The Jeffersons

Season 5 Episode 19

The Hold Out

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Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1979 on CBS
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George becomes the holdout when he refuses to sell his first store to a company who is buying up all the buildings on the block. His strategy, holdout to up the offer despite the fact that the company plans to build an expensive apartment building which would put those living there now, out on the street.moreless

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    Sherman Hemsley

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    George Jefferson

    Isabel Sanford

    Isabel Sanford

    Louise Jefferson

    Roxie Roker

    Roxie Roker

    Helen Willis

    Marla Gibbs

    Marla Gibbs

    Florence Johnston (1977-1985)

    James Ray

    James Ray

    Gerald Woodley

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    Peter Turgeon

    Peter Turgeon

    Bill Walters

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    Robert Phalen

    Robert Phalen

    Jim Baker

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    Vernon Washington

    Vernon Washington

    Leroy

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      • Sterling: George Jefferson has done it; he won.
        Y-Mack Rep: I'm sorry Mr. Jefferson, we cannot accept your offer.
        George: But wait, why not?
        Y-Mack Rep: Because of all the publicity; we here at Y-Mack like to keep a low profile.
        George: OK, I'll accept 1/2 the money...1/4...wait!?
        George sees the news camera watching him
        George: And don't ever come back!

      • Local Newsman: This is Sterling James, coming to you from a small store in Queens.
        George: It's not that small.

      • George: Look, lemme tell you something, by the end of this week, someone from Y-Mack Corporation is gonna' walk in this door and make me a rich man.
        Leroy: I'll take that bet!

      • George: We're in the money, we're in the money..

      • Helen: How did you get this story on the front page?
        George: I'm a friend of the editor.
        Weezie: Since when?
        George: Since I offered a year's worth of free dry cleaning.

      • Weezie is gushing and George keeps strangely silent throughout her monologue
        Weezie: Just think, when you go down to that store, all those people who live there can say: "there's that wonderful man who saved our homes!".

      • Y-Mack Rep: Well I offered you double the price your store is worth; I have the power to offer you triple.
        George: Well call me when you have MORE power!

      • Old lady: Oh, ya' can't trust short people!
        Old man: Yeah, you were planning on selling it all along.
        George: No, no I'm not making a deal with Y-mack!

      • Weezie: I can't believe you're selling it.
        George: Well, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
        Weezie: You mean the mafia's buying it?

      • George: What's going on?
        Weezie: Oh, Florence is pretending to have a broken arm?
        George: She's been doing that ever since the day she started working here.

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