"Lionel, The Playboy"
Season 1, Episode 4
#4 in Series
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Network: CBS-TV
Air date: February 8, 1975
Written by: Roger Shulman & John Baskin
Directed by: Jack Shea
Production code: 1.4
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Lionel, The Playboy was the fourth episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the fourth episode of Season 1. Directed by Jack Shea and co-written by Roger Shulan and John Baskin, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on February 8, 1975.
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When good son Lionel takes to partying all night with high-society people thinking that he is "making it to the top", George and Louise want to put a halt to his wild ways before he drops out of school - but it's up to Mother Jefferson to lay down the law and get Lionel back on track.


Lionel spends all night at a party full of high-society people and thinks he is heading to the top of the world when he befriended influential people. This mindset soon gets the best of him as he thinks about changing his life course, and complains that Louise is planning out his life for him. He threatens to quit school indefinitely, much to the dismay of Louise, and is straining his relationship with Jenny.

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