The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons

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The show focused on an upper middle-class, African American couple, George and Louise Jefferson (George and Weezy). The show was launched as the second spin-off of All in the Family, on which the Jeffersons had been the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is a spin-off of these television series...

All in the Family

This Television Series spun-off The Jeffersons
'The Jeffersons' is a spin-off of 'All in the Family'. The main characters of The Jeffersons were the Bunkers' former next-door neighbors George Jefferson and his wife, Louise "Weezie" Jefferson. George Jefferson was the owner of a chain of seven successful dry-cleaning stores; as The Jeffersons begins, they have just moved from the Bunkers' neighborhood to a luxury high-rise apartment building in Manhattan's Upper East Side. George was considered to be the "black Archie Bunker," and just as racist as Archie.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Apartments.com Commercial for Super Bowl 50 2016

This Television Commercial refers to The Jeffersons
This ad features George (Washington) and Weezy (Lil Wayne), the character names from The Jeffersons in addition to a #MovinOnUp hashtag.

Apartments.com Commercial for Super Bowl 50 2016

This Television Commercial refers to The Jeffersons
This ad features George (Washington) and Weezy (Lil Wayne), the character names from The Jeffersons in addition to a #MovinOnUp hashtag.

Apartments.com Commercial for Super Bowl 50 2016

This Television Commercial refers to The Jeffersons
There are many references to The Jeffersons and The Jefferson's theme song, "Movin' On Up"

Apartments.com Commercial for Super Bowl 50 2016

This Television Commercial refers to The Jeffersons
In addition to the #MovinOnUp hashtag, and the "beans don't burn on the grill" theme song reference, this ad features George (Washington) and Weezy (Lil Wayne).

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Wire:
Season:  3  / Episode:  2 
All Due Respect

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Herc to Carver on the Olson twins "deal", asks, "How about a hand job?". Carver replies, "Aw, man, you don't even get Weezy Jefferson for a hand job.".

The King of Queens:
Season:  7  / Episode:  16 
Black List

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Doug has a dream about Deacon. In the dream, Deacon is singing with a gospel choir - the song being sung is the theme to the television show 'The Jeffersons'.

Breaking Bad:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Cancer Man

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Hank gives a briefing on the discovery of Krazy-8's car in the desert, telling the DEA agents that Krazy-8 is like 'The Jeffersons', because he's "movin' on up" in the crystal meth world.

Community:
Season:  1  / Episode:  8 
Home Economics

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Jeff and Abed watch an episode of The Jeffersons in their shared dorm room.

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  14 
Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Peter joins Cleveland at a group meeting of Black Men, after discovering that one of his ancestors was a slave. He tries to convince the men that he is one of them, saying he's been there all along - through good times like when George and Weezy moved on up to the East Side, a reference to the television series 'The Jeffersons'.

The King of Queens:
Season:  1  / Episode:  9 
Road Rayge

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Doug sings the theme song to 'The Jeffersons', adding to the lyrics as a way to secretly give answers to Ray (Barone) on the written driver's license test they're taking at the same time.

Modern Family:
Season:  4  / Episode:  2 
Schooled

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Phil makes a toast at dinner, to Haley, who is about to leave for college. Phil says he is quoting his favorite father, George Jefferson, from 'The Jeffersons'.

Community:
Season:  3  / Episode:  7 
Studies in Modern Movement

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
Pearce agrees to help Annie with a few repairs to her apartment telling her "Easy peasey George and Weezy." when Annie asks if he can have the work done before 5:00 when her landlord is coming for her move-out inspection.

House of Lies:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 
Wonders of the World

This Television Episode refers to The Jeffersons
After Jeremiah gives Marty advice, Malcolm asks Marty, "Would it kill him to throw up a parable from 'That's My Mama' or 'The Jeffersons'?".

It is referred to by these songs...

Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
performed by Will Smith

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This Song refers to The Jeffersons
The song mentions the lead characters from the Jeffersons: Now they give it to me nice and easy; Since I moved up like George and Weezie

It spun-off these television series...

Checking In

This Television Series is a spin-off of The Jeffersons
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

South Park:
Season:  8  / Episode:  6 
The Jeffersons


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