"Louise's Daughter"
Season 2, Episode 3
#16 in Series
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Network: CBS-TV
Air date: September 27, 1975
Written by: Jay Moriarty & Mike Milligan
Directed by: Jack Shea
Production code: 2.3 / 203
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Louise's Daughter was the 16th episode of The Jeffersons TV series, also the third episode of Season 2. Directed by Jack Shea and written by Frank Tarloff, it made its premiere on CBS-TV on September 27, 1975.
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Damon Evans joins the cast as Lionel in place of Mike Evans. In this episode, a young woman claims to be Louise's daughter.


A young woman nsmed Gail Bryant shows up at the Jeffersons' doorstep, claiming that she is Louise's long-lost daughter. Louise and George deny her claims, but Mother Jefferson brings up the disturbing news that Louise dated a man years ago when George was serving in the Army, away, serving in Korea. The old accquaintance of both George and Louise, Manfred Wilson, who had the reputation of being quite a ladies' man, with the well-earned nickname "100%" Wilson,was listed on her birth certificate as her father. Things get really sticky until Mother Jefferson pulls out an old picture from the family album of she and Louise on a Staten Island beach at the time of the young woman's birth, which disproves the young woman's claim of Louise being her biological mother.

Note: Damon Evans joins the cast of the series in assuming the role of Lionel in place of Mike Evans, who, at the time was also serving as co-executive producer and creator of another Bud Yorkin/Norman Lear sitcom series on CBS-TV, Good Times.

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