her old job back.

  • I've Still Got It
    I've Still Got It
    Episode 5
    George has become convinced that age is taking it's toll on him, with a receding hairline and larger midsection. To try to revitalize him, Louise sends him some flowers with a seductive note at his office. However, George becomes convinced the flowers are from his secretary.
  • My Maid, Your Maid
    My Maid, Your Maid
    Episode 4
    With Florence working at a new job, Louise and George decide to hire a new maid. However, George and Louise are at odds when they each have separate candidates in mind for the position.
  • Louise's Father
    Louise's Father
    Episode 3
    A newspaper photo alerts George to the fact that the man in the photo could very well be Louise's father, since they both have the same name. Louise refuses to entertain this notion since she believes that her father died when she was young. However, George learns the truth after visiting the man.moreless
  • The Separation (2)
    The Separation (2)
    Episode 2

    Due to the separation, Lionel is living at home with George and Louise. This prompts George to trick a marriage counselor into showing up at the Jefferson's apartment for the intention of bring Lionel and Jenny back together.

  • The Separation (1)
    The Separation (1)
    Episode 1

    Louise and George are heartbroken when they discover Lionel and Jenny are having marital problems that result in a separation. This prompts George, Louise, Helen and Tom to convene to try to get them back together.