What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

The Jeffersons – 70s & 80s TV Sitcom

The Jeffersons is a 80s sitcom television series that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, to July 2, 1985. The second-longest-running series with a primarily African American cast and the first to prominently feature a married interracial couple.

Original 'The Jeffersons' cast member makes surprise cameo on 'Live in  Front of a Studio Audience' | EW.com

Cast

  • Isabel Sanford
  • Sherman Hemsley
  • Marla Gibbs
  • Roxie Roker
  • Franklin Cover
  • Paul Benedict
  • Mike Evans
  • Berlinda Tolbert
  • Zara Cully
  • Damon Evans
  • Jay Hammer

Series Run

January 18, 1975, to July 2, 1985

Broadcast History

CBS

Plot

The show focuses on George and Louise Jefferson, a prosperous African-American couple who have been able to move from Queens to Manhattan owing to the success of George’s dry-cleaning chain, Jefferson Cleaners. The show was launched as the second spin-off of All in the FamilyThe Jeffersons eventually evolved into more of a traditional sitcom, but episodes occasionally focused on serious issues.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jeffersons

Theme Song

“Movin’ On Up” performed by Ja’net DuBois

The Jeffersons Theme Song Lyrics

We’re a movin’ on up,
(We’re a movin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment,
In the sky-.
Mo-vin’ on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie.

Fish don’t fry in the kitchen,
A beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lot of trying
Just to get up that hill.
Now we’re up in the big leagues,
Gettin our turn at bat.
As long as we live
It’s you and me baby.
There ain’t nothing wrong with that.

We’re a moving on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side,
(Mo-vin on up.)
To a de-luxe apartment
In the sky-.
Mo-vin on up
(Mo-vin on up.)
To the east side.
(Mo-vin on up.)
We finally got a piece of the pie-.