"Like Father, Like Son"
Season 1, Episode 12
#12 in Series
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Network: CBS-TV
Air date: April 5, 1975
Written by: Frank Tarloff
Directed by: Jack Shea
Production code: 1.12 / 112
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Like Father, Like Son was the 12th episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the 12th episode of Season 1. Directed by Jack Shea and written by Frank Tarloff, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on April 5, 1975.
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Lionel's bad behavior has his parents worried he's a chip off the old block. Meanwhile, when George and Louise get involved in a local election, the "race card" is played to comic effect, proving that phony politicians come in all colors!


When Lionel comes on like his father, sparks start flying between him and Jenny. In exacerbating the issue of race in his supporting a dishonest incumbent black candidate in a local election for city council over the more honest and reputable white candidate, George makes matters worse by touching off fireworks between Jenny's parents, Tom and Helen, even hilariouly and childishly getting into playing the ridiculous game of "the dozens" with the two!

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  • No guests appear in this episode.