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The Jeffersons - The Complete First Season (1975)

Isabel Sanford , Sherman Hemsley , Jack Shea  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Paul Benedict, Ernie Lee Banks, Santiago González
  • Directors: Jack Shea
  • Writers: Arnold Kane, Art Baer, Barry Harman, Ben Joelson, Bernard West
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
  • Run Time: 338 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068V9X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,628 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Jeffersons - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

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Long before Bill Cosby started wearing his friendly sweaters, urban middle-class African Americans burst onto television in the form of Louise (better known as "Weezy") and George Jefferson, portrayed by Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley. Spun off from All in the Family, The Jeffersons ran from 1975 to 1985, and it's easy to see what made the show so popular--Sanford and Hemsley were a knockout comic duo, surrounded by a skilled supporting cast that included the interracial couple Helen and Tom Willis (Roxie Roker and Franklin Cover), British expatriate Harry Bentley (Paul Benedict), as well as George's cantankerous mother Olivia (Zara Cully) and their snappy, cynical maid Florence (Marla Gibbs).

Set in a high-rise apartment building in the heart of New York City, the show spun around George, a classic character portrait of vanity, arrogance, and petty prejudice. Balanced by the more level-headed but just as strong-willed Weezy, George's self-serving abrasiveness struck comic gold, particularly in the second season, when the show's style had been set but was still fresh. Episodes tackled subjects trivial (George and Tom wear the same tacky dinner jacket to a party) and trenchant (a country club invites George to join, but only so that a newspaper reporter will think the club is open to minorities). The black and white mix of the cast allowed for a sharply satirical take on race relations, which managed to have a genuine sense of hope while never glossing over the complexity of racial tension--and was consistently funny. In fact, it's striking how well the show's humor holds up; The Jeffersons turned a series of half-hour farces into a sly examination of marriage, race, class, and the battle of the sexes; it's sad that so few contemporary sitcoms have this kind of intelligence, courage, and sheer talent. --Bret Fetzer

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13 episodes on 2 DVDs. Color/6 hrs/NR/fullscreen.

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing television show! July 30, 2002
By Deanna
Format:DVD
Created as a spin-off of Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom All In The Family, the Jefferson's ran on CBS from 1975 to 1983, with a run of 253 episodes. The show details the comic exploits of a short-tempered dry cleaning magnate George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley), his sassy wife Louise "Weezy" (Isabel Sanford), their wisecracking maid Florence (Marla Gibbs), their neighbors Tom and Helen Willis (Franklin Cover and Roxie Roker) and other supporting cast members.
This 2-disc set contains all thirteen episodes from the first season of this historic television comedy, which smashed stereotypes and ignored social conventions as it made audiences laugh.
In this collection, you'll be getting the following episodes:
1. "A Friend in Need"- The Jefferson's have moved to Manhattan's Upper East Side and George insists that Louise should hire a maid to take care of their new apartment.
2. "George's Family Tree"- A piece of primitive art given to the Jefferson's by Tom and Helen Willis, sparks an inter-family battle about the importance of ancestors. George, totally unimpressed by anyone's ancestry, goes through a quick reversal in attitude when he gets some exciting information about his own background.
3. "Louise Feels Useless"- Living a luxury life starts to drive Louise up the walls, but her solution to the problem creates an even greater problem.
4. "Lionel the Playboy"- Louise is extremely upset over Lionel's new playboy attitude, but George loves the idea of his son rubbing elbows with the rich until he learns he's thinking about leaving college.
5. "Mr. Piano Man"- George wants nothing to do with a tenant protest meeting, but when he learns his banker, and fellow-tenant, H.L.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Movin' on up!" July 26, 2002
By B-MAN
Format:DVD
With the release of the All in the Family: Complete Season 1 DVD set, the next logical step would be that series' most successful spinoff, The Jeffersons. For those that don't know, the Jeffersons first started out as the next door neighbors of the Bunkers on All in the Family. Actually, the original Lionel, son of George and Louise (Wheezy), played by Mike Evans (later the role would go to Damon Evans) appeared in the first episode, "Meet the Bunkers", as a friend of Mike Stivic, and became a recurring character. Louise appeared for the first time in the final show of the first season, "The first and last supper" but without George (Sherman Hemsley), instead bringing his brother Henry (Mel Stewart) who would turn out to be a hilarious regular on the show. George would not be introduced until season 4, in an episode called "Henry's Farewell", which I believe is Henry's last episode. Anyway, the Jeffersons became so popular on the show that they left during the fifth season of All in the Family and started their own show in 1975. Again, if you don't already know, the Jeffersons "moved up" to an upscale apartment complex in Manhattan where they hired a maid with an attitude, Florence (Marla Gibbs), and became friends (well at least Louise did) with their neighbors in the building, Tom & Helen Willis (Franklin Cover & Roxie Roker) and Mr. Bentley (Paul Benedict). Other regulars on the show were Jenny Willis (Berlinda Tolbert), Mother Jefferson (Zara Cully), Ralph the Doorman (Ned Wertimer),and Charlie the Bartender (Danny Wells). The Jeffersons, like All in the Family, is not only essential TV comedy, but its also a landmark, considering the controversial topics and attitudes dealt with on the show. I have not seen the DVD set yet but I hope it is done better than the All in the Family set. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPINOFF IN TELEVISION HISTORY September 18, 2002
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The most successful spinoff in televison history is finally here on DVD ... The Jeffersons. As most of you know, this show is a spinoff of another revolutionary television series, All in the Family which ran 11 seasons from 1975 - 1985.
This show, another from the Norman Lear vehicle, had some firsts on television ... a rich affluent black family, a racially mixed couple to name a few. Isabel Sanford (a star on Broadway, now 85 years old) heads this lovely cast. Sherman Hemsley stars as the jive talking George Jeffersons, Mike Evans is the ever funny Lionel (who was only around for the first four seasons), Franklin Cover is Tom Willis (Helen's white husband) and of course, Roxie Roker (Lenny Kravitz' mom who is Helen Willis, Tom's wife, the most outrageous in this show) and last but not least, Zera Cully who is Momma Jefferson (George's mommy, only around for the first four seasons who died in 1978) who hates Louise with a passion.
This DVD is the complete First Season with thirteen episodes in all but take note - the "pilot" episode does not appear as it was a episode of "All in the Family" entitled, "the Jeffersons are moving on up", as a sixth season series opener. This was the "pilot" episode which Roxie Roker had a big afro, a treat for those who liked her and her son Lenny.
Otherwise, these thirteen episodes contained here are quite entertaining in its own right. Episodes like ....
"A Friend in Need", where George & Louise adapt to their posh digs by hiring a part time maid, which introduced us to Marla Gibbs, the no-nonsense Jeffersons' maid, Florence.
"Louise Feels Useless", as she has trouble adjusting to the good life but she takes a job at the rival cleaning store.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars George and Louise - movin' on up but not necessarily on home video
The 1970's were a particularly progressive time for the American sitcom. The Jeffersons is a brilliant lampoon - reverse racism run amuck and cleverly shielded by the veneer of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nick Zegarac
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift!
Bought it for a gift and they LOVED it. It's a really great gift for someone home bound or for those who are homebodies. Just better television back then. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Catherina Wojtowicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show!
Arrived brand new and sealed! Great price! Wish they would release the rest of the series but we will still watch these episodes over and over...
Published 8 months ago by paprika
5.0 out of 5 stars One of TV's Best Shows Ever
The 70's and 80's produced many legendary sitcoms that are still re-run twenty to thirty years after they were first aired. The Jeffersons belongs in the top handful of them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars "Well we're movin' on up to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky-hi-hi!"
After three seasons of being Archie & Edith Bunker's neighbors on "All in the Family", George & Louise Jefferson change addresses, trading a middle-class home in Queens for a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Hugaert
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic show. So... where's the rest?
All In The Family, Good Times and, the greatest show ever, Sanford and Son have gotten complete season box sets. Where's the Jeffersons?
Published 14 months ago by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
i love the jeffersons first season lots of laughter, just too funny,i would rate them as a ten instead of five
Published 14 months ago by nini
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THE JEFFERSON SHOW WITH A PASSION but......
I know it's been 11 years since the last review of the Jeffersons . I am just adding some facts about the sitcom that was missing from other reviews. Read more
Published 14 months ago by michael hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars They Moved On Up
Louise and George Jefferson find success and move into a high rise apartment building with their adult son Lionel. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Endora Aphrattos
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have not bought this you should
I watch this last night with my kids.Every thing about this.Is funny in good.I will be getting some more love this.You can never get enough of buying movie
Published 15 months ago by dianna newton
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right now I believe they quit after season 6 so I doubt you will get to see it on DVD for a while.
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