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There was a definite television revolution taking place in the 1970's as everyone saw in the type of television programming that could now be seen. One area of programming that was definitely revolutionary was the new trend of featuring African American characters as the main characters of the shows. Before this time period there really weren't any programs that offered a positive image of a successful African American family, one who struggled past the racism and the poverty to beat the odds and find success. Well, all of that changed in 1975 thanks to

The Jeffersons is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (421 episodes). The series first aired on January 18, 1975.

Where do I stream The Jeffersons online? The Jeffersons is available for streaming on TV Land, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Jeffersons on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Starz, The Roku Channel, Apple TV online.

TV Land
11 Seasons, 421 Episodes
January 18, 1975
Cast: Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover
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The Jeffersons Full Episode Guide

  • Hoping community service will win him a dry-cleaning award, George volunteers as a "nest mother" for Jessica's Red Robin troop.

  • The Jeffersons and their friends stage a benefit show, and the winner gets free TV time to plug a favorite cause.

  • Someone has to tell Louise the truth: her oil paintings stink. But will it be George, the Willises---or the guy George hires to pose as an art critic?

  • To set a world record, George and Tom ride an elevator---while their friendship goes on and off.

  • Louise goes on the warpath when a young neighbor starts throwing loud parties.

  • The Jeffersons think Charlie is keeping his marital problems bottled up, but they discover his real problem is alcoholism.

  • When the publishing-company president steps down, its Tom's turn to step up---assuming he's presidential timber.

  • Louise tends bar at Charlie's to show George she has a head for business, but unruly customers test her abilities.

  • Florence accepts a date for her old school's prom with the student trainee at George's cleaners.

  • Conclusion. Lionel and Jenny's breakup causes a row between the Jeffersons and Willises on family night at Jessica's school.

  • Lionel returns from Japan with news that dampens the homecoming celebration. Part 1 of two.

  • Tom's boring stories turn to fascinating conversation as he envisions himself surrounded by Playboy Playmates.

  • George is the butt of everyone's jokes after he drops a home-run ball at a baseball game witnessed by millions. Reggie Jackson, Brian Downing and Mike Witt appear as themselves.

  • In Atlantic City, Florence hopes to hit the jackpot while Louise's hunt for celebrities turns up Phyllis Diller, Joe Frazier, Charo, Helen Reddy, Engelbert Humperdinck and Michael Spinks.

  • George agrees to make a donation to the Help Center if Louise can prove that there is some good in two youngsters caught breaking into the store.

  • Florence loses faith when her minister runs off with the congregation's money.

  • George forgets Louise's birthday, but hopes to save his neck with a gift suggestion from Ralph (Ned Wertimer).

  • The closest Florence can get to a banquet where her soap-opera idol will be speaking is to fantasize---and her daydream takes the form of a Cinderella story.

  • Louise and George compete for the presidency of the building's tenant council.

  • Louise's scheme to make George appear on the TV series "Bobbles, Bungles and BooBoos" backfires.

  • George and Louise insist that Jessica compete against a snob's grandson in a recital, even though her musical talents are questionable.

  • George pays Ralph to donate blood in his name---and becomes a hero when the blood saves a life.

  • George becomes the nest mother for the Red Robins, which Jessica is in. He does this so he can qualify to be Dry Cleaner of the Year.

  • George uses a talent show started by Louise and Helen to get business for his store. The winner will get time on TV to promote their favorite charity.

  • Florence puts an ad in a column of a singles magazine, trying to find a man. The ad is responded to, but by none other than Harry Bentley.

  • George and Tom try to set a world record for the most times riding up and down an elevator while Louise and Helen are at a spa.

  • Louise tries to get the other people in the apartment to make a formal compliant about a new tenant, in apartment 12-C. The young woman is constantly partying.

  • George and Louise have to try to help Charlie with his marriage while trying to celebrate their anniversary, but they find out that he is an alcoholic.

  • Charlie, to get more profit, decides to host a party at his bar. But Louise has to work there for him when he has to go out-of-town. The party is for a bunch of tough bikers.

  • Clark, a trainee of George's, can't get a date to go to his prom with, so Florence goes with him. Florence sees a man there she wanted to go to the prom with when she was in school.

  • Lionel and Jenny make their announcement: their getting a divorce. A battle between the Jeffersons and Willises follows.

  • Lionel and Jenny come back from Japan with some bad news.

  • Tom wonders if he is attractive while everyone else is busy. Mr. Bentley's girlfriend's sister practically answers his question for him.

  • Reggie Jackson hit a homerun at a baseball game George is at, and George catches it! But he ends up dropping the ball, embarrassing himself in front millions of people.

  • Florence gambles in hopes of raising money so she can go to a graduation. While she is doing that, Louise goes around Atlantic City looking for stars, but when she finds them, she doesn't recognize them.

  • George and Louise catch some kid thieves, and Louise thinks she can change the kids. But George disagrees, and says that he will give a check for $2,000 to the arts program at the Help Center if Louise indeed does change them.

  • Florence is going to go to Ohio with her church choir for a convention, but the money for the trip is stolen by the minister.

  • George tries to find a birthday present for Louise when she thinks that he is going to throw a surprise party for her.

  • Florence's favorite soap opera actor is going to be at a ball that the Jeffersons and Willises are going to, but she can't go. This causes her to imagine herself as Cinderella, with the actor as Prince Charming.

  • The council of the apartment buildings tenants' is having an election to decide who the president will be. George and Louise are running against each other.

  • George is tricked by Louise and Florence to be on a hidden camera TV show. But the producers of this show might be burglars.

  • Louise plans for Jessica to go up against Mrs. Van Morris's grandson in a piano recital.

  • George has Ralph donate blood, but only under the name George Jefferson. The blood ends up saving the life of Mrs. Wertimer, Whittendale's wife.

  • Jimmy Townsend's back with casino chips; $50,000 worth. Soon after, some gamblers show up claiming they've been ripped off by someone named George Jefferson.

  • George gets a letter from his old girlfriend, so George goes to visit her. But she is up to something, involving a gun in her purse.

  • Whittendale is going to put in an automatic door in the building, making Ralph useless.

  • A magazine is going to do a story about George's business, making him worry about Otis, the owner of a shoeshine stand right outside of George's store.

  • Louise and Florence try to persuade George into letting Rhonda, Florence's cousin, to stay in their apartment. However, Rhonda gets into an argument with Florence and becomes a mud wrestler.

  • George acts as the manager of the singing group the Satin Sisters, who are Florence's friends. George arranges for them to a sing at a western bar.

  • Louise is angry at George for breaking two dinner plans with their friends. She imagines herself as George, with his attitude.

  • Tom and George try to prove that they are manly by going hunting. Failing at that, they try to impress their wives with a stuffed animal collection.

  • Florence allows the police to use the Jeffersons apartment as a command post while George and Louise are away. But, Florence ends up in the hospital wounded.

  • George hires Walter, an artist, to help him make a commercial. But, Walter can't read or write. Now George has to persuade Walter to get the rest of his education.

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. moves into the apartment next to the Jeffersons using an alias, hoping to get away from his fans and a reporter.

  • George and Tom decorate George's Christmas tree, and talk about Christmas with their fathers.

  • George has a contest at the store to get business. Whittendale's niece is in the contest, and if she doesn't win, George will be evicted.

  • George has accomplished all the goals on a list he made as a teenager, except one: to punch out a bully.

  • Harry is being helped by the Jeffersons and Willises to get his old apartment back. But George loses his loyalty to Harry when he finds out who the person is that's going to be living there.

  • Louise is in the running for the Volunteer of the Year award, and it seems that she will win, but her rival returns before the award is given and gives a huge donation to the Help Center.

  • Florence goes to the museum with her friend, trying to find a millionaire man. Florence finds one that likes her, but there's a problem: he's married.

  • Louise refuses to host a seminar for newlyweds, so Tom and Helen do it. But opportunity arises for George when Tom gets sick.

  • Louise, Helen, and Florence track the guys to Los Angeles, where Jimmy's mysterious cousin is helping them convince con men Tyndall and West that a Caribbean country is launching a nuclear attack on the city so they have to get the stolen $15,000 out of the bank.

  • George, along with Tom, go to Los Angeles to get back the $15,000.

  • George and some of his old friends get Tom into giving up $15,000 he had been saving for a new home when they are trying to teach him a lesson.

  • Part 1 of 3. George and his buddies set up a scam to prove how vulnerable Tom is.

  • George agrees to fill in for Helen and Tom as leader of a marriage-enrichment seminar.

  • A visit to an art gallery nets Florence a romance Harry: Bennet Guillory.

  • Louise's altruism is put to the test when a rival offers the Help Center a donation sure to cost Louise the volunteer-of-the-year award.

  • The Jeffersons welcome Harry Bentley, who's returning to New York with hopes of moving back into his old apartment.

  • A letter from a friend reminds George of a childhood promise to someday punch out the school bully (Rosie Grier).

  • The Jeffersons' landlord threatens to terminate their lease unless his niece is selected Miss Jefferson Cleaners.

  • Tom and George ( Sherman Hemsley) swap childhood Christmas stories. Cover and Hemsley also play their fathers.

  • Sammy Davis Jr. sublets in the Jeffersons' building hoping for privacy, but it's all Louise can do to keep it a secret.

  • The artist George hired can neither read nor write, so George urges him to go back to school.

  • During a police stakeout on the balcony, Florence helps make a big arrest---by standing in the line of fire.

  • Louise and Helen are captivated by a self-defense instructor, which prompts George to plan a hunting trip to regain the women's respect.

  • Louise feels obligated to pick up the pieces when George alienates his friends by breaking engagements he made with them.

  • Sister Sledge appears as a group Florence is sure George will want to manage.

  • Florence has her hands full with her 18-year-old cousin, who doesn't take kindly to Florence's orders, and promptly gets a job as a mudwrestler.

  • George flaunts the news he's to be the cover story for a magazine, then gets a humbling lesson in pride from an elderly shoeshine man.

  • News that an automatic door is to be installed in the building has Ralph fretting over job security.

  • Barbara McNair appears as George's former flame, who arrives in town with a chip on her shoulder---and plans to eliminate George (Sherman Hemsley).

  • Tom and Helen try to make the best of a hotel where they've chosen to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

  • Jimmy Townsend flees Atlantic City with $50,000 in casino chips belonging to two gamblers who believe the thief's name is George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley).

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