The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
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A Short Story 

George is in ego heaven; he's been chosen as "The Midtown Small Businessman of the Year" -- but Louise soon discovers the group's shortcomings.


Bob Lally


Don Nicholl (created by), Michael Ross (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Isabel Sanford ... Louise Jefferson
Sherman Hemsley ... George Jefferson
Roxie Roker ... Helen Willis
Franklin Cover ... Tom Willis
Marla Gibbs ... Florence Johnston
Paul Benedict ... Harry Bentley
Ned Wertimer ... Ralph Hart
Bob Gorman Bob Gorman ... Bob Simmons
Don Potter Don Potter ... Jack Feldman
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Small Businessman #1 (as Stymie Beard)
Peter Mitchell Peter Mitchell ... Small Businessman #2
Joe Alfasa ... Small Businessman #3
Dave Nicolson Dave Nicolson ... Small Businessman #4
Herbie Tepper Herbie Tepper ... Small Businessman #5
Jesse Jacobs Jesse Jacobs ... Photographer


George is in ego heaven; he's been chosen as "The Midtown Small Businessman of the Year" -- but Louise soon discovers the group's shortcomings.

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Release Date:

30 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Wonderful episode.
13 August 2008 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

What a wonderful, amusing, entertaining episode. Under the guise of a spoof, the episode explores some sensitive issues relating to self-esteem, stereotyping, and feelings of inferiority and does so in a manner that engages the audience and gives cause for thought, while at the same time having the opportunity to enjoy some sharp humor. This episode is made even more impressive by the farcical nature of the story which pokes fun in a manner that is not only unoffensive but gives cause for laughter. Sherman Hemsley shines as the featured character around whom the story revolves. Although he takes himself seriously, when forced to confront issues that cause him shame he rises to the occasion and becomes an inspiration and positive role model for others. And of course Marla Gibbs again shows that she is one of the finest comediennes in TV history.

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