a popular comedy that ran from 1975 to 1985 on CBS. It
was a spin-off of the show All in the Family, where the
Jefferson’s had been the neighbors of the Bunkers. The
show ran for a total of 11 seasons and 253 episodes.
Main characters on the show included Louise Jefferson
(Isabel Sanford), George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley),
Lionel Jefferson (Mike Evans), Hellen Willis (Roxie
Roker), Tom Willis (Franklin Cover), Harry Bentley (Paul
Benedict), and Florence Johnston (Marla Gibbs). Diehard
fans of this show will remember that a short-lived
series, titled Checking In, was a spin-off of The
Jeffersons, featuring their housekeeper, Florence.
this TV series, George and Louise Jefferson, after
having met with financial success with their dry
cleaning business, move to up town Manhattan. Although
most of the shows were light hearted, it did broach some
heavier subjects like racism, suicide, etc. Their
sharp-tongued housekeeper, Florence (Marla Gibbs), was
constantly poking fun at George. Next door to the
Jeffersons live the Willis family, a bi-racial family
with grown children (George called these children
“zebras”). Also next door lived a British interpret
named Harry (Benedict), who would often get the door
slammed in his face by George.