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|The Jeffersons - The Complete Fourth Season|
Actors: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Marla Gibbs
Directors: Bob Lally, Jack Shea
An African-American dry cleaning king moves his family from a blue-collar neighborhood to a high class high-rise Manhattan apartment. Genre: Television Rating: NR Release Date: 8-SEP-2006 Media Type: DVD
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Isabel and Sherman are movin' on up to season 4!
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is nothing much different than what happened during season 3. However,Zara Cully as George Jefferson's(Sherman Hemsley) mother Olivia,passed away in February 1978 at age 86. The death of Olivia was written into the series. The Jeffersons' son Lionel(Damon Evans) and Jenny Willis(Berlinda Tolbert) are still husband and wife. Jay Hammer joins the cast as Jenny's brother Allan Willis,the "white sheep" of the family. Allan has more of his father Tom's(Franklin Cover) skin,while Jenny has more of Tom's wife Helen's(the late Roxie Roker). Allan was a guest character in one episode from the first season,played by Andrew Rubin. George still occasionally dances on English neighbor Harry Bentley's(Paul Benedict) back when it acts up. This would also be the last season for DE. After DE's departure,Lionel would be occasionally mentioned until Mike Evans(no relation to Damon),who was Lionel originally,returned for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons. ME first played Lionel on a recurring basis on the Jeffersons' parent show All In The Family. One highlight from this season is where George and his wife Louise(the late Isabel Sanford) are being threatened with homicide. George and Louise were tied to two(one each) of their kitchen table chairs. We still hear "honky" and "zebra" coming out of George's mouth. The "honkies" are Tom,Harry,doorman Ralph Hart(a recurring character played by Ned Wertimer) and landlord H.W. Whittendale. The "zebras",of course, are Jenny and Allan. In George's eyes,Allan is "missing his stripes". That's what George said in that first season episode,which in fact,was the thirteenth episode of the series and the first season finale. I dedicate this item to the memories of Cully,Roker and Sanford. Roker succumbed to breast cancer at age 66 in December 1995 and Sanford succumbed to natural causes at age 86,like Cully,in July 2004. By the way,Marla Gibbs as the Jeffersons' live-in housekeeper Florence Johnston is officially a Jeffersons cast member. I incorrectly mentioned that in the review for the season 3 set. It just so happened that during the third season,Florence was evicted from her apartment and sought residence with the Jeffersons."
Thank You Sony for another Jefferson release in 2005!
C. Brose | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so excited to learn that Sony intends to release another season of the Jeffersons in 2005! Another great season. However, there are no special features planned for this season set either.
Here are the episode titles for the 4th Season:
4th Season 1977
24 Sep 77 The Grand Opening (1)
24 Sep 77 The Grand Opening (2)
1 Oct 77 Once a Friend
8 Oct 77 George's Help
15 Oct 77 George's Legacy
22 Oct 77 Good News, Bad News
29 Oct 77 The Visitors
5 Nov 77 The Camp-Out
12 Nov 77 The Last Leaf
19 Nov 77 Louise's New Interest
26 Nov 77 The Costume Party
3 Dec 77 Florence Gets Lucky
10 Dec 77 George Needs Help
17 Dec 77 The Jefferson Curve
24 Dec 77 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C
7 Jan 78 George and Whitty
14 Jan 78 Lionel Gets the Business
21 Jan 78 The Blackout
28 Jan 78 Florence's Union
4 Feb 78 George and Jimmy
11 Feb 78 Thomas H. Willis & Co.
18 Feb 78 Uncle George and Aunt Louise
25 Feb 78 George and Louise in a Bind (1)
25 Feb 78 George and Louise in a Bind (2)
25 Feb 78 George and Louise in a Bind (3)
4 Mar 78 Jenny's Thesis
One of the Best Shows Ever!!
K. J. Bryant | 07/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Jeffersons remains one of the greatest TV shows in history. Although it was a comedy, the show dealt with real issues (like racism), self reliance (Geoge Jefferson being a business owner), serious problems (crime) and etc. This season has always been one of my favorite because George increasingly struggles to connect his past with his present/future (for example, watch 'Once A Friend', '984 W. 124th St.,Apt 5C', and 'George's Legacy'. Louise leaves her poor past behind, but continues to be a sweet, classy lady (watch 'George's Help'). Florence continues to become an important part of the show, including stealing some scenes (watch the funny 'Florence's Union'). Speaking of 'Florence's Union' that episode has one of the funniest and most memorable line ever..."Let the door knob hit you",...(you know the rest)!
On a sadder note, Mother Jefferson (Zara Cully) passes away this season. I believe her last appearance was the 'The Last Leaf' and you could tell she was very ill. She had lost that spark, but not her sass. I didn't realize how brave she was to continue to work while in pain (she had cancer), until now. The show (kind of) paid tribute to her during episode 24 'George and Louise In A Bind, Pt.2', but did not mention she had died or did not do a storyline around her death. I never understood why because she was a strong part of the show (and George's life). I can't recall them even acknowledging her death, until seasons later. This was a first sign of CBS lack of respect for this show and the cast. This brings me to another point, there are no extras, no tributes to the stars who have passed on, no behind the scenes footage and no interviews on this DVD. Columbia videos, we have lost four cast members, and you never gave the show a proper send off (which is considered one of the most shocking action in TV History) the least you can do for the fans is allow the remaining cast to have their say and pay tribute to Ms. Cully, Ms. Roker, Ms. Sanford and Mr. Cover."
RIP to Momma Jefferson
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 10/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this was the season that Mama Jefferson passed Zara Cully.Florence (Marla Gibb) Became a regular on the show this season. this season was the same as Season 3 with the tension between the Jeffersons&willis.still the Show was rolling during it's Prime.George&Weeze were must watch tv every sunday night back in the day.Classic Tv show that meant alot then&still does now on so many levels."