The Jeffersons: Season 10
The Jeffersons Season 10 DVD cover
The Jeffersons Season 10 DVD cover.
Program information
Episodes aired:
Dates aired:
October 2, 1983 - May 6, 1984
CBS-TV / United States
Previous Season: Season 9
Next Season: Season 11

The Jeffersons: Season 10Edit

A total of 22 episodes of The Jeffersons aired on CBS-TV during Season 10, from October 2, 1983 to the season's conclusion on May 6, 1984.

Series overview Edit

Seasons Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 January 18, 1975 April 12, 1975
2 24 September 13, 1975 March 6, 1976
3 24 September 25, 1976 April 11, 1977
4 26 September 24, 1977 March 4, 1978
5 24 September 20, 1978 April 18, 1979
6 24 September 23, 1979 April 13, 1980
7 20 November 2, 1980 March 29, 1981
8 25 October 4, 1981 May 16, 1982
9 27 September 26, 1982 May 1, 1983
10 22 October 2, 1983 May 6, 1984
11 24 October 14, 1984 July 2, 1985

Season summaryEdit

With only 22 episodes, Season 10 is the shortest year since season 1. Paul Benedict returns as Harry, but because he’s never been a big participant in the stories, his presence is trivial. Meanwhile, Franklin Cover is out for over a third of the season on medical leave, and when he returns, he looks noticeably ill.

In the absence of Tom (and Lionel and Jenny, neither of whom make a single appearance), the show has even less characters with which to work. More material than ever is thrown to Isabel Sanford’s Louise as George ends up taking a backseat, becoming less of the focal point as more stories seem to center on the main cast as an ensemble, as well as the focus on the relationship between george and now best friend Tom, as well as at times on the marriages of the jeffersons and Willises.

Season 10 (1983/84)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
George-Image Needed 208 1 "Mission: Incredible: Part One" Oz Scott Michael Moye October 2, 1983 10.1 / 1003
George has a reunion with some old navy buddies and the fact that Tom has become so gullible becomes a topic of discussion. This leads his old pals to talk him into playing a little con game on Tom to teach him a lesson. However, the con becomes a little to real when George's old pals, Lloyd and Allan make off with $15,000 of Tom's money. Tom fears that Helen will divorce him if she finds out since this was money which was to be used for a down payment on a house that has come up on the market. 
George-Image Needed 209 2 "Mission: Incredible: Part Two" Oz Scott Michael Moye October 3, 1983 10.2 / 1004
A furious Tom almost kills George when he learns he's been hustled out of $15,000, money that he had planned to use to make a down payment on a house. George calls in Jimmy to help him get Tom's money back. Jimmy talks George and Tom into flying out to Los Angeles, where Lloyd and Allan have fled. Once there, they meet Jimmy's cousin, a crafty man who has a well planned out way of getting Tom's money back. Meanwhile, Florence, who knows what George and Tom are up too, tells Louise and Helen and they rush to Los Angeles. 
George-Image Needed 210 3 "Mission: Incredible: Part Three" Oz Scott Michael Moye October 9, 1983 10.3 / 1005
Jimmy's cousin puts his plan into effect which includes getting Lloyd and Allan to believe that Los Angeles is going to be hit by a military attack from a neighboring country. However, the plan could be ruined when Louise, Helen and Florence arrive in Los Angeles. 
George-Image Needed 211 4 "I Do, I Don't" Oz Scott Jeffrey Richman & Joyce Gittlin October 16, 1983 10.4 /  1001
Tom and Helen are hosting a seminar for newlyweds, a job that George learns that he could be doing if Louise had not passed on it without telling him. When Tom falls ill, George gets his chance of showing newlyweds how to keep the spice in a marriage, something Louise won't believe until she sees it. 
George-Image Needed 212 5 "How Not to Marry a Millionaire" Oz Scott Kim Weiskopf October 23, 1983 10.5 / 1006
Florence and her friend Betty go down to the museum in hopes of landing millionaires. Florence is surprised when a millionaire follows her home and begins showering her with expensive gifts. But his true intentions prove to be extremely painful to Florence. 
George-Image Needed 213 6 "And the Winner Is... " Oz Scott Neil Lebowitz October 30, 1983 10.6 / 1002
Louise is eyeing the Volunteer of the Year award for her work down at the Help Center. She hopes to win, because last year's winner, Mrs. Van Morris, is away on a cruise. However, Mrs. Van Morris comes back just in time to sway the award toward her side by donating $25,000 to the Help Center. 
George-Image Needed 214 7 "The Return of Bentley" Oz Scott Peter Casey & David Lee November 6, 1983 10.7 /  1009
The Jeffersons and the Willises are excited by the news that Harry Bentley is returning to New York. Mr. Whittendale is the one person standing in the way of Harry getting his old apartment back, and George quickly joins Whittendale's bandwagon when the new occupant of Bentley's old apartment could make George a lot of money. 
George-Image Needed 215 8 "The List" Oz Scott Marty Farrell November 20, 1983 10.8 / 1008

George gets a letter from an old friend who had made a bet with George years ago that he could accomplish everything on life goal list before George. This leads George to dig out his old list and see that there is one thing he hasn't done: get even with a bully that picked on him when he was a kid. 

Guest stars: Roosevelt Grier appears in this episode of Powerhouse Watson, George's old childhood bully and nemisis.

George-Image Needed 216 9 "Who's the Fairest?" Oz Scott Al Aidekman December 4, 1983 10.9 / 1010
For his latest promotion, George decides to hold a beauty contest to find Miss Jefferson Cleaners. Meanwhile, George's 10-year lease on his stores is up, and Mr. Whittendale holds the new lease. But Whittendale will give it up only if his punk rocker niece wins the beauty contest. 
George-Image Needed 217 10 "Father Christmas" Oz Scott Jerry Perzigian & Don Siegel  December 11, 1983 10.10/ 1015
Refusing to go Christmas caroling with Louise, Helen, Florence and Harry, George and Tom sit home decorating the tree. This prompts reminiscences about past Christmases spent with their fathers. 
George-Image Needed 218 11 "What Makes Sammy Run?" Tony Singletary Sara V. Finney January 1, 1984 10.11 / 1012
Louise discovers that Sammy Davis, Jr. is renting the apartment across the hall in order to get some peace and quiet from his fans, but an ecstatic Louise has a hard time keeping his secret. 
George-Image Needed 219 12 "Getting Back to Basiks" Tony Singletary Writers: Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh
Story by: Rosiland Stevenson
January 8, 1984 10.12 / 1011
George needs a new gimmick for his dry cleaning business, so he decides to hire Walter, an artist, to put together an animated commercial. Walter's job with George is threatened when Louise discovers that he cannot read. 
George-Image Needed 220 13 "The Command Post" Tony Singletary Peter Casey & David Lee January 15, 1984 10.13 / 1013
Florence is sad because George and Louise are going on a vacation to Atlantic City without her, but she finds herself in the middle of excitement when she allows police officers to use the Jeffersons' apartment to stake out the neighbors across the street. When the situation turns dangerous, Florence ends up in the hospital. 
George-Image Needed 221 14 "Real Men Don't Dry Clean" Oz Scott Ed Burnham & Elaine Newman January 29, 1984 10.14 / 1016
Louise, Helen and Florence are in awe of the rugged, manly instructor of their self-defense class. This leads George and Tom to prove that they too are manly, and they decide to go on a hunting trip. After not getting anything on the trip, they hire a taxidermy company to bring in stuffed animals and brag that they caught them. 
George-Image Needed 222 15 "Trading Places" Oz Scott Sandy Sprung & Marcy Vosburgh February 12, 1984 10.15 / 1014
Louise has had it with George, who breaks previous engagements with Tom and Mr. Bentley to go golfing. This prompts Louise to daydream what it would be like to be in George's shoes and not care about the feelings of others. 
George-Image Needed 223 16 "My Guy, George" Oz Scott Writers: Jerry Perzigian, Don Siegel
Story by: Ron Leavitt
March 4, 1984 10.16 / 1019
Florence manages to get George to become the manager of a struggling singing sister group. On their opening night, the place where George booked them turns out to be a country western bar, and the reception from the audience is less than welcoming. 
George-Image Needed 224 17 "A New Girl in Town" Oz Scott Marty Farrell March 11, 1984 10.17 / 1021
Florence is excited when she learns that her 18-year-old cousin, Rhonda, is coming to New York for a visit, and Louise and Florence trick George into allowing her to stay with them. When Rhonda decides to move to New York permanently, the ensuing argument with Florence results in Rhonda moving out and getting a job as a mud wrestler. 
George-Image Needed 225 18 "Otis" Oz Scott Michael Moye March 18, 1984 10.18 / 1020
George is excited about having a magazine exposé done on him and his cleaning business. But the magazine's plan to present a non-stereotypical view of blacks is a problem for Otis, a shoeshine man who has his stand outside of George's Harlem store. 
George-Image Needed 226 19 "Hart to Heart" Oz Scott Jerry Perzigian & Don Siegel March 25, 1984 10.19 / 1007
Ralph, the doorman, wants a raise, and Louise and George give him the confidence he needs to ask Mr. Whittendale. However, the results are totally unexpected to him, when Mr. Whittendale announces that he will no longer be needed, since they're going to install an automatic door. 
George-Image Needed 227 20 "George's Old Girlfriend" Oz Scott Kurt Taylor April 1, 1984 10.20 / 1017
In this curious coming back to the mood of the early seasons, Louise finds a perfume-soaked letter in the mail to George from an old girlfriend. After a discussion, Louise decides to allow him to meet with her, which turns out to be a big mistake. Almost as soon as she arrives, she pulls a gun on him with the intent to kill him. 
George-Image Needed 228 21 "Honeymoon Hotel" Oz Scott Jerry Perzigian & Don Siegel April 15, 1984 10.21 / 1022
Tom and Helen's 30th wedding anniversary is anything but happy when they get into a big argument over where they should spend the day. They finally decide to go to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. Once they arrive, things go from bad to worse. 
George-Image Needed 229 22 "In the Chips" Arlando Smith Peter Casey & David Lee May 6, 1984 10.22 / 1018
Jimmy arrives at the Jeffersons' apartment with a bag full of gambling chips and a wild story of how he got them. Then George discovers that the chips aren't Jimmy's, and a collector is on their tail and ready to repossess the chips at all costs.