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What Are Your Favorite George Jefferson Moments?

Sherman Hemsley, AKA George Jefferson, reportedly died today in El Paso, TX. What are your fondest memories of the Emmy nominated actor and his most recognized show?

Various media reports say Sherman Hemsley, 74, passed away at his El Paso, TX home.

According to Wikipedia, Hemsley earned an Emmy nod in 1984 for his role as George Jefferson on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons, which was a spinoff of All In The Family, where Hemsley was in the cast.

"The characters of Hemsley and co-star Isabel Sanford were secondary on All in the Family, but were given their own spin-off series, The Jeffersons, less than two years after Hemsley made his debut on the show. Such was Hemsley's and Sanford's compatibility and credibility as a married couple that no one seemed to notice or care that in real life Sanford was twenty years older than Hemsley. The Jeffersons proved to be one of Lear's most successful shows, enjoying a run of 11 seasons through 1985."

Tell us your favorite The Jeffersons moments in the comments, like the one in the attached video where George Jefferson gets his groove on.

David Ryan (Editor) July 25, 2012 at 05:33 PM
My favorite part was the theme song, as I recall: Well we're movin on up, To the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin on up To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie. Fish don't fry in the kitchen; Beans don't burn on the grill. Took a whole lotta tryin' Just to get up that hill. Now we're up in the big leagues Gettin' our turn at bat. As long as we live, it's you and me baby There ain't nothin wrong with that. Well we're movin on up, To the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin on up To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie. source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/thejeffersonslyrics.html

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